Matching Test Socks

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner!

The next thing that I want to talk about, is what I’m calling “Matching Test Socks.” I started these socks on  8/15. This is a test knit, so I really can’t talk about much about this Cowl until the pattern premiers in October.  I can’t show off in-progress pictures or any details. I CAN show off the yarn I’ve been using, though…

The designer, CC of JavaPurl Designs has okay’d me talking about the name of the pattern, which will be “I’ll Have Two Coffees And Two Cherry Danishes To Go Please Socks.”

I have the toe and a few pattern repeats done on the first sock. I have this pair of socks housed in my Nightmare Before Christmas tot by Slipped Stitch Studios. Their pattern store can be found here

I will update this post as soon as the pattern releases. Sorry again to dip and run, but it is what it is…

 

Update 9/7:

I’ve decided to rip the project out. Sorry… The yarn wants to be something else entirely…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Granny’s Cloud Clusters Shawl

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about, is a crochet shawl I started on 8/26 of this year. I’m calling this shawl “Granny’s Cloud Clusters Shawl.”

I am hosting this project in my “Bigger On The Inside” TARDIS bag by Addicted To Sock Knitting. Their website can be found here.

I am using the “Quick & Simple Granny Shawl” pattern by Hannah Owens. This is a shawl with Granny Clusters in it, so it goes REALLY fast. I am using a size G or 4.0mm crochet hook and 5 different colors of Cloudborn Fibers, Highland Superwash Sock Twist. I will be using the “Natural,” “Petal,” “Burgundy,” “Magenta,” and “Lavender Heather” colorways. Yes… In this exact order.

I am currently on the third color. I really DO love the way it’s working up. What do you think?

Update 9/7:

I finished the shawl Saturday Morning. This is FO #55. I did 60 rows of the Granny Clusters, then 1 row of double crochet, 1 of treble crochet, then 1 last row of double crochet to finish the shawl. What do you think of the shawl?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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September 2020 DVD Socks

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The last part of my WIP Parade (for now), is a WIP I’m calling “September 2020 DVD Socks.”

This project is being housed in my Stainglass Beauty & The Beast bag by MollyKleinDesign. Her shop can be found here.

For the month of September, I’m using size US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circs, and DVD’s (Desert Vista Dyeworks)”Elvis” colorway. This month’s pattern is “Vanilla Is The New Black” by Anneh Fletcher.

I’m a full color repeat in. I really DO love this color. So does Emptyeye, so this pair has become his. lol.  What do you think of the color?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Butterfly Effective Xstitch

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! Hope you all had a great weekend! The next project I want to talk about is a cross-stitch that I’ve been working on, off and on, since  02/28 of this year. I called this project Butterfly Effective Xstitch.

The pattern I’m stitching on is the “Butterfly Forest” pattern by Dimensions. This is part of their Gold Collection.

As I TOTALLY expect this project to take me a bit, I started early. I think I have a recipient in mind, but I’m not for sure yet. Here are the pictures I’ve taken of my progress so far. I honestly haven’t worked on it in a few months. Oops… Should probably get back to it sooner rather than later…

 

Update 9/7:

I have been working a bit on this project, even if it doesn’t necessarily look like it. I recently found a knitting tool that I think I want to start using on this project full-time. It props up my pattern so I can see it as I’m stitching. I used to have to pick up the pattern and stare at it close to my face EVERY time I was working on it. Since I put the pattern on the magnet board, I’ve had less eye strain, and I can keep on going. Even when I have to check the pattern. It’s saved me BIG time over the past few weeks! I’m also using a needle minder that I bought when I bought my other canvases. It’s VERY pretty. It’s the coffee cup on my work below… What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Doctor Who House

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/Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next project I want to talk about is what I’m calling Doctor Who House.

I started this cross stitch on 08/09 of this year. The Pattern I’m using is “In This House…Dr. Who” by Stitch Area.  This is a Geeky Doctor Who piece. LOTS of Doctor Who sayings that I LOVE. I recommend this for ALL Doctor Who fans who like to cross-stitch. Stitch Area’s Etsy Shop can be found here.

I TOTALLY expect this project to take me a long time, as I have other projects I need to finish in the remaining part of 2020. I’m going to try to balance out my crafts. We’ll see how this goes… lol.

