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.

Monday, July 7, 2014

June's progress and July's promise

Already a week into July!!!  My list for July is a little ambitious considering we will be going on vacation.  But the knitting will go with me.

  1. BOM Tell it to the Stars, Head to Toe and Wayside Embroidery Club
  2. Pinctada Cowl for Camp Loopy
  3. Fleece blanket with wolf machine embroidery:  2 motifs completed
  4. Make a Brick and Mortar top for Guild program
  5. Design and assemble top of Guild challenge blocks
  1. BOM Tell It to the Stars and Wayside Embroidery
  2. Little Mr. C's blanket Camp Loopy #2
  3. Little Mr. C's Hoot Quilt
  4. Cast on Eat Sleep Knit 3rd quarter challenge--Abernathy Sweater
  5. Finish Mr. T's Wolf throw
  6. Forever Blooming Applique project
  7. Bind Mystery Medallion and make a label

Friday, July 4, 2014

Yarn report Week 27

I have been remiss in posting my yarn purchases which definitely exceed what I am using.  My goal has been to only buy yarn for specific projects.  I am somewhat on track.

Eat Sleep Knit and The Loopy Ewe are having challenges that I couldn't resist.  (It doesn't take much to twist my arm).

Skeins in the week:  2  Yardage in 500 yards
Skeins out this week:  1 Yardage out this week:  400
Skeins in YTD:  34  Yardage in YTD:  6664
Skeins out YTD:  15.5  Yardage out YTD:  2552

This week's purchases will be for two new cardigans for my expected new Grandson.

On the Needles Friday

I have started Campy Loopy project #2 and am enjoying the project.  The pattern is Alex's Blanket and I am using Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Chicory

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wolf #3

This is the scariest wolf yet.  But Grandson T thinks it is awesome!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tell it to the Stars

I finished June's blocks just in time.
I am going to visit Judy and see what other's are doing.