Tuesday, December 29, 2015

100 Days of Making: Day 94

#day94 of #100daysofmaking: I bought this gorgeous sock yarn blank from @galesart and only had it a week or so before I had to cast it on. I wanted socks but since I'm mostly into short ankle socks right now, I looked for something that would use the whole blank and not waste any of this gorgeous color. Cast on @strickmich Easy shawl. Simple knit that lets the yarn shine.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

100 Days of Making: Day 93

#day93 of #100daysofmaking: My first shipment of the Indie Yarn Carnival club from @erinlanebags arrived today! Buffalo Wool yarn. Not as soft as I was expecting but maybe it softens with washing. I'm not sure if I will make the included shawl pattern or something different... I may cast it on soon, I have a bad case of cast-on-itis, I cast on my @pluckyknitter Primo fingering last night and tonight was searching for a brioche pattern to cast on but was interrupted by mundane things like making dinner and bathing children. Pish posh.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

100 Days of Making: Day 92

#day92 of #100daysofmaking: So I am one row from the end of my Secret Garden shawl by #alanadakos @nevernotknitting I only have enough yarn to finish half a row (I know, I tried to make it). I freaked out and went to #littleskein site and searched for the Western Sky Knits yarn and she was selling single skeins but there were no green skeins left, only pink. So I messaged Anne @annielightknits and asked if there would be future listings or if I could get a custom order. She messaged back quickly and said she actually had one skein in Wick left that she didn't sell because it was a bit more yellow than the other greens but that I was welcome to that one or that she would help me contact Western Sky Knits for a custom skein. Since I only have one row and the bind off to finish, even if the color is very different, I won't mind it being a little contrasty. So I popped over to her store where she had listed the skein (marked for me!) and purchased it. Can't wait to finish this shawl, I've worked harder on this shawl than I have any projects for myself in years! #knittersarethenicestpeople

Monday, December 14, 2015

100 Days of Making: Day 91

#day91 of #100daysofmaking: Made a pair of leg warmers for my niece's birthday. Got them done a few days before her party but didn't actually get them mailed until a few days after her birthday 😳