Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WIP-it Wednesday (July 31st 2013)

I made a lot of progress on my Zip socks this week!  I am hoping that I can report a finished object on Friday!!  I am almost ready to start the toe decreases on the first sock and on the second sock (I had to steal the needle from that one to work on something else...) I am ready to begin the heel flap.  I suspect I will be on that later today!!



To see more of other people's WIPs please head on over to Tami's Amis!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Year of Projects Update #1

I am a few weeks behind everyone else since I joined the party late so I will be numbering my posts differently.

This past week my plan was to block my blue lace scarf and get that all done.  I finished knitting on this one back in May so it is about time I got it all finished!!  So here are a few pictures of it all finished.  I am really pleased with this scarf!!  So pretty!!  There are more pictures here and here.

I also got all the patterns printed out for all the socks I have lined up for the rest of the year so that is all set to go!  I am including progress pictures to show where I am at with each of my WIPs.  I hope to slowly, but surely, get them all finished up over the next little while.

Advent Scarf
Crochet Scrap Afghan - I now have 50 squares complete.
Vanilla socks
I have been working on the crochet afghan most of the time this week.  It is fun, easy, and quick!  It is also nice and mindless so I can happily watch TV and stitch away!  Most of the knitting projects I have going now require me to pay attention (all but the vanilla socks require thinking - lots of charts and details to watch for!!).

This upcoming week I plan to focus on Zip and the afghan squares.  I also think I should spend some time on my vanilla socks - they are getting closer to completion!  Check back next week to see how far I managed to get!

Friday, July 26, 2013

FO Friday (July 26th 2013)

I have a finished object to write about!!  I started this scarf back in November and finished the knitting part in May.  I finally got it blocked the other day so now it is officially all DONE!!  I love it even though it has a few mistakes (I mean character or originality).

Yarn Love this yarn!!
Link to my Ravelry Project page
Start Date: November 1st 2012
Finish Date: July 24th 2013

Unblocked. Such a crinkly mess...


Closeup of the lace.

Closeup of the lace.

Closeup of the lace.

Closeup of the lace.
Closeup of the lace.

All stretched out!

To see more great finished objects head on over to Tami's Amis!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WIP-it Wednesday (July 24th 2013)

After a long break from blogging I am back!!  I have several projects on the go right now but want to show off my current crochet scrap afghan.  I'll link to my own page once I have some more pictures posted there :)  This is such a fun, easy stash busting pattern - and so mindless for working on while watching TV! 

Head on over to Tami's Amis to see more WIP Wednesday posts!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Year of Projects Late Beginning

I am a bit late to the year of projects...  I was away for the first half of July and have just got around to getting this organized (jetlag really had a tight hold on me this time coming home!!)  I have posted my list and introduction over on this page and I hope to keep up this year with weekly updates on Sundays.  

I plan to focus on getting things organized and ready to go this week.  I also plan to soak and block a scarf I finished several months ago.  I will also work on socks - I'm not sure which pair of sock WIPs is calling to me, but I will do some sock knitting.

And I need to post pictures - lots of pictures :) 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Change of plans!

So the other day I started a scrap afghan.  Now, although I love the way the pattern looks I was reminded again that I really do not enjoy making traditional granny squares.  I don't like that I can't easily tuck in the tails as I crochet along - this is quite the deal breaker for me - especially when there are oodles of tails to tuck in for each square!

So I changed my mind and decided on another scrap afghan - this one!  I will be using the same yarn and colors that I was planning to use for the first on and will add some more colors as well.  So far I have made 14 squares.  Each one is about 4.5 inches and has only one or two tails to tuck in - one if I line things up nicely and have a chance to stitch over the rest.  Makes me happy and this afghan is going to look so cheerful once it is done!!  I am not sure what size I will make - likely large enough to cover our queen size bed.  I'll have to lay out some squares to see just how many I will need.  I also need to map out the colors - I plan to make a bunch of middles in each color I have and then use each of the others for the second round - and continue doing this for each color.  Make sense??  I'll take some pictures tonight and post them soon!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Back at it!!

I have been absent from this blog for far too long!!  I have been doing a fair bit of crafting over the past six or more months but just have fallen on the wayside for posting here!

I am starting a new afghan today (seems like a good idea when the temperatures are in the 90s!!)  Anyway, it is done in pieces so I can do up a lot of them and wait until it is cooler before I sew them together.  It's been a while since I worked on a crochet afghan so I am looking forward to this!  This is the pattern and I am planning to do it in scraps of yarn I have already. 

These are most of the colors I plan to use.