Sunday, September 17, 2017

Year of Projects: Week 38

Look at me, two weeks in a row!  Wasn't sure I was going to do one, as thought I'd be heading out for the day....nope...woke up early because I couldn't breathe...took some medicine and now have been dealing with a stomach thing...yuck!  But did make plans to go to a new-to-me fiber festival next weekend!

So I've added some rows to my el dia de los muertos socks....on the second repeat of colors now...

I also finished the second ball on my Fortune's Shawlette.

I made these for a friend.  She goes to an artist's retreat at squam and always gives me the yarn she receives.  She asked for these last fall and I just got them finished for two reasons...one...black yarn! two..pain in hands.

I also put the last two stripes on my Spring is in the Air socks....they now join the pile of socks that need heels!  The only difference is that sock 1 is already done...

So that was me this week!  How about you? If you leave a comment, I will visit your blog too.

2017 Finishes:
1/7/2016 P_ssyhat for donation
1/11/17 Quick Yellow Crochet Cowl
1/25/17 Quick Block Cowl
2/11/17 Lucy For Gfyindor hat 
2/13/17 Zombie Valentine Socks 
2/18/17 Zombie Autumn socks
2/20/17 True Blue Pussyhat
4/8/17 Four Bunny Butts 
4/9/17 Lucy's Bunny Hat
4/9/17 Hipster Wurm
4/13/17 Live Long and Prosper socks
5/1/17 Perfectly Pooled Hat
6/4/17 Rhonda's P_ssyhat
6/24/17 Rainbow Beanie
6/28/17 Star Spangled P Hat 
7/2/17 F. Cancer Hat 
7/14/17 Das Monster
9/16/17 Ramsey's Mitts
Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 
Fortune's Shawlette - 5/20/17 - Finished ball 2    


Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles.. 

Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- why I may crochet the others...have these and still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Totally forgot about this...could get it done to wear in spring...I think I was debating whether to do the bottom ruffle...it's not a good placement for me...

Multnomah (8/21/16)- stuck on feather and fan edging, have too many stitches, in timeout
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...

Slopes Sweater- (1/1/17)  
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket - can't decide how big I want the squares.

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)- using a 9" needle...keep losing stitches.
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...

Spring is in the Air (2/16/16)- I love these, need to finish them!
Folding Chairs - (2/17/17) - Her Story plain vanilla

Zombie Latte Socks - (6/27/17) - need some zombie socks come Walking Dead premiere!
Just Keep Swimming - (6/16/16) 
Hudson Bay Socks - (6/21/17)

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
Willow Fields (9/6/14) - ran out of yarn, waiting on yarn 

My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16) - should finish for this year's Valentine's Day, yeah, that did not happen
Sea Glass (4/13/17) - a Zauberball shawl

Bags:

Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this.... 

 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stash Acquistion Saturday


Started this post a couple weeks ago, but never finished it....so here goes..Yesterday I received the latest Her Story by KNitted Wit...I need to re-up for the next three months....
Ruby Bridges...it was dyed to look like a pencil...for school...LOVE!!!!
She included some cute stitch markers from A Needle Runs Through It...a ruler and a pencil...funnily enough..I wore my "pencil" dress from Modcloth on Thursday....
Lavender Menace was August's yarn
Nerd Girl Random Fandom on Trifecta 33: Battlestar Galactica
Nerd Girl random Fandom on Bounce and Stomp - You're on the wrong side of the river
Mad Color Mad Geek on Spellbound - Viserion
Mad Color BAMF on Spellbound - Queenie Goldstein
Got this at my LYS - Calico Cat Gone Crazy
Groovy Hues - It Snot Funny
Mad Color Mad Geek on Glow - Rhaegel
Mad Color on Glow BAMF - Antiope
These two really complement each other, so will probably use them together....
White Birch Self Stripe - Dry Clean Only
White Birch Self Stripe - Do You Science?

These have been from the past month or so...I know my clubs are for two months...so two months of Her Story, BAMF, Mad Geek and Random Fandom.....

I have a few others, but they are stash for a swap....but I did get this yesterday to dive into...
Can't Wait!

Just in case....anyone else feels like sharing...















Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stitch Along: Week 37

So a while back, I did two Week 25's....so this is week 37...sigh.....and how is your day going?

We had student convocation today...which is a great idea in theory...however, we go to the high school for it...we were dismissed to get on buses, as the HS were changing periods...it was a clusterfuck....many of the HS's waited for our lines to pass...some, not so much...glad I have a student teacher who was at the end of the line...as I lost track of some of my students, because our line was dissected.....but first bus ride of the year...
So on Sunday, I updated my projects on Ravelry (well mostly) and updated my stash on Saturday...so I think I'm ready to roll into the fall crafting....if my hands stay pain free......

