Bebe Flax 2

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about, is what I called “Bebe Flax 2.”

This project is being housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitting Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here. Just be aware, she’s still on a hiatus as of April 2020.

I started this project on 8/14 of this year. I have been using the “Flax” pattern by TinCanKnits and Paintbox Yarns, Superwash wool, Worsted in the “Spearmint Green” colorway. For this jumper, I’ve been using size US 6, 4.0mm needles for the ribbing, and size US 8, 5.0mm 16 inch circular needles for the body of the jumper. I have just separated for the sleeves. It is now just round and round until the ribbing at the bottom. I have other things I need to concentrate on, but I think I’ll work on this slowly over the course of this week.

Here are some pictures of what the Jumper currently looks like. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Blanket Para Bebe

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next “WIP” I want to talk about is what I called “Blanket Para Bebe.” This is FO #52 for the year.

This blanket was housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitting Broomstick. Jilly’s Etsy shop can be found here.

I started this blanket on 08/13 and finished this blanket on 8/25. It was a pretty quick knit, considering. I used the “Fuss Free Baby Blanket” pattern by Louise Tillbrook Designs and size US7, 4.5mm Knitters Pride Smart Sticks 24 inch cable, then I graduated it to a ChaioGoo red lace 60 inch cable once it got big enough.

I used Paintbox Yarns, superwash wool, Simply Aran in the “Vanilla Cream,” “Slate Green,” “Pistachio Green,” “Soft Fudge,” and “Red Wine” (in this order) colorways. To specify, I used 885 total yards. This is broken down as:

  • Vanilla Cream: 153 yards
  • Slate Green: 195 yards
  • PIstachio Green: 191 yards
  • Soft Fudge: 185 yards
  • Red Wine: 161 yards

The plan was to have the Soft Fudge color frame the other colors.  Here are some pictures of the blanket. I really love the way it came out! What do you all think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Bebe Flax 1

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! I hope you had a great weekend! The next project I’m going to talk about, is what I called “Bebe Flax 1.” I started this project on 08/11 of this year.

I’m knitting the 2->4 year size of the “Flax” pattern by TinCanKnits using Paintbox Yarns, Superwash wool, Worsted in the “Buttercup Yellow” colorway. I’ve been using size US 6, 4.0mm for the ribbing and size US 8, 5.0mm 16 inch circs for the rest of the sweater. I’ll also be using DPNs for the sleeves (once I get there, of course. I’m currently avoiding the sleeves, as I hate being on sleeve island…lol)

This project is being housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitting Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here.

This is what the jumper looks like currently. 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

A Crowley Will Always Be A Crowley

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I’m going to talk about, is a project I called “A Crowley Will Always Be A Crowley.” I started this project on  06/28 of this year.

This project is being held in my Holiday Music Tot by Stitching The High Notes. Joanna’s Shop can be found here

I am using the “Downton Farewell” pattern by Phyll Lagerman. The yarn I’m using in these socks is Hue Loco Glitz Sock “Money Cake.” Until l get to the heel, I’ll be using US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circs. Then I’ll be switching over to DPNs in the same size.

I’m still only mid-way through the first pattern rotation. It’s heavily patterned, so it will take me a bit. But, I’m okay with that, as this one has been in my queue ever since Downtown Abby went off the air a few years ago.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

DVD Love <3

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about is what I called DVD Love <3.

I started this blanket on 07/14 of this year. Shortly after I finished my other DVD scrap blanket. I’m using the “Granny Stripes” pattern by Lucy of Attic24. I’m using a size G 4.25mm crochet hook.

I’m using a Tan color from The  Loopy Ewe Solid Series to start and finish this blanket. I can’t remember the colorway name, I’m sorry. It’s not on The Loopy Ewe’s website at the moment, and I’ve since lost the tags for the yarn… I don’t believe they are carrying it at the moment, but Their store can be found here.

For the rest of this blanket, I’ll be using up the remainder of the yarn my DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) Monthly Sock Club socks that I’ve completed over the years. I’ll be listing each color I’ve used, as well as the amount of yardage I had left of each to add to the blanket below. Before I do that, you can find Desert Vista Dyework’s shop here.

