Recording the journey…and knitting

WIP June 19, 2012

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I did’t get around to posting yesterday, sorry.

I’m currently making  a cardigan for Gavin.  This is the picture from the pattern.

I’m done with the knitting for the body, I’m adding a hood.  I may have to rework the hood as my first attempt came…short.  I may, if I have enough yarn, add pockets.



WIP June 13, 2012

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Making this ^ with this:

I am learning hairpin lace, I am glad I am, but I’m not sold on it as a technique yet. It is a tad fiddly.

I am still working on socks I have no pictures for and my sweater. I have finished a scarf, but I’m not ready to show that one yet 😉

UPDATE! I totally for got to post the picture of my new earring frame!

I had the frame and used some leftover sock yarn and I even had the staples to put it all together!  I saw this on Pinterest a while back and have been wanting to do it, when I found some extra frames I set to work.


WIP June 6, 2012

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With the start of a new round at one of my Ravelry groups, the WIP are multiplying faster then tribbles.  This is the third time knitting this, because I am developing a pattern for it.

Next is another pair of socks.  Who are they for? Who knows yet. (sorry no pics of them yet).  I am making a leafy scarf from the home spun I showed last week.  I have also started a new sweater, here are my gathered materials.

I have a few other ideas, but this is just what I have started.




FO March 28, 2012

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Here are some of the things I have finished lately.

Some socks for Gavin from Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Graffiti Colori 6 Ply.

I crocheted a lace bowl and stiffened it.  This one was gifted to my mom.

This Tribble is destined to leave me to a new home!

I am still plugging away at my top down sweater and Easter eggs.


WIP Reduxe January 4, 2012

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A while ago I posted about a  WIP that was a sweater for this Mama.  I got pretty far along, The ribbing and the hem, bound off partially.  I tried it on, and it was too short! 😦   Oh, the horror, the in humanity-o.k. so maybe not that bad, but if you have  ever had to frog your work, you understand!

So I frogged back to just before the ribbing and added about three inches, started the ribbing again, bound off completely.  Tried it on once again.  This time it was long enough, it was just so unflattering on me!  Not kind to this shapely little lady. 😦  The yarn is great, even if it “fluffs” a little.  So I am taking a lemon and turning it into a peach!

So this is the sweater I have in mind.

It is a free Lion brand Pattern.  I need to make a sweater for myself that will just be following directions, I will be adjusting here and there.  Just for my sanity, I will design a sweater for myself one day, but it is not now.

So exciting being at the start on the project, I have gathered my materials, worked up a swatch to test gauge (which I almost never do for a pattern designed by some one else.  I have found that I am lucky and tend to knit at gauge.  I do swatch when I design…so no worries to the hard line swatchers),  and I have a small self imposed time line I would like to see this done in.  As always, I shall post the finished garment!


The end of the world as we know it and I feel …. October 17, 2011

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Fine as of now.  Its been a long time.  I’ve said it before, but now its true.  I just didn’t feel like writing.  It was hard and I had nothing to say.  Nothing, that is, that was different, that was helpful, or even happy.  I don’t wish this to be a place ware I simply complain or go on about bad things.  Bad things happen to every one, some do seem to get more than their fair share.  So why does any one have to read about mine, when compared to others, it is not so bad.  That being said, the Loss needs to acknowledged.  The Loss really sucks.  We  are not quite through the Loss yet.  Grander plans had to be put on hold.  But the Loss will bring change.  Good change or bad change?  It depends on us.  The Loss has made us reevaluate .  hopefully for the better .  Why wouldn’t be for the better, finding a clearer path and making a better way. The Loss has reminded my this life is a WIP.  This is why it has taken a while for me to come back, I had to get to a better head space.  Things are not normal and I can not promise to write every day, but I promise to write.  I have things to say, they may not always  be the most eloquent, but they are mine.   And It is the end of the world as we knew it, but it is fine.


WIP V-neck for Gavin July 27, 2011

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Today’s WIP is a sweater for Gavin.  V-neck for Gavin is a cotton sweater, with a v-neck (duh), a stripe and purl pattern in three colors.  This one is kinda giving me fits.  I had to frog (or rip out) the whole of it and start over, the sweater was the right length, but too big around. Then in the second attempt I had to frog a couple of rows.  So now I’m going at a good clip and hope I don’t have to do any other adjustments.  The yarn I am using; I love this cotton by Hobby Lobby is nice, but it does shed cotton all over.  I am hoping to have this done relatively soon, maybe by the time school starts.