My Dia de Los Muertos socks....coming along
The Wonder Woman shawl got started...that's about all I can say on that!
Two more stripes and glove one is finished!

I had a few other projects I added some rows to...but just went with these three for now...it was easy to find their pictures....

So, if you'd like to jump in and add your link, please do...have a great week...







Sunday, September 10, 2017

Year of Projects: Week 37

Week 37!  How did that happen?  I haven't posted since Week 24.  Part of the reason has been this disease.  I never know when I'll be able to craft.  I just came off of two+ weeks of not being able to knit or crochet because of the pain in my hands.  I did crochet a bit last night, but my fingers are very crampy and I have some pain in my left hand this morning...it's very frustrating!  But that hasn't stopped me from buying yarn!

So this is where I was when I stopped week 24, let's do some updating.... (updates in BOLD)

2017 Finishes:
1/7/2016 P_ssyhat for donation
1/11/17 Quick Yellow Crochet Cowl
1/25/17 Quick Block Cowl
2/11/17 Lucy For Gfyindor hat
2/13/17 Zombie Valentine Socks
2/18/17 Zombie Autumn socks
2/20/17 True Blue Pussyhat
4/8/17 Four Bunny Butts
4/9/17 Lucy's Bunny Hat
4/9/17 Hipster Wurm
4/13/17 Live Long and Prosper socks
5/1/17 Perfectly Pooled Hat
6/4/17 Rhonda's P_ssyhat
6/24/17 Rainbow Beanie
6/28/17 Star Spangled P Hat
7/2/17 F. Cancer Hat
7/14/17 Das Monster

So looky there, I have 4 completed objects. I linked to Das Monster, because it is too freaking cute!  Go ahead, go take a look!!!  Also Gryfindor Colors!

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Throwback Poncho 2/19/17
  - I pulled this out yesterday, will start working on it again

Fortune's Shawlette - 5/20/17 - I am almost done with ball #2, have one more ball to go..this will be huge!     


Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..

Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- why I may crochet the others...have these and still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Totally forgot about this...could get it done to wear in spring...I think I was debating whether to do the bottom ruffle...it's not a good placement for me...
Multnomah (8/21/16)- stuck on feather and fan edging, have too many stitches, in timeout
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Slopes Sweater- (1/1/17) 
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket - can't decide how big I want the squares.


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, not in picture
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)- using a 9" needle...keep losing stitches.
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...not in picture
Spring is in the Air (2/16/16)- I love these, need to finish them!
Folding Chairs - (2/17/17) - Her Story plain vanilla

Zombie Latte Socks - (6/27/17) - need some zombie socks come Walking Dead premiere!
Just Keep Swimming - (6/16/16) 
Hudson Bay Socks - (6/21/17)

All my socks need heels!  But can't decide what types of heels, so start new socks!
I don't have project pages started for these yet....I'll get on that...
 
Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
Willow Fields (9/6/14) - ran out of yarn, waiting on yarn 

My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16) - should finish for this year's Valentine's Day, yeah, that did not happen
Sea Glass
(4/13/17) - a Zauberball shawl

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this....

 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy


Well I guess that is about where I am!  I have done some crafting, but not as much as I thought I'd get done over the summer......Hopefully I'll stay on track with this....I missed it....and you guys...


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Stitch Along Week 35

Good evening!  Again for me, it's a week with not much done...I added a row to my crocheted shawl, but that is it.

I've been having a lot of pain in my hands, so I have not been crafting in probably two weeks.  I had my infusion today and I hope that will help with the pain.

I really need to work on my Rhinebeck sweater, but doubt it'll get done :(

I hope you all have been having better luck...I'd love to see what you are making, please share and link back..thanks....




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stitch Along Week 34

Dudes...back to school week...tired....hurting...no, nada, nothing has been worked on...but I thought about it.....so this is it....I'm done...the Hubs says I can't go to sleep until it is dark out.....sun just went down about 30 minutes ago.....so I'll be heading there shortly...good night all....



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stitch Along Week 33

Well it's back to work, so back to posting these on Tuesday night....

I have done very little, except start my Wonder Woman shawl....that is so awesome!

I am tired and hot...it is steamy right now in the computer room...and after two days of unpacking my classroom....I am exhausted!!!!

So I will say...talk amongst yourselves" and I'll be back next week....