FO's (Finished Objects) -
FO #1 - The Star!!! Although, in all honesty I still need to make 2 I-cords to tie it around the tree and I will! Tonight...I will not wait until Christmas Eve! LOL! I have been known to do that.......
Also, I could not totally close the hole in the middle so it has a "design feature" of a button to cover it up. My daughter would like one.....uh oh.....there's part of me that wants to perfect this darn pattern and master it and then there's another part of me that says just walk away.
FO #2 - I finished several more dish cloths this week.....last week was the Advent Calendar Christmas cloth and an orange one and I was 1/2 way done with a yellow one. Since then I've finished the yellow one and made a gold one and a pomegranate colored one. I also took a picture to show you the size difference between 44 stitches cast on and 54. The one on top was my Mom's. The only problem with making the bigger cloth is that with 44 you can get 2 clothes out of 1 skein but with 54 you can only get one cloth with a lot of yarn left over. Solution? Stripes and scrappy cloths!
FO #3 - Scrubbie!!!! Whoa Nellie.....that Red Heart yarn is something else but this pattern is great and easy....it's just when you try and gather it up or stitch with it make sure you are going in a big hole otherwise it will get stuck and you will yank and pull like nobody's business to get it to move backwards or forwards. I'm thinking maybe the netting would be easier? This is the prototype though and I will use it and see how I like it. If I do then I guess I will try and get more proficient at making them. I have plenty of "yarn" left in the skein to make several more so it would be an economical gift for sure. Maybe paired with a couple dish cloths and a bar of my handmade soap? Just sayin'!
WIP's (Works in Progress)
WIP #1 - Sleeve #1 is done on the sweater! My DPN's arrived this week and I was able to finish the cuff. I must admit though....DPN's and straight needles get caught in my sleeves...I prefer circulars as that doesn't happen even for straight knitting. Does anyone know what length of cable I should get for knitting sleeves?
WIP #2 - A new cast on! My felted slippers prototype....these are for me but if they work out then they may be the gift for Christmas 2018. I bought the women's pattern but there are patterns for men and children too. Yarn Hoarder (podcast) - Amber Lindeman, made these for her entire family for Christmas.....like a zillion pair and she got rubber soles you can order from Etsy to sew on the bottom so they are really nice when done! Here's the link for the men's slippers but she has them all.......
Here's a picture of the mens but they all look the same just different sizes.
BTW there was little work done on my CMB (Cozy Memories Blanket)....I have a feeling it is going to take a back seat for awhile as I am ramping up for birthdays and then Christmas gift making!
Acquisitions and getting ready to cast on:
I received my order from Knit Picks which were the size 6 DPN's for the sweater cuff, the wool yarn for the felted slippers and this Felici sock yarn in the Hisbiscus colorway.....I showed it earlier this week but some of you only come by for YOP so I thought I would show it again. I need to get more sock needles so I can cast on all the socks!!!
I have not received my Alicia Paulson or Little Skein in the Big Wool packages but soon I hope!
Here's a picture of Alicia's Time of Spring Flowers cross stitch of which the kit is sold out already but usually you can get the pattern.....isn't it precious? I can't wait to start it.....and finish it! LOL!
I want to do all the seasons.........I need to order the one from Winter............
I did pick up the Spring issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects at Wally World........so inspirational and a treat to peruse............
Here is the kit for the next ornament after I knit up the I-cord for the star...........I need to find the directions but I know where they are........I put them in a notebook of patterns............there were 3 designs and I can't remember which one this is........ I'll show a picture next week............another Alicia Paulson design.
#1 - Land of Sweets Cowl
I still have to get enough mini-skeins to do the different colors. I'll be starting on this very soon and probably ordering some minis this week.
#2 - Some Valentine's Day socks - I'll be on the look out for VD appropriate yarn. I heard that Lolo Did It always dyes special yarns for the holidays so I need to take a look but it will have to be in next month's craft budget.
#3 - Something for St. Patrick's Day...socks or cowl...not sure. I think I found a cowl pattern with a Celtic design but I would like socks too!
#4 - Still more washcloths as I have plenty of Dishie and Peaches and Creme worsted cotton
What I'm "wishing upon a star" for -
#1 - My Valentine and St. Patrick's Day yarns for socks or cowls and mini's for cowl and Granny Stripe Blanket.
#2 - Susan B. Anderson has her 2 kits back in stock..........The Loopy Sheep
and her Spring Chicken kits just in time for Spring but where do I get the dough for all these great items?
#3 - my new over the top obsession I discovered from Little Bobbin's mother who does the most beautiful stitchery from Jesse Chorley
I'd like to do her Friendship Quilt if I live long enough! LOL! I may try just a little sampler on my own but check out her website for lots of other wonderful and unique items and projects.
Podcasts: Still binge watching Yarn Hoarder and I think I am on #16 now. I only watch about 1 per night as they are pretty long. I can't wait to catch up and enter her KALS/CALS and giveaways.
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