June 27, 2016

Show And Tell #30 - I Have Scraps And I Cannot Lie



Life

- I've been spending a lot of time with my Dad to make sure he's taking care of himself. It was also Father's Day so we got together. Of course there was family drama because family. :)

- I also spent some time caking up my scraps because they were way out of hand. I then realized that I had to get rid of some scraps.

- I'm going to Rhinebeck! Check here for an announcement video from Erin. :)

FO's

- 2 charity hats using a 5.5 mm (I) hook. I did these in half-double crochet all around. The yarn used was Royal/White by Red Heart Team Spirit and Orange/Black by I Love This Yarn Fan Pride.

- I finished an Angel Wings Pinafore. My cousin finally found out the gender of the baby so it's going to be lots of girly items. :D

WIPs

- I've not got far to go on the Be Simple Variations shawl. The ModeKnit Yarn is working up beautifully and I can't wait to wear it!

- I finally finished the doe of the cross stitch project I'm working on. The pattern is from RHT Embroidery.

- Plying has commenced on the Turtle Made fiber. I'm just doing a 2-ply and it's barber-poling like I wanted. I'm using a yarn bowl from Pawley Studios to contain the center-pull balls while I ply.

Media

- Steam is having their Summer Sale and I bought Stardew Valley. That is where my time went this past weekend. I blame it for me not finishing what I had intended on finishing. I'm cool with it because I really like the game. It's kind of like Harvest Moon...like exactly. :D

- I watched the latest season of Orange is the New Black and oh, it was a good one! No spoilers, but if you liked the other seasons, this one is a must-watch!

- Lady Dynamite starring Maria Bamford is such a fun show! It deals with mental illness and is somewhat based on Maria's own life. I recommend paying attention to the first episode before working on anything too complicated because it is set in different points in time and it can be confusing if you're unsure which is which.

Buys

And here's the haul video I was talking about! Love the yarn like woah!

June 13, 2016

Show And Tell #29 - Two HO's Equal A FO


My husband was working from home today so you might hear some typing in the background. He's also responsible for the title of this one. <3 him!

Life

- I've been helping my dad a lot because his girlfriend is in the hospital for the foreseeable future. This has made things a little busier for me and more complicated, but I think a routine can be found.

- This past weekend, we went to some open houses. One day soon (well, hopefully), I'll have a whole new office to set up!

FO's

- Another pair of striped mitts done! These are in Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in Daffodil and Black. I used size 4 mm needles to create these.

- I made socks using Knit Picks Felici in Gummy Bear. The needles were 2.5 mm. I love these stripey socks!


WIPs

- I've made quite a bit of progress on my Flaming June cardigan (by Cheryl Naimeth) since the last time I showed you. I'm using Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dye in Blackbird and Slate along with size 3.75 mm needles. This one is still crammed into my library bag from Fat Squirrel Fibers.

- My Be Simple Variations shawl is coming along. I'm making it out of ModeKnit yarn in the Mode Werk Fingering base. The colorway is Cuckoo wasp (and it's gorgeous)! I'm using size 4 mm needles and keeping it in my bag from Lamby Toes.

- I just started another Angel Wings Pinafore by Maxine Glasner. This is one of those go-to patterns for baby girls because it's cute and easy, or at least I think so! I'm using Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink. I used an I hook for the starting chain and first row then switched to a J hook.

- I think my fiber from Turtle Made (using a Turkish spindle from the same) will be done soon! It's wanting to spin very thin, but I think it's going to be beautiful...if I do say so myself!

- My cross stitch project from RHT Embroidery is coming along. I'm almost done with the doe and will be starting the lettering soon.

Buys

- I bought a swift via Amazon from Stanwood Needlecraft. So far so good and it's definitely quicker than my old one (aka my husband). :D

Media

- I listened to the audiobook for Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith. I enjoyed it and it might be my favorite of the 3 so far. I need to give it some thought.

- Based on the recommendation from Heather of Bunniphish Crafts, I read The Red Queen and Sword of Glass by Victoria Aveyard. Very good young adult books. I'd probably classify these as dystopian, but I might change my mind.

May 30, 2016

Show and Tell #28 -- Yarn Fumes



Life

Be sure to check out my last video to see all of the goodies Amy and I bought at Kentucky Sheep and Fiber. Oh, the yarn fumes!

I'm wearing my Moonrise Shawl today. This is out of Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Plum. The pin is from Little Tesoros Gifts.

Please forgive any delays if it takes a while for me to get back to you. :)

FO's

Triangle Potholder by Jessica Phillips -- Lily Sugar N Creme Coral and Off-White; Size I 5.5 mm crochet hook. I added 2 rounds to make it a little bigger.

HO's (Half Objects)

- Fingerless Mitts -- I'm making up this one as I go (though I did take notes on the first one to make the next one the same). I'm using Cascade 220 Sport Superwash in Black and Daffodil and size 6 4.00 mm needles. This is living in a South Paw Creations bag from Erin/gimmeyarn418.

WIPs

- Spinning some Turtle Made fiber with a Turtle Made Turkish spindle. The bag is from Kicks and Giggles.

- Basic socks using Knit Picks Felici in Gummy Bear, 2.5 mm needles, and a Fat Squirrel Fibers bag to keep it all in place. I'm doing the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.

- Be Simple Variations shawl by Carolyn Glauz-Todrank -- I'm using some of my new yarn from ModeKnit Yarn in Cuckoo Wasp on the Mode Werk Flow base. I'm using size 6 4.00 mm needles. I'm keeping this project in a bag from Lamby Toes shop.

Buys

- All of the things from the fiber fest. Check out the video here.

- A cute sheep notions pouch from Becka Rahn.

Media

- The Silkworm audiobook by Robert Galbraith. I enjoyed this better than the first one because Robin starts to get a backbone, haha!