From Year 1 of Sock Club:
1) Mar 2018 – Babushka – 161 yds (FO)
2) Apr 2018 – Poodle Skirt – 180 yds (FO)
3) May 2018 – Happy Birthday Cupcake! – 217 yds (FO)
4) June 2018 – Oh, Clark! – 203 yds (FO)
5) July 2018 – Clue -207 yds (FO)
6) Aug 2018 – Mr. Darcy – 208 yds (FO)
7) Sept 2018 – Zombody’s Eating Candy Corn – 157 yds (FO)
8) Oct 2018 – Dracula – 148 yds (FO)
9) Nov 2018 – Dia De Los Muertos – 129 yds (FO)
10) Dec 2018 – Bing And The Andrews Sisters – 143 yds (FO)

From Year 3 of Sock Club:
1) May 2020 – Daphne Zombody Blake – 203 yds (FO)
2) June 2020 – Crystal Ball Frap – 194 yds (FO)
3) July 2020 – Rose Champagne – 166 yds (FO)
4) August 2020 – Harold’s Purple Crayon – 176.56 yards
5) September 2020 – Elvis
6) October 2020 –
7) November 2020 –
9) December 2020 –

Other DVD Colorways:
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This project is being housed in my Zombie Bag by The Knitted Broomstick.

I’m all caught up on the socks I’ve already knit for the DVD Monthly Sock Club, so I’m just waiting until I finish September’s socks to add more to this blanket. For now, here is the current progress picture.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Purple Viajante

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next project I want to talk about is what I called Purple Viajante.

The pattern I’m using for this project is the “Viajante” by Martina Behm. I plan on using 2 skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Silk Thread II in the colorway “KMBFLA (Kiss My Big Fat Lavendar A$$, if you must know what it stands for)”

This project is being housed in my Outlander bag by The Knitted Broomstick.

Her shop can be found here, even though Jilly has closed up the shop officially. She had some amazing bags!

I am using

I started this project on 05/17 of this year. Using size US 2, 2.75mm for the beginning Triangle, and US 3, 3.25mm.

I TOTALLY expect this project to take me a bit. I am just past the beginning triangle, and expect that this might be put aside for other things for a bit… I already have. I haven’t worked on it since 3 days after I cast it on…

Sorry about my hand being in the way, but it’s in that TOTALLY awkward phase where I’m just starting to work in the round. You know… When it’s hard to get a proper picture… Anyway. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

All Squared Up

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The last project I’m going to talk about this week, is what I called All Squared Up.

I cast on this blanket on 11/24 of 2019. This blanket is a bunch of 5 round Granny squares that I’m currently in the process of joining together using the Join As You Go Method. I’ve been using an I (eye) 5.5mm crochet hook. I’ve also been using a few scraps of yarn for most of the squares. Specifically Caron Simply Soft Stripes “Grape Purple” and “Rosewood,” Bernat Baby Sport “Baby Ombre,” Lion Brand Pound of Love “Creamsicle” and “Bluebell.” For the border, I’m using Red Heart Comfort Sport in the “Amethyst” colorway. As the blanket is so large, 

This project was housed in my Holiday Music Bag from Stitching The High Notes when I was working on the squares. It’s currently sitting in a box on the floor by my couch. The Stitching The High Notes shop can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been collecting pictures as I go, as I totally expected this project to take a bit, so… Here are the pictures I have of the squares.

A picture I took once I had each square placed, so I didn’t forget which order everything.

And honestly, I only have 1 row connected completely right now, so not much to show… I hope to finish this once the weather gets cooler. It’s ALOT of acrylic wool in my lap. Too  much for the heat… Hopefully, I can get this re-started soon. Wish me luck… lol.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

The Blustery Day

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next project I’m going to talk about is what I called The Blustery Day.

The pattern I am using for this  “Windswept” Cardigan by TinCanKnits. I’ve been using West Yorkshire Spinners in the Illustrious base (which is 70% wool, 30% Alpaca) and size US 6, 4.0mm Knitter’s Pride Smart Sticks 32 inch cables.

This project is being housed in my Blue Flower bag by The Fat Squirrel. Her shop can be found here.

I cast on this project on 11/1 of 2019, as the start of NANESWEMO (National Knit A Sweater In A Month) Knit along. Obviously, I never finished it. I’m honestly on Sleeve island with this project. Honestly, the yarn wasn’t too cooperative with the needles I was using, so I just put it down in defeat. As it was NANESWEMO that I was trying to participate in, I happen to have daily pictures of the sweater’s progress. I’ll include them below.

