Friday, December 22, 2017

(Almost) Year’s End

Inspired by @wrappedinwool post, I made a #makenine2018 collage. All items in my queue. I thought this was a challenging list but I have yarn for all but the last two sweaters. Even though I have yarn for the first two garments, I really 💗 the Fade Cardi and the Jelly Roll sweater and might attempt them first, if I can afford that much yarn 😅

To list the patterns starting top left and reading down like a paragraph:

I did an audit of finished products and made 24 things this year (if I don't finish anything else in the next few days). My FOs are steadily declining- 32 in 2016, 34 in 2015, and 40 in 2014. But I think the quality is improving. Maybe. Definitely more knits and less crochet which is faster.

Here's the break down of finished items each year: 


1 adult garment (Long bolero)

1 shawl

2 child or baby sweaters

3 child or baby vests

7 socks (5 ankle, 2 kid)

4 hats

5 edged baby blankets


3 adult sweaters

1 blanket

4 shawls

5 child or baby sweaters

1 cowl

2 socks (1 ankle)

6 hats

8 edged baby blankets

2 sets of ornaments


1 blanket

4 shawls

6 child or baby sweaters

1 scarf

6 socks (3 ankle, 2 child)

4 child leg warmers

8 hats

3 edged baby blankets

I set baby sandals

2014 (40)

1 adult sweater

5 child sweaters or dresses

2 scarves

2 socks (1 adult, 1 baby)

4 child leg warmers

14 hats

7 edged baby blankets

5 flowers or toys

One can tell from the number of edged baby blankets how many friends of mine had children each year 😂

Monday, September 4, 2017

Kneed knitting break...?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two socks in a day!

#100daysofmaking: I finished two pairs of tube socks for Emma today from leftover yarn of socks I made for myself - Zauberball and Nomadic Yarns Molly Weasley. I was almost done with both so just had a tiny left to finish both pairs. I was afraid the Zauberball pair was going to be too narrow but they fit well. The Molly socks are too loose but I knew that as I was knitting them and just am hoping that's room to grow.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wrist troubles

#100daysofmaking: A little car line sock knitting. I may need to take a knitting break though, my wrist has been hurting a lot more recently. 😫😩😓

Thursday, August 10, 2017

No power knitting.

#100daysofmaking: When the power is out for no reason and it's taking them forever to fix it... Chick-fil-A and knitting aaaaalllll evening. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Angry Dragon

#100daysofmaking: Working on the second round of color wedges of my daughter's Angry Dragon shawl by Tri Coterie Designs in a mini skein set from Safronie. I used a tiny but more than half of each mini skein for the first triangle so we shall see if I'm able to get a second whole triangle from the rest. It is turning out cute but not as rainbowy as my daughter wanted so I'm sure I'll be commissioned to make another more rainbowish shawl. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

More yarn!

#100daysofmaking: Soo I might have gotten some more yarn. But people, I'm on a blazing hot sock streak and if I finish something, I totally am justified in getting more, right? Right? Also DVD has a long time line so it won't be arriving for at least a month, which means I didn't actually get any yarn today. So there's that. #operationsockdrawer 

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, February 4, 2017


I started a shawl with this mini skein kit I got from the Erin Lane Bag yarn/bag/pattern club (not using the pattern the yarn and bag came with) and am loving this yarn. I told my husband it was so juicy and bouncy and he was like " Did you just describe your yarn as bouncy and juicy!!?!" Muggles. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sweater in a year

#100daysofmaking: one sleeve away from finishing my Little Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fetig @knitbot in @unwindyarncompany Luxe Sock in The Great Berry Caper. I could possibly complete this in under a year... 🙄😳🤔
I added length to the body and the sleeves so that hopefully Emma can wear this next year too. She may not get it to wear it this winter at all since Alabama has decided it only needed a week of cold weather before going straight back into summer 😂 #70degreesandwearingshortsleevestoday