Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Camp Loopy #3

The Loopy Ewe is one of my favorite go-to sites for yarn.  I am continuing my camping tradition this summer.  Our third challenge for August was to knit or crochet at least 800 yards of our favorite color.  Now, my favorite color is red--because my husband said so!!  I actually do like red.  But he loves it when I wear anything red.  Since I will be in Ireland when the third challenge begins, I want to choose something simple that would be easy to work on while on a bus or plane.  I chose the pattern Reader's Wrap by Lisa Knits.  And I chose Cascade Aran in Ruby.
Unfortunately, I won't be visiting the Aran Islands on this trip.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

On and off the Needles

Again I find my self trying to catch up with blog posts.  I love visiting Judy's place to see what others are working on.  I have discovered many future projects there. 

As some of you saw in my previous post, I finished a baby blanket for a Camp Loopy challenge. 

Several members of our knitting group, The Wooly Women, have been making a Waterfall scarf.  I am ready to start the bind off and stitch dropping.

Camp Loopy Project #2

The challenge for project #2 was to think of a place we like to visit.  This will be a stretch but it is the first thought that came to mind when I saw this yarn.  I have to confess that often times I buy yarn because I like the name.  Twig sounds so much lovelier than brown.  And then there is Fig, Copper Penny, Glazed Pecan. just to name a few.  So for project #2 I chose Madelinetosh DK in Chickory.  There are lovely shades of teal and grey-brown.  Mom-to-be chose the color.  The pattern is Alex's blanket from Auroraknits.

The design is simple but elegant.  I can see making this blanket again.  It wasn't a fussy knit.

OOPS.  forgot to say how this tied into a place I like.  Chickory reminds me of New Orleans--no I have never been there!  Chicory reminds me of coffee that may be served there.  I definitely want to go to New Orleans.  It is on my bucket list of adventures.  I have a niece who attended Tulane and a nephew who will be going to Tulane this Fall.  I'm not sure even I can follow my own logic!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Another Project?

Have you ever asked yourself, "I need to start another project?"  I would have to answer, hands down, NO.  But that isn't stopping me.  I have been obsessing over hexagons.  I see them everywhere and cannot stop thinking about them.
So I gathered a few 30's fabrics and the never-been-used Accuquilt cutter and proceeded to cut a "few" hexagons--just to make a sample--not two, not three, just one.
I now have enough hexagons to make 15 or so flowers for a Grandmother's Flower garden.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wolf #4

The fourth and final corner of Mr. T's fleece blanket is done.
I think he is going to like this!
My next machine embroidery project is going to be a quilt for my not yet born grandson.  I am going to use an Anita Goodesign--Hoot

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yarn report week 28

This hot, muggy lazy Sunday afternoon let's me catch up with posts that are due. 
No matter how hard I try, I keep adding to my yarn stash.

This week I added two skeins of Berroca Metallic Captiva and two skeins of Berroca Captive in purple.  I will be making two Christmas gifts--dress scarves for two of my daughters.  My Campy Loopy project is moving right along and I am getting ready to order yarn for Camp Loopy #3.  I just have to decide on the pattern.

Skeins in the week:  4  Yardage in 396 yards
Skeins out this week: 0 Yardage out this week: 
Skeins in YTD:  38  Yardage in YTD:  7056
Skeins out YTD:  15.5  Yardage out YTD:  2552

Stash Report Week 28

Yipee!!!!  A change in my numbers--finally.  I put together a quilt top from blocks that we made a as guild challenge.
Fabric in this week:  0
Fabric out this week:  4yards
Fabric in YTD:  56.75 yards
Fabric out YTD:  12.25 yards

There is not quilting or piecing in my near future.  We are planning a trip to Ireland.