I think I’m going to try to make it my goal to put the sleeves on before it gets cool enough to work on it. Maybe during NANESWEMO this year? We’ll see…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Silver Style

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! This time, I’ll be talking about a project I called Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Silver Style.

This was another project I cast on during the weekend when my Sister-In-Wool and her hubby were visiting us. Specifically, I noted that I cast these gloves on  on 07/14 of 2019. I’m using the 1 Shot, 2 Shots, 3 Shots Fingerless Mitts pattern by C.C. Almon and Hayfield Baby Blossom DK, “350.” I’ve also been using size US 3, 3.25 mm 9 inch HiyaHiya Sharp circs to knit these gloves.

This project is being housed in my Coffee Bag by Molly Klein Designs. I love her bags SOOO much! Her shop can be found here

These gloves have been a bit slow-going. I think it has something to do with the fact that the pattern is a cabled pattern with a background of purls. Purling in the round isn’t one of my favorite things, but they DO make the cables pop on the gloves. But, honestly, it could also be the yarn I chose for the gloves. It’s super fluffy and can be splitty at times… Then, there’s part of me that worries that I’ll never use the gloves, no matter how pretty they come out. It’s honestly a lot of what’s got me stalled…

I had finished this first glove and tried it on. It all fits so well, and I REALLY do love the way they look.

Then, it was months until I started the second glove. And now, I’m stalled again and have been for the past few months. I REALLY have no idea WHY, though…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Flower Power Spiral – Silver Style

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! I’m now going to talk about a project I called Flower Power Spiral – Silver Style.

For this project, I’m using the “Mystick Spiral Socks” pattern by Josh Ryks-Robinsky. I love how this pattern plays well with the stripes in the yarn I chose. I’m using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the “Wild Flower” colorway. I’ve also been using US 1, 2.25mm Knitter’s Pride 9 inch circs when I’ve been working on it, as well as a US 1 DPN needle to help the bias work better. This is being housed in my Exploding Tardis Bag. I’m not too sure who designed the bag, as there isn’t a tag on the bag. I’m sorry… This is what it looks like. If you recognize the work, please let me know. I’d love to credit them… 

I started this project on 07/12 of 2019 when my Sister-In-Wool Mercury and her hubby were visiting us. That weekend I got as far as the middle of the foot.

 

I finished the first sock pretty fast after that. Then I never cast on the second sock… I guess I know what Second Sock Syndrom is, don’t I? Lol. I’m hoping to at least cast on the toe of the second sock soon-ish. We’ll see when that is…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Fiery Viajante

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! This time, I’m going to be talking about the project I called “Fiery Viajante.”

The pattern I’ve been using for this project is called the “Viajante” shawl by Martina Behm. I’ve actually had this pattern in my Queue since I first heard about it on TheKnitGirllls Podcast back a few years ago. Possibly since 2017 or earlier. I can’t remember exactly when, as I’ve been watching them for 6 or so years now.

Anyway, I’ve been using Apple Tree Knits in their Plush Fingering yarn in three colorways. “Firefly,” ”Tangled Gradient” & “Hamilton Gradient.” Honestly, the yarn is a light fingering or laceweight, which is perfect for this pattern as it calls for laceweight yarn (for the Muggles, Laceweight is one of the smallest strands of yarn, The smallest is cobweb. Larger than laceweight is Fingering, Dk/Sport, Worsted, Bulky, and sometimes Super Bulky). I really do love the way these three colorways play together. I had originally got these three colors as part of a yarn club a few years ago. I was honestly saving them for something special, which this knit most certainly is! 🙂 Apple Tree Knits’ shop can be found here.

This project is being housed in the bag I bought from The Fat Squirrel at SSK2018. It’s the bag she made specifically for SSK attendees for that year.. Her shop can be found here. I REALLY love her bags and podcast. She’s planning on an update the first week of September! Can’t wait to see what she’s been cooking up! 🙂

 

 

 

I started this project on 6/30 of 2019. For this project, I’ve been using size US 2, 2.75mm and size US 3, 3.0mm Karbonz 40 inch circs. The 2s were for the starting triangle.

