So, I think I may have been trying to squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of the summer this year. I'm going to blame that for my languishing blog. Another good reason? Well, I've been doing a lot of travelling. I had a family reunion to go to that was promptly followed by a week at the lake and lately I've been recruiting for the company I work for. Thankfully all of those are short trips and most involve airplane time where I can knit to my heart's content. I've been getting a lot done - like - A LOT a lot. Not that I have a ton to show for it. I'm "In progress" in most things.
I finished the socks I was working on. I think I started them while I was doing the mystery crochet along. Dunno. Socks are awesome, but I just don't have the patience to be dedicated to them as my main project, so they take me a while...
|Still not terribly impressed that they dyelots|
don't match - but otherwise, cute!
|yay for pretty socks!|
Actually - on that note... I'm almost finished the socks I'm working on for my lovely husband - who really doesn't want or need socks. He's just having a pair made for him. If he wears them once, it will be a victory!
Bryce's bear is done. He turned out creepy-stick-neck-y, so I made him a scarf. The sewing up was really not as bad as I thought it would be - even if I did do the neck wrong.
So, my mom is a teacher - er... WAS a teacher. She retired this year, and along with bringing home all of her lovely classroom stuff she brought me home two very very full grocery bags of yarn. Not the best quality yarn, but they will make a nice afghan. One of the balls is the ugliest variegated yarn I have seen in my entire life. I decided that I was going to make this insane little afghan that takes 618 motifs (I KNOW!!!) and everything in it was going to go well with the ugliest yarn on the planet. Thus, it is going to be an insane and ugly (hopefully in a good way) scrap-ghan. I made a lot of progress on this one at the lake and then realized I needed more scrap yarn (my mom's mostly didn't go with the yarn. I have a couple projects that I could work on in my stash that would create appropriate scrap yarn.)
|see the crazy variegated yarn! CRAZY!|
I made this adorable baby-hoodie because I loved the pattern, but I wanted it to be uni-sex, so I didn't add any of the ribbons yet and I nixed the ruffled bit at the bottom. Definitely not a 1 skein pattern as it says, but I had been doing my homework on ravelry and there was a lot of "not one skein" going on, so I thankfully, had two.
|Goldie- my baby sized model thinks that she needs an undershirt! *gasp*|
|They match that frou-frou vintage baby dress I made a while ago.|
SO... Here I come Mary Maxim projects! (so excited and LOVING this. VERY VERY MUCH. Hopefully I will love it just as much when it's done.) My cabled shrug. OM NOM NOM. Loving the weight of it (definitely a winter weight) and the colour and the pattern and HECK even *my* part of the whole job. That never happens. My stitches are even and it's working out really well so far. (Wait... does that mean I might *finally* be getting the hang of this knitting thing. NAH! That's too good to be true.)
I made a Chalice Lace Tank. Oh so pretty, because I had leftover yarn (yes, the reason for all these incredibly random projects *is* a stash-purge, bet you hadn't guessed yet.) This one is "sort of" in progress because I finished it and found it was too large. I also have a plethora of edits I'd like to make to the pattern, so I might have torn the darn thing all the way out for the second time. Ya know, maybe. Still love it. Less inclined to work on it at the moment.
OH... and in other news - I got the YARMA app for my iPhone which means all my FOs are going directly onto ravelry with no "camera" step in between. That might have something to do with the lack of posting on the blog. umm... tee hee?