I’ve gotten the first Dalek mostly done and the line of text directly under the midway point of the piece. Here’s what it looks like!

Update 9/7:

I have finished up the Daleks and the first line and I’m working on the second line. I REALLY love the way it’s looking so far. I’m trying to savor it and take my time with the project.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Whispering Amira

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! This time, I want to talk about the project I called “Whispering Amira.”

I started this project in 2019, and it was meant to be a top I wore in the Summer, as it is a light garment. The pattern I’m working on for this one, is the “Amira” by Ranee Mueller. I’m using Knit Picks, CotLin yarn in the “Whisper” colorway. For this Summer garment, I’ve been using size US 3, 3.25mm and US 5, 3.75mm Zing needles.

The project is being housed in my “New Doctor Who” bag by WhimzeeStitches. His shop can be found here. I REALLY love this bag!

I also have a Tardis progress keeper from AdoreKnit that I’m using as a zipper pull. You can find AdoreKnit’s shop here.

This project has been restarted at least once. The First time I started this project, I thought about knitting it in pieces. But then I realized that I stink at seaming garments (well, anything in general). Once I made that decision, it was easier working in the round. There is this part now, where I’ve had to split the front and backs to allow for the sleeves. The front is on holders and the back is being worked (or is it the other way round? I can never remember… Either way, I need to work them separately). At first, I had both pieces on separate needles, and they would clank together, which drove me nuts. Then I realized I had interchangeable needles (even if I never really use them), that I could use the cable on to stop the clanking. Since I made the change-over, I really haven’t worked on it. Mostly because the Cotton and Linen blend hurts my hands after a few rows. Well, that, and the fact that each row requires you do something different, and there are times my brain DOES NOT want a pattern. Still. I’ve been thinking I should probably start working on it again soon.  What do you think?

 

Update 9/7:

Since the last time we’ve talked, I’ve decided that I want to wear this to my sister’s wedding. Which means I have to finish this top before the end of September. Wish me luck! I have done a whole pattern rotation (about 4 inches) on the back of the garment since the last time I’ve updated.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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My Scrappy Happy Blanket – pt 2

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about is what I called My Scrappy Happy Blanket – pt 2. I started this project on 06/01 of this year. I’m not really using a pattern and making it up as I go along. I’m using a 4.25mm (or a G) Hook to create 11 round Granny Squares that I’ll be using the Join As You Go method to connect them all.

This project is being hosted in my Catching Fireflies bag by Bags by Awesome Granny. Her shop can be found here. (as Of Monday, the bag’s in the shop! It’s called “Summer Nights Blue.” Yay!!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project will probably take me up until the end of the year (if not longer), and will contain SOOO many fingering weight scraps leftover from pairs of socks I’ve made myself. I haven’t had the ball bands on it for FOREVER, so I’ll try to update you with colors on the scraps when I know where they came from. I have scraps of my Sock Blank socks, and a few of the shawls I finished this year too. Can’t remember the names of them. I’m sorry.

The blanket isn’t all that much to look at right now, as I’m working on the squares. I haven’t even connected any of the squares yet. I have too few of them. Maybe when I have several more rows worth of squares, then I’ll feel motivated to start connecting them. Here is what I have so far…

Update 9/7:

I’ve finished 4 squares for this blanket since the last time I updated this post.

I have also used the Join As You Go method to put together two rows. I still have a few rows of squares left to add, but I wanted to stop and show you what I’ve been working on.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Power Went Out? Ok. Time for A New Project

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP that I’m going to talk about, I called “Power Went Out? Ok. Time for A New Project.” I started this project on 8/4 of this year. If you don’t know, that’s the date that Storm Isias hit our area, and Emptyeye and I lost power for 2 1/2 days. I decided I needed a new project to work on. Hence the name…

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

I’m using the Quick & Simple Granny Shawl” pattern by Hannah Owens. I’ve been using a size G or 4.0mm Knitters Pride crochet hook and MANY different scraps from Stripey Socks. I’m sorry. I no longer have the ball bands, so I don’t know what the colors. I”ve been adding colors pretty much at random as well. I hope to get this shawl to at least 100 rows, which should be about 200 granny clusters in the row. I’ll see when I feel like finishing it off. Here’s what I have so far…

Update 9/7:

I finished this shawl on 8/29. It went SUPER fast! This is FO #54 for the year. I LOVE this shawl. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Barrow’s Greatest Discovery

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about, is what I called “Barrow’s Greatest Discovery.” I started this project on 6/20 of this year.

