Saturday, April 29, 2017

March and April updates

My how times flies.

First Track Socks are done. I haven't decided whether to keep or gift them, so they are patiently waiting to warm someone feet.
Pattern: First Track Socks
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Botany

Then with the best of intentions I cast on Tablature  by Romi Hill with Cascade Heritage, but after about 40 rows it just did not feel right. I think the color needs some depth. So the beige yarn has been turned into a comfy pair of socks using the Lord, What Fools pattern by Claire Ellen.
Pattern: Lord, What Fools
Last year I finished stitching the stars for the 50 States Stitching Club by Wild Olive to their blue squares. I cut the stripes for the remaining blocks. I changed the pattern slightly to have 3 rows of stripes rather than 4. Then the project sat waiting... and waiting... So I declared this to be my lunch project and will be hand sewing the rest of the quilt. Piecing goes faster than I expect it to, but this project will be with me for awhile.

That didn't stop me from joining Mollie's next adventure, The Out in Nature Stitching club...

Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cozy Blue Stitch Club

Last year I joined the Cozy Blue Stitch Club. This lovely blue whale is the my first project in the club.
Cozy Blue Stitch Club - November 2016

Liz has some wonderful designs in her Etsy shop, including this whale. Go ahead, have a look - Cozy Blue. I have more than enough to keep my busy, but I couldn't resist a preprinted design with the threads being sent to me ready to stitch. Now if only I can keep up with the club mailings....

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2017

The last day of January, so I thought I would do a quick update...

I managed to knit up another pair of Susie's Reading Mitts for a co-worker venturing in to the Northeast for the holidays.
A few adjustment for the heavier weight yarn and these were a quick knit.
Pattern: Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts
Designer: Susie Rogers
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Snowbird (2 skeins)

I completed the Cornrow socks. I added two rows of plain knitting between the twisted row to spread out the pattern. This one was on my needles for awhile, Just wasn't motivated to get them done.
Patten: Cornrow Socks
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Cochineal

Then I cast on the Peace Project Cowl. These 2 skeins of yarn has been sitting at my desk waiting for a pattern... I'm sending this cowl to my mom. The color is washed out in this photo, it is a deeper purple.
Pattern: Project Peace 2017
Designer: Christina Campbell
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarn in Sausalito (2 skeins)

And finally - on my needles now - First Track Socks. I am on the foot of the first sock...

Project: First Track Socks
Designer: Helen Kurtz
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Botany

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happy December!

I thought I would get at least one post in for December as were slowly settling in for the holidays. Starting with a Christmas Parade. Lights, Marching Bands and Treats...

Then my helper elf got busy decorating our tree. Most ornaments were placed only as high as the elf could reach.

Counting the days with the Lego Advent Calendar...


With a bit of stitching and knitting  thrown in...

Cozy Blue Stitch Club (November) and Blanket knitted in Knit Picks Brava Bulky.

Hope you are enjoying a peaceful holiday season.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dishcloths - DONE!

I like carrying around a quick project and dishcloths/washcloths fit the bill. What I don't like is weaving in ends. Here's part of the stack of cloths waiting to be finished... Can I procrastinate anymore?  Just sit down and get to it!


So I did... And I have an assortment of cloths for gift giving.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hello November!

Well, hello November! Did you see October just zoom by? I did manage to get some projects done.
Floral Opulence is off the needles and waiting to for the straps to be stitched down. No photos yet...

And while that was waiting, I used the extra skein of Comfy to knit up a pair of reading mitts for a college student in Tacoma...
Pattern: Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy in Pomegranate

Her mom made her a scarf and gave me the leftovers to knit a hat.
Pattern: The Vermonter
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Marble

And let's not forget the crown for a certain birthday boy...
Knit Crown
 Pattern:Elegant Knit Crown
Yarn: Cascade 220

And there's a pair of socks on the needles...more info later.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cast on - Floral Opulence

My stash consists of sock yarns and an odd assortment of one ball miscellany. So I was happy to find a project's worth of yarn, including the pattern, just sitting in my stash. A free book offer in 2014 led to the purchase of the Knit Picks Comfy 2014 Collection and the yarn to knit Flora Opulence by Rosalyn Jung. I'm using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in a lovely red called Pomegranate.
I quickly cast on and made some progress. The lace section of this pattern has a 34 stitch repeat that I am having trouble memorizing, but it is only a short section before the wide rib starts. I hope to get past the lace quickly and onto some simple knitting.
Happy Knitting everyone!