Then I began the long process of knitting in the round, making the shawl increase as I went. With laceweight yarn, this has taken me a bit, as you can see. These pictures were taken every time I went to record my Podcast. I’m sure there were more, but these are the best of the bunch, as I was trying to show off the gradient that happens as I was knitting the shawl.

Now, I’m currently working on the mesh paneling at the end of the shawl. It goes pretty slow, as each row is pretty long, but I really DO love the way the mesh looks. It will be worth it in the end. It’s what I have to keep telling myself. I think I’m going to try to get at least a full pattern rotation of the mesh done every month, if not more. This way, there will be SOME forward motion on it. What do you think? Think I can do it? 

I think I can do it. But then, with all the other WIPS I have going on, you can probably see most of why this shawl gets put aside… lol…

 

 

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Hufflepride

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! I’m going to be talking about a project I’ve called “Hufflepride.”

I’m using the “Hogwarts A History” pattern by Megan Regan. This was a pattern I saw the designer has been posting update posts on Instagram as they were designing and knitting up their samples. I followed this sweater’s progress with envy. I believe I bought and read through the pattern the date that the pattern released. I cast on this project on 4/11 of 2019. So, it will have been on the needles for a year TODAY…

I believe I also went down to my LYS and bought the yarn for it before it even released if I’m being honest. I really don’t remember… But it would be SOOO like me to do so… I’m using two colors from SweetGeorgia Yarns, in the Tough Love Sock base. Both “Slate” and “Lemon Curd.”If you have a chance, please check out their yarn! It’s SUPER beautiful! Their shop can be found here.

I’ve been using size US 3, 3.25mm, and size US 6, 4.0mm Karbonz needles for the body of the sweater. This sweater has been housed in my Harry Potter themed Witch & Wizard hat bag by Bags By Awesome Granny. Her shop can be found here

I’ve also been using stitch markers from WeeOnes. I absolutely love these little markers! Their shop can be found here.

It a fully customizable colorwork sweater, with multiple charts for each of the 4 sections. There are options for colorwork all the way down the sweater, or just on the Yoke. The designer also added directions for how to get a swing hem or straight on without any shaping at all. They also included directions for a raised neck. I decided to do colorwork on the yoke and a raised neck.

 

 

When I was to the split for the sleeves, I had to do a bit of re-jigging of the side markers to make sure that the raised neck was in the middle of the neck, not the armpit, which is how the pattern was written until I pointed it out to the Designer. They are SUPER responsive and open to suggestions for making their patterns better. This is another reason why I LOVE this  Designer and their patterns.

 

 

 

The Body of the sweater took me over 3 months. I kept putting it down. Not sure why… 

I decided I wanted to to the swing Hem and add a band of colorwork right before the bottom ribbing. 

 

Now, I’m on sleeve island. Let’s see if I can motivate myself to get this done before the weather turns cool enough for me to wear it…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Granny Stripes and Cozy Dreamz

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about is what I called “Granny Stripes and Cozy Dreamz.” I started this project back in April of 2018., and it’s been pretty much stalled since July of last year. It’s just sitting in a box, where I threw it when I was getting the house ready for company once. I haven’t even really LOOKED at it since I did so. I think this may be one I’ll eventually get around to ripping it out sooner rather than later. I’ll let you know what I decided to do with it.

I’ve been using a size K or 6.5mm hook and a bunch of Red Heart scraps. I’m using the “Granny Stripes” pattern by Lucy of Attic24. You can find the pattern here.

I think part of why I’ve stalled out on this blanket, is I no longer actually WANT this blanket. That, and the fact that the Red Heart Acrylic yarn hurts my hands. I KNEW this going into the blanket at the beginning, but we needed a blanket for our Queen Size Blanket. I thought with the nature of Crochet, it would go fast. But when it got too warm to work on it, I put it upstairs and only worked on it once after the initial 6 rows.

 

 

This is how far I got in the blanket before I lost interest in it… If you were wondering, that’s my wonderful Hubby modeling the width of the blanket. (He puts up with SOOO much of my crafty crazy, and I appreciate him. Trust me.. lol)

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

J’s Shawl

Hello Wonderful Readers! I’m going to start off this WIP Madness journey of ours talking about my longest-standing WIP.

