Reading is Good For Ye. Ye Ken?

Hello everyone! I’m back for the 3rd Year!!! I can’t stop reading, I’m telling you! So, here goes!!!

January: 

12/30  > 1/1: Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend

1/1 -> 1/3: Ghost of A Chance by Yasmine Galenorn

1/3 -> 1/4: All I Want For Christmas by Nikki Crescent

1/4 -> 1/5: The Unlucky Bride by Sylvia McDaniel

1/5 -> 1/12: Desire, Inc. by Zoe Zarani

1/12 -> 1/13: My Double Life by Janette Rallison

1/14 -> 1/16: The Littlest Cowboy by Maggie Shayne

1/17 -> 1/18: The Baddest Virgin In Texas by Maggie Shayne

1/19: Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman

1/19: Sex, Lies, & Diamonds by Kris Calvert

1/18 ->1/21: The Billionaire’s First Christmas by Holly Rayner

1/22 -> 1/29: Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels

 

Update 2/27: I Finished a few books this month. Been busy with work, but I still managed to read, which is AWESOME!!!

12/6 -> 12/29: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

1/30->1/31: Rescued By The Alpha by Kristina Day

 

February:

2/5->2/9: The Ultimate Collection by DL Savage.

Honestly, I didn’t even want to finish this one. I skimmed the last 9 stories… I got bored. But if you like the weird ones, more power to you.

2/6-2/10: Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely

Goodreads Review: “OMG. So look good. I didn’t want to stop listening, even to sleep. The story was incredible!!! The readers are pretty good too… 🙂

2/9->2/16: Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips

2/16->2/18: Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Goodreads Review: “:) Cute”

2/18->2.22: Light My Fire by Christine Rigeway

Goodreads Review: “;) I LOVED this one!”

2/22->2/26: Love Her Madley by Christine Rigeway

 

Update 6/24: Sorry It’s been awhile. I’ve been putting it off, if I’m being completely honest… But, here goes…

2/26->2/28: Breaking Through by Christine Ridgeway

 

March:

2/28->3/3: Touch Me by Christine Ridgeway

3/3->3/7: Wishful Sinful by Christine Ridgeway

3/7->3/9: Wild Child by Christine Ridgeway

3/9->3/13: Who Do You Love? by Christine Ridgeway

3/13->3/16: Love Me Two Times by Christine Ridgeway

3/15->3/20: Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker

3/20->3/23: Claiming Alexis by Susan Stoker

3/23->3/26: Claiming Bailey by Susan Stoker

1/30->3/26: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

3/26->3/28: Claiming Felicity by Susan Stoker

 

April:

3/29->4/3: MacFarland’s Lass by Glynnis Campbell

4/3->4/7: Dragon Hunter by Carina WIlder

4/7->4/9: You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper

4/13: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

Goodreads: “:) Title got me. First half hour blew my mind. Would HIGHLY recommend this one!!! 🙂  ”

4/13: Night After Night by Lauren Blakely

4/14->4/15: After This Night by Lauren Blakely

4/15: One More Night by Lauren Blakely

3/26->4/16: The Outlandish Companion: Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, & Drums Of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

4/9->4/18: You Loved Me At My Weakest by Evie Harper

4/18->4/20: You Loved Me At My Ugliest by Evie Harper

10/16/17->4/24: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Goodreads: “Best quote =’FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.’  I agree!”

4/24: Voyageurs by Keira Andrews

Goodreads: “Cute.”

4/24->4/25: Reapers by Marata Eros

4/25->4/29: Moon Chosen #1 by Mac Flynn

4/27->4/28: The Boss’ Son by Sierra Rose

4/25->4/29: Moon Chosen #1 Collection by Mac Flynn

 

May:

5/1->5/2: Charmed By The Bartender by Piper Rayne

5/2->5/3: Unrequited by Melody Grace

5/8->5/16: Thrust by Mia West

5/16->5/20: Eligible Billionaire by Mac Flynn

5/20: First To Fall by Olivia Blake

5/20->5/22: To Be His by Terri L. Austin

5/22: Ty’d Down by Laura Harner

5/23->5/24: Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

5/26: Getting Down by Helena Hunting

5/24->5/26: A Fighting Chance by Annie Stone

Goodreads: “Cute :)”

5/27->5/28: Fever by Lola Taylor

5/26->5/31: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

 

June:

5/29->6/1: Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis

5/31->6/1: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

2/16->6/3: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

6/4: A Wild Seductive Night by Lauren Blakely

6/4: Quidditch Through The Ages by J.K. Rowling, AKA: Kenniworthy Whisp

6/6: Claimed By The Captain by Verity Vixxen

6/7->6/9: Sampled & Seduced by Shelley Monroe

6/11->6/14: Romance Down Under by Tracey Alvarez

6/14->6/15: From This Moment On by Debra Clopton

6/15: Lost To The Night by Adele Clee

6/15->6/16: Tempted By The Vampire Guardian by Rachel S.. William

Goodreads: “Yeah… Nope. Grammatical errors distracted me… ”

6/16->6/17: Fever Claim by Marie Johnston

6/17->6/18: The Lottery Winners by Elizabeth Lennox

6/18->6/20: Bite Me by C.C. Wood

6/21->6/23: Dream With Me Cowboy by Debra Clopton

 

July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:

 

Hopefully, I have enabled you to read some of these wonderful books that have caught my eye this year!!!
-Silver-

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2018’s Stash Dash Is A Go!!!

