Sunday, January 15, 2017

YOP Week #29

 
I think I must be the WIP Queen!  I have more projects on the go than Carter has liver pills...that's an old saying for you young folk.  But I do have a finish this week and some acquisitions too.
I finished the Corner-to-Corner pet blanket (baby size)....
I used leftover purple yarns and crocheted 2 rounds of a granny square edging and the last round was a scallop edging all in a cream color.  This was a good stash buster too.
Since this was a "new" project that I finished I was able to replace it with a new project..........my Hermione socks for the Harry Potter KAL and the Box of Socks.  I better get going too!  But it should go well as I am using my favorite needles with my favorite method.....Addi Turbo Sock or Addi Lace needles...not sure but I love them............and circular using Magic Loop.
Not much on the needles yet but yesterday  I found the pattern, the yarn and the needles so I was doing well in my house! LOL!  Here's a closer look................I call these my Summer Watermelon socks............I was going to wait until Summer but the KAL was calling me and I didn't have any other sock yarn in the house.  I am hoping to get some more work in on these today as they have to be finished by the 31st. 
 But I also have the house slippers to do for the birthday boys.........I finished one and this time I measured every 5 minutes and followed the pattern to a T even going with Brooklyn Knitfolk's instruction to start the toe 2 inches less than the foot size as opposed to 1 inch which the pattern states.......but look...............I have a size 9 1/2- 10  foot size and you can see where the end of my big toe is......my son wears a 10 1/2 (measured size with a ruler not shoe size) and I started the toe decreases at 8 /1/2 inches..............Miss Peeps was helping...as always....they look like something Elf would wear especially with my red socks.....lol!
She says to only measure from the stockinette stitch and remember last time I measured from the garter stitch and it was way too small?  I am really confused but I am sticking to the rules...what do I know?  I am also a pretty tight knitter.....oh well, maybe they'll fit...........I sure hope so!
I made some progress on my Christmas Eve Cast On Jingle socks but they are in timeout now until I meet my KAL and CAL deadlines.  Almost to the heel and gusset part..........
still loving this yarn......West Yorkshire Spinners
This cowl is good t.v. watching but this Red Heart worsted isn't as stretchy as the other Red Heart worsted I used so I don't think I will be able to double it for around my neck.  I will probably make it taller in order to make up for that fact.  I like the yarn though and the different flecks of color means it will go with lots of things.
As for acquisitions...oh la la!  Some Chiagu needles which I have never tried before but have heard great things about..............
The hand spun yarn I ordered came............be still my beating heart!
 I'll be saving this for some Fall knitting...........if I can wait that long.......
 and this prettiest of all Christmas yarns......not sure I'll be able to wait until the Christmas Eve Cast On for this one either................she even included a Christmas pencil!  This is "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" by Brazen Stitchery on Etsy....L O V E !!!!
 I did update my YOP list and I am in the midst of updating my Ravelry project page and these pictures will be going over there.  In looking back, I really did not accomplish much last year but the year before that was pretty productive....more cold weather?  I'm hoping the CALs and KALs will keep me motivated and of course you all motivate me too! Podcasts are also keeping me "in the zone".  I have caught up with Brooklyn Knitfolk and love her and just started on Episode #3 of 92 of The Knitting Expat podcast.  But I am watching the current ones also because I just realized Mina is going to have a baby and they are now living in New York City!  Homespun House is the same.....watching current but also going back and catching up from the beginning.  Have you been wondering why no one's been podcasting much? Brooklyn Knitfolk just did one of her Knitfolk in the Wild Vlogs and there they were.....almost all of the podcasters I watch in New York, together at Vogue Knitting Live!  No wonder my screen is blank! LOL!  It's a great Vlog episode and a great chance to see all the podcast "stars".  Inside Number 23 has been Vlogging since she got to New York......so sweet of these podcasters to Vlog during Christmas and their vacations! I truly appreciate it since if it wasn't for them I would not have a social life at all! LOL!    Love all of you crafty podcasters....audios included!!!!!! 
I'm off to read your posts, update Ravelry, work on my yarn journal, birthday slippers, Hermione socks and Wardrobe Architect........not necessarily in that order! LOL!
Oh, I almost forgot............I got the Slipper Grippers.........I haven't read the instructions yet but how hard can it be?  I got it on Amazon....of course, and it comes in different colors and you can get it by the yard too.   Cute ey?
Since I wanted free shipping I had to add this to put me over the top......it's a shame but I guess I'll find a use for it somewhere.....tee hee............love
and one last pic of "the lion and the lamb"........Miss Peeps thinks she's a dog and does everything Nitty does....it is TOO funny!


