Monday, March 2, 2020

Better late than never

Should have posted this several weeks a go.

I'm still working on my Advent Mystery Shawl. I"m about 9 rows from a bind off. Hope to make that possible by the end  of the month.

A Homespun House Mystery Advent KAL
Two of my Knit Night buddies and I are working on Nefertiti Shawl. One friend knitted hers with lace weight and mohair, and motivated us to try our hand at this great pattern. I'm working my shawl with Yarn Bee, Hint of Glam  from Hobby Lobby. The Colorway is Teal. I started the shawl with my Chaigoo Bamboo size 3 needles. This yarn is a loosely spun yarn and I was having a lot of issues with the yarn splitting. I changed to size 3 Karbontz by Knitters Pride and now the splitting is less of an issue.


Knitting Finish and WIP

My knitting has picked up a lot. Still having trouble making myself sit and blog about it. Lately I've just been sharing on IG. A few quick pics not as many words. Easy-peasy. 

Anyway since I finally made it here. 
I'm currently working on Nefertiti Wrap by Miriam Felton. I'm using Hobby Lobby's Glint of Glam in Teal. Knitting with Knitter's Pride Karbonz #3. I started this in January with 2 friends. I'm using this to learn knitting from charts and trying out all the features of KnitCompanion. This baby has a total of 19 charts! I've made it to chart #9. I will be sitting taking some time today to figure out why I'm having issues with the last potion of row #3. Fingers crossed. 

The designer has provided both written instructions and charts. This is my first attempt at knitting a project strictly from charts. So far with the help of KnitCompanion, I've been doing very well. My biggest regret is the yarn I choose. This yarn while very nice, with the incorporated luxe, is very loosely twisted which makes it all to easy to split the yarn. With any number of yarn overs (yo), knit togethers (tog), and slip,slip, knits (ssk) it makes for some slow knitting.
If/when I finish this I would like to made another in a lace weight yarn. Yes, its official I'm off my rocker. 


Nefertiti Wrap
Miriam Felton
HL Glint of Glam, Teal

The Homespun House Advent MKAL is finished and off the needles. There a few challenges with one but it's done and blocked, ready to be worn.
Homespun House
Mystery Knit-a-Long Knit 2019 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Advent Knitting

Today is the 15th this month and year are almost over. I managed to get more knitting done than ever before, blogging not so much. I will try to gather my pictures and post some of the things I completed this year. 

I signed up for 2 Advent calendars this year. I started the Jimmy Beans Yarn Craftvent 2019, but haven't even finished Day 1. I will get it later.

My Lola Bean Advent Calendar is for Mini skeins, so no knitting. It was a little late since AC was sick so the mailings were a little late. Well mine finally arrived and it was well worth the wait. Here are the first 15 days.

I'm still on Week One of The Homespun House Advent MKAL, but I'm loving the yarns I have received so far.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Yarn and Thread

We are really in the 4th month of the year. Well that would be halfway through the 4th month. Easter seemed so far away and now it's only 7 days away.
Right now I'm working on a C2C baby blanket that I wanted to present by Easter. I'm working toward the last corner but I'm not sure I'll be finished and have it blocked in the time I have left. 😓

This weekend I started working on Smash again. I decided to go with the purple Hawthorne Tonal, Eugene, instead of the more red tonal that  I bought. The Eugene seems to match the purple specks better.

I've joined the Ice Drop Addicts FB group. I've completed a few and 2 pop cap Ice Drops. I would like to work to one-per-week. I haven't made it there yet. There are do many variations, I'd like to have one each for myself as well as enough done for Christmas gifts. Fingers crossed.

I've been looking for a way to wear/display my enamel pins. Thanks to All About Ami, I think I have the perfect solution. I'm using her instructions to make a liner for a see through bag. The first base I started  was a little to big, (I think my bag is smaller than hers.) so I decreased the number of stitches on my second try. Fingers crossed that it won't be too small.  
I'm using the recommended 24/7 Lion Brand yarn, but I'm using Aqua instead of the Ecru.

Thanks for your visit.
Make All The Things!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Some 2018 tatting.

Would you believe I have some tatting to report? I know, I know but it's a reality so here goes......

The year is almost over. I am happy that I finally picked up my shuttles again. I was able to complete 12 motifs that I used for ornaments. The frames were from Michaels. I think they turned out very well. The best part was I got them in the mail in time to arrive at each location before Christmas.

Square motif
found online:
Lizbeth sz 20 white

This angel by Renulek  was tatted for a close friend and co-worker who retired this month. I'm still working on my presentation. The wings are not as stiff as I would like.  I used liquid starch, now I'm considering using some glue. 

Angel 1
Lizbeth sz 20 white

I finally tried tatting an Ice Drop. This is a basic design from a tutorial by Diane .
Ice Drop 
Diane Cademartori
Lizbeth sz 20 white

By for now, 
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 8, 2018

Month Ten

Month Ten of 2018

Where has the year gone? I haven't done much tatting this year but I have completed a few knitting projects. Why none of the blog post and updates I planned in my head never made it here is mystery. 

I completed the Jimmy Beans' 2017 Craftvent Shawl, and the Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli.
Neither one is blocked yet, I've been to chicken to try. I have all the supplies and equipment ready for when I pluck up the nerve.

2017 Craftvent MKAL
Jimmy Beans Wool

Hipster Shawl, Joji Locatelli
Loops and Thread, Joy DK color Mint

Of course Jimmy Bean is sponsoring a 2018 Craftvent, it starts in less than 60 days. Yeah!!  While last year's was run as a MKAL this year the project has been revealed. It's a lovely shawl by Joji. I 'm looking froward to receiving my kit next month and learning some new techniques as I improve my knitting skills. 

On the Needles:
Silverleaf, Lisa Hannis
I bought 3 balls of Linea Pura in a Olive colorway last year at the Columbus Fiber Fest. I got started the beginning of this month. I am so sad there will be no Columbus FF this year. I hope that it will return next year. 

Slip This!, Meagan Poteete-Johnson

 Here's to cooler themperatures!!
Spice & Clover Pumpkin, Hannah Maier

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Hello 2018

Hello 2018
I started my Jimmy Bean MKAL on the first of January. Now this was really their Craftvent Calendar from 2017. The MKAL was a mystery that started the first of December, 2017 with the project to be completed by 24th December. I didn't find out about this opportunity until after the 15th. By the time my Craftvent Calendar arrived it was a week before I left for my vacation. Hence the 1st January start. I try to work on this at least once weekly. I've finally made it to color 4. Three more color sections to go and I'll have a shawl. 

Jimmy Bean
Craftvent Calendar 2017

I am so ready for Spring!! Trying to master, okay, get more comfortable with double points; sooooo  I decided to try my hand at an Easter Egg. The pattern is free on the blog of Arne and Carlos.

I'm using some Lion Brand BonBons for my eggs.
Needles: 3 (3.25mm)

I started a crochet project from Living With Beautiful Crochet. The project is displayed in the book as placemat but I plan to use it on top a piece of furniture. I'm using DMC Cebelia sz 20 with size 9 crochet hook.

Happy making,