2018’s Stash Dash Is A Go!!!

Well, Stash Dash 2018 has come to a close. I can tell you what I was able to finish during the Dash.  You may want to grab your crafting and a beverage. It’s been quite a ride!  So, here we go…

I ended up with a total of 12,780.6 yards, which was 11,686.58 Meters total.  So yay! I’m super excited with this total, as I didn’t have a specific goal in mind this year. I was just flying by the seat of my pants… lol.

 

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
  11. Shawl #1
  12. June’s SS Socks
  13. June’s Charity Hats
  14. Gemini’s in Red-Trograde
  15. July Washcloths
  16. Rhapsody In Socks
  17. July’s DVD Socks
  18. July’s Charity Hats
  19. Shawl #2
  20. Pumpkin Season, ALL The Time!!!
  21. Shawl #3
  22. I Literally Can’t Even! 🙂
  23. Monkey Socks!!! 🙂
  24. Rainbows For Marc N’
  25. Math Being a *Beep?* Not While You’re Sparkle Rich
  26. August DVD Socks
  27. Kit Kat Hat #1
  28. August Washcloths
  29. Shawl #4

 

More details can be found below…

 

Shawls:

  1. Jodi! We’re Podcasting!!
    1. Pre-S.D.
    2. Finished Project = 455.2 yards.
  2. I Literally Can’t Even
    1. Finished Project = 741.8 yards 
  3. Shawl Sample #1: This one is new since I made my original list. A new Shawl Design I’ve been working on.
    1. Finished Project = 551.4 yards
  4. Shawl Sample #2: This one is new since I made my original list. A new Shawl Design I’ve been working on.
    1. Finished Project = 1,399.6 yards
  5. Shawl Sample #3: This one is new since I made my original list. A new Shawl Design I’ve been working on.
    1. Finished Project = 520.4 yards. 
  6. Shawl Sample #4: This one is new since I made my original list. A new Shawl Design I’ve been working on.
    1. Finished Project = 747.8 yards.

 

Sweaters:

  1. Pumpkin Season, ALL The Time!!! (1,740 predicted)
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project = 1,667.5 yards
  2. Gemini’s In Red-Trograde This one is new since I made my original list
    1. Finished Project = 1,220 yards

 

Socks:

  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 :
    1. Pre-S.D: This one is new since I made my original list.
    2. Finished Project: Total of 258.7 Yards. 
  5. June’s Stripey KAL (300 predicted) This one is new since I made my original list
    1. Finished Project = 292.3 yards
  6. July’s DVD Socks This one is new since I made my original list (300 predicted)
    1. Finished Project = 254 yards
  7. August’s DVD Socks 
    1. Finished Project = 254.1 yards
  8. Monkey Socks!!! 🙂
    1. Finished Project = 404 yards.
  9. Rainbows For Marc N’
    1. Finished Project = 306.2 yards.
  10. Math Being A *Beep?* Not While You’re Sparkle Rich
    1. Finished Project = 218.5 yards.
  11. Rhapsody In Socks
    1. Pre-S.D:
    2. Finished Project = 306 yards

 

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: 4
    2. Yardage Total: 290 Yards
  3. July’s Charity Hats
    1. Total Hats: 6
    2. Yardage Total: 350.1 Yards

 

Other:

  1. Holiday Gifts
    1. Kit Kat Hat #1 (1 of 3 I’m making for a few friends. Only one will count for S.D., though…) This is new since I made my original list
      1. Finished Project = 121 yards
    2. M Needs Warm Legs
      1. Pre-S.D:
      2. After Stash Dash: Total of 362 yards. 
  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: 5
    2. Yardage: 300
  6. August’s Washcloths
    1. Total Washcloths For The Month: 4 
    2. Yardage: 240 yards

 

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.

 

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

 

Update 8/3: Sorry, It’s been a bit since I came by to update you on my progress!  I have 10 new projects. I am now at a total of 9,227.2 yards or 8,437.35 meters.

  1. Shawl #1
  2. June’s SS Socks
  3. June’s Charity Hats
  4. Gemini’s in Red-Trograde
  5. July Washcloths
  6. Rhapsody In Socks
  7. July’s DVD Socks
  8. July’s Charity Hats
  9. Shawl #2
  10. Pumpkin Season, ALL The Time!!!

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There’s A Sequel? Cool!!!

Hello everyone! I recently received a book as an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) for review. This time, was the second book in the “Rock Fuck Club” series by Michelle Mankin. I’m SUPER grateful that I was included to review this book.  As ya’ll know, I’m a big fan of Ms. Mankin’s work.

