#61’s Musical!!!

Hello again everyone! Hope your day is going well!!!  The fourth and final thing that I’ve finished since the last time we’ve talked FO’s is what I called “December DVD Socks.” I finished these socks within 7 days, which is a record for me.

This month, I used the “Vanilla is the New Black” pattern by Vanessa Fletcher. As a recap, I’ve been knitting a pair of socks every month with Desert Vista Dyeworks’ Viso base. This month, I used “Bing and the Andrews Sisters.” I LOVE the colors in the stripes of this one. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver

60’s Nifty!!!

Hello again everyone!  The third thing I’ve finished since the last time I’ve updated you on my FO’s is what I called “Hat #2.”

I used the “Ribbed Watchman’s Hat” pattern by Channah Koppel, which is essentially 2×2 ribbing. I really love the color combo I put together out of Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice. I used “Mint” and “Silver Grey.” What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver

#59 Is Fine! ;)

Hello again!  This next Finished Object I called “Hot Damn!!! Tune It Up!!!” It was the pattern “Fine Tune” by Joji Locatelli. This was part of the Joji Along. I literally finished this cowl within 24 hours before the end of the KAL. I wasn’t going to push myself, but I’m glad I did! It looks so pretty!!!

I used 4 different colors on this one. The two main colors are:

  1. Woolen Boon Fingering “Copper Boom”
  2. Hooker’s Corner Fingering “Honey Bear”

 

The Two contrasting colors are:

  1. Hooker’s Corner Fingering “Hot Damn”
  2. Whimzee Stitches, Standard Sock “Autumn Forest Walk”

 

What do you all think of the color combo?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver

 

#58’s Great!

Hello everyone!  Hope your December is going well so far! I’ve finished a few things since the last time we talked. I’ll be spreading the posts out a bit today, so you won’t be surprised.

The first thing that I finished since the last time we talked was what I called “Pattern ALL The Things!!” This was a pair of socks that I had started for a KAL back in April and never finished. I had a full sock to do, but I finished it in under a week. I don’t know why it took me so long.

The pattern I used for this project is “–. .–. -.- .–. Socks (GPKP 2016)” by C.C. Almon. I also used Regia, Arne & Carlos. The Tinn Colorway. I really love how the color sequence and pattern play well together.  I REALLY have no idea why I delayed finished these…

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver

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-

#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-