Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jumping Online for a Mo'...

Okay, life has been busy. Really, I'll start posting regularly soon... but here's a recap of what I managed to finish in September! Miss all y'all, hope you're doing well!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Let's Pretend!

Quilt progress:

Yes, this is a completely different quilt than the last one I showed you.

NO, I haven't finished the tumbling blocks quilt.


...you can pretend you've seen it before, right?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Houndstooth Hat (and, um, cousin?)

So, for each new bit of yarn or whatever I bring into the house, I have to try to use two things I already have. So, as the bedsocks for which my Navy and Orange Hometown USA yarn were intended kept Not Happpening, I turned it into two hats.

Two AWESOMELY WARM hats, which will be great. Next winter, of course, since it's starting to hit the 90s already this summer.

Anyway, I did the orange-on-blue first, and had thought I'd followed the houndstooth pattern, but as you can see, I didn't. On the second hat, though, I got it right:

The navy-on-orange (the proper houndstooth one) can be worn out of the house. The other, with the weird lightning bolt things that clearly aren't houndstooth, will do just fin as a winter sleep hat, since, as you can see, it nicely covers my eyes if I fold the brim all the way down.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More Neato Stuff

There's still more neat stuff in the world:

A knitted/cabled wedding cake:

This beautiful violin:

And these cool little 3D metal models from Star Wars. (Why yes, I am going to build these. They aren't kidding about Sharp Parts and Needing Needlenose Pliers, though.)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Almost a Mizzle!

The current shawl in the bag (well, one of several going, but this is the one I can currently find) is Patricia Clift Martin's "Mizzle" [Rav link]. I have a couple of balls of the fingering-weight Freia, as I love the it's-just-one-long-color-run of it. This particular pattern seemed to be a good fit for it (yay, Ravelry search for "shawls+I only have x yards of yarn to play with"!).

I've made it past the last eyelet ridge, and am on row 10 of an alleged 28 for the edging. I may or may not have quite enough yarn for all 28 rows, but stopping a few rows short will still give me a lovely shawl. And I should have a photo of it done and blocking before *too* long!