24 July, 2014

The Stash is Out of Control

I ordered some yarn in March. Ten skeins. I still don't have it. Yes, I ordered it in March and it is the end of July. I am not pleased about it, but I want the yarn. Supposedly, I am supposed to get it next week. When I went to my stash shelves I saw that there is no way that ten skeins will fit in the spot where I keep this dyers yarn. So I need to make some more room. What is right next to it? Plucky in Primo Aran. So I decided to make some room. I am making an eight skein blanket for the Little Miss. I am hoping to make this somewhat quickly because I have a lot of WIPs that I want to get done. The Little Miss is still very demanding and has not let me knit much. But here is what I am going to use:


Wish me luck in a fast knit!

22 July, 2014

Very Slow

So for the past few weeks we had family in town. We went to lovely places like Rothenburg.




We went to castles in Bavaria:


And very little crafting got done. Sad. I have so many WIPs. I am thinking about starting a post just to catalog all of them. I really want to finish all of them before I start anything new (this could easily take me into the new year...).

Tomorrow is the Little Miss's birthday. However, the Husband is on a business trip so we won't be celebrating until Sunday. She will have a cake though so I will have something to post soon! I have so many crafts I want to work on, but between family and the Little Miss being quite demanding of my time, they are all still in dream, or in progress. Hopefully soon!

29 June, 2014

Progress!

I finished two things over the weekend! Progress at last!





Over in Little Skein in the Big Woods they had a little monster kit that was inspired by Where the Wild Things Are. It was so cute! I had my friend Amanda from Sew Knit Picky purchase it for me since the update was at 2 or 3 am for me. It got here on Friday and I knit it right away. Chubbs has been asking for me to knit him something (anything!) for a while now, so I made it for him and he is carrying it around the house with him. He is quite knit worthy:)

I also made a hat.



Just another regular formula hat. I had some leftover yarn from a scarf that I wove so I used it for the hat. It will go into a swap package.

It felt good getting some projects done!

23 June, 2014

Plucky Scholar

Today I received my sweater quantity of the Plucky Knitter's Scholar in the mail.


To be honest, I am not sure that I like it. It looks nice, but it doesn't feel like it has 25% cashmere to it. I guess it is supposed to feel like tweed, but I was excepting something softer with cashmere and merino in it. Also the ply seems to be a bit loose so I think that it may pill. Who knows when I will ever get to this sweater, but when I do I guess there we will see if it was worth all the hype.

I also ordered a sweater quantity in the Plucky Knitter's Aran. It is supposed to pill as well. I have only made accessories with it so far so I haven't experienced pilling. I ordered it in Signature Cocktail. Oh and the Scholar is in Oatmeal.


Lastly in my good mail day was my Moonrover fiber club for June. It is lovely as always.


19 June, 2014

New Projects!

And now on to new projects!

The Mysterious Halloween Town!


I hope to actually make this one as the pattern clues come out. First clue is out today. But it came out at 10 pm my time so I think I will actually start it tomorrow. I do however, have all my supplies ready to go!

And I am knitting too. Here is a test knit I am making for Mollie on Ravelry. The pattern is already out and I should have finished it when I was in Italy, but Italy was very busy and when I got back I lost my knitting mojo. Well it is back, so on to Evergreen!

Also I am thinking about making a hat with some Plucky Knitter that you also see in the picture. It is brulee in bulky. I am looking at Bella's Hat. I really enjoyed the one I made for one of Babykin's teachers. It was hard to give away.



So yay to summer vacation and new projects! To date we have had two picnics and one bike ride. We even went to France today for lunch. Not to shabby for less than a week into break:)

15 June, 2014

11 June, 2014

End Obligation Knitting

Right on time! I finished both teacher gifts for Babykin's two teachers. They are ready to go to school tomorrow on the last day of school! Pictures of me wearing the objects are meh because I can't use the screen on the back of this camera like with my old camera. Oh well...





And now I can focus on what I want to knit!