Friday, February 14, 2014

The Scarf is Done!!!!!!

Yeah!!!!!!

The iconic Dr. Who scarf..I bought the kit from Jimmy Bean and Lorna's Laces..and cast on during the 50th Anniversary episode....and finished yesterday during a snowstorm....It's made with Shepherd Bulky and this yarn is the squooshiest yarn ever!!!!!!!

I used a smaller needle, so knew I might run out of yarn, I did for a few colors, so I just shortened an few of the sections...and my fringe is not quite as full or as long as the original....but I'm gonna love wearing this!  Even if spring is supposedly on the way...so is more snow!!!

Join up at Creative Friday, Fiber Arts Friday and FO Friday

Sunday, February 9, 2014

YOP: Week 6

What a wacky week!  Snow Day on Monday, school Tuesday, Snow Day on Wednesday, delay on Thursday.....we are getting more snow today, but it'll only be an inch or so...but a possibility of another storm on Thursday....we don't have school this coming Friday and Monday...it is our February "vacation" which turned into a long weekend two years ago...I have plans to go away with some friends next weekend...just gotta get through the week!

So the Ravellenics began and I started my rainbowllenics projects....I decided to try a Wingspan, as I've had it my queue for ages....not sure I'll finish it...but am loving it!

Rainbow Wings for Team Sherlocked

And a chicken for Team Bok Bok MF...no picture yet...

I also worked on The Scarf....one more set of directions to follow..it's 2/3 done

I did finish the test knit...I shared it on Friday, but here's another pic...

And the yarn has been arriving!
Not rainbow yarn, but green sparkly yarn with a bit of gold!  Luck of the Irish!
Rainbow yarn!  Worsted Weight..think I'm going to make a Barley with it
This is so awesome and will be Willow Cowl and probably some gloves...

2014 Completed Projects: 
Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)
 Bok Bok (Rav 2/8/14)


Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Dr. Who Scarf (11/23/13) Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (12/31/14)
Colored Wings (2/8/14)

 
Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies
2 Stargate keychains
1 pair Stargate earrings  
1pair fingerless gloves

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
  Sweaters:
Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
  Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
 

Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Friday, February 7, 2014

FO Friday

It's Friday! Friday! Friday!  Whoop!  Opening Ceremonies tonight, my favorite is the Parade of Nations...

I have one thing to show this week.  I knit a test cowl for someone in the MadColor group on Ravelry.

It's called It's Just a Flesh Wound...It has not been published, but I have permission to show pictures.
It was a pretty easy pattern to understand, but somehow I ended up twisting the cowl..so there is a twist in it...plus I missed some yarnovers....but it was fun and easy and I'd make it again..probably without all the mistakes..

I used a heavier yarn - DK weight and the yarn called for fingering, so I just went up a needle size...

The color is Land of Oz, which is the yarn I used for my Spring Sweater....

It has little shots of blue in it....I really love this color.....

Joining in Wisdom Begins in Wonder, Tami, no Suburbia link yet...


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Day #4

And I took pictures of birds...after we feed them....junkos, bluejays, cardinals, chicadees, sparrows..doves...a woodpecker and some squirrels...





The fence is our neighbors and they fly up to it when startled..or the tree..or to survey what we have thrown out....the bluejays were taking the peanuts and flying off with them..and then coming back...

Between taking pictures of the birds I worked on The Scarf....
It is 2/3 of the way done....

I also got some mail....
Pretty, pretty yarn..Mad Color Mad Posse...the last of the Harry Potter theme...next month starts Irish mythology...I'm hoping for some Pookah yarn!  But I am IN LOVE with this color..not a great picture..but it is so saturated...really purple with shots of blue...Kingsley Shackelbolt was the inspiration..
And a rainbow bag I special ordered...
It's from a friend in Wyoming, who recently opened up an etsy shop..check her out...Crescent Originals....and that was my snow day...how about yours?  (and I doubt this will be the last one)





Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

YOP: Week 5

This week, I read....and worked a little bit on some projects...and slept and watched tv and surfed online....I went to the doctor on Tuesday, as I knew what was coming...yep..sinus/double ear infection..every year...I went back to work on Thursday..and I was pretty much sent home...only they couldn't find a sub until half day, so I put in a half day..no work on Friday...you would think with all the laying around I did, I could finish a project....yeah..no...NONE of my WIPs appealed to me...I did start a hat with a ball of something....and I did read 2.5 books..and I did buy yarn....but that was about all I did...

But Tournament 10 of Nerd Wars started yesterday...and I started my Tunic, which is my dissertation...and I worked on the testing cowl...I am almost done with that.....but that is all....

2014 Completed Projects: 
Gift Cowl 1/3/2014  
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014) 
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14) 
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  

  
WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.

Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)  
Tis the Season (11/10/13)

Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)
  Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Dr. Who Scarf (11/23/13)
Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (1/20/14)

Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (12/31/14)

 
Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
 

Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)  
Adele Socks (April 2013) 
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in

Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy

Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies

2 Stargate keychains 
1 pair Stargate earrings  
1pair fingerless gloves

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
  Sweaters:
Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl

Bedford Springs Shawl    
 

Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat

 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks

Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse 

Circular Felted Bag

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Diving Into The Stash

So for my dissertation in Nerd Wars, I decided to make something that I have had the yarn for since 2008...The Baroque Tabard Tunic....Here is the yarn...it's been packed in a box since then..

So the body is the grey Shadow yarn, but I'm thinking I'm going to get the yellow Caron yarn to match, as the purple I have is too dark..I think I want it more springy...see the threads of yellow in the grey?

And I'm not a huge pink fan, so the edging will be in the pink, but I think I'm going to get the yellow for the sleeves and belt...

In other stash news....well I fell down hard....I am still waiting on a shawl kit from Zen Yarn Garden and a skein of Stargate yarn from SoftnShiny....and well, I was looking in the rainbow yarn thread...and might have ordered another 5 skeins of yarn.....

But I did get two club yarns in!

They are both from Mad Color...the top one from the Dizzy Color Sunnydale club, that she is doing with Dizzy Color....and the second from the Mad Color Posse..and is inspired by Luna from Harry Potter....the Hubs really likes the second one, so I have to find something to make him....and I got a shipping notice that Random Fandom from Nerd Girls is on it's way...wheeeee!