Saturday, February 9, 2019

Done, Working, Waiting February edition

Done are two more hats from Millarochy Heids.  The chevron hat was done using leftovers from the previous hats.  It gives a totally different look from the pattern which has only three colors.  No, they have not been blocked yet.



Working are three projects.  I am on the second sleeve of my Twist Again sweater.  I will probably finish it before anything else.  The banana socks are on hold.
I  started the Victorian Knit-Along scarf, but plan to start it over again.  I knit in an odd way and have to do lace knitting in a different way from written instructions.  It is even more complicated in this pattern.  Franklin Habit has taken 19th century knitting instructions and rewritten them.  I am more motivated to work on my sweater than figuring out how to reproduce modernized antique stitches.

Waiting are several things:
  • Secret Admirer shawl KAL starts next week.
  • Bleatnik Poetic Ensemble yarn was just now pulled from the mailbox.


  • Human sized Bleatnik sweater pattern has not been released yet.
  • Slippers from a skein of Spunky Eclectic yarn.  I read that there were people trying to get a boycott going of Spunky Eclectic.  The reason was so stupid and false that I promptly ordered yarn and forgot exactly what was supposed to make people not want to buy the yarn,  I think it is better that way.  There’s more than enough nonsense out there without repeating it
  • Embroidery projects.  These are saved so I have something to do when a knitting project drives me to screaming and throwing things.




Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sheep and human knits

I had a really bad time with the last Dolores outfit. I am not going to whine about it, but I did swear off doing any more.

That lasted until today.  I thought that the new Bleatnik Poetic outfit was cute.  It is a top with lace sleeves and a lace panel and can be worn with the panel in front or back.  I read a funny post by the designer about working with Dolores the diva.  At the end, she said that there will be a human version of the same top.  It does look like the sheep version but quite nice.  I don’t think it would be right to copy the picture, so go to Patty Lyons website to see it.  I do want to make one for myself.

As for Dolores, she’s getting one too.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Twisted

This is the Twist Again sweater I’ve been working on.  The yarn is Malabrigo and a bit darker in real life.

Thirteenth scarf is finished.

I got so bored with the last few scarf rows that I bribed myself with These Are Bananas socks.  I did one scarf row (350 stitches) then one section of bananas.  I almost finished the first sock by the time the scarf was finally done.  I may think twice before doing another garter stitch project.

Two KALs are in the works.  One is a scarf, using Zitron Infinito.  It is a new kind of yarn with long shade changes.  The other is a shawl.  I don’t use shawls much, but every once in awhile I have to knit one.    This one will use five different yarns.  Every one is a leftover from stash.  That balances out buying the Zitron, doesn’t it?

Saturday, January 19, 2019

It was on sale...

...and it made me happy so it was a good thing.  It is Perfect Self Striping Sock yarn from Must Stash.  These are 460 yard skeins which makes them quite a bargain.

Over the Rainbow
It is rainbow but more of a dusty pastel.

Lykke
I had to Google the yarn name.  It is Danish.  It refers to looking for good things in the world every day.

The good today is that Jasmine the cat is still here, she is eating a bit, and some of it is staying down.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sweater and scarf

These are what I am working on.  The stripey thing is the Thirteenth scarf.  It is over halfway done.  It will take awhile because most of the rest is one color.
The thing below it is the Twist Again sweater.  It has panels in the front and back with lots of twisty cables.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Done, Working, Waiting

Done:
Crazy Granny Blankie.  The center squares are from the square swap I was in recently.  Some were squares I did to use up odd bits of DK weight yarn.

Roamin’ Hat from the Kate Davies book.
Asteroid Socks, fresh off of the needles.  They were an experiment and used some of the mini skeins from the advent box.  I finally got around to trying Jeni’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.  I highly recommend it.

Working:

Dolores’ Winter Accessories.  The hat has been done for weeks.  The scarf is a boring striped thing.  I bribed myself with the Asteroid Socks.  I would knit a section on the socks and do a couple of scarf stripes.

Thirteenth Scarf.  With no Doctor Who for a year, I had to start a Who project to help with the withdrawal.  The scarf is a take on the one she wore in the most recent episode.  It is all garter stitch and knit lengthwise.  The fringe yarn is put in place as you go, so no ends to weave in.  The fringe involves knotting the loose ends together then trimming them.  It is rainbow-ish, so at least there are lots of color changes.

Twist Again Sweater.  Looks like 2019 might be my year of the sweater.  I have a bag of Malabrigo in a blue/green mix.  It wants me to wind it up and cast on.

Waiting:

Dolores Sun Goddess Bikini and Beach Robe.  On the way from WEBS.  Dolores is sulking because she cannot have this outfit until I finish her stupid scarf.

SnOwl Sweater.  Berroco Ultra Fine Alpaca in a Turquoise mix, on the way from WEBS.  A bit indulgent, maybe.  Besides the Twist Again sweater, I have plans for two other sweaters from yarn I already have.  It did save money on the Dolores kit and it saved $14 on this sweater.

Peerie Flooers hat.  I am using leftovers from the Roamin hat along with some more Scottish tweed to make another hat from the Kate Davies book.  I will probably use all of the leftovers for a third hat
from the book.  Yarn should show up in a couple of weeks.

Victorian knit-along scarf.  Yarn is on the way from Makers Mercantile.   It is Franklin Habit’s first knit-along and uses an interesting sounding shaded yarn.



Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 in review

This is the last completed project for the year.
It is prettier in real life, with sparkles in some of the yarn.

I finished:

  • 30 pair of socks.  It is crazy when this is the fewest I have done in recent years.  When one is addicted to buying sock yarn, one has to do something with it.
  • 7 amigurumi/soft toys.
  • 6 outfits for Dolores the sheep.
  • 5 hats.
  • 3 pillows.
  • 2 pair of slippers.
  • A shawl, an afghan, a sweater, and a woven curtain.
  • 10 squares for swapping plus a bunch of granny squares to turn into one big blanket.
My plans in general for next year are to do more big projects and to work from stash.  We’ll see how long that lasts.