Friday, September 4, 2015

Spinning with beautiful tools


Mirkwood Nimrodel spindle and an amethyst bowl I got recently.  It works wonderfully as a spindle bowl.  This is for the Mirkwood SAL that ends at the end of the month.  I am a little behind here, so will be trying to spin a bit each day and hopefully finish this one by then!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Felines Vol. 20 2015


"What the heck are you doing rolling around in the basket?!?!" - Me

Jumps upright.  "I'm helping you with the laundry!" - Willow

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Undine KAL

Want to knit some socks?  Come and join the Undine KAL with Wandering Cat Yarns on Ravelry.  Its FREE and it goes until Oct. 31st.



In my organize / reduce the stash efforts.  I found some stash yarn to use!  I wanted something in blues and greens to represent the Undine.  

Monday, August 17, 2015

FO: Worsted Ribbed Cap

Hat for Homeless Vets - if you are interested in knitting or crocheting a hat hop on over to the thread on Ravelry on the Just for Fun Crochet Q & A board.



Pattern: Encore Worsted Ribbed Hat (free)
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Colorspun Worsted (left over from sweater)
Needles: US 8
Cast On: 8-10-15
Finished: 8-17-15


I modified the pattern, just made it a bit longer so the brim flipped over.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Traveling Monsters Vol 8 & 9

The Traveling Monsters is almost at an end. It was so much fun, but I think this rotation went a little too long. March 30th - August 17th.  And this was split into two groups of 10 (there was another whole group that traveled).

 It is still fun, but after several, you kinda loose the excitement and run out of ideas. Plus in the summer I was working more because others were on vacation, so I didn't have much time to do anything exciting with the last two. 

Daisy came to visit, she is actually from MA, so she wasn't far from home. She has arrived safely back home this past Friday!


Fukashito was a fun one! He is from CA, so he traveled quite a ways to be here and was comfortable with the HEAT!  Fukashito (the Stash Ninja) helped celebrate my hubby's birthday.


All in all, it was a ton of fun and I can't wait for my little one to get home!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cleaning things up ...


I am working on cleaning things up around here.  I spent some time recently in the stash ... oh my, its a little scary.  I'll do a post on that another day.  

This is a WIP from 2010.  I did have a sticky with hash marks, so I had marked how many repeats of the chart I did.  Its a simple lace pattern at the body, so I was able to easily figure out what row I left on (I'm not even sure I was using charts back then).  Now I have highlighter tape on the chart.

There's still a ways to go on this one, but hoping to finish it up this year!  I also have to find the rest of the yarn, LOL!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Felines Vol. 19 2015


Willow

The boss of everyone.  This is her face for "What is that?  Who's doing what?  Did I say that was ok??"