#51’s Won

Hello again everyone! This time I’m going to combine FO’s #51 and #53. I recently had the pleasure of doing a Test Knit for CC of The Geeky Girls Knit Podcast. She will be releasing the pattern sort of soon, but I didn’t want to put off the releasing of this post any longer in order to show off the genius patterning she came up with. Especially since I’m already so delayed… The pattern will be called “I’ll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Socks,” which is a Gilmore Girls reference…

I used two different colorways and made two iterations of this pattern. One with a light variegation to it, and another with the stripey sequence she called for in the pattern. This way, others will know how well the pattern plays with both.

As the pattern has not been released, I have only been authorized to show off the bottom of each foot. I’ll try to remember to update this post later with my FO pictures. Like I said, I’ll TRY. No guarantees, though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of these wonderful colorways? The black and Rainbow stripe colorway is called “Black Unicorn” by Spotted Circus on her Merino Sock base. The other is “English Rose” by West Yorkshire Spinners.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

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!
-Silver-

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!
-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!
-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!
-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-

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-

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-

 

Super Secret Isn’t So Secret Anymore… lol.

Hiya! I called FO #18 “Super Secret Design.”

I had designed a shawl for Break Month in the Harry Potter Knit Crochet House Cup (HPKCHC) Ravelry group. The result was my “Wizarding World Tour Shawl” Pattern Sample. The idea was to represent all 4 locations we were “visiting” during Break Month in the shawl. I think I did a pretty good job. I can never tell, but time will tell as people start finishing the project, I suppose. But, I digress…

I used “Tea Time” from Wonderland yarns, 3 colors from Nice & Knit. “May Flowers,” “Mint Chip,” and “Watermelon.” I really wanted to play with colors. I think I managed to do that.  What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Lovely Squares

Hello again everyone! The last FO of 2019 was 32 yellow squares and 18 black squares for a new Granny Square blanket. This is a blanket I started for a surprise Recipient and their SO (Significant Other). I’m calling the project “I Can Hear The Bells.”

Here are the rows I connected in December. What do you think of my progress?

This means I have a total of 48,274.1 yards for the year. Quite awesome, huh?  Either way, I’ll be back for an FO parade in 2020!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

My Blanket Statement

Hello again everyone! FO #76 for 2019 was what I called “December 2019 Blanket Squares.”

I’m just doing granny squares on a size I (eye) Hook. Here’s the final layout. What do you think?

I still have to connect all the squares and finish up the border. This is how the blanket will sit for a bit, as I have other things I need to finish first…

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Casting On #75

Hello again everyone! FO #75 for 2019 was a project that I called “‘XMas Cast On’ Socks.”

I used the “Vanilla is the New Black” pattern by Anneh Fletcher and Must Stash Yarn & Fiber Sport Sock in the “Dark Side EVP.” I really love these socks. I think I’ve worn them at least once a week since I finished them. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

#73’s Keen

Hey everyone! So sorry it’s been almost 3 months since I came by and updated my blog. Suffice to say, it’s been a busy few months. I’m going to kick off the last few FO’s of 2019 with my “December 2019 DVD Socks.”

I used the “You’re A Mean One” colorway from Desert Vista Dyeworks (DVD). I used the “Vanilla Is The New Black” pattern by Anneh Fletcher. I REALLY love the way this pattern and yarn go together. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Squares, Squares, Everywhere…

Hello again everyone. The 72nd thing that I finished, is part of a larger FO that will happen later. I’m calling this blanket “All Squared Up.”

I plan on using Caron Simply Soft Stripes in the “Grape Purple” and “Rosewood.” I’m sure there will be other colorways, but I’ll mention them as I finish each square. My plan is to crochet 6 round squares and connect them in rows of 10 squares each. I pretty anticipate this project to take me a bit, as I plan on making each square as a palate cleanser between my other projects. These are all 16 squares I made in November and during the days of Thanksgiving. I LOVE the way they are coming out. What do you think?

 

Thank you for sticking with me as I show off all of the projects I finished since the last time I came by. Obviously, there were a lot. Hopefully, I’ll be back with more soon.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Yowza! That’s An Awesome FO!!!

