Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stash Enhancement Saturday

Say It Like You Mean It is the final offering in this month's Mad Geek Tour.  It's half Sherlock Holmes and half Molly Hooper and illustrates a very sad moment in the last episode of the most recent season.  It is really unusual and I like it a lot.  I want a pattern that is intended for variegated yarn and I want it right now!  This has got to knit up in a really interesting way.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Finished Object Friday

After over a year on and off, it is done:
When it is matted and framed, there will be a better picture.  There are a few mistakes, but I can live with them.

I finished these last week.  They are April's Knit From Stash socks:
The color's green in real life.  Silly camera.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday, with pictures this time

Yarnia blanket:
Why so little done on the second square?  Part of it was a counting problem.  It is really hard to see a mistake until I'm about 10 rows past it.  The other reason was that I spent all my spare time on the cross stitch piece and it is done!  Picture will appear on Friday if the camera behaves.

Hygge shawls:

Each one has its own new ergonomic crochet hook.  I'm finding them much easier on my hands.

Harley sweater isn't started yet.  Dobby sock isn't started yet, but I do have the pattern now.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WIP Wednesday

Work is in progress.  There are no pictures but many excuses.

Yarnia blanket:  no new squares until Friday.

Cross-stitch sampler:  I'm down to the last two bands and have some enthusiasm for finishing it.  Taking a picture would involve unpinning and unrolling it.  I don't want to do that.

Hygge shawls:  I'm up to date on them both.  I don't want to pull them out and take pictures right now.  I'll do that when I start today's patterns.  I'll start today's patterns when I finish the sampler.

Harley sweater:  yarn is now in a project bag with the pattern printed out.  I should take a picture of the printed out pattern.  It took me hours to get the printer and computer to talk nicely together.  I don't know why they were suddenly mad at each other.   I'll start it after I'm up-to-date on everything else, including the new sock pattern.

Dobby's Lost Sock:  as soon as I said I was burned out on knitting socks, I found another one I wanted to do.  Since the new season of Doctor Who starts on Saturday, it was the perfect time to use that skein of Hell in High Heels for it.  Everything is ready to go except for the actual pattern.  The designer set up everything except for a link to buy it.  If it shows up, it'll go in the queue after the new Hygge clues and before the new Yarnia clues.

See what I mean about excuses?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It's not stash...

...if I'm using it for something. 

I got this yarn today from LoveKnitting:
It is a wool/alpaca DK weight from West Yorkshire Spinners.  The color's called Sea Glass and looks better in person than it did online.  It's an almost mint green but a touch closer to gray so it doesn't look like it is for a baby blanket.  I am going to make a sweater from it.

I wanted to try the new Felici worsted weight from KnitPicks.  It was extra tempting when I found out that there was a version of Time Traveler (third color down) available.  It's my Doctor Who addiction coming out.  I have the original Felici Time Traveler in my stash in very silly amounts.  The top color is Baker Street (also addicted to Sherlock) and the second one is, obviously, Rainbow.  All of these are for my Yarnia blanket.

I'd stay and rattle on about a new sock pattern, but there's a Doctor Who marathon on BBC America.  I just heard Ten say, "Don't blink!" so it is time for my favorite episode that I've seen dozen of times.  Bye!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WIP Wednesday

The next two Yarnia squares.  The last two dice rolls were the same for both pieces so I had to knit yet another T Rex.

I'm working on the April Knit from Stash socks.  I hate to say it, but I've finally got tired of knitting socks.