Sunday, August 14, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 124

Vacation yarn!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 124

#day124 of #100daysofmaking: I finished a sweater! My second ever! Kakomu by Kirsten Johnstone in Lindy Chain @knit_picks yarn in the Celery color way. My seaming skills are terrible and I may have ended up with a size that is smaller than I had wanted due to swatch confusion but it looks pretty great regardless of all that. Also this makes me 2/3 of the way to my #stashdash2016 goal! 3K is in my sights! #projectsweaterchest

Saturday, July 23, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 123

#day123 of #100daysofmaking: I can post this now that it's been gifted to my cousin, a "layette" set of an edged flannel receiving blanket (for which I redeveloped a method of crocheting tiny circles and this time I figured out how to tack them down on two sides so they will stay put better after washing-I will post the pattern and hopefully a video tutorial if YouTube will cooperate on my ravelry page soon), a Newborn Vertebrae sweater in Plucky Primo which was coincidentally the same color as the blanket I chose, and a Checkerwork hat by Vexy in KPPM that I found that matched the other two. Made a cute combo despite no initial intention to make the set match.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 122

#day122 of #100daysofmaking: Knit pucks order of all the needles! Got a few rainbow wood to slow down some slick yarn projects with silk in them. And I couldn't not order some yarn - Hawthorne in Poseidon. Planning on a sweater vest for my son.

Monday, July 4, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 121

#day121 of #100daysofmaking: I started a Newborn Vertebrae from the leftovers of some Plucky Primo and while laking it for the 4th, I got to the end of the body. Concerned I may not have enough yarn for the sleeves, I examined it closely to realize I had increased on the front when I wasn't supposed to. I could leave it but probably not have yarn for long sleeves. Or I could rip back to row 6 and increase only in the proper places. Based on pic 2, guess what I did?? What a bummer waste of knitting time.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 120

#day120 of #100daysofmaking: Still not much knitting progress. I took #hitofudecardigan to the park and got half a row done in the blazing heat while the kids climbed up slides. I put two rows on my Inky brioche shawl. But child number one refused to nap and my wrist felt funky after half a row of knitting so for the evening knitertainment, I reorganized my stash that I finally took out of my son's room and moved to the basement, went through a random stack of magazines and added them to my Rav library, and drooled on my just arrived @muststashsheep Woodstock yarn with 20! stripes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

100 Days of Making: Day 119

#day119 of #100daysofmaking: I haven't posted knitting in nearly a month. I have been knitting but not nearly as much as I wish I could. My probably carpal tunnel keeps flaring and I am trying to limit my knitting time (and my yoga) due to pain in my wrists. I would rather do small amounts of knitting and rest every day or two then push it and end up in so much pain that I can't knit at all (or pick up the kids, or type my documentation at work, or do things around the house.... Wait, I can live without the household chores). This is my third Hitofude from @pluckyknitter Lodge Fingering. It's easy to pick up and put down, the pattern is so easy to memorize. I'm still on the sleeves and nearly done with my first (of 3) ball of yarn. It won't be finished as quickly as my first two.