Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stitch Along Wednesday: Week 42

Well it's the Wednesday before Rhinebeck.....and I'm not going to have anything done for Saturday....On Sunday realized my Slopes was just going to be too warm....temperatures in the 70's...I have one sleeve and the yoke to go...
So picked up my Meandering Top, because it's a fancy "tank top"  Worked on it for quite a bit, well after ripping out ALL the short rows and restarting, because I had no idea where I was in the pattern....was home today with a flareup....but still don't think it'll be done....
I have separated the front and back, but I have to fiddle with numbers and just not sure I'm up for that....it is bigger than I expected, my fault..loose knitter...not sure I did a gauge swatch...anyhow....I'll finish it at some point.....so maybe just a hat at Rhinebeck...sigh.....if you're there...say hi!

And oh....so freaking excited!  My friend linked me to the Mason-Dixon post this morning and I'm in there!  With my Rhinebeck sweater from last year! She didn't know my name, but I tagged MDK in my very excited Instagram post and she then added our names in (I also left a comment on the post) and now MDK is following me on Instagram!!!!!! I'll see them Saturday night, as I'm attending the Pie Party!

So how has your projects been going? Please share....



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Stitch Along Wednesday: Week 41

So the above picture has my sweater at the very start...just a cuff.....now I have one sleeve and 12 of 19 body inches done.....and another weekend, so hopefully I can finish it...I do need to block it before wearing.....
I'm so in love with these colors!

Today was a day at school.....several things happened.....tomorrow is our first field trip......yeah!

How was your week of making?  Please join in....



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stash Acquisition Saturday

Well I do have another update, although not all yarn....

I've actually found a few podcasts that keep my attention...it's been tough...I do listen to The Nerdist podcast, but I love Chris Hardwick. But I've had a hard time finding crafting podcasts....I've listened to a few Geeky Girls ones, but have not kept up on them.  I found Lovesockwool over the summer and have watched her last few.  I really like hers...I love how enthusiastic she is about yarn...and honest about things...I've also watched a few CrazySockLady ones....I'm not sure why they don't keep my attention, but I also don't like being read to and have a hard time listening to books....

Anyway, I went etsy shopping after a few of these episodes....
The amazing winter knitting bag is from Laughing Stitches....this bag is just GORGEOUS!!!!!! The details!  The drawstring is a measuring tape, the embroidered "knitting" with a little heart charm "made with love" She also sent a stitch marker with the same charm.

The green bag is from Carolina Girls...I have not watched their podcast yet, but wanted to support Socktober....I also got the little fall needle keeper from them.  Stitch markers were also included with that bag.

The yarn is from Camel City Dyeworks in Bug Juice with a corresponding mini in a deep purple color.

Another needle keeper in a Packers  fabric and an awesome #socktober stitch marker set from Kitchen Counter Crafter. The Hubs is a Packers fan.

Awhile back I got a Larry Sheeple bag from erinlane bags....the Hubs is a Larry, but he actually doesn't swear often, although I swear frequently...so I find it funny....

I also received a couple of my club yarns



Arwen Evenstar from the Mad Color BAMF club.  My last Here There Be Dragons yarn and the bag from Jessalu...and Nerd Girl Random Fandom, "I'm Mary Poppins, Y'all"  Which I LOVE!!!  I'm a fan of Michael Rooker from way back and love him as Yondu......It just cracks me up!

So, even though I'm still getting yarn, I seem to be on a bag kick right now!  One of the podcasts mentioned pulling out her projects and switching over to her seasonal bags...wow!  Not sure I have enough for that!

Three day weekend for me...so I'm working on my Rhinebeck sweater...one arm and 8 inches of the body down....I have to take breaks as my hands have not been good this week...
Flareup in the thumb joint of my left hand and I jammed the fingers on my right hand, sending radiating pain down my hand to my wrist...was also wearing an ace bandage on my left ankle after stepping off a curb wrong....it's been a week.....need the three day weekend.....
sweater progress.......until next time.....well I will post a YOP tomorrow, or not.....heading to a local fair with the Hubs and MIL.....wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Got Some Mail

I'll be having another Stash Acquisition Saturday update.....I've been etsy shopping again....blame it on the podcasts...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stitch Along Wednesday: Week 40

Good evening my fine folks! So I said I was going to try and post every day...seeing as this is a Wednesday post, but I upload it on Tuesday, does that count for both days?  Maybe I'll do a Wordless Wednesday post tomorrow....we'll see.....

So I am working on my Rhinebeck sweater....I have one sleeve completed...
and I have started and finished the waistband...sorry, it's a flash picture...
The colors are true in the first picture.....

I had to come home today and wind the four skeins of yarn on the Main Color.....Since there is no dye lot number, how many rows should I go before alternating skeins?  Do I just run the skein up the inside?  I'd hate to weave in all those ends.....The yarn is from Bartlett Yarn in Maine.  It is their two-ply in Jade Heather, Dark Jade Heather and Light Heather.  The Light Heather actually has some of the other two colors in it....I think I may love this sweater!  I got the majority of the yarn last year at Rhinebeck, so it'll be cool to wear it this year....

And that is all I'll be working on for awhile.....how about you?





Monday, October 2, 2017

Adirondack Wool and Fiber Festival

Well that route didn't work out.....Unbeknownst to me, my car was set on "no toll" roads....so Stella (my car) took us up Route 7 and over some beautiful mountain pass into New York
After around 3 hours, we finally arrived....my friend Maureen was very excited, as she had lived in Greenwich for awhile.....
We actually bought from the first booth, because, Hello....Mr. Darcy yarn!

Ensign Brook Farm...so friendly!

This was absolutely Gor-geous!!!!
Some fun soaps!
This was an interesting spinning wheel!
I look like a doofus in this picture, but I'm all about the funny selfies!  Had to take one in Jessalu's booth!
Got to meet Suzanne and Thaddeus of Groovey Hues Fiber (just found out I'll be sharing a house with them for Rhinebeck!)




Some fun things found...I love Gotland sheep...had a great conversation with the man in that booth..
Vote for best packaging!

Finished it up with a visit to White Birch, my goto self striping yarn.....


Stopped in town for some lunch and a bookstore visit.....after another 3 hour drive home, I was exhausted....but glad that I went....sorry for lack of vendor tagging....if you are really interested, I can figure it out.....too lazy to right now......my stash acquisitions were posted on Saturday


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Year of Projects: Week 40

Well I actually completed a project!  A pair of socks that I started February of last year!
The details are on Friday's post....

I have also realized it is only three weeks until Rhinebeck, so yesterday got the first sleeve done and started the waistband on my Rhinbeck sweater...Slopes..
Not sure I'll finish it, the yarn is "farm" yarn so quite rough I kept getting "pokey" finger yesterday from the needles....

It's also Socktober, so while I will work on socks, the sweater is my focus....but I did go etsy shopping to take advantage of some of the coupon codes...I did post a stash acquisition update yesterday from what I acquired at the Adirondack festival...today I am heading out to a smaller Fiber and Farmer's market...

So that is me for now.....

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
9/24/17 Spring is in the Air Socks

 
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) - one sleeve done, started on waistband
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket

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...
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