31 May 2014

Loyal Union Sampler Month 2

I am a little behind but here are the May blocks for Loyal Union Sampler. Good news is I already have June scheduled to post so I will be on schedule.

These blocks are still a little bit persnickety but I really love doing them.

A2 - Abigail's Swing - This one was with templates and set in seams. I should have done by hand but didn't so it is a little puffy. I can live with it though.

A6 - Augusta - Another pesky one. Trying to line up those points was a little tricky.

A11 - Broken Window - Kind of nice after the previous ones. Still thinking about doing it over because I keep losing my points. This is the last one in the A row.

B1 - California - I ended up using the flip and stitch method to get my black squares. Much easier than set in seams and I don't mind the seams.

B2 - Camp Curtin - Nice to have another simple one. Start to look forward to these after awhiile.

B3 - Campfire - A few pieces but nothing hard.

B5 - Chambersburg - Square in a Square - Nothing to it.

B6 - Charlie Stokey's Star - This one was a tad difficult. I didn't want to deal with the set in seams so I used the stitch and flip method on the white fabric and the dark pink one. The fabrics didn't look like they blended so much before I started. Afterwards, forget it. I can live with it. I was not remaking this block.

June we will finish row B and start on row C. Pretty soon 2 rows done. Yay.


30 May 2014

Yarn Report 5/30/2014

I had progress but I also had arrivals. Oh well. I am having fun and that is all that counts.

I finished my fingerless mitts.

That was 2 skeins and about 244 yards.

I received by Giftables from the Loopy Ewe.  Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play Hat Box in Swiss Mountain Stream. Which is 377 yards. It also came with some lip balm and bee bar lotion from Honey House Naturals. I can't wait to try it out.

Used this Week: 2 skeins
Used this Year: 12 skeins
Added this week: 1 skeins
Added this Year: 52 skeins
Net Used this Year : - 40 skeins 

Used this Week: 244  yards
Used this Year: 2447 yards

Added this week: 377 yards
Added this Year: 8299 yards
Net Used this Year : 
- 5852 yards (must get knitting) 

For more stash reports head on over to Judy's.


Who must make progress but is having a hard time.


Really I am. I am working on tons of different things it just doesn't seem like I am making progress.

I finished my first Bertie's
May - Berties

I did it all with the blanket stitch. It is all on flannel and it was handwork. I really enjoy it but don't do a bunch of it. I have to have time to knit too. I have the June block fused down and ready to go but I was side tracked with some other projects.

I'll save those for later. Besides, I can't find the pictures. I think they are on my phone so I have to figure out how to transfer them to the computer.

Have a great weekend everyone.


On the Needles 5/30/14

I have a finish. I do. I do.

I finally finished the fingerless mitts I was doing. So that will be really nice for my stash numbers, until add the dream club that came in. Oh well! What can you do?

Made with Liberty Wool

I am now ready for Camp Loopy when it starts on Sunday. I am still trying to figure out what yarn to use.

I am making the Wingspan.  What yarn do you think? I am leaning towards the blue because it has more than 400 yards on it (which is the minimum for the challenge) but I bought the black/red. Which is self striping. Hmmm....decisions, decisions.

Off to do some things around the house so I can knit all day Sunday. By then I am sure my body will need it.

For more ideas head on over to Judy's.


16 May 2014

Yarn Report 5/16/2014

I do have some stuff completed. I think I still have more coming in though. It is a never ending cycle for sure.

I finished a cowl and a hat for sailors. You can see those in the previous post. So that was 216 yards plus 110 yards for a total of 326 yards used.

I acquired the following.

May Giftables from the Loopy Ewe - Socks That Rock - Rocky Mountain High 405 yds.
Left - Fibernymph Die Works - The Roof is on Fire - 400 yds - for Camp Loopy
Middle - Studio June Yarn - Eight Bells - 400 yds - just because
Right - Desert Vista Dyeworks - Bluberry Hill (self striping) - 462 yds - might end up being used in Camp loopy as well. Still not decided.

Used this Week: 1.5 skeins
Used this Year: 10 skeins
Added this week: 4 skeins
Added this Year: 51 skeins
Net Used this Year : -47 skeins 

Used this Week: 326  yards
Used this Year: 2203 yards

Added this week: 1667 yards
Added this Year: 7922 yards
Net Used this Year : 
- 6255 yards (must get knitting) 

For other reports head on over to Judy's.

Off so sew and knitting tonight.


On The Needles 5/16/2014

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted. I guess time does fly when you are busy. I think I am going to have to change my routine around a little bit so that I can post more.

I haven't done as much knitting as usual. I have been working with wool and doing some blanket stitching on flannel as well not to mention the applique. I'm sure that will change a little bit next month with the Loopy Camp starting.

Let the updating begin.

I finished a cowl. It is Malabrgio Neck Thingie from Ravelry. I used Liberty Wool instead.

I finished my first hats for sailors, it came out smaller than I thought. I figure it will still work for someone.

It's is actually a Navy blue. Cascade super wash named In The Navy.

I am trying furiously to finish the next finger less glove before Camp Loopy begins. Hope I can get it done.

I have my Camp Loopy yarn and some other yarn that accidentally ended up in my cart. Come back for the report and I will show you the rascals.

For more eye candy head on over to Judy's.

Have a Blessed weekend,