Happy Trails!





19 comments:

  1. Reading your wip list I feel somewhat better about mine. Love the handspun - yes fall colours. And the Christmas colourway is awesome too.

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    1. Ditto! I felt so much better after I read your post! LOL!

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  2. That is one nice blanket. Hooray on that finish. I like the yarn for your Hermione's.

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    1. Thank you, Stefanie...the blanket was a great way to use up some of my old acrylic! LOL! I've not used Sirdar for socks before....so far so good!

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    2. Very Pink has awesome tutorials. When I first tried out a baby sock/my first foray into sock knitting, I learned from her that I was joining in the round upside down or backwards or whatever as I couldn't start the heel flap or heel turn right.

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  3. So much eye candy here! That C2C pet blanket is going to comfort some sweet little animal, and so prettily, too. And the slippers look wonderful - I sure hope they end up fitting. Good luck on those! I've never seen that Red Heart yarn before. Curious what type and color it is. Your new yarns are beautiful and the pattern on the slipper grippers is pretty fun! Okay... off to check out this Vlogcast you've mentioned. You've introduced me to some new podcasters/vloggers lately. I love watching them as I crochet (or knit, though haven't knitted in several weeks now). Nitty and Miss Peeps look like sweet pets. :)

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    1. You probably haven't seen that yarn because it is "antique"! LOL! It is Fiesta worsted by Red Heart. I am trying to utilize my (old) stash of acrylics whenever I can. The new acrylics are so much nicer and softer.

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  4. You are right you have even more projects than Carters has Liver Pills or me! :)

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    1. Yes, I do it to myself too! What's up with that?

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  5. S.I.A., you are one uber busy lady... and we are only 2 weeks into the new year!
    Happy 2017

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  6. Good golly, Miss Molly. You have so much to look at and admire. There is a very lucky puppy out there. That is so kind of you. The slippers look like they should fit this time. I'm so glad you found something to make them non-slippery. You are going to LIVE the Hermione sock pattern. So easy to memorize and they work up quickly. You ha e some lovely stash enhancements and your new needles.........let me know how you like them. You amaze me at how much you have going and make nice progress each week.

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    1. Yes but you should see my house.....something always suffers when I turn my focus...will I ever catch up? I need to downsize if I ever want to truly 'retire'. LOL!

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  7. You are so busy! I finished my Hermione socks Friday and added them to Inside 23's KAL. I've also been enjoying seeing everyone have so much fun in NYC. I made some magic knot yarn balls and am making a C2C blanket with them and also started a doily today. I want to get more socks on the needles tomorrow. I also want to make a few pair of children's mittens this week. You are so inspiring to me.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you! I want to learn how to make those continuous 'magic knot' yarn balls too. I can't wait to see your C2C blanket that you make with them. What type of yarn are you using? You inspire me too...it goes both ways!

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  8. My oh my! You are on a roll! Everyone's making c2c's. Guess I need to give it a go.

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  9. It must be sock heaven at your place, lol.

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  10. The purple blanket is great fun, and the cream coloured scalloped edging pulls it all together beautifully!

    We've had freezing rain all day long, so summery watermelon socks sound heavenly. Needles + Pattern + Yarn = a definite plan! Good for you!

    I'll be interested to see how the slipper grippers work. I have homemade wool slippers and they are crazy dangerous on hardwood floors!

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  11. The pet blanket is gorgeous, a lovely combination of colours. All your wips are great, I do love a good selection to choose from.

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