Friday, July 18, 2014

Word.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Updating and Frogging

For a while now (over two years) I've thought about adding a collar to the Peacock Shrug I knit eons ago. This thought would flit around my brain every time I wore it during the fall or spring, but then forgot about it when it was washed and packed away for a season.

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Today I needed a break from boards review, and decided to once-and-for-all pull out the items I had marked to frog, reskein the yarn, wash it, and then pack it away for future use of the yarn. I came across a "shoulder shawl" I had made from some acrylic sky-blue yarn and some of the leftover Peackcock hand-spun yarn from said shrug.

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I couldn't decide on the color for the stitching together, so chose some leftover Malabrigo Silky Merino in turquoise and the Handmaiden Sea Silk in the pumpkin (bronze) I had knit the baby sweater.

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Tank was of no help...

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I'm quite pleased with the results!

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Tank was her usual snoozy self.

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"Dude, it's Malabrigo. I'm supposed to resist napping on it?"



And for your viewing pleasure, one of my roses from the garden...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Timmy was suffering an existential crisis from the bottom of the well.

Right, these are the things I think about while I'm knitting.

What have I been knitting? A variation of the Tulips sweater for Miss Ruby Fantastic who belongs to one my favorite people.

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Down & Dirty Details:

Needle:
US 6 - 4.0 mm

Yarn
Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk

How much?
0.75 skeins = 327.8 yards (299.7 meters), 75 grams

Colorway - Pumpkin

Purchased at Knitty Noddy


Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino

How much?
0.5 skeins = 75.0 yards (68.6 meters), 25 grams

Colorway - Turquoise

Purchased at
Knit & Knot in Bettendorf, Iowa

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Six Weeks Later...

I finally finished two projects in six weeks that should have only taken a week each, but you know, life gets in the way.

And as cold as this spring has been, the mittens and head/ear warmer will come in handy for the friends I knit for...

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Details:
Needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm

Yarn
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash

How much?
220 yards, 100 grams 1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2m)

Colorway
Blue Velvet (aka Tardis blue)

Purchased at
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada

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Details:
US 8 - 5.0 mm

Yarn
Malabrigo Yarn Rios

How much?
105 yards, 50 grams 0.5 skeins = 105.0 yards (96.0m)

Colorway
lettuce

Purchased at
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada


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And there was some spinning going on, the Spindolyn that I'm getting friendly with in order to spin the gorgeous yak fiber that I received as gifts.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bling!

The last Dead Fish Hat I'll knit. It's not difficult, and uses up any leftovers in a stash. It's just time to move on to the next funky hat...

This is the most shiny of any DFH I've knit, and appropriately named it "Bling."

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The cousin loves it!

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Needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm

Yarn
Bella Soft Yarns Star

How much?
17.8 yards, 16 grams 0.33 skeins = 17.8 yards (16.3m)

Purchased at
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada


Yarn
Plymouth Yarn Encore Colorspun Worsted

How much?
200 yards, 100 grams .5 skein = 100.0 yards (182.9m)

Colorway
blues

Purchased at
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada


Yarn
Rozetti Yarns Polaris

How much?
143.3 yards, 37 grams 0.75 skeins = 143.3 yards (131.0m)

Colorway
silver

Purchased at
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Twisted

This is a reknit of a plain hat that was too small for the person I gifted it to... I call it Twisted Carrot. I love this pattern. Directions written out clearly. Charting is clear. If you're comfortable with the basics of knitting and easy cable patterns, you'd enjoy this hat.

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Needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm

Yarn
Malabrigo Yarn Rios

How much?
262.5 yards, 125 grams 1.25 skeins = 262.5 yards (240.0m)


Colorway
glazed carrots

Purchased at
Knit & Knot in Bettendorf, Iowa

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Winter Olympic Fun

For this project during the Winter Ravellenics 2014:

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I was awarded these "medals"!

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I'm already plotting out my Summer Ravellenics 2016 project...