Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gearing up

The Metro Yarn Crawl starts tomorrow!

Here's hoping it's a smashing success for all the shops!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Random stuff on my phone from this week. Some is yarn related. 

Habitica has Zombie Eggs, which grow into Zombie Egg Baskets. If you need a productivity app that's also fun, check out 
Signs of Spring: 

Cascade Sunseeker arrived at the store. I might have put 2 skeins each aside of orange, royal blue & white for a Broncos Affection shawl.

We also got a new cotton/viscose blend... 

... and that's enough of that for today.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cotton Cardi progress

Back & sides done, sleeves cast on, side seams done! 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New project - Cotton Cardi

Since it's almost Metro Yarn Crawl time, I figured I should start something with yarn I got last year. 

Gonna be: (DROPS Design)

Hopefully, there's enough yarn if I play with needle sizes & cast ons!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Knitted Peter Rabbit

I have GOT to find this pattern!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TKGA/CGOA conference

Registration opens tomorrow. Looks like I'll be doing more crochet than knitting, and have at least one day off to explore.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Cleaning Pt 1

Bought "fix storage on the top of the fridge" stuff in December. Today was the day it finally happened - SO HAPPY! 

Useful iApp for Knitters/Crocheters

I have tried a LOT of counters for my phone. I finally found one that does what I want. Here's the developers' site, as they can tell you all the bells and whistles better than I:

Here's a screenshot so you can find it in the App Store:

Seriously, this thing is wonderful and does EVERYTHING I want it to do. Highly reccomend!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Harper Shawl update

Got to the halfway point (more or less) of the Harper Shawl today. I decided to stop and weave in all the ends thus far, as there are a LOT of them. If I waited until it was done, it might never happen! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Color Affection

So, the store is doing a Color Affection KAL starting the 29th. Pam started hers last week, and found a bunch of helpful tips in the pattern comments on Ravelry.

I selected my yarn today (after an incredible amount of dithering):

It's Urban Girl Yarn merino fingering, in the Lizard, Lemonade & Gimger colorways.

So far, so good!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Woodlawn Loot, Pt. 2

So, the second kit I got at In Stitches was a Jim Shore/Mill Hill Beads. Started it Tuesday.

As of Thursday afternoon, all the stitching is done and it's ready for beads: 

And because it's the 17th:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


What happens to traffic when the entire Metrorail system shuts down, recorded here for posterity: 

One Sheep Coaster, finished!

Quick, fun little Scottish kit. :)

Next up:

Threads & beads sorted and ready to go!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Woodlawn Loot, Pt. 1

Went to see the 53rd Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition and Sale today. The "sale" part is new, and it was nice to see people pricing their work appropriately (i.e., thousands of dollars for hundreds of hours of work).

Can't take photos, of course, but it's worth the trip, a lot of the pieces are stunning!!

Woodlawn means it was also the annual trip to In Stitches. I ended up getting four pieces, the first of which is a little Scottish  sheep coaster kit:

I borrowed mom's thread minder while I was getting started:

Got most of the border done before bedtime. More tomorrow!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Uniquities Fiber Festival

Today was the Uniquities Fiber Festival, and I was able to go. Managed to keep from overdoing. My goal was some light blue Wild Hare Galaxy:

I also got some fun buttons:

Also found a nifty gadget (available in many colors). Mine is shiny copper:

It's going to go on the Harper Shawl, because as it is a pain when the stitches slide off.

Not sure what the blue sparkly yarn is for yet, but it will be lovely!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Kerchief is done!

Headscarf kerchief-thingy is done! One skein of Cascade Tangier and size 8 needles, made it up as I went.

Friday, March 11, 2016


It's too warm for hats now, but I still want to not deal with my hair sometimes. So, as there was a single skein of Tangier in the all-the-colors colorway, I started to knit one:

I think I'm past the halfway point now. We'll see.

I should sleep now....

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Past the Arm Holes

A bit more progress. The circle is still flat. I should be starting the back-and-forth after the collar soon. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

More on the Circular Vest

I managed to get the center of the best to stay flat for a few more rounds:

I then carefully marked where the sleeves should go, made the openings with chain less foundation double-crochet (As fun as it sounds. Really.), and did a few more rows.

It wasn't even CLOSE to flat... so, basically everything I crocheted yesterday had to be frogged. 

Let me tell you this: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable HATES to be frogged. It's basically single-spun acrylic MOHAIR. It took less time to frog than to crochet on the first place - but only just barely.

Anyway, today, I managed to get a good, flat middle circle all the way out to the arm holes.

Tomorrow, after the sleeves, it can begin to ruffle a bit. But for now, it is flat.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


The Circular Vest class was today. We had the choice of basic double crochet on out, or to play with stuff.

I opted for "play with stuff", and am attempting a Viral Vest (some of the same motifs as the Virus Shawl). So far, so good!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Baker St Scarf - blocked!

Here's the blocked Baker Street Scarf. Looks much better now, go figure! 

Now I need to get hopping on the next store model!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Scarf Blocking

Just have two blocking squares to work with? Use both sides! 

Elegant? Maybe not. But it works! 

(Hopefully, the scarf will finally be dry tomorrow!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


I have a big, blank piece of needlepoint canvas. Trying to choose something for it is... difficult.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016