This one, I titled “J’s Shawl.” This was meant to be a gift for my brother-in-law’s new wife when they were first wed. I cast it on back in 2017, and didn’t end up finishing even the first part of the shawl by the time the wedding happened. I’m sorry to say that this one has been sitting around without having much work done on it since about 2018. I keep meaning to work on it, really I do.  But usually, when I’m in the mood to try to clear up some needles, I go up to my UFO bin, take one look at the light fingering yarn held double part of this shawl, zip up the bag it’s in, and toss the bag back in the cubbies I have upstairs in my craft room. I’m not entirely sure WHY, if I’m being honest.

The pattern I was using for this shawl was the “2016 Mother’s Day MKAL Shawl” by J.L. Fleckenstein. It is a pattern that I’ve made before, and I quite enjoyed it. Although, the first time, I WAS using the yarn that the designer called for in the pattern (it had cashmere. Need I say more? lol). Do you think this should have much bearing on what’s holding me up? It might, if I’m being honest. I’ve had issues in the past knitting with certain yarn types. But I REALLY do love the feel and the color of the “Socks That Rock,” lightweight yarn in the “Snowflake” colorway that I’ve been using.

I’ve also been debating if the reason I’m delaying working on the Shawl is the 47 inch, US 7 Knitters Pride Cubics needles I have the project on. Again, it COULD possibly be that. They aren’t the right shape for my fingers, I’m thinking. But at the time, they were the only needles I had available to use. This is, if I remember correctly. This could be completely wrong, but why knows, right??? LOL. It HAS been a few years…

I really DO love the bag I’ve been using to house this project. It’s making me want to finish up the project so I can get it back to use with another project. This is the “Knitter & Knitting Cat bag” by Twist Fiber Studio. It’s Super Cute. It’s been so long since I bought the bag, that I couldn’t tell you if they have the fabric anymore, but what they currently have in their shop is making me long for another bag. You can find the shop here.

I have been using a mix of blue beads as well. I’m not sure you can see it in this picture, but they are so cute! I was going for a dark to light sort of motif. I had a bit of an issue getting some of the beads placed as about half of the beads don’t seem to be as drilled as they should be for the yarn I’m using. This could also be part of why I had to put it aside. Beading is not REALLY my favorite thing to do. Especially when it’s being this fidley…

 

 

 

 

The last issue I have with getting this one done has to do with the length of time it’s been a UFO. Even if the intended recipient still wanted it (which I’m thinking she forgot that I EVER promised this shawl to her, as it HAS been a few years…), I’m pretty sure it is too far outside the “late-wedding-gift” parameters allowed my Miss Manners… Maybe if I stop thinking of it as a wedding shawl, and start thinking of it as a general gift for her… That might work… Hmm… Might go grab this one now and try to figure out where I left off. We’ll see, right?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

WIP Madness

Hello Beautiful Readers! I don’t normally talk about the things I’m currently knitting on. However, I have finally decided to leave the Ravelry platform after 9 years of being on the platform. Suffice to say, their doxing of those with disabilities, their lack of response to such issues, and even the number of times they have not been able to protect their community members has made me mad enough to leave the platform for good. I’ve gone over the specifics of all this in my latest podcast episode.

What this means, is that I’m going to start blogging more about the projects I’m working on (Work In Progress, or WIP for short). When I work on a project or make any changes to a project, you will see an update directly on that blog entry. I’m trying not to flood your RSS feed with posts, whenever possible. This will also make sure I’m here a lot more than I was…

Each post will have the “WIP Madness” category tag on it, so it is easy to follow. I think I will also include a page with each blog entry link, for ease of access. I plan on releasing the beginning entries slowly over the next few weeks (as there are QUITE a few WIPs I currently have on the hooks and needles already). If I happen to finish that item, there will be an update at the top of the post with the FO # and I will be adding each blog entry to the “FO Parade” category with the year it was finished (as I totally expect a few of these WIPs to stay UFOs [Unfinished Objects] for awhile).  I should have the first WIP posts up in a short while, and each one will be slightly different, to mix it up…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Stash Dash 2020 is RIGHT around the corner…Nope…. It’s here! ;)

Hello Beautiful Readers! I know it’s been a while since I came by and updated this post, and I thought it was time.  I’m going to organize the items that I’ve finished by category to make it easier for me to keep track… For this update, I have added two categories. An “Other Garments” and a “Blanket” category, as I have a few of those to add now (SPOILER…Lol). I totally expect this to be my last post for Stash Dash as it’s pretty close to the end of the Along. But, you never know, right?

