Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Progress on the Love is Love shawl:

The second colored section is a circle of hearts.  I'm not entirely sure they would show up even in a solid color, the way that I knit. 

My new sock projects are the Peace patterns from Heidi Nick.  She does a lot of patterns with cables on them.  I like that.

The September Knit from Stash pattern should be showing up soon.  I've got one or two more patterns that should show up in the next month or so.  I'm trying really hard not to buy yarn for them, but it is difficult.  One was designed using a specific kind of multicolored yarn that I don't have (surprising, isn't it?).  I got an email from a favorite dyer that is having a sale. 

I don't need more yarn.  I don't need more yarn.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Finished Friday

I finished stuff before the Olympics Ravellenics, during the event, and one that finished a half-hour too late for a medal.

Entomophily, the August Knit from Stash socks.  They've got a nice lace panel down the front that can't be seen here.

Vortex shawl, knit from Vincent and the Doctor yarn.  Shawl sailing medal.

TARDIS mouse.  Toy Toss medal.
This is about a third of the Greens scarf.  It's definitely more of a teal-ish green than the picture shows.  Scarf Hockey medal.

Pincha scarf, which got a Never Give Up, Never Give in laurel from Team TARDIS for finishing it.  This is a fun pattern from Knitty.  It would look better with shorter repeats, but I still like it.

The afghan is done except for the border rows on the two long edges.  Next will probably be Spilly Jane's Squirrel Socks pattern.  I've been watching RuPaul's Drag Race so they will be Squirrel Friend Socks.  I'm  going to use a variegated neon yarn with dark solid color squirrels.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Officially, I have only one WIP.  It's my Life in the Trees afghan.  I'm about 75% done.  This is the center:

Unofficially, I have another WIP.  The designer released a pre-clue for those who wanted to get started.  It has an exotic cast on that I was unwilling to learn, so I faked it.  The flower in the middle was totally unplanned.  Thank you, Arne and Carlos for your fun yarn that did it.  I don't imagine that there will be anything that cool coming up as the shawl gets larger, but you never know.

I finished a bunch of stuff.  It may appear on Friday.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Ravellenics Week 1

This is a scarf.  In real life it is green.  I'm doing a stripe a day.  It's one of those choose your own adventure style patterns.  You take a little quiz and are assigned one of two patterns for each stripe.

This is a shawl called Vortex.  I'm not entirely sure that the yarn works with the pattern, but I'm having fun doing it.

This is my assistant.  She gets the blame for the picture quality.  I attempted to move her out of the way without much success.  Her new favorite place to sleep is on my computer chair.  She took exception to me wanting to use it.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Stash Enhancement Saturday

I was feeling a bit low a couple of nights ago, so I went to Etsy to look at yarn.  I ended up picking up a couple of skeins at Gnarledpaw.  The yarn's great and I love the colors.  Never mind that I'm not in the mood for socks.  It's also the next best thing to instant gratification.  Shipping is fast.

The speckled green on is called Professor Plaintain.
The multicolored is Original Lucky Charms.  Merino and silk, mmmmm.

I'm on schedule with my Ravellenics projects.  I did two stripes of my scarf during the opening ceremonies.  I also got the shawl started.  I get to use my cute little Lucky Cat stitch markers on it, too.

Friday, August 5, 2016

FO Friday

I've been trying to get projects done to clear the decks for Ravellenics.  Cast on is 8 pm, I think.  My greatest success for the week was locating all four pins from previous games.  They were in three different places.

I made some mini mittens.  These are little versions of some of Spilly Jane's designs.  I managed to miss the spot for one of the thumbs.  Since these won't be worn by anyone, I created what is probably the world's only Afterthought Thumb.  They'll be nicer after a blast or two of steam.

June's Knit from Stash.  I'm going through the camera fight again.  Four tries and they are all blurry.

July's Knit from Stash.  They also could use some steam but it's too humid and I'm too crabby to go and do it right now.  The yarn color's off.  It's called Sherbet and looks like orange and raspberry sherbet.

August's Knit from Stash are in progress.  I might get them done by tonight, but probably won't.  I didn't get around to celebrating Chocolate Chip Cookie day yesterday so I'm going to do that right now.