Update 6/22: I’ve been a busy bee since Stash Dash Began. I have finished 10 projects, for a total of 2,816.3 yards or 2,575.23 meters.

 

What I’ve finished Since S.D. Started:

  1. May’s DVD Socks
  2. May’s SS Socks
  3. Cotton Candy Sock Blank Socks
  4. May’s Charity Hats
  5. April’s Washcloth
  6. June’s DVD Socks
  7. M Needs Warm Legs
  8. Jodi, We’re Podcasting!!!
  9. May’s Washcloths
  10. June’s Washcloths

 

More details can be found below…

 

Shawls: (5,134 total yards predicted)

  1. Jodi! We’re Podcasting!!
    1. Pre-S.D.
    2. Finished Project = 455.2 yards.
  2. Ba’s Shawl #1 (1,120 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  3. Ba’s Shawl #2 (not cast-on yet, so not technically a WIP…) (1,120 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  4. 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
  5. Tri-ed and True (574 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project
  6. 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: Total of 245 Yards. 
  2. Ember’s Up (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:  
    2. Finished Project: Total of 285.2 yards. 
  3. Cotton Candy Socks (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D
    2. Finished Project: Total of 310.2 Yards.  
  4. June’s DVD Socks (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D: (wasn’t cast-on)
    2. Finished Project: Total of 258.7 Yards. 
  5. June’s Stripey KAL (300 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D: (wasn’t cast-on)
    2. Finished Project:
  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

 

Charity Hats I’m Donating for SSK:

  1. May’s Charity Hats
    1. Total Hats: 2
    2. Yardage Total: 140 Yards
  2. June’s Charity Hats
    1. Total Hats:
    2. Yardage Total:
  3. July’s Charity Hats
    1. Total Hats:
    2. Yardage Total:

 

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

  1. Holiday Gifts
    1. M Needs Warm Legs
      1. Pre-S.D:
      2. After Stash Dash: Total of 362 yards. 
    2. Skirting The Tree
      1. Pre-S.D:
      2. After Stash Dash:
  2. April’s remaining Washcloth
    1. Total Washcloths For The Month: 1
    2. Yardage: 60
  3. May’s Washcloths
    1. Total Washcloths For The Month: 4
    2. Yardage: 240
  4. June’s Washcloths
    1. Total Washcloths For The Month: 4
    2. Yardage: 240
  5. July’s Washcloths
    1. Total Washcloths For The Month:
    2. Yardage:
  6. August’s Washcloths
    1. Total Washcloths For The Month:
    2. Yardage:

 

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

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

 

Update 5/19: 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.

 

Bulky #22

I finished my 2nd quarter goal for washcloths this week. If you are wondering about what I’m talking about, see my “2018’s Washcloths” project on Ravelry. Here is the breakdown of those that I finished…

April:
13: Black Currant
14: Black Currant
15: Black Currant 
16: Black Currant
17: Black Currant

May:
18: Delft Blue
19: Delft Blue

20: Delft Blue

21: Delft Blue

June:
22: Delft Blue/America

23: ? No ball band…

24: ? No ball band…

25: ? No ball band…

 

For all of my washcloths, I use a size US 6 24 inch Marblz needles.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Legal #21

Project #21 for 2018 is what I called “Jodi! We’re Podcasting!”  on Ravelry.  

The pattern was “Jodi” by Joji Locatelli. Used a US 7 Marblz 40 inch needle for most of the project.

I also used Nice & Knit’s Fingering base. In the Colorways “Driftwood,” “Canal,” & “Vineyard.” I LOVE this combo!!! Still need to block it, but still. I LOVE how this pattern knit up!

This knit got me 455.2 yards.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

Roaring 20!

So, I finished another Holiday Gift! 

I called this project “M Needs Warm Legs” on my Ravelry Page. The pattern was  “Leg Warmers #263” by Bernat Design Studio. I used 362 yards of  Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls in the colorway “Baby Pink.”

This took from March 5th to June 5th.

I’m so glad to have a Holiday Gift finished before the start of July!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

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-

#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-