 

  1. Socks

    1. Birthday Month Socks (258.7 yards)
    2. Mama’s Muse (308.8 yards)
    3. Banana Sis (273.2 yards)
    4. Blue Bro (371.8 yards)
    5. Blue Tait – Silver Style (244.7 yards)
    6. Doctor Daddy-O (353.4 yards)
    7. June DVD Socks (268.0 yards)
    8. R Bro (310.6 yds)
    9. July’s All About The Sparkle 😉 (271.6 yards)
    10. Drawing DVD in August (286.44)
  2. Shawls/Wraps

    1. My Flat White Is Magical (880.4 yards)
    2. Forever Minty (796.4 yards)
    3. It’s Getting Dangerous (401.9 yards)
    4. Quiddy S20 Match 2 (432.4 yards)
    5. Sunflower Shawl (621 yards)
  3. Other Garments

    1. Ripples On The Water (536 yards)
    2. Stick In The Mud Fix It (155.3 yards)
  4. Blankets

    1. My Scrappy Happy Blanket (5,460.8 yards)
    2. Blankie 2.0 (1,660 yards)
    3. Scrappy Happy DVD (4,449 yards)
    4. I Can Hear The Bells
  5. Other

    1. First Batch of Fingering Squares (1,104 yards) 
    2. Second Batch of Fingering Squares (1,104 yards)
    3. Third Batch of Fingering Squares (1,104 yards)
    4. Fourth Batch of Fingering Squares (736 yards)

 

With these projects all added up, I have a total of 28,236.84 yards or 25,819.8 meters.. I’ll show you my current Ticker.  Wow! That’s a lot past even my stretch goal of 20,00. I can’t tell you how happy I am with this total…

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-SIlver-

 


Here is where you’ll find previous updates to this post. 


Details that were Posted 6/22:

Hello Beautiful Readers! I know it’s been a while since I came by and updated this post, I thought it was time. Especially since today is the 1 month mark of Stash Dash. I’m going to organize the items that I’ve finished by category to make it easier for me to keep track… (I’ve taken the photos to be included in this update.)

With these projects all added up, I have a total of 7,108.3 yards or 6,499.8 meters. I feel like I’ve made pretty good progress so far. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-SIlver-

 

Original Post from May, before the start of StashDash2020.

Hello everyone! As the title suggests, we’re VERY close to the start of Stash Dash 2020. The dates for Stash Dash this year are May 22nd to August 22nd. 

This is the time of the year where I go over my crafty goals for this wonderful Stash-busting Along that I participate in with a BUNCH of knitters/crocheters/spinners/weavers from all around the world. I have a few goals, so I’m going to list them all here. There are some projects that I have all ready to go, and there are some that are possible to do. Then there are some projects that are just hopes/dreams. Those I’ll try to finish after the others I KNOW I can complete by the end of the Along.

 

  1. Socks
    1. Ready To Go (knit to a certain point and stopped, to comply with S.D. rules)
      1. Birthday Month Socks (462 yards possible)
      2. Blue Tait – SIlver Style  (437 yards possible)
      3. Blue Bro (459 yards possible)
      4. Mama’s Muse (423 yards possible)
      5. Doctor Daddy-o (714 yards possible)
      6. Banana SIs (463 yards possible)
    2. Planned (still to cast-on, or goals to try to finish)
      1. R Bro (437 yards possible)
      2. Flower Power Spiral – Silver Style (437 yards possible)
      3. June DVD Socks (Not cast-on yet or NCO) (462 yards possible)
      4. July DVD Socks (NCO) (462 yards possible)
      5. August DVD Socks (NCO) (462 yards possible)
      6. T’s Socks (NCO)
  2. Shawls
    1. Ready To Go
      1. Forever Minty (860 yards possible)  
      2. My Flat White Is Magical (988 yards possible)
      3. It’s Getting Dangerous (423 yards possible)
    2. Planned
      1. Fiery Viajante (2,072 yards possible)
  3. Blankets
    1. Ready To Go
      1. I Can Hear The Bells (6,469 yards possible)
    2. Planned
      1. All Squared Up (3,196 yards possible)
  4. Sweaters
    1. Ready To Go
      1. N/A
    2. Planned
      1. Hufflepride (2,500 yards possible)
      2. The Blustery Day (1,715 yards possible)
      3. Whispering Amira (1,568 yards possible)
  5. Other
    1. Ready To Go
      1. Fingering Blanket Squares
        1. April Squares (8 squares = 736 yards)
        2. May Squares (10 squares = 920 yards)
    2. Planned
      1. Fingering Blanket Squares
        1. June Squares (8 squares = 736 yards)
        2. July Squares (8 squares = 736 yards)
        3. August Squares (10 squares = 920 yards)
      2. Other
        1. Hit Me With Your Best Shot (362 yards possible)

