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-

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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-

 

Lucky #13!

Hello everyone! I know it’s been awhile. I promise, I’ve been trying to finish things. I’ve been holding a few FO’s back until the end of this month (see upcoming post for the reason why).

So, here’s Lucky #13.   Here is what I called simply April’s DVD Socks.

I started this sock on April 1st. I finished the pair on April 24th. I absolutely LOVE how these knit up!

I used the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” by Wendy D. Johnson this month. I LOVE how easy the heel flap and gusset hug my feet!

I use a size US 1 (2.25mm) needles. 2 16 inch circs for the heels, toes, and cuffs. I also used a 9 inch circ for the rest of the socks.
I also used 281.8 yards of Desert Vista Dyeworks “Poodle Skirt” on their Viso base.

Until Next Time! Happy Crafting!

-Silver-