26 July 2014

A Little Quicker Than I Thought

Someone requested a quilt. I am not going to mention any names for their safety. I had already planned on making one. I thought about the time frame (baby not due until Sept) and what I had on my plate and figured OK I got this.  I should of known.

Yeah, the little man is not due until Sept. but the baby shower is in June. Hello!! Seriously!!!

Well, all the planning went out the window and everything else was put on hold. No painting, no nothing I will just have to live with the bedroom and half of the bathroom crap still being in the living room. No worries, just don't look in the front window and don't be expecting and invite anytime soon.

I decided on a pattern and was already to go. Then the night before I get a text with the "colors" and the "theme" . Seriously!!! Hello!!! If I didn't love that girl and she lived much closed I can say she might have been in some deep kimshi. So, there goes the plan. Right out the window. Again. (She was also lucky I hadn't already bought the fabric or she would of ended up with what I wanted not what they chose)

New plan, new fabric and a lot of crazy cutting and sewing and hair pulling.  But, it was finished on time and mailed to get the shower in time.

It was a good thing she liked it....that's all I am saying.

So, even though I am not here I am busy. Good thing is I cut back my hours at work so maybe I can get more done. We shall see.

25 July 2014

Yarn Stash 7/25/2014

It has been awhile since I have done one of these. So I am sure my numbers will look really awful.

I finished wingpsan - so that was 1.25 skeins and 465 yards out.

I bought yarn for Loopy 2 - that was 2 skeins and 850 yards in.

I bought yarn for Loopy 3 - Cascade Superwash 5 skeins and 1100 yards - My favorite color of course is lime green so this worked out wonderfully.

I received my Into the Whirled - 1 skein and 460 yards in.

Finally, the big kahuna. I fell in love with these sock yarns and for some reason they showed up, shortly after first seen, on my door step.

So that is 8 skeins and 3680 yards. These will be some awesome socks as soon as I can get my Camp Loopy 3 done.

Used this Week: 1.25 skeins
Used this Year: 13.25 skeins
Added this week: 16 skeins
Added this Year: 68 skeins
Net Used this Year : - 54.75 skeins 

Used this Week: 465  yards
Used this Year: 2912 yards

Added this week: 5630 yards
Added this Year: 13929 yards
Net Used this Year : 
- 11017 yards (must get these projects off the needles) 

For more head on over to Judy's.  


On the Needles Friday 7/25/2014

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I posted.

I worked a couple of Friday's and forgot to post, my birthday fell on another one, and last week I had to have a tooth pulled.

I have to work today but I made sure to get this ready before hand for a change.

I finished Camp Loopy 1, early too I might add, which for me is a shocker.

Wingspan done. I did have to buy another skein to finish go figure.

I also started Hermione's Everyday Sock. I am using an Opal yarn from my stash. I know can you believe it. I have never worked with 2 circulars before. I really am liking it. It is also the first time I have actually used sock yarn and not the original pattern I was taught with. I really want to get back to these but I had to put them on the back burner for Camp Loopy 2. 

It's is really hard to get a good picture here in the basement but it will have to do because it is the coolest part in the house right now. I have no AC and right now we are sitting at a pretty 90 - which is supposed to be like this through the weekend. Yuck.

My camp Loopy 2 project gave me some grief. I didn't like the original pattern I chose with the yarn I am using. So of course I changed everything around thinking I was ok. Went to order what I needed for Camp Loopy 3 and realized the yarn I was using was not purchased at the right time. Crap...back to other yarn and new pattern. It is a simple pattern which for me is what I need since I am a turtle knitter but this one is BORING and seemed to take forever.

For the next challenge I am making a baby blanket. I think that is the quickest way to use up the yardage required for me.  I also am suffering from tennis elbow or as I refer to it...remodel the house elbow..so I really shouldn't be knitting anyway.

For more needle fun head on over to Judy's .

I have some awesome stuff for Yarn stash to report to. Just loving my new yarn and can't wait to get into it.


24 July 2014

A little gift.

I am teaching, I say that loosely, Loyal Union Sampler at work. I have 2 classes a month and it will go for 18 months. I can say that none of my classes are quick. Dear Jane took almost 3 years, and Sylvia's will be over in August after 2 years. I think I will take a break for awhile from teaching any other classes, besides I haven't found anything I really want to do.

Anyway, I decided every once in a while to make a gift for the drawing I have every month. So last month, well probably the month before, I whipped these little bad boys up.

I think they are so cute. It was a pattern I received from the Loopy Ewe with one of my fabric orders. I think I might like to make them a little bigger next time. They are just the cutest little magnets and look lovely on the fridge.

You can get 4 out of 1 mini charm pack (well, you have to add one square) so that is an awesome idea for those little things.

The bright one is the one I made out of the fabric that came with the pattern. 

Not bad for something quick and simple and the gals liked them especially the ones that won them.