Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Here's what's actively in progress:

Leftie.  I was looking around for some things to make a Doctor Who charm bracelet.  I ended up reordering the chain because I can't find it.  D'oh!  I did find a bunch of mini skeins left over from another project.  I'm using them to make this.

FrankenSanta Socks.  I've been keeping up with the clues.  The green on gray part is the back of the heel and is supposed to be the Grinch who stole Christmas.  I don't see him, despite having done a reasonable job with the colorwork.  One of the people doing this knitalong put the bottom of the nose and an embroidered evil grin on hers.  I may do that too.

The last sock in the Peace collection.  It has an unusual name and I keep forgetting what it is.  Sock 2.

Waiting in the wings are:
  • three sock patterns (one General Hogbuffer and two Yarn Yentas)
  • a set of fair isle catnip mice for a certain fur baby to get from Santacat
  • another blankie to use up the massive amount of leftover yarn from the one I just finished.  The pattern will probably be Demelza mainly because I'm working my way through the Poldark books and she's my favorite character in them.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

FrankenSanta clues 2 and 3

The green stripe has an eyelet pattern.  It is meant to have something threaded through the eyelets and maybe something dangling from whatever went through the eyelets.  I like the pattern without anything through the eyelets.  I knit a Mochimochi Land Santa that ties to one sock.  He can be easily removed.

Stash has been enhanced by one skein of self-striping yarn from a club.  It's called Bountiful.  I like these colors on trees, but not so much on yarn.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WIP Wednesday

I'm still slogging away on the Faded Roses blanket.  I'm about 15 squares away from the borders being done.  Then the assembly begins.

Tomorrow is the start of the Frankensock advent socks.  There's a new clue every other day between December 1-24.  The people who did the advent socks I participated in last year are not doing it this year, alas.  This sounds like it should make a good substitute.  I went digging through my leftovers and decided to base the socks on Sassy Santa:
I was able to find enough solids that go with this yarn.  Oddly, almost all of them are also sparkly with a little stellina in them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WIP Wednesday

I've been working on the Faded Roses Blanket.  I'm nearly done with the flowers.  That's 108 flowers.
Next will be the leaves.  Then the borders.  Then trying to figure out how to lay out all of them in some sort of order.  I've got 432 leaves and 108 borders to think about that.  No hurry.

I hope everyone has many things to be thankful for tomorrow, no matter where you are.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stash Enhancement Saturday

Is it stash if you bought it for a project and have started said project?
That tote bag is stuffed full of 21 different colors of DK yarn.  I'm doing the Faded Roses Blanket.  It's a bunch of fancy granny squares that look like flowers.  It's pretty.

Friday, November 18, 2016

FO Friday

I've been a bit fuzzy-headed and haven't gotten back here to post stuff.  These were finished a week ago.

Christmas Stampede, a freebie from Drops Designs:

Little Pumpkins, a Halloween mystery knitalong:

I got through the first of the final sock in the Heidi Nicks Peace series.  Then second sock syndrome hit.  This sent me off on a tangent. 

I started a General Hogbuffer pattern and then realized that I needed more yarn than what I'd chosen.

I couldn't find the yarn that my Ravelry database said that I had.  I went through all of my fingering stash and reorganized it.  The yarn I was looking for never appeared.  I did find several formerly missing skeins plus two that I have no idea at all what they are.  I like them, so that's good.