This project is being housed in my Jack Skellington Bag by MollyKleinDesign. Her etsy shop can be found here.

I used the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson, as this pair of socks is for someone else, so I want to make sure that they fit the intended recipient. I’m using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Socks in the “Christmas At Downton” colorway. I normally use US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circs for a majority of the sock. Then I switch to 2 16 inch circulars for the toes, heel, and cuff.

I’m just past the first sock’s heel.  

 

Update 9/7:

I have finished the first sock and gotten to midway through the second foot.  Here’s what they look for now.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Easy Peasy Dude!

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about, is a crochet shawl  I call “Easy Peasy Dude!” that I cast on 8/26 of this year.

I am using the “Quick & Simple Granny Shawl” pattern by Hannah Owens. I am using a size G or 4.0mm crochet hook and MANY different stripey scraps. I don’t have the ball band on any of these. I’m sorry. It’s been awhile since I bought and used many of these skeins.

I am hosting this project in my 11th Doctor bag. There’s no label on this bag, so I have NO idea where I originally bought this. I’m sorry…

I’m not very far into this shawl, but I LOVE how it’s working up so far. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Toddler Hat

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next “WIP” I wish to discuss, is what I called “Toddler Hat.”

This hat went super fast. As in, I cast it on and finished it on 8/25. This is FO #53. I used Paintbox Yarns, superwash wool, Simply Aran in the “Vanilla Cream,” “Slate Green,” “Pistachio Green,” “Soft Fudge,” and “Red Wine” colorways. For the hat, I used size US 6, 4.0mm needles for the ribbing, and size US 8, 5.0mm needles for the rest of the hat. Switching to DPNs for the crown decreases. The project was done so quickly, I just housed it in a Ziploc bag… lol.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Bebe Barley T

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner!

The next “WIP” I want to talk about is what I called “Bebe Barley T.” This knit went SUPER quick. As in, I was able to cast on and finish the hat on 8/16 and didn’t even have time to allocate a bag to include it to. This is FO 51 for the year.

The pattern I used for this hat, was the “Barley” pattern by TinCanKnits. I used Plymouth Yarns, Hot Cakes, in the color 6 “Garden Mix” colorway. I used size US 6, 4.0mm needles for the ribbing, and US 8, 5.0mm needles for the rest. Switched to DPNs for the crown decreases, as usual.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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Don’t Test Me

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner!

The next thing that I want to talk about, is what I’m calling “Don’t Test Me.” I started this Cowl on  8/15. This is a test knit, so I really can’t talk about much about this Cowl until the pattern premiers in October.  I can’t show off in-progress pictures or any details. I CAN show off the yarn I’ve been using, though…

The designer, CC of JavaPurl Designs has okay’d me talking about the name of the pattern, which will be “I’ll Have Two Coffees And Two Cherry Danishes To Go Please Cowl.”

I can also say that this starts with a provisional cast-on and is knit flat. I actually found an awesome new way of doing the provisional cast on that works better for me. Here’s the video I found.

I’m housing this Test Knit in my London Tardis bag by The Knitting Broomstick.  Jilly’s shop can be found here.

Sorry to tease you and dip, but it is what it is… I’ll come by and update the post as soon as the pattern releases with more details. I’m currently about half-way done knitting the Cowl, if that helps…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Bebe Barley B

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! Hope your August went well!

The next “WIP” that I want to talk about is what I called “Bebe Barley B.” This was a very quick knit. I started it on 8/15 and finished it on 8/16. This got me a total of 70 yards.  The pattern I used on this hat was the “Barley” pattern by TinCanKnits. I used Plymouth Yarns, Hot Cakes,  in the color 6 “Garden Mix” colorway. For the hat, I used size US 6, 4.0mm needles for the ribbing, and size US 8, 5.0mm needles for the rest of the hat. Switching to DPNs for the crown decreases. The project was done so quickly, I just housed it in a Ziploc bag… lol.

I REALLY love the way this hat came out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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