Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Term Begins

I have absolutely no idea what year I am I  HPKCHC - M4, possibly, or B7? No clue.

The manor system is still operative in the Snake Pit. I'm assigned to Cerberus Manor this term. Abycat & Cattiekins & MrsMouse are there (that I noticed in a quick glance). As usual, the Common Room filled up so quickly I'll never catch up! 

We'll be doing a Detention Whoompf on September 1, so I'm scrambling to get my entrelac hat almost finished so I can finish it Thursday morning. It just needs the corrugated ribbing!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Color Pop app

My mom, who is now totes comfy cruising the 'net, sent me a blurb on the ColorPop app. Which is just what it sounds like. Still having fun with it: 

Oh, I also started another shawl. More on that tomorrow...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Do Not Pass

My neighborhood is taking the balrog problem seriously.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This week got away from me...

I did manage 3 medals in the Ravellenic Games this year... and a whole lot of misses (mostly WIPs). 

Restarted a Looped infinity scarf. We had a store model in Lustra; I have this stuff.

Got cookies.

Got new kicks.
(PS, taking photos of one's own feet is tricky.)

Walked around historic Occoquan, VA.
There are vultures there, yo. And spy cameras?

Did I mention cookies?

Yep. Had a lobster dinner. ;)

More coherence this week, hopefully!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

198 yds Times Two

So, I finished the shop model, and it looks great:

Then, I knit a modified one out of my first knittable quantity of handspun:

I have my own ball of Alumco now. Trying to decide if I want to knit a third one this week...!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Honey Melon Hat

So, I made a hat: 

I wrote a (not super-technical) pattern so I can replicate it:

Materials: One skein Zen Serenity Chunky, size 13 needles, yarn needle, pompom making device of your choice.

CO 54 in the round, k1p2 around for 24 rows
k2tog p1 k1 p2 around 1 row (48 st)
k1 p1 k1 p2 two rows
k1 p1 k2tog around 1 row (42 st)
k1 p1 two rows
k2tog k1 p1 around 1 row (36 st)
k2 p1 one row
k1 k2tog around 1 row (30 st)
k one row
k2tog around one row (15 st)
k2tog 3x, k1, ktog 4x (8 st)
Pull yarn through all st, secure.

Roll 1.5" brim 2x, sew in place with yarn loosely - make sure hat stretches to full width!

Make pompom with remaining yarn, attach snugly to hat.

(I used the wide vertical part of a wire hanger.)

Weave in all ends, block if desired.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

198 yds - Day 3

Should finish chart one tonight. Woot!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

198 yds of Heaven

... or, in this case, 215 yds of Araucanía Alumco. My ravellenics2016 entry for Shawl Sailing and a one-skein laurel.

Just 20 rows from the edging, and it goes quickly because it's meant to be small!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

ASJ take... 7?

So, you may remember last year's Adult Surprise Jacket Knitalong. I picked some lovely yarn, and after a few false starts, got this far:

... and after a few MORE false starts, it is FROGGED. This yarn does not want to be this jacket!!

Cascade Tangier and Souk, however, really REALLY want to be an ASJ! I started last Tuesday:

... and as of tonight, I just put the neck stitches on holders. This is twice as far as I got on the other jacket!! I'm going to finish this one for #eventWIP in the #ravellenicgames2016!!!


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Take 2!

It's time for Skacel's/Knit Purl Hunter's Scoreboard KAL! This year, there's a play-by-play version, which should be MUCH shorter.

I'm planning to do a play-by-play version as follows:

TD: 2 rows seed stitch
Extra point: knit row
Field goal: purl row
Safety: k2p2row

Also? My "this year" scarf will actually be LAST season.

You know - the one where my Broncos won Super Bowl 50 ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Every Thursday night is InstaKnitNight on Instagram (of course). Take a pic of your project & drink for the evening, and answer the question of the day!

Mine: tea & my Adult Surprise Jacket Take 2.

The yarns are Tangier and Souk (since Tabgier replaced Souk in Cascade's product lineup, I figure they'll play well together).

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pin Loom Book!

Woohoo! B&N FX had the 100 Pin Loom Squares book in stock!

And also the Squirrel Girl #1-6 compilation and Tokidoki backpacks....

Yeah, I really should stay out of bookstores. But really, there was tons of cool stuff I didn't get!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Catching up!

Okay, here are a few of the things that happened in July: 

Crocheted starfish for our Coral Reef Beach window display

A Danger Crafts tweeter

A tiny Cowichan-style sweater from a class with Beth Brown Reisel 

Another Virus Shawl (more on that later in the week)

Tex-Mex food & Pokémon GO

And the discovery of Star Wars jewelry at Kay's. (No, I don't have any. Yet.)

I started more projects, too, of course.

More on that later, as well.