January 7, 2017

2017 Goals


Hey Everyone!!! In this video I share the goals that I made for 2017. I decided to keep it much lighter than I did last year! I also talk about how my 2016 goals went as well. Overall, I'm happy with what I accomplished last year and can't wait to do so much this year!

January 6, 2017

November and December Haul


Soooo, I bought a lot in the span of a couple of months. Plus, it was Christmas! I'm going to make a quick list of what I talked about so you can easily click on a link and go visit!

- Woolgatherings - fiber

- Three Waters Farm - fiber

- Twist Fiber Studio - project bags, sock blanks, yarn

- TheSexyKnitter - notions tin

- Jelby - stitch stopper

Show And Tell #37 - Finished Object Parade

FO's

- The Neverending Blanket has reached the end!!! I finished up this blanket I started years ago and I love it. It's a ripple/chevron crochet blanket (sorry, no pattern as I pulled the stitch from a stitch dictionary) using Vanna's Choice yarn in Purple and Kelly Green. I used a size H 5 mm hook to make this blanket.

- Viatori by Julia Farwell Clay using Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky in Ash. Buttons from Joann. 

- Flaming June by Cheryl Naimeth using Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dyed in Slate (grey) and Blackbird (black).

- Be Simple Variations shawl by Carolyn Glauz-Todrank. I used my handspun (fiber from Turtlemade) bought at a fiber festival a few years ago. This was spun on a Turkish spindle also from Turtlemade.

- My first ever wheel-spun handspun! The fiber was a gift from The Woolery when I bought my wheel. It didn't have a brand name, just that it was 100% wool top. I spun this on my Schacht Ladybug.

- My second every wheel-spun handspun! The fiber is Wool of the Andes roving from Knit Picks in the Hot Rod colorway. 

WIPs

- Socks using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in Bob (the Gnome) Sledder. I'm using 2.25 mm needles and it's living in a Golden Girls box bag from Nomadic Yarns. I will be using the heel from the Vanilla is the New Black pattern.

- Socks using the colorway Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans from Nomadic Yarns. I'm using 2.25 mm needles and it's living in a bag from Kicks And Giggles. I'm going to do an afterthought heel with these, but I'm unsure which tutorial/pattern I'm going to use since I've never done an afterthought heel before.

Buys

- A Notions tin from TheSexyKnitter shop on Etsy. I love the alpaca with attitude on the front of this one.

- I decided to put my purchases in a separate video for time. You can check that out here.