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.

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