Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pls Send Yarn

It's late, I have a door full of magnetic letters, and I am easily amused. #plssendyarn #knittersoftheworld #crochetersoftheworld #yarnaddict #magnets 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Simone's Wedding Shawl Progress

The KAL is going apace:

Parts 1 & 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5 has dropped, so I'll start that tonight at home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

All the repairs...

Monday was the day for electrical inspection, HVAC check, and the start of the massive plumbing repairs. 

As my job was pretty much open the door, then stay out of the way, I had time to play with the pre-stretched canvas pack I got at Michaels.

The canvas isn't taut, and the one I picked needs ironing (turns out my tiny quilting iron is useful for more than O thought). A quick internet search gave me the perfect free pattern.

So, here it is, all finished:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hitchhiker, finally!

Last week, as I was reorganizing the house, I found a skein of Island Yarns Rivulet in the "Cosmos" colorway. It was even wound and in a yarn cozy(!).

I vaguely recalled wanting it for a particular pattern. Couldn't remember what, though, so I cast on Hitchhiker instead.

I carried around. It got to go to a fancy restaurant downtown and all over.

By Monday, I was done, and I had this much yarn left: 

Yeah. Could not have called it closer. Here it is yesterday, basking in the warmth of the kitchen vent:

26 teeth in all, instead of the 42 of a true hitchhiker. I love the way it worked up, though!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Simone's Wedding Shawl InstaKAL

So, OwlCat Designs is hosting a KAL for her design "Simone's Wedding Shawl" on Instagram. Today will be Day 3, so you can still play along!

Search Instagram for either @OwlCatDesigns or #SimonesWeddingShawl to get all the instructions.

You need 3 colors of yarn. Mine are MadTosh Light Merino in "Brothers Grimm" (the inky black/green), Wild Hare Fibers Galaxy in "Serenity" (the sparkly red) and Done Roving Frolicking Feet in "Fire &!Ice" (the multi).

Here is my Day 2. The black is my Color A, red is B, and the multi is Color C.

Eagerly awaiting Clue 3!