 

This breaks down to 29, 419 yards, or roughly 26,901 meters planned. This is, of course, provided I finish it all…..

 

I’ll try to update this one post as we go along throughout the summer once per week (although, you know me… it might be once per month) with what I have completed as well as the actual yardage I get for each FO (Finished Object). I’ll also be updating a meterage tracker, so you can see how close to my goals I actually am. You can find that below, for now….


 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

Jumping to #49’s Beat

Hello everyone! I also just realized I never posted this second cross stitch project I finished. I will call this FO #49. I called it “Super Mario.”

The pattern I used for this project was called “Super Mario” by Stitch Area. Their pattern store can be found here.

I finished this piece on the 9th of August. Just in time for Emptyeye’s Birthday. I’m going to let him choose the frame for it.

Here are some progress pictures for this project.

Believe it or not… Once I finished the blue, everything else FLEW! I think I worked on it for 5 hours or so each day for 3 days in a row to finish it from the third picture to the FO picture. It’s pretty crazy how fast I can finish things, huh? What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Saying Aloha to #48

Hello again everyone! I forgot to mention. I finished a cross-stitch project that I worked on from late May into early June. I’ll put this as FO #48.

This project was what I called “Aloha Pineapple.” The pattern I followed was called “You Had Me At Aloha” by Stitch Area.

Their pattern store can be found here. If you stitch, might I recommend trying them out. They have SUCH wonderful patterns. As evidenced by the fact that I bought a few patterns from them all at once… Lol.  The patterns are also written so that a beginning stitcher could also make one of these designs.

I decided to use DMC #310, which is black floss. This is what the pattern calls for. But, I may be thinking about making more of these in multple of colors for other recipients. Can’t confirm it at this time, but you never know…

Here are all the pictures I took while working on this piece.

 

What do you think of this piece? I still have to FFO (Finish Finish. Like in a frame, or other methods) it. But I LOVE the way it came out!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Drawing Number 47

Hello again everyone! This is the last FO in our Parade for today. I’m sure I’ll have another batch soon, but I think it might be a bit, as Stash Dash is starting to close down (5/22->8/22). This is usually the busiest time for FOs for me. But, you never know. Right?  Either way…

FO #47 was what I called “Drawing DVD in August.”

These were August’s DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) monthly Socks. I used my usual size 1 (2.25mm) 9 inch circs. I also used the “Vanilla Is The New Black” pattern by Anneh Fletcher and DVD’s “Harold’s Crayon” colorway. I love the way that the stripe plays into the heel. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Sunny #46

Hello everyone!  FO #46 is what I called “Sunflower Shawl.”

This was a shawl I made to match the blanket I mentioned in my FO #45 (post before this one). I used the “Quick and Simple Granny Shawl” by Hannah Owens pattern, an I (5.5mm) crochet hook, and the remainder of the Caron One Pound yarn I had in “Black” and “Sunflower.” I LOVE the way this came out. I hope the recipient will love the shawl as much as I do. I made it wide enough to cover my wingspan, so it should fit my intended recipient without being too fiddly when they wear it. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Bumblebee Forty Five

Hey everyone! FO #45 was what I called “I Can Hear The Bells.”

This project was a bunch of 5 round granny squares that I put together. I used Caron One Pound in the “Off White,” “Black,” and “Sunflower” colorways and a size I (5.5mm) crochet hook. Below are all the pictures I took while I was working on this blanket.

For the border, I used a combination of granny clusters, treble crochet stitches, and single crochet stitches to make it slightly bigger. I LOVE the way that this blanket came out. I’m hoping that the Recipients love this blanket as much as I do. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Muddy #43

Hello everyone! FO #43 is what I called “Stick In The Mud Fix It.”

