Little Knits Are A Go!

Hello again everyone! The latest thing that I finished I called simply “Vertebrae #1.”

I have a friend that I’m knitting tiny human knits for. I won’t say whom they’ll be for, just in case they happen to read this. I want to keep this a surprise. This is the first of two sweaters I’m going to be knitting. This is the “Vertebrae” pattern by Kelly van Niekerk. I used size 4 and size 6 (US) needles, and Bernat Baby Sport in two colorways “Baby Ombre” and “Mint.” What do you think? Isn’t this so cute???

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Oh, Bother! #10 is Coming Your Way!

Hello again everyone! The 10th thing that I finished this month I called “Piglet & Honey, What More Could A Pooh Bear Ask For?”

This is my February submission for the DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) Fifth Annual Sock KAL. I used her Viso base in the “ZomPiglet” colorway and the “Honey Badger” pattern  by Irishgirlieknits. I really do love the way that the pattern picks up the stripy sequence in the colors. What do you all think?

I also entered this in the HPKCHC as part of Quidditch Match 3 and I finished the pair in 5 days, which impresses even me…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

 

Also, Sheep racing… 😉        

 

Green #9

Hello again everyone! The 9th thing that I’ve finished this year was another thing that’s been “on my needles” for quite some time. I started this January 11th of last year and finished the body on January 24th. I only literally had to include 2 sleeves, yet it sat in my UFO (Unfinished Objects) box for that whole time. To help me finish this up, I decided to enter it as part of my Detention OWL for the HPKCHC. It worked, and I finally finished it!

This is the “Flax” pattern by Tincanknits and is for Emptyeye.  He’s happy to have it, no matter how he looks in this photo… lol.

I used size 6 and size 8 (US) needles and Miss Babs Yowza in the “Sea Teal” colorway. What do you guys think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Whispering To #8

Hello again everyone! The 8th thing that I finished this year was another thing that I’ve had on the needles for a bit. Not quite as long as some, but this one has been on the needles since 9/18. I also am entering this as part of my Detention OWL for HPKCHC. I called this project “Gemini Whispers.”

I used size 6 and size 7 needles as well as Knit Picks CotLin in the “Whisper” colorway. I love how this top came out, and I cannot wait for warmer weather so I can wear it outside! 🙂 This got me 1,015 yards.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

#7 Werks It!!!

Hello again everyone!!! The Seventh project that I finished this year is what I called “Just You Wait.”

If you haven’t figured it out by the title of this blog, and the title I gave my Project, this was a Hamilton-themed MKAL that I participated in from Lyrical Knits. The pattern can be found on Ravelry now.  Young, Scrappy, and Cozy by Mary Annarella. For the MKAL, we were told that we would need three separate colors. One of these colors would be a contrast with the other two. I ended up using Miss Babs Yowza in the “Spiked Punch,” Ebony,” and “Gator Bait” colorways. I love how these three colors worked up. What do you think? Sorry about all the photos, but it’s a weird shape to capture the entire FO in. Hopefully, these help…

Besides the MKAL, I also entered this into the HPKCHC as my Ancient Runes Class. It got me 42 points into the Cup.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

#6’s In A Fix

Hello again everyone!!!

The sixth thing that I finished this year was what I called “DADA: A Winter Cowl.”

I used the “Upstairs Downstairs: A Cowl in Three Sizes” pattern by Paula Emons-Fuessle, Bernat Baby Sport Ombre in the “Cool Blue” colorway, as well as size 7 (US) needles.

This project, I entered in the HPKCHC as my Defense Against The Dark Arts (DADA) class. It got me 47 points into the Cup. I believe, mostly because of this photo…

LOL!!!!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

#5 Apple Pie

Hello again everyone! The fifth thing that I finished this year was what I called “Apple Butterbeer”

I used the “Apple Pie” pattern by Tincanknits, size 6 and size 8 (US) needles, and GnomeAcres’ Squishy Gnome in the “Butterbeer” colorway. This project was entered for my Herbology Class for HPKCHC and got me 28 points.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Writing #4

Hello again everyone! The fourth thing I’ve finished already this year I called “Pooh Loves Dumbledore.”