 

Here is the blurb from the back of the book:

A Postseason One Novella
10 cities. 10 famous rock stars f*cked.
Raven Winters has chosen the one rock star she wants to keep. She has completed filming for the Rock F*ck Club. Her season of the reality show is about to debut on the World Media Organization channel. Her once very private sex life is about to become public.
Can her life ever return to normal?
Does she want it to?
And what about the next season of RFC?
Who will be the next star?
Who will be f*cking whom?

 

Now that I mention that, It’s time for me to tell you what I think of the book. I can easily sum up my thoughts into two words “Bloody Fantastic!”

Since I’m me, and you know how I am, I’m not going to leave it at that… lol.

In the first book, we are introduced to Raven, who gets burned by a rocker ex-boyfriend. With the help of her friend Marsha, she plots her revenge. She plans on documenting her sexual exploits on camera with 10 different Rockers in 10 different cities. There is so much interest in her journey on YouTube, that a large conglomerate (WMC: World Media Organization)  takes an interest in making a Reality Show. She signs on and agrees to WMC’s terms and conditions. This is, until she meets Lucky Spencer. Once they become a couple, she finds herself setting up scenes for the Reality Show, with Lucky’s bandmates’ help.

This 2nd book is indeed a Novella. It gives us, the readers, a glimpse into Raven’s fears about how the RFC (Rock Fuck Club) Reality Show will affect her personal life with Lucky. In this novella, we learn that the Executive Director is not completely fooled by the invented scenes, but will go with it. Only if she adds to the scenes.  Season 2’s terms are also discussed and the Season 2 star is asked.  This is the PERFECT tie into the 3rd book.

I LOVED this sequel!  I finished this book in under 3 hours, I was THAT hooked. I can’t wait for the next book!  Well Done Ms. Mankin!!!

Until Next Time!

-Silver-

I’ve Won #31

Hello everyone! FO #31 is the last one I’m going to talk about today. I called it “Pumpkin Season, ALL The Time!!!”

It’s also the longest Work in Progress (WIP) that I finished recently. I started this on April 10th and finished this just after midnight yesterday. I LOVE how this came out! It’s SOO comfy and I can cuddle into it.

I used US 6 (4.0mm) and US 8 (5.0mm) needles and Berroco Vintage DK in the “Pumpkin” colorway.

 

Well, Until the next time I have FO’s to Parade!

-Silver-

Proud Of #30

Hello again! So, I finished another iteration of the shawl I’ve been designing. I called this simply “Shawl #2” on Ravelry.

Until I’m ready to share more about this pattern, this will have to do. I’m sorry…

For this iteration, I used a US 6 (a 4.0mm) needle and 4 skeins of yarn. A total of 1,399.6 yards. I used Nice & Knit yarn in the colorways “Vineyard,” “Canal,” and “Driftwood” as well as Tilting Planet’s “Luna.”

I REALLY love how this knit up! I can’t wait to share more details of this shawl.

Until Next Time,

-Silver-

#27 is Heaven

Hello again! Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been BUSY finishing things. This FO was another Holiday Gift that I can check off my list, so that’s always exciting. I called this project “Rhapsody in Socks” on Ravelry.

I used a US 2, 2.75mm needle. 9 inch circs, and 2 16 inch circs for the heels, toes, and cuffs. I used Lolodidit Everyday Sock in the “Bohemian Rhapsody” colorway.

I LOVE how these came out, and I hope my recipient will enjoy them as well.

 

Until Next Time,

-Silver-

#26 & #29 Are in A Fix

So FO #26 is actually a series of 12 Baby to Child Hats I made to add to the donations to the Charity bin at SSK this year.  I called this project “A Few Good Barleys” on Ravelry, even though I only used the numbers and the needle sizes from the pattern…

I used a US 4 – 3.5 mm, and a US 6 – 4.0 mm for each of these hats. For the ease of entering the Hats, I separated them into month increments.
May’s Charity Hats = 140 yards.
June’s Charity Hats = 290 yards.
July’s Charity Hats = 350 yards.
Total: 780 yards.
For this project, I was using up as much of my baby/comfortable yarn as I possibly could. I used Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls in the “Baby Pink” colorway, Cascade 220 Superwash Paints in the “9862” and “9912” colorways, Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the “Wizard” colorway, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in the “Love You To Pieces” colorway.
I really think that these lovely little hats will make their way to wonderful new homes!
Well, Until Next Time,
-Silver-