This was a Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure. I used a size 3 needle for the entire hat as well as “Candy Cane Tipsy” from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock. For a bit of context about the project name…

This hat was for Quidditch Match #4 in the HPKCHC this past term. The prompt was to figure out a way to retrieve your broom from the mud and show it off through your crafting. I chose to explain that Toad would be my familiar in this instance and he would do a sack race over to my broom and get the broom that way. Here are the images I used to show this off…

Shenanigans aside, I REALLY love the way that the hat came out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Sparkly #42

Hello again everyone! FO #42 is a project I called “July’s All About That Sparkle ;).”

July’s DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) socks were in their “Rose Champagne” colorway. I used my usual US 1 (2.25mm) 9 inch circs and the “Simple Skyp Socks” by Adrienne Ku. I REALLY love the way this stripe sequence picks up the pattern. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Scrappy Forty One

Hello everyone! FO #41 was a project I called “Scrappy Happy DVD.”

 

This project was the “Granny Stripe” pattern my Lucy of Attic24. I love this pattern. I used a BUNCH of DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) stripey yarn that was left over from socks I had made from their yarn. I used a G crochet hook (4.25mm). If I remember correctly, this blanket took me several iterations before I found a pattern I liked. The most current iteration has been on the hook for much of 2020. I really LOVE the way that these colors play together. It’s super scrappy and warm. I can’t wait for it to cool off enough to use it.  What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Blanketing #40

Hello again everyone! FO #40 this year was what I called “Blankie 2.0.”

For this blanket, I used the “Fuss Free Baby Blanket” by Lousie Tillbrook and a few full Skeins of Paton’s Kroy that were never going to be destined to be socks, so they’ve been sitting around for a bit. I used US 4 Red Lace ChaioGoo 40 inch circs.  It was a pretty simple knit, and I LOVE the way the colors play together. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Squares, Squares, and More Squares…

Hello everyone! I’m actually going to combine FOs #39 and #44. Well… You’ll see why…

I finished a total of 20 11 round granny squares since the last time I put up a large batch. Here are what I labeled “3rd batch of Fingering Squares” and “4th Batch of Fingering Squares.” Both of which I wanted to enter for Stash Dash (spoiler alert, I did… 😉 ) Each square I created was leftover from socks/other projects I’ve finished over the years. TO be honest, I haven’t been keeping a full list of all the scraps I’ve been using, as I lost the ball bands on each YEARS ago… I love each and every one of these squares. I’ll think they’ll make great additions to a future blanket. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

Rippling #38

Hello again everyone! The 38th thing that I finished this year is what I called “Rippling on The Water.”

This was the “Ripple Bralette” pattern by Jessie Maed Designs. I used size 2 (or 2.75mm) needles for the bottom ribbing and size 4 (3.5mm) needles for the rest of the bralette. I used several sock blanks. 3 were from the dyeing class I took at SSK2018. The purple was a remainder from a HPKCHC (Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup) project from a few Terms ago. If you can’t tell by this FO and the last one, that I’m on a quazi-mission to finish up as many scraps as I possibly can. I really DO like how these colors played together, though. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Very Scrappy and Happy!

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a bit since I came by and talked about FOs. In fact, I think it’s been over a month and a half. So, don’t be surprised if there are quite a few FO Parade posts today….  With this in mind, let’s talk about FO #37. I called this project “My Scrappy Happy Blanket.” It took me until early July to finish it and I started it just before the beginning of 2020.

I finished 49 fingering weight squares that are all 11 granny square rows using a size G (or 4.25mm) hook. All the squares use different dyers and colors. I honestly don’t remember them all. Sorry…

 

Then I attached them with many different grey stripes and put a border with “Dear Diary” by Knit Picks. This is a few greys, and a bit of pink. Just to mix everything up. I believe it came out pretty awesome. The blanket itself is one of the Grand Prizes for the Craft Along that I’m hosting on my podcast (which reminds me… I need to make this announcement as soon as I get the second blanket finished/put together…So, um… SPOILER ALERT? lol)

4 Rows connected.

6 rows connected. 2 more to go at this point…

I really do love the way this came out, considering the scrappy nature of the project. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-