Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stash Report Week 37

There has been very change in my fabric numbers.  I have been obsessed with the knitting bug.  But I have a yearning to pick up the needle and thread.

Fabric in this week:  4.5 yards (background for a Holiday project)
Fabric out this week:  4 yards ( cute little blankets for little Mr. C)
Out YTD:  61.25
In YTD:  16.25

Now my yarn stashing is another story!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

August progess and September goals

Started this post last week and it slipped through the cracks.

  1. Finish Puerperium Sweater--needs buttons
  2. Christmas Stocking for Little Mr. C
  3. BOM Tell it to the Stars and Wayside Embroidery
  4. Complete Camp Loopy #3  Reader's Wrap
  5. Rolled brim hat for Little Mr. C
  1. Complete Little Kate's Christmas Cowl
  2. Wayside Fabulous Flowers BOM
  3. Start Quilt Guild Holiday challenge
  4. Cast on V-neck custom fit cardigan
  5. Applique Petal swap plate designs

Let's see how far I get

Yarn report Week 37

Several finishes made a change in my numbers!

Yarn in this week:  1017 yards (3 skeins)
Yarn out this week: 410 yards (5 skeins)
In YTD:  11,963
Out YTD:  4948

Friday, September 12, 2014

On and (Off) the Needles

I have two finishes and WIP.  Last weekend the Big Guy and I went to DC for our youngest daughter's baby shower.  I finished a rolled brim baby hat on the way down and added it to the box of hand made baby items.
This is what is leftover.  I didn't have an opportunity to take a picture of the hat.  But I was very pleased.
There is another Christmas finish--Gap-tastic Cowl.  I fell in love with the name of the yarn--Madelinetosh ASAP in Dachshund. 
It just needs a little blocking.  The yarn is so soft and plush.  Little Kate (who isn't little but a very beautiful young woman) will be able to wrap this around her neck twice and bring it up as a hood for those cold, snowy Maine days.

And my newest project is a Custom Fit sweater for me!  I think of this as my "big girl" attempt at knitting.  The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock and the color is Blackbird.  I have never successfully knit a sweater for me.

I love the detail of the hem.  It isn't a traditional ribbing but a little twisted cable.
I must admit I am a bit nervous but very excited about this project.

I am off to visit Judy and see what other's are knitting up.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Goals for September

All things considered I am not too disappointed with August's to-do list.  I had been doing fairly well keeping up with Tell it to the Stars but seem to have fallen a little behind.  I should be able to catch up this month.  September's goals are a more than I will accomplish but I will see how far I get.

  1. Finish Puerperium Sweater--needs buttons
  2. Christmas Stocking for Little Mr. C
  3. BOM Tell it to the Stars and Wayside Embroidery
  4. Complete Camp Loopy #3  Reader's Wrap
  1. Complete Little Kate's Christmas Cowl
  2. BOM Tell it to the Stars August and September
  3. Wayside Fabulous Flowers BOM
  4. Start Quilt Guild Holiday challenge
  5. Cast on V-neck custom fit cardigan
  6. Complete two machine embroidered blocks of Hoot
  7. Add to Hexagon stash
Have you started thinking about 2015?  I found my mind drifting toward next year's finishes.  Right now I want to live in 2014 and not leave it just yet.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Yarn Report Week 35

I have a few finishes to share with you and a few projects in the making.  I reported in my previous post that I completed Camp Loopy #3.
This photo shows the edging design that I think is pretty.  The wrap is being blocked and will make its way to the nursing home for someone.

Another summer challenge that I have been participating in is as Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon.  The challenge for this quarter was to choose one of the first patterns we added to a Ravelry queue.  I found two baby sweater patterns that I had saved when I first signed up on Ravelry--Puerperium and Abernathy.  I bought yarn for both but have only finished Puerperium.

The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino DK in Jasper.  I will be taking this to the baby shower next weekend. 

I did add a little more yarn to my stash but I think I know what I am going to do with it!!!

In this week:  1750 yards (5 skeins)
Out this week:  900 yards (6 skeins)
In YTD:  10,946 yards (28 skeins)
Out YTD:  4538 yards (16 skeins)

Camp Loopy Project #3

Camp Loopy 3 is finished and blocking!  The challenge was to knit something in our favorite color and at least 800 yards. Red is at the top of my list.  Since I am not a fast knitter, I needed a pattern without too much detail. I chose the pattern, Reader's Wrap by Lisa Knits.  The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash Aran.  The picture doesn't show off the seed stitch edging very well.  But it is a very pretty design element.