Friday, July 3, 2015

Finished Object Friday

It's the magic yarn ball shawl.  It's nothing to write home about, but it was a lot of fun to do.

My swap partner got her package and loved it.  Whew!  She also posted a whole bunch of pictures in the Thank You thread which made me very happy.  The last swap I did, my partner said she'd post pictures and thanks and then did not.  I was not a happy bunny.  I am now, though.  A hoppy bunny?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Only one thing in progress that has had any progress made on it in the past week:
It's the start of my Frida mittens.  The colors come from one of Frida Kahlo's paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  They are also darker than what appears here.  My camera will either take a picture with the correct color or in focus.  Never both at the same time.

The section that's being knit right now has two colors that are very close together.  I may need to get my Dazor magnifying lamp out to do it.

I'm stalking the letter carrier.  More like entering tracking numbers at the USPS site.  The Doctor Who swaps are in the mail.  I think I've got one or maybe two yarn club mailings on the way.  Thanks to Tammy the Enabler, I have 3 balls of that Arne and Carlos yarn I've been craving.  Go visit Tammy and see what she and other folks have been up to.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stash Enhancement Saturday

I've been shopping.

This is A Day in Stars Hollow.  The color's a bit more saturated than the picture shows.  I have no specific plans for it yet.  It's from NeelysKnits. 
This was a purchase on a whim.  It's Opal self-patterning sock yarn and I liked the colors.
Iceland in Crystal Pink from Crystal Palace Yarns.  I may have plans for this but I'm not sure I bought enough.

Startitis continues.  There are project bags everywhere. 

  • I frogged the Doctor Who Christmas sock and plan to restart it with better yarn once I acquire some.  

  • I started the Frida Mittens and had to put them down.  The colors are so close that I need to be knitting them only in daylight.  

  • I started the Mystery Yarn Ball shawl.  I may be doing it a bit differently than it is written because my yarn balls aren't quite right for the pattern.  They should be messier with lots of yarn tails.  I'll probably end up weaving the tails in and reversing the right side and wrong side.  I like it, though.

  • I found a pattern on Ravelry that uses two different balls of self-striping yarn for socks.  This is my next startitis victim.

  • Friday, June 26, 2015

    Finished Object Friday

    Spiny Norman mittens:

    Exploding TARDIS bag.  The bad news is that it was originally for my Doctor Who swap partner.  My sewing machine was uncooperative and the lining left a lot to be desired.  I couldn't give it away as a gift, but I fixed it up so that it is good enough for me.  The good news is that it is the size is what I wanted:
    It is lumpy because it is full of yarn for the Doctor Who Christmas sock.  That's a whole other fail that I do not care to discuss.  The drawstring ribbon is stuffed inside because my cat eats ribbon.

    Go see more Freshly Finished things!

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    WIP Wednesday

    The Arts & Crafts blanket continues:

    I found some new mischief to get into.  I was looking at what my Ravelry friends had been doing and found a Doctor Who Christmas stocking KAL.  I intend to knit it from stash:
    Startitis, it's a terrible thing.  Well, it is if you don't have multiple sets of needles and hooks.  :)

    Go visit Tammy and friends to see what other things people are doing.

    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Stash Enhancement Saturday

    None of it actually went into my stash.  They've all been put in project bags.

    Tomorrow's the first day of summer.  What am I working on, you ask?  Mittens!  It's all SpillyJane's fault.  She released three or four new patterns and I had to start them all.

    The only yarn club I'm in at the moment runs out at the end of the month.  I decided it meant that I should sign up for one that Mad Color's doing.  I can't remember the name, but it has a Doctor Who theme.  I'm also signed up for a mystery sock KAL.  I ordered the kit which includes yarn and matching beads and stitch markers.  I couldn't resist.

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Finished Object Friday

    Just one thing is done.  Well, a pair of things.  It's my Love Your Library project for June.

    I might be coming down with a bad case of startitis.  There are four project bags here stuffed full of yarn and patterns all printed out.  They are calling to me.  I'm trying to get through 7 squares of the Arts and Crafts blanket before starting any of them.

    I've got enough things for my partner in the Doctor Who swap.  Actually more than enough things.  I'm still debating about making her a project bag.  I made a special trip to get the fabric for it and I think the sewing machine can be coaxed into behaving long enough to finish it.  I'm also thinking about picking up a packet of Jammie Dodgers so her offspring will have something in the box.  There are still a couple of things I wanted to do but I have to make myself stop at some point.  It's beginning to border on too much.