This project, I entered in the Desert Vista Dyeworks (DVD) Fifth Annual Sock Club KAL that Susan has. I used her Viso base in the “Winnie the ZomBody Pooh” colorway. I also used the “Socks for Dumbledore” pattern by Crazy Sock Lady Designs and size 1 (US) needles. I really love how the pattern plays with the yarn base. Emptyeye did too. Good thing these are for him for the Holidays. Yes, he knows. That’s why I can say it now. He’ll forget by the time the Holidays come along, trust me… 😉

I also entered it in the HPKCHC as part of my Magical Journalism class. This got me 36 points into the Cup. I got a badge for entering this project, too! 🙂

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Cozying Up To #3

Hello again everyone! The third project that I finished this year, I called “Unicorn Cozy.”

I knit the Unicorn Drink Cozy pattern by Kristen McDonnell for the Care Of Magical Creatures class for the HPKCHC, using 60 yards of random acrylic scraps on size 8 (US) needles. I’m sorry. I honestly don’t know what brand/colors I used. They just “looked right” together so I chose them from my stash.  Lol…

This project got me a total of 19 points for the Cup, as the prompt was something that represented Unicorns and a few other Magical creatures. Guess which one I chose? lol.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Lining Up #2

Hello again everyone!

The second thing that I finished this year, I called “One…Singular Sensation.”

I needed a quick project for my Arithmancy class for the HPKCHC, so I found the “Music Note Cloth” by Ezcareknits and knit it with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK “Taurus” (green), some purple scraps, and size 7 (US) straight needles. I don’t remember the dyer of the second yarn color, I’m sorry…  Basically, the prompt for the project was a singular item to be crafted. It was approved by my house Professor and I received a total of 20 points. I’ve also been collecting badges as I go along. Here are the ones I got for this project.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Here We Go Again…

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful 2018. I decided in December of last year that I wanted to do a 2019 series for the things I finish in my Knitting life. In fact, I will also be entering them in an Along that I am helping host called “The Great Podcaster Craft Along 2019.” I’ll make a list of all of my FO posts in a page that you can find in the sidebar on the left-hand side. This way you can follow along with this series, if you so choose.

With all that being said, January has been an interesting month for my finishing mojo. Nevermind the beginning part of February.  As a fair warning , I have a total of 11 posts going up today. Sorry if you get a lot in your feed today. But, I think it’s worth it. We’ll have to see. According to Knitmeter, I’ve finished a total of 5,413 yards so far this year. I’ve surprised myself, trust me…

Without further ado, let’s start with the first thing I finished this year.  

I started this project 10/5/16 and called it “Simply Aware.” Originally, this project was started to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month. I used size 2 (US) needles and three colors of Premier Yarns Cotton. I used “Cotton Candy,” “Baby Pink,” and “Bright Peach.” This got me a total of 795.7 yards.

The combination of the cotton and the size needle were the reason why I kept delaying working on it. For a point of reference, the pattern “LaLa’s Simple Shawl” by LaLa (of The Knitgirllls fame) calls for size 10 needles and bulky wool.  I’m not really a fan of cotton, in general. This cotton was better, but the needles made it take forever… I worked on it maybe one section or two at a time over the course of 2 years, skipping at least 6 months in between times I worked on it.

The reason why I started working on it again? Well, I entered the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup (HPKCHC for short, and what I will be calling it from now on). Basically, the HPKCHC revolves around the Harry Potter universe.

I’m in Hufflepuff, and every FO will win me “Imaginary” Points into the Cup just like the movies/books. I need to turn in 1 project per month to stay a Hufflepuff.  So, you’ll notice that most of my FO’s this year will be revolved around the HPKCHC until at least March. I entered this project into a Detention OWL (yes, like the books/movies) with a bunch of projects that had been on my needles and stalled out for years. In future posts, I’ll just include the Class or OWL that my FOs will be entered into so that way you are all aware. Either way, this pushed me to finish the last section of this shawl by January 3rd.

Until Next Time! Happy Crafting!

-Silver-