12’s On Par

So, I managed to get some work done on a long-standing goal in the last few days as well… You know, my goal of getting rid of most of my cotton stash which REALLY hurts my hands. As with last year, I have a goal of finishing at least 52 washcloths, if not more, by year’s end.
Started “2018’s Washcloths” at the beginning of the year. All 12 are done from the First Quarter, Which makes me extremely happy. This is a total of 720 yards I can count out of my stash, so that makes me even more excited to be done with these.
The last 5 (shown below) are staying here at the Silver/Emptyeye Household, while the others will be donated or given away as holiday gifts. There will be a full list of all of the cotton colors I’ll be using over the course of the year on my project page on Ravelry directly, in case you want to see all of them. Aren’t these AWESOME!!! Well, I think so, anyway…
The Pattern I’ve been using has been “Grandma’s Favorite Dish Cloth” by Ruth Slate. I have a constant number of 44 stitches that I increase to, then I start my decreased. With each washcloth, I will also be using one pair of 24 inch Marblz needles, size US 6 (or a 4.0 mm).  Wish me luck with the Second Quarter’s Goal!
Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!
-Silver
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Eleven’s Heaven!

So, I can officially say I’ve started another craft. FO #11 for the year is a simple Grannie Square, but I’ll call this a win.  No matter how wobbly it came out. At least I tried, right?
I simply called this “My First Grannie Square.”
I Crocheted this square on a 5.0 mm (H) size hook, using some of my Red Heart Super Saver Solids stash. Particularly in the “Royal” colorway.
This took me from March 13th to the 20th.
Wish me luck with more Crochet! 🙂
Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!
-Silver-

Ten’s Cooked!

 

So, I finished  another pair of socks this month! I simply called this project “Waffles ROCK!!!” You’ll see why in a bit. Let’s just take a quick moment to appreciate the awesome colors of this one, yeah?   I can’t even with the way these came out. Not quite matchy-matchy, but they’re for me. So, it doesn’t matter one bit! 🙂

I used the Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner and it took me from March 1st to the 21st.  This was knit up on US 2 – 2.75 mm DPNs for the patterned part and the heels. But then I switched to 9 inch circs for the gusset and rest of the foot to the toes. Then I used two 16 inch circs.

This year, I’ve been trying to participate in another Self-Striping KAL that TheKnitGirllls have been hosting. This month there were a few dyers that I had in my stash, but I decided to go with Fibernymph Dye Works. Specifically, her Bounce base, in the colorway Rockabilly bride.  I LOVED this colorway SOOO much!!!
I couldn’t wait to wear them, so I wore them to work yesterday. They kept my feet SOOO warm, and because the cuff is a bit high, I was able to enjoy the (hopefully) last cold snap of the year. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Until Next time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

#9’s FINE!!!

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t been by recently. I’ve been kind of busy trying to finish things. In fact, I have a series of 4 things. I’ll have 4 separate FO posts that will be released today. Sorry about that, but it couldn’t be helped. Either way, I hope you enjoy the things I finished as much as I did! Let me start off with what I’m simply calling “March DVD Socks” for the Fourth Annual Desertvista Dyeworks Sock KAL. What do you think of the colors guys?    I’ll included what the color looked like in the skein too, so you can see this wonderfulness from ALL angles!!! 🙂

I actually finished this pair pretty quick. The whole pair was knit between March 1st and the 15th. In fact, the first sock was done by the 4th. The second took a bit to get started. But, once I did, it FLEW off my size US 1 – 2.25 mm 9 inch/16 inch circs!

The pattern for these socks was Toe-Up Socks With a Difference by Wendy D. Johnson. I love this pattern! 🙂 I’m not quite ready to move on to another heel yet. You’ll have to tune into next month’s FO posts to find out what I mean…

Anyway, like I mentioned above, I used Desert Vista Dyeworks’ Viso base in the “Babushka” colorway.  So, with this FO, I can check another Holiday gift off my list!  This makes me happy too! 🙂

So, this is it for this FO. Please stay tuned for the other Three.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Finally, #8

Hello everyone!!! I’m SOOO excited that I finally finished this next FO. Hence the title.

I started “Lintilla The Hun”  back in April of 2016, and all it’s needed recently was the ruffle bind off. I got bored of working on it, so I would only work on 2 ruffle pattern rotations at a time, once I was thinking of it. I have NO idea why I had such a hang up about it, but I decided it was time to finally finish it. IN FACT, I was determined to finish it yesterday.

The pattern was “Lintilla” by Martina Behm.

I used  Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash, in the “Xaverl” colorway.

I was using a Knitter’s Pride 47 inch fixed cable. Size  US 3 – 3.25 mm.

This is the perfect shawl size for me! 🙂 I can’t wait to wear it out in public!

Until Next Time, Happy Knitting!

-Silver-

 

Silver, Ever The Reading Geek! ;)

Hello everyone! I have spent the past month clocking all of the time I spend reading. Quite literally, actually. As you have probably already seen, a list of all the books I finished in January have already been added. That’s pretty usual.

However, what has been unusual this month, is that now I’m entering all of the time I’ve spent reading over the past month into a RAL (Read-A-Long) that the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast has been hosting and will continue to do so throughout the next couple of months. It’s been a lot of fun. However, I wasn’t happy with just tracking things in minutes. Oh no…

I have a spreadsheet that breaks down each minute I spent, and reading which books. In my case, I also tracked the time I was at work too all in one handy spreadsheet. Here, I’ll show you what it looks like now.      I think I’ll keep this the way it is and continue to log all of my Daily Reading.

 

So, now you know I love excel spreadsheets. Let me further blow your Geeky little minds to say that I further geeked out at the possibility of having a chart so I can see how much time I spent reading on a monthly basis. Because I’m such a sucker for pie charts and I’m a visual being, I have now created this   little bit of awesomeness to show off for the Month of January.  I’m also going to be entering this chart directly onto their Ravelry Board in a bit…

 

Update 2/28: So, I REALLY love making these spreadsheets!!! 😉 

As You can see from the Pie chart,         I practically LIVED at work this month. But with the Valentine’s Day crazy, that’s not really surprising. Let’s hope that next month will have more colors…. Here’s hoping! 😉

 

I’ll keep you updated on March’s charts in the beginning of April so you can see the difference as we go…

Wish me luck!!! Until Next Time,

-Silver-