Friday, February 27, 2015

Freshly Finished Friday

Does it count as finished if the knitting is done but not the blocking?  I'm asking for a friend.  A very lazy friend.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stitch Along Wednesday

This week's mystery squares are done.

Name of the Doctor scarf is at 45% complete.  I've got to work out some sort on schedule to work on this or it will never be completed.

Van Gogh mini pillow is almost done.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Freshly Finished Friday

I finished the reknit of the French door curtains.  Even if they stretch to the floor, that was the last time I work on them.  I'll find some other way of dealing with the length.

I finished my Love Your Library socks for February.

That's it.  I'm very tired.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stitch Along Wednesday

What's in progress or could be if I decided to work on it:

  • Van Gogh mini pillow:  may pick it back up today.

  • Russian dolls project bag:  looked at the fabric as I walked by it a couple of times.

  • Doctor Who messenger bag:  same as above.

  • Mystery afghan:  squares (and I use the word square loosely) done through week 8.

  • Name of the Doctor scarf:  pulled it out of the project bag to take a picture.

  • Shawl using the Firefly yarn I got over the weekend:  found a pattern then couldn't fool my computer into printing it.  It'll probably be the next project once I go and get a bunch of printer ink cartridges.

  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Saturday, with new stash!

    I joined two clubs by Knitcircus that run for the next six months.  Firefly alternates with Doctor Who.  Here's the first Firefly installment:
    The outermost yarn color is more aqua than light blue.  The colorway of the yarn and the nail polish is Also, I can kill you with my Brain.  I don't wear nail polish, but if I can't come up with something to do with sparkly gray-green polish besides that, I need to resign as a craft-aholic.  The stitch markers are the good kind.  Good kind= I can't bend them in half with my fingers and there's no gap for the yarn to get caught into.

    My only criticism is that I wish the yarn hadn't arrived in a cake.  Five years could pass before I get back to this and I think the yarn does better in a skein over that much time.  It is one of my favorite blends, though (MCN).

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Freshly Finished Friday

    I wouldn't say freshly (did it almost two weeks ago) but this is the first Friday since then that I've felt okay enough to post.  Behold, 64 Colors:

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Stitch Along Wednesday

    I've spent a bunch of the last couple of weeks in bed and not stitching anything.  Things are better (I'm clean for the first time in I don't want to say how long) so stitching is possible again.

  • Van Gogh mini pillow: untouched in weeks.  It requires more concentration than I could muster.

  • Doctor Who messenger bag and the Russian dolls project bag:  likewise.  I was really fuzzy-headed.

  • Curtain re-knit: this turned out to be the one thing I could work on.  It consists of twenty garter stitch rows followed by ten stockinette rows.  It did take more effort than it should have to figure out where I should be purling.  I finished one of the curtains this afternoon.  It looks so much better than it did that the second one should not be quite so annoying.  I've already started it!

  • Mystery afghan:  I'm caught up with my squares.  The design was created for a scarf that's knitted in the round.  I'm glad I'm doing an afghan instead.  Some of the patterns are a total yawn on the right side.  I'll be able to flip them over when assembly time comes.  The scarf people won't have to assemble anything, but they don't have a choice over which side shows.

  • I think I need a nap.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Love Your Library

    I've been sick so I'm currently pretty crabby.  I finally developed enough focus to start on this month's LYL socks.  One done.
    I'm finally cured of fairy and unicorn barf yarn.  I like the colors in this skein.  The yarn quality is good.  I admire the skill that it took to put down that many different colors and still have them be random.  I'm just over it, okay?

    The pattern is fine.  The thing that bugs me a bit, though, is the one-size-fits-all mentality.  If you're going to publish a pattern in a book, there should be more than one size option.  I used it as an opportunity to try out my latest theory on how to make socks to fit me.  The leg has to be much bigger than written and the foot smaller.  I haven't tried this one on yet, so I don't know how the theory worked.  Or didn't.

    Time for more asprin and for reading instead of being a big old crab.