#5, And We’re Starting To Jive!!!

Yup! I have another project finished for January. This is actually going in my box for 2018 Holiday gifts, so it’s a win-win. I didn’t want to stop knitting on it. Can you blame me? It came out awesome!

I called this project “Icy Joyful Diamonds.” I started this project October 15th of 2017, and finished it yesterday! I was taking a picture of this FO for Instagram, and got Catbombed in the cutest of ways…. The picture was too cute, so I didn’t bother re-taking the picture to get a better picture for my Ravelry FO picture. You can see why, right?

This is the “Pure Joy” by Joji Locatelli. I absolutely LOVED the genius of this simple, but pretty, pattern! It called to me the entire time I was knitting on it. Let me show you a close  up of the simple lace pattering.  Isn’t it pretty!!!

I used two colorways of Lolo Did It, Plush Sock. One was “Ice Ice Baby,” and the Second was “Barely There Diamond.” I absolutely LOVE the way these two colors played off each other, and of the way they matched the personality of the person I’m giving this shawl to.

Honestly, now that I’ve finished it, I kinda wish there was more to knit. So, I predict there will be another “Pure Joy” on my needles in the near future. Maybe after I finish a few other things… Let’s see how long I can be good…

 

Anyway, I’m off to continue Finishing things!  Until Next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

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#4, And Hoping For More!!!

As many of you probably have figured out already, I’m planning on participating in the Desert Vista Dyeworks’ Fourth Annual Sock Club. Basically, the premise of the Club, is to start and finish a pair of socks in a month using Desert Vista Dyeworks’ (DVD) wonderful yarn colorways. I’ve been thinking of doing this since November of 2016, and set about getting enough yarns for a whole year during the course of  2017.  For ease of access on Ravelry, I’m going to simply call them all by the month’s name and DVD socks.

 

So, you guessed it!!! The name of this month’s socks I called “January’s DVD Socks.”

The colorway this month was Called “Seven Year Itch.”  This colorway was created by Susan to celebrate The Knitgirllls’ 7th Podiversary this past year. I KNEW it was the perfect colorway for January, as it was also Emptyeye and My 7th year wedding anniversary. So, as you do…

I started this pair right after midnight on the 1st and completed the pair on January 23rd. I used Wendy D. Johnson’s “Toe-up Socks With A Difference. This wasn’t the first time I used this heel, but it is one of the heels I like the best…  Here, let me get you a close-up of the heel…

 

When I write this post, there are just over 12 hours until I can cast on February, and I LITERALLY cannot wait! 😉

Anyway, I’m off to keep finishing things.  Until the next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

FO #3, Here We Go!!!

Like I mentioned, I’m a few FO’s behind. But at least this one was only finished last night…

I was over-due for a hat that fit my melon right. Since I’ve been big in #craftivism recently, I decided I need to make myself a  KitKat Hat by Andre Sue.

With the introduction of the 13th Doctor as a Female, I wanted to honor Ms. Jodie Whittaker and welcome her to the Doctor Who family, so to speak.

I had this awesome “Police Box” colorway from Lorna’s Laces on their Shephard Worsted base that I’ve been meaning to turn into a hat since I bought it months ago. It occurred to me that  the yarn and the KitKat Hat pattern were the PURRRRRfect match for each other, and MUST go together. So, here we are…

I called this project “13 is Here! Get ‘er Queen!” I started this hat January 8th, and it stalled after the cast-on until the Knit Night that Nice & Knit hosted Tuesday the 9th. Then I’ve been working on it ALOT over the past few days after I finished the last FO…

 

Alright. I’m all caught up on FO’s. Now to go finish some more!!!  I hope you have a great day and an awesome weekend.  Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

Hello There, FO #2!

Hello Again! I’m playing a bit of catch-up, as I’ve finished 3 objects before I thought to start this series. So, here we go with FO #2.

I called this  project “NoBunny Parties Like An Angel On Acid.”

I’ll explain this in a bit, I promise. The Pattern is  Party on my needles by Joji Locatelli. I absolutely love this pattern, and knew I wanted to include as many wild and happy colors as I could. For this, I turned to three different dyers and 3 awesome colors that had just come my way. 

  1. GnomeAcres. I used their color “Little Bunny Foo Foo” on their House Gnome Base.
  2. Leading Men Fiber Arts. I used their color “Acid Trip” on their Show Stopper Base.
  3. Nerd Girl Yarns. I used their color “Teenage Mutant Ninja Angel” on their Bounce & Stomp Base.

So, if you’ve been following my projects on Ravelry, I try to name my projects with a combination of the yarn, pattern, and maybe something I’m thinking about while I’m starting the project. Some are just out of left field, but will often make sense to you if you know me in real life…

So, with the three colors I used (and that I mentioned above), as well as the pattern, can you see what I did there? I’m still so proud of myself that I was that clever. Mostly because that could have easily been a “Knitting Attack” due to the decision being made at 11:00 at night… 😉

Anyway, I started this project on October 15th and finished it January 17th. I used size 4 (3.5mm) 40 inch Red Lace ChiaoGoo fixed circular needles. I still have to block the picot bind-off a bit, but I still want to wear it to work to show it off. A few of my co-workers don’t see the finished projects I’m working on at lunch until much later, so…

I’ll put up better pictures of the shawl and me wearing it up on my Ravelry Project page as soon as I get them. Waiting for better light… Or, at least, that’s what I’m telling myself… 😉

I should be by soon with FO #3. So, until then, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Let The FO Parade Begin

So, to go with my 2018 goal of finishing things, I’m going to chronologize my journey with each FO as I go through the year. Mostly because I plan on finishing as many FO’s as I can. Another goal was to write a few more blog posts this year. So, here we are.

The first thing I finished this year was what I called “Lovely Friendship Travels.”

 This is the pattern “Friendship Road Sweater” by Cori Eichelberger. This pattern can be found in the book she co-wrote with Megan in their book, Minnesota 52.

It is a Short-sleeve pullover style sweater. I started this one on October 31st, and finished it January 10th. This was  a pretty quick knit, and was only waylaid by NaKniSweMo and most of December being busy. I pretty much stuck to the pattern, and I was rewarded! It’s a pretty awesome fit! I’m so glad I chose to do this sweater as my 2nd. Well, technically the NaKniSweMo sweater was the 2nd, but I started this one before that one, so *sticks tongue out*.

I finished the body and 1 sleeve before Christmas. Then the second sleeve by the 1st. I was waiting after that, the top ribbing,  for the appearance of a pair of size 5 (3.75mm), 16 inch circs. Emptyeye doesn’t believe me, but that was one of the cable lengths in size 5 (3.75mm) that I DON’T own… In fact, the rest of this sweater was done on a US 6 (4.0mm) needle. Mostly in a 32 inch cable. Used Magic Loop for the sleeves, which is only the 3rd time I’ve used Magic Loop, so go me!!!

I used 4.5 skeins of “Love You To Pieces” by Leading Men Fiber Arts on their Dramaturg base. I kept saying this on  my podcast, but the colorway looks like if you were to melt Reces Pieces into warm milk. What do you think? Can you see it in the pictures? It’s okay if you cannot. I can, and I love the way it came out, and that’s all that matters!!! *sticks tongue out*

This sweater is so light in it’s awesome DK’d-ness! I plan on wearing it to work soon-ish… Maybe even into the Springtime/Summertime…

 

Anyway, I hope  you enjoy reading this series as much as I’ll enjoy writing each entry!!! Happy Crafting!

-Silver