05 May 2016

Knitted Finishes.

Loopy Academy projects are starting to get done.

I finally finished my socks for Loopy Academy a couple of weeks ago. They are Saltwater Taffy by Julie Spins. I really enjoyed doing these even though they are just vanilla socks. It was my first time ever doing magic loop. I did one at a time cuff down and had no holes or ladders. My mom didn't think I made them. Go figure.

Saltwater Taffy Socks 

Needed a project done in two colors. I chose Zaria - I only did 2 repeats of the lace and mine came out a lot smaller than the pattern. I am happy with it though.

Downtown Cowl - Extra project for Academy only needed to use 200 yards. I chose Socks That Rock in medium weight colorway Clickey Clack. I think this will be my go to cowl to where to work since it is so colorful and will go with almost anything.

I finished this way back in August 2015 and never took a picture. It is Samadhi  and I really loved the color. It is MJ Yarns in Tumbleweed. Although Knitting 5 together was a pain I really love the way it looks. 

I love when I get a lot of pictures of things done and posted. It really makes it look like I am just rocking those needles. We won't discuss how long these things actually took though.

I am off to work on my last Academy project....a boring hat.


03 May 2016

First Ever Socks

I was cleaning out a box and came across some knitting I had forgot about. Turns out I found my first every pair of socks that I had made. I must have had enough yarn left because I made a pair of baby ones too. These were done in my favorite lime green of course and worsted weight no less. I can see a few mistakes but honestly not bad for a newbie.

I've come along way since then but still have a long way to go. I also don't think I will ever make another pair of socks that long again either. What was I thinking.


02 May 2016

A Little Bit Messy

A couple of weeks ago I decided I just needed a break from the class sewing and started to play around a little bit.

I pulled out my scrap buckets and dove in.

I am working on Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple quilt, plus about 10 others of hers at the same time. I decided to narrow it down and just work on a few things at once until those string pieces and paper pieces are done and then I will move on to the next one.

I love these pineapple but it seems to take forever to finish one and I for some reason have to totally concentrate so I can remember what color value goes where. I have 3 done I think. Only a couple hundred to go.

It is a bit messy and it seems to grow and you don't seem to make a dent with scraps and the pieces just multiply and the pile gets larger, but it is a great stress reliever. It is a nice change since there is no thinking involved.

Hopefully I can get back to this soon. I  really only have one more quilt to finish for class and then just 4 blocks a month so I should have more time...I hope.


01 May 2016

Farmers Wife 30's

Farmers Wife 30's is coming along. Lately, I have been procrastinating so I have been having to bust my 4 blocks out a day or so before class. I need to get back on track doing them every week but it hasn't happened yet.

I have 4 more blocks to go and I will be done with Row 2 - needs those this month so I better get busy. Only 9 more rows to go I think.


Stash Report 4 - March/April 2016

I decided to change and do my reports every month and then I forgot to do March (not that I did a bunch). So I am just going to combine March and April. Who knows, it may make my reports look really good.

My friend Deb went to Jo Morton retreat and found me a couple of fabrics I had been looking for so that was a total of 2.25 yards.

I finished my quilt for my Pre-Cut Party Class (May) - 5.34yds out.
I finished my Cheddar Baskets for Jo's Club - 1.5 yds out.
Fabric came in for Loopy Academy extra credit - 2.5 yds in.
Frivols #8 - Brio - Bread n Butter Line - 1.35 + 5.24 = 6.59 in
I finished my top for Pre-cut Party Class (June) - 3.25 yds out

So I had 10.10 yds out and 9.10 in - not too goo
Fabric Used this Month: 10.10 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 51.25 yards
Fabric Added this Month: 9.10 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 53.18 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: -1.93 yards used not to bad..still need to use more

Lots of yarn in of course - 

Sweet Georgia Bulletproof Sock - Tooth Fairy (437)
Fibernymph Dye Works - Longest Night (400)
Sweet Georgia Bulletproof Sock - Smitten (437) 
from left to right 
Fibernyph Dye Works Bounce - Froot Loops (400)
Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce - Soft Kitty (400)
Blue Moon Socks That Rock  MW - Clickety Clack (405)

Yarn came in for Loopy Academy Extra Credit - 405yds in
I finished my Loopy Academy - Socks - 400yds out.

 I finished my Azel Pullover for my neice - 375yds out. 
I also received more of Vintage Apron and Naussau Blue - 790 yds
I finished my Loopy Academy - 2 colors - Zaria - 400yds
 Completed by Hornet Socks - 400 yds out
I finished my Camp Loopy Extra Credit - 270 yds out.

I went to the Loopy Fling - not good my numbers are now never going to be the same.
Hedgehog Fibers - Oracle, Crybaby, Boombox - 1311 yards ni
Madeline Tosh Light - Edison Bulb, Fathom, Nassau blue, Neon Red, Dirty Panther and Grey Grey Owl - 3360 yards in
Universal Cotton Supreme - Lime - 540 yards in
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Concorde Grape, Sno Pea - 1680 yards in
Baah LaJolla - Tequila Lime, Spring Stripes - 800 yards in
FiberNymph Dye Works - Lucky Cat, Sassypants, Carnivale - 1200 yards in
Kauni - Blue, MultiBlue - 1312 yards in
Wollmeise Lace - Pfefferminz Prinz, Rosenrot - 3444 yards in
Wollmeise Pure - Om Kalten Polar, 26FE, Gewitterhimmel, Mauseballet - 2870 yards in
Wollmeise Twin - Himbeere, Libelle, Der Letzte Versuch - 1530 yards in
Malabrigo Unicorn Tails - 52 yards in
Dream Everlasting Sock - Hello Dolly 400 yds in
Blue Moon Tigger Targhee - Magically Delicious - 300 yds in
Fiber Nymph Dye Works Inversibles - 400 yds in
Last three were gifts.
GRAND TOTAL IN - 19199 yards

Yarn Used this Month: 1845 yards

Yarn Used year to Date: 2845 yards
Yarn Added this Month: 20394 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 22039 yards

Net Yarn for 2016: -19194 yards used Must knit faster must start a yarn diet.

For more stash reports which I am sure will look much better than mine for the rest of the century head on over to Judy's

Michelle - who must go knit to reduce these numbers down...