Spooky #57

Hello again everyone! Hope your day is going well so far! I have one more FO to talk to you about today. What I called “Halloween 2018 MKAL.” This was a mystery knit along that I participated in for Halloween. I started this shawl on October 26th. I just finished this on the 20th. I LOVE how this came out. This pattern is “Halloween 2018 MKAL” by J.L. Fleckenstein, who is a favorite designer of mine. The idea I had for the shawl was to have as much color as possible, which was also the goal of this MKAL. To this end, I used Pandia’s Jewels “Llamicorn” and Leading Men Fiber Arts “London Fog.”

What do you think of this color combo?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

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#56. My Quickest Sweater EVER….

Hey everyone! If you don’t follow me on Social Media, you probably don’t know this, but…

I participated in NaKniSweMo this year. This stands for Knit A Sweater In A Month. It’s a KAL where you knit an adult sweater of 50,000 stitches in a month. This is my second year, and chose the “Millie” by Nice & Knit, as well as their fingering yarn. I LOVE the “Back Bay” colorway I chose for this sweater.

I finished my sweater in under 10 days of actual work. I started this November 1st, and Cast Off on November 14th. There were several days where I was avoiding the sweater and worked on EVERYTHING ELSE.  Mostly to avoid the sleeves. I HATE knitting sleeves… I finished the body of the sweater by Day 8. Then I took 2 days off. Worked on the sleeves for a day, then took another day off before finally finishing the sweater off…

I LOVE how it came out, though.  3/4 sleeves that are kind of tight, but they look good… I ended up adding an inch to the length to fit over my hips. It’s supposed to be a crop top, but I don’t roll that way… lol.

 

Here is the progression of the sweater, by day…

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

#55 And Ready To Jive

Hello again everyone!!! I hope you had a wonderful morning! FO #55 was a project that I’m calling simply “November DVD Socks.” For this month of the Desert Vista Dyeworks (DVD)’s Fourth Annual Sock Club, I decided to go with a different heel. I gave the “Vanilla Is The New Black” heel pattern by Vanessa Fletcher. I LOVE this pattern. It goes SOOOO fast, and it’s easier than it looks. No heel flap & gusset to pick up. Just increases and decreases. I think I’m going with this same pattern for December’s Socks, if not beyond that.  This month, I used the “Dia De Los Muertos” colorway this month.  I LOVE the color sequence. With the pattern flying by and the color, I finished these in record time…

What do you think?       Interesting, right?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

54 – Hats Off To You!!!

Hello again everyone!!! The next FO was a hat for a recipient. Won’t say who it’s for, as it’s another gift. Sorry. This seems to be a common theme…

With this hat, I used the  “Ribbed Watchman’s Hat” by Channah Koppel. I modified it a bit (read, I messed up the first part, and decided to go with it…) to have 1 by 1 ribbing for the brim, then a purl row.  Then I followed the pattern exactly.  I used two different colors. Elegant Yarns Kaleidoscope  in the “Ocean Breeze” colorway, as well as Vanna’s Choice “Silver Grey.”  I LOVE how these two colors play together.

What do you think?     

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

53 – Los Tres Calcetines (Socks)

Hello again everyone! As you can probably surmise from the title of this blog entry, I’ve finished a third pair of socks. This is another gift knit as well, so I won’t say who they’re for. However, I WILL say that this is the first time I’ve made a pair of socks for this recipient. I’m really hoping they like them (and that they fit just right). I’m kind of nervous about that, if I’m being honest…

I used Paton’s Kroy “Blue Stripe Ragg.” These went SUPER fast, due to the heaviness of the yarn. That, and the stripe sequence kept me VERY entertained the whole time.

      What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

52 – A Gift Or Two

Hello again, my wonderful readers! FO #52 is a gift for someone. I won’t say WHO these wonderful socks will be going to, until after I gift them in December. Sorry…

I called this project “Duces, Bro!” 

I LOVE how the green color “Canopy” from Knit Picks worked up. I’m fairly certain that my recipient will LOVE these socks!  What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

51 – All About Those Socks…

Hello everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers. Hope you’ve been doing well! I’m off with my family having some good times and good food. While I am, I wanted to leave you with something to read. It’s been a little bit since I came back with the things that I’ve been finishing this year. The 51st project that I’ve finished was what I called simply “October DVD Socks.”

As we’ve been going into the cooler months, I made these socks taller than I have been during the Summer months. To this end, I ended up using 314.2 yards of Desert Vista Dyeworks’ Viso base in the “Dracula” colorway. I LOVE this colorway. I’ve already worn the socks several times.

Until Next Time! Happy Crafting!

-Silver-