I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day whether you celebrate or not. St. Patrick's Day is like Christmas here, well, almost. I got cards and some little Irish charms my daughter sent me and some green silk ribbon.
FO's (Finished Objects) -
FO #1 - The Star - I actually counted it finished last week but it really wasn't. I did do the I-cords this week and attached to the back for tying onto the tree. I think it looks more like a starfish...lol!
WIP's (Works in Progress)
WIP #1 - Sleeve #2 is in progress but not very much progress.........I was distracted by another bright and shiny object..........hmmmmm
#1 - Yes, I cast on a new project. I couldn't resist when I saw Simply Summer Street's Hitch Hiker Shawl last week that has been on my to do list for years! She did not use fingering weight but a skein of Lion Brand Mandala which I just so happened to have in the colorway Warlock. Hers was Centaur and so pretty!
Of course the pattern calls for fingering weight which is probably why I never cast on because I never have that much fingering weight yarn laying around. She used a size 7 U.S/4.5 mm needle and the pattern called for a 32" cable. The only size 7 I had was a cheapo Boye aluminum with a stiff cable that was 29"? Huh? Anyway, when a gal has to cast on she has to cast on! So I did but under my breath I was already ordering a new circular needle! I am enjoying it so much and it is almost all garter stitch (all knit stitch) except for an occasional purl and KFB for increasing. What a fun knit! It has an 8 row pattern repeat which is simple to memorize and you'll know when you're done when you have 41 of those little 'teeth' she (Martina Behm, the designer) calls them. You can make it as big or as small as you want. It is a 'pay for' pattern on Ravelry and she is a great designer. I have many of her designs 'faved'.
#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 #19 now. I can't wait to catch up and enter her KALS/CALS and giveaways.
P.S. To see other fabulous makes please visit our other YOP participants