Friday, September 8, 2017

Knitting Report

I have been drooling over some yarn at my LYS.  And I was determined to make something with it.  I needed another project and more yarn like a zebra needs more stripes.  Michelle Hunter's new book Building with Lace kept jumping into my hands.  A perfect marriage the shawl from the book and Sandstorm.  But before I start, I must finish my Rosewood Sweater.  The back and front are done and I am about halfway through the first sleeve.

We are leaving for a little vacation in New Jersey meeting up with family for a few days.  That will give me lots of car knitting time--it is seven hours each way.

This week I managed to add more than 4000 yards of yarn.  Sixteen hundred yard I bought for the shawl but I was gifted about 2500 yards for a little contest we had at our LYS.  

I REALLY REALLY don't want to buy or win any more yarn this year.  I am determined to go Cold Sheep for the rest of the year.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

September's Plans

Everything is unpacked and I am settling into a new routine.  I know I will be moving again in about nine months.  But for now I have put that out of my mind.

  1. Elementary Twist Hats for:  Malcolm, James, Rob and Meg
  2. Christmas Stockings for Malcolm and Leo
  3. Q3 KAL--Sweater-- in progress
  4. Craftworks Mystery Bag--Hat
  5. Label Quilts for George and Paige--almost
  6. Read;  Still Life--in progress
  1. Q3 ESK KAL Rosewood V neck
  2. Chunky Pony Tail Hats
  3. Attach labels to George's and Paige's quilts
  4. Sugar Plum Treat Applique
  5. Begin Guild Medallion BOM
  6. Machine Embroidered Crazy Quilt Class
  7. Read:  Still Life
  8. Recommit to Weight Watchers

Friday, August 25, 2017

Knitting Report

My computer has been cranky and not cooperating.  If it wasn't bad enough that my email provider stopped supporting it, it seems that my Windows 7 was waaaaay out of date.  So I bit the bullet and upgraded to Windows 10.  I did back up my files and documents just in case.  Everything went smoothly and I have managed to find most of my stuff.  Unfortunately my stash reports are "corrupted"  and I can't open them.  Enough complaining and onto other things.  I finished 2 Christmas Stockings this week--one for a grand puppy and one for Little Mr. Malcolm.

I love having finishes!!!!

Patterns In:  I only added 2 patterns:  Sporadic Stripes and Wheat Kernals Hat
Plans for the Week:  Continue working on Amy Herzog Pullover and  get back to Archtexture Shawl

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Knitting Report

Patterns Added:  0
Projects Finished:  Mystery Hat and Leo's Christmas Stocking.. My  LYS is sponsoring a mystery knit.  There were 3 yarns and about 300 yards to create a project.  I never would have chosen these yarns and colors.

Projects I worked on:  Cast on Malcolm's' Christmas Stocking, Pullover V-Neck for Eat Sleep Knit KAL
Projects to Work on this Week:  Malcolm's Stocking, V-Neck Sweater, Great American Aran Afghan, Architexture Shawl

I was busy cleaning up my Ravelry account.  I need to organize my queue.  There are too many patterns.  And since my taste has changed,  I will delete things I know I will never make.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Knitting Report

Judy L is back with her knitting report.  I need this to keep accountable and I am thinking of doing something like this for quilting.  Since moving into the apartment, I have waaaaaaay to much yarn and fabric.  Considering the year is more than half over, I am excited that I have not added very much to my stash.  So for my first Knitting Report:

Stroma by Susan Ashcroft

Leo's Christmas Stocking
A Family of Elementary Twist Hats

Complete Leo's Christmas Stocking
Cast on Malcolm's Christmas Stocking
Mystery Hat for LYS
Pullover V-Neck for ESK 3 KAL

Yarn in this Week:  0 yards
Yarn out this Week:  580 yards in projects and 4404 yards gifted
Yarn in YTD:  4340 yards
Yarn out YTD:  7001 yards

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On the needles and yarn Stash

The last box has been unpacked!!!!  I am beyond excited that life is getting back to normal.  Finding storage for my yarn and fabric has been daunting.  But I have managed to use a little stash.  As I was sorting through my yarn while unpacking,  I looked at each skein and asked myself, "Am I really, really going to use this yarn?"  If the answer was a flat out NO or I hesitated for more than 20 seconds, it went into a gift bag for a friend who has just taken up knitting.   I managed to reduce my stash by 4404 yards and it made my friend very happy.

I have a few finishes to share.  Meg, our youngest, requested hats for her two cherubs and her Sweetie.  She chose Elementary Twist and I loved knitting it.  It was all made from stash.  The to smaller hats on the right are both dark green.  Meg wanted a pom pom on her hat and the far left is navy blue for her Sweetie.

I FINALLY put the buttons on Adorable Ewe, Michele Hunter's KAL last Spring.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Plans

I probably should have only listed moving on my July list.  I was able to do a little knitting between unpacking plastic bins and boxes.  Even though my sewing machines are still being serviced, I hope to set up a functional sewing area in the second bedroom.

  1. Move
  2. Q3 KAL for ESK--Sweater--in progress
  3. Architexture Shawl--on hold
  4. Read:  A Single Thread--reading
  1. Elementary Twist Hats for:  Malcolm, James, Rob and Meg
  2. Christmas Stockings for Malcolm and Leo
  3. Q3 KAL--Sweater--in progress
  4. Craftworks Mystery Bag--Hat
  5. Label Quilts for George and Paige
  6. Read;  A Single Thread