Friday, September 18, 2015

Off & On the Needles - 9/18/15

Another week with a finish. The crochet scarf is done. I think it turned out pretty good for just learning crochet. The designer even asked if she could feature my picture on her pattern page.

Right after completing the scarf, I cast on for the first Loopy Ewe school assignment - a pillow. Two of the three pieces are done. I should be able to complete the last piece this weekend and maybe even get it seamed together.  I need to find some buttons for it too. The pattern is Independent Pillow. The yarn is Cascade 128 Aran in Melon. This is my first time knitting with the Aran weight. It won't be my last. I'm not an orange person, but I love this color!

Have you heard about the Scoreboard KAL? You choose your favorite football team's colors, whether it be college, high school or NFL. You knit a scarf and the pattern is based on the score of the game for the entire season. Check out the link above to learn more. At the end of the season you'll have a unique scarf. I'm thinking of doing it. My local yarn shop is doing it and has been emailing the results each week.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Off & On the Needles - 9/11/15

I completed the daffodil socks last week.

To earn the ESK "Happy Hooker" badge, I need to complete a crochet project. I watched several crochet You Tube videos and tried to figure it out, but it just looked like a mess. So I went back to Ravelry to see if there was another project I could try. I found a tutorial on how to crochet a hot pad (Ravelry link) using the Tunisian crochet method. Now this I "got". It's currently 26 inches. I'm using the leftover Cascade 220 yarn from the baby blanket I knit earlier this year.

I will only have one more badge to earn after the Happy Hooker and that is Special Delivery.  Since it's my birthday month, I will earn that one in the near future also.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

On the Needles - 9/4/15

Sock #2 has been started. Shortly after casting on one of my cables broke, so I had to wait to get a new one. Now I'm back to chugging away at it. The gusset is almost done and then it's on to the heel. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Daffodil colorway.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

On the Needles - 8/28/15

Sock #1 is complete. I have yet to cast on sock #2 as it's been a busy week. There are a couple days left in August so we'll see how far I get to completing this KAL.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

On the Needles - 8/21/15

Sorry I've been MIA, I had lost my knitting mojo. My Camp Loopy Project #2 - baby cardigan did not get finished in time, it still needs sleeves. I cast on Camp Loopy Project #3 (Gideon shawl), but the yarn I chose didn't seem to suit the pattern so I ripped it out. Feeling kind of lost on where to go from there, I decided to take a break. A couple weeks ago I attended the STITCHES Midwest show. I only went to market and managed to keep my purchases to only 5 skeins of yarn and one bag.

Last weekend I decided to try knitting the mini fox to earn the Eat Sleep Knit (ESK) Mini-knit badge. He didn't turn out too bad for my first knitted "animal". He has a big nose but oh well. Since Sonny keeps shedding and because I didn't have any stuffing around, I used some of his fur to stuff the fox. You can tell he's thrilled in the picture.

I decided to focus back on the ESK badges and cast on the Hermione's Sock pattern to satisfy the KAL and also to earn the Fill Your Boots (sock) badge. I'm halfway through the gusset section on sock #1. As you can see, there is a little pooling action.

Once I complete the socks, I only will have the Happy Hooker (crochet project) and Special Delivery (birthday) badges left to complete from the first three quarters. Next month is my birthday so that leaves the Happy Hooker badge. Hopefully I can earn the last two badges before the Q4 badges are announced.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

On the Needles - 7/10/15

The baby cardigan has grown quite a bit this week. I have one more inch to knit before the cabled hem. I'm hoping to have the body finished by this time next week.

Camp Loopy Project 3 requirements were released earlier this week.  I ordered Madelinetosh Vintage in Antique Lace and Black Walnut to knit Gideon (Ravelry link).

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Friday, July 3, 2015

On the Needles - 7/3/15

Now that it's July, I cast on for my Camp Loopy Project #2. I am making a baby cardigan for my nephew's baby. I'm using Universal Bamboo Pop (in Grape) for the first time and love it. The only thing I don't like is that I have to use Size 3 needles to get gauge. Thanks to a 3.5 hour drive yesterday, I made quite a bit of progress.

I did not take a new picture of Merewether, but it's currently 15.5 inches long, so I have about an inch to go before dividing for the front and back. Once I finish my Camp project I will get back to this.

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