Quickest #19

Hello again!!! I told you, I’ve been busy finishing things up since the start of Stash Dash about 10 days ago…

FO #19 is June’s DVD socks! 

This month’s socks were also knit with the “OMG Heel” by Megan Williams.  I’m still enamored with this heel, yo!!! 🙂

I used the same needles as with my May DVD socks, and used DVD’s “Oh, Clark” colorway on their Viso base.  I LOVED the colors, and how the stripy sequence knit up!!! Hence why I couldn’t put them down.  Well, for very long…

This was probably the quickest I’ve knit a pair of socks.  4 days… I amazed even myself! Then again, it DOES help that I was pretty monogamously working on this project… That doesn’t help AT ALL… lol…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

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#18’s Feeling Generous

Hello again everyone!!! I have a plan to make as many hats for Charity as I possibly can before heading to SSK (Super Summer Knit Together) in July. To help this end, I have decided to separate out each month’s Charity Hats so I can count them for Stash Dash separately.  As one does… I have two for the month of May.  As a group,  I called them simply “May’s Charity Hats.” 

The Project title I’ve come up with for the whole project is called “A Few Good Barley’s.”

The pattern I used for both of Month’s hats, was the “Barley” by tincanknits. I LOVE This pattern. I did a quick edit, and took out the purl rows. If you’ve knit the pattern, you know what I’m talking about. I won’t give out the secret sauce, if you will… May’s hats were both in the Baby size (the smallest one).

I used a 16 inch US 4 – 3.5 mm circ, and a 16 inch US 6 – 4.0 mm circ. Both Marblz needles.

I used Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls, in the “Baby PInk” colorway.

Aren’t these SOOOO adorable!!! 🙂

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

 

17’s Sweet Like Candy! :)

Hello Again! I have another FO to report!

FO #17 is what I called “Cotton Candy Sock Blank Socks” on my Ravelry Project page.

I used size US 2 – 2.75 mm needles this time. In both a 9 inch circ needle, and 2 16 inch circs.

I used a Gale’s Art Single Knit Sock Blank. The Color is the “Pink and Blue Abstract.” When I first started the toe of the first sock, it reminded me of Cotton Candy, hence the Project title… lol.
I REALLY love how Sock Blanks knit up. They start like this,  and knit up quite differently. You never know EXACTLY what socks you’ll get by the end. Which, I suppose, is the REAL reason I tend to gravitate toward them!
Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

16’s Burning

Hello again! I have another FO to report! May was a busy month! lol.

FO #16 I titled “Ember’s Up!!!” on my Project Pages!

This pair of socks were knit with a pattern I created for myself. A quick Toe-up sock pattern with a deep heel.

I used Redbird Yarn Studio’s Simple Sock, in the colorway “Ember.” Same needles as my DVD socks that I mentioned before.

This pair was entered for a Self-Striping KAL, as well as Stash Dash. This was finished the same day that Stash Dash Started.

LOVE how this yarn knit up!
Until Next Time, Happy Knitting!
-Silver-

Quinceañera Socks

Hello Everyone!!! Here’s my 15th FO of the year.

What I titled “Birthday Month DVD Socks”  on my Project Page.

 

I used the OMG Heel Socks pattern by Megan Williams. This was my first time using this heel, and I totally had that “OMG” moment when I put the first sock on after completing the heel. When I was knitting it, I noted that it didn’t seem to be as deep as I usually like. I was TOTALLY delighted when it fit my fat heels when I tried the sock on. So, now I’m looking forward to the next couple of months of DVD socks as I re-knit this heel. I used size US 1 – 2.25 mm needles. I have a 9 inch circ needle that I used for the body of the sock, and 2 16 inch circs that I used to knit the heels, toes, and cuffs. This is pretty much my usual…

This month’s DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) colorway was “Happy Birthday Cupcake” on their VIso base. I LOVED working with this color!!!

I can’t wait to start next Month’s DVD socks!!! 🙂

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

2018’s Stash Dash Is A Go!!!

Hi everyone! If you haven’t heard on my podcast, I’m throwing down for Stash Dash again this year.  The countdown is on!!!

 

This year, I’m just going to try to finish as many of my WIPs (Works In Progress) as I possibly can between May 25th and August 27th. I’m not going to throw in a set goal until the end. Don’t get me wrong. I’d LOVE to try to shoot for 15K again. But, I was noting that I was SUPER stressed the entire time. I’m not about that life this year. Sorry.

 

So, at last count, I have 48 WIPs. Too many. That’s what’s stressing me out the most. So, to help with this, I have come up with a list of projects I REALLY want to finish by the end of Stash Dash. I’ll list them here, and keep you updated on what I finish during that timeframe.

 

Shawls: (5,134 total yards predicted)

  1. Ba’s Shawl #1 (1,120 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  2. Ba’s Shawl #2 (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP…) (1,120 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  3. Shawl For A Friend  (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP… No project name in mind yet…) (1,120 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  4. Tri-ed and True (574 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  5. Flat Orchid Wrap (1,200 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project

 

Sweaters: (8,476 total yards predicted)

  1. Pumpkin Season, ALL The Time!!! (1,740 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  2. It’s Easy Being Green (1,680 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  3. I’m Loving It! (1,900 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  4. We’ve Got Mars On The Horizon (1,680 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  5. Whispering Amira (1,476 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project

 

Socks: (3,280 total yards predicted)

  1. May’s DVD Socks (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  2. Ember’s Up (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  3. Cotton Candy Socks (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  4. June’s DVD Socks (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP…) (300 predicted)
  5. June’s Stripey KAL  (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP… No project name in mind yet…) (300 predicted)
  6. July’s DVD Socks (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP…) (300 predicted)
  7. July’s Stripey KAL (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP… No project name in mind yet…) (300 predicted)
  8. August’s DVD Socks  (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP…) (300 predicted)
  9. Ribbing Marc (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  10. ExterminiKnit The Rainbow (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project
  11. Math Being A *Beep*? Not While You’re Sparkle Rich (280 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project

 

Other:  (1,080 total yards predicted. 60 per washcloths)

  1. April’s remaining washcloth
  2. May’s washcloths
  3. June’s washcloths
  4. July’s washcloths
  5. August’s washcloths

Wish me luck! I hope you’ll join me as I clear up some needles this Summer!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

Fourteen’s Keen!

Here is another FO I needed to finish before Stash Dash. The co-worker I was making this from deserved to get this sooner rather than later. Her daughter is going through Dialysis and deserves to have something to cuddle with.

I called this project  “Spiked Punch Basket Blanket.” You’ll see why in a bit. I promise. I tried to be cute with this project name. We’ll see if you appreciate this as much as I did.

The pattern I used was one of my own. I based a baby blanket pattern on the weaving of a basket. It’s a simple pattern that I’ve used multiple times. If you are looking for the pattern, you can find it on Ravelry. I worked on this from February 16th until May 15th.

My co-worker’s daughter REALLY loves Purple. Which is a pretty good thing. I LOVE purple too. 😉 (like duh, if you’ve been reading  my blog for awhile…) So, I used 2 and a half skeins of Miss Babs Yowza skein in the colorway “Spiked Punch.” A total of 1,400 yards.

This was knit on a US 9 (5.5mm) Marblz circs needles.

 

LOVE how this came out, and the Co-worker REALLY liked that I finished this last Wednesday, and was able to get it to her so fast. 🙂

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-