Hello again everyone! The largest FO of the year happens to be #71. I called this one “Yowza Blanket.”

This blanket has gone through multiple versions/patterns since I first started this project. I crocheted this blanket Granny Square until I ran out of Miss Babs Yowza yarn scraps from previous projects. As I’ve finished this blanket for Emptyeye (he knows that it’s a Holiday Gift, otherwise I wouldn’t mention it), I’ll list off the colors I used.

Total of 3,079.3 yards used.

Spiked Punch – 52 yds
Big Silk Worsted – Garden Party – 20 yards
BFF – 20 yards
Bat S’ Crazy – 20 yards
Across The Universe – 123.9 yards
Coral – 136 yards
Drunken Watermelon – 20 yds
Echo – 143.7 yds
Gator Bait – 498.1 yds
Indigo Bunting – 60 yds – 2045.6
Mad Hatter – 20 yds
Morticia – 420 yds
Mountain Morning – 39.6 yds
My Kelley – 136.3 yds
Sea Teal – 101.6 yds
Seduction – 60 yds – 1268.1
Seductress – 545.1 yds
Squash Blossom – 136 yds
Supriza – 96.7yds
Tardish – 25 yds
You Gotta Love Me – 95.2 yds
Zombie Honeymoon – 20 yds
Zombie Prom – 20 yds
Ebony – 270.1 yds

I REALLY love the way this came out. I was going from a Reverse Rainbow from the center -> out.  What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Pinky #70

Hello again everyone! The 70th thing that I finished this year was what I called “Aunt Pinky.”

This Holiday gift was the last entered in my HPKCHC Arithmancy OWL. I used Cascade 220 FIngering “Azalea Pink.” I really like this is the perfect pink for my intended Recipient. I think they will really like this color.  What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

#69’s All About The Doctor

Hello again everyone! The 69th thing that I finished this year was what I called “Doctor Quiddy.”

I made this Slouchhead Hat for the final Quidditch match of HPKCHC. I used Pandia’s Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug “But I Think I Came Out More Magician.” I REALLY love this colorway, and I can’t want to wear it out and about this Holiday season. What do you all think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Bright #68

Hello again everyone! The 68th thing that I finished this year was what I called simply “November 2019 DVD Socks.”

If you couldn’t tell, these are my November DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) socks. I decided “Troll Dolls” would be a good colorway for Fall. I REALLY love this colorway. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

My Singing #67

Hello again everyone!  The 67th thing I finished this year was what I called “Mama Mia.”

This Holiday present was also entered into my HPKCHC Arithmancy OWL. I used Dream in Color Smooshy “Torchwood” and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye “Vancouver.” I love how these two colors played together. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Waving at #66

Hello again everyone! The 66th thing that I finished this year is what I called “Quiddy #3.”

This project was for Quidditch match #3 for the HPKCHC. I used miscellaneous scraps of fingering yarn in the Harry Potter House colors to create a banner to wave. I’m proud of how it came out. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

I Put A Spell on #65

Hello again everyone! The 65th thing that I finished this year was what I called “Magician AF.”

I wanted another Slouchy hat, so I used SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock “Magician.” I love this color, and I think my recipient will also love this hat, once I get a chance to send it off tho them. I won’t say who it’s going to, as it’s supposed to be a surprise.  What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Singing The Tale of #63

Hello again! The 63rd thing that I finished this year was what I called “Papa Don’t Peach.”

This project was another Holiday gift that I entered as part of my HPHCKC Arithmancy OWL. I really love how the Dream In Color Smooshy “Medieval” and Knit Picks Hawthorne FIngering Kettle Dye “Irvington” play together. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Scrying For #61

Hello again everyone! The 61st thing I finished was what I called “Diving The Meaning of Dragons.”

I made myself a slouchy hat (pattern by Kelly McClure) out of a Gale’s Art Single Sock Blank that I have called “Dragons Are Not Slaves.” I really love how the variegated nature of the sock blank showed up in this hat. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Bloody #60

Hello again everyone! Project #60 is what I called “My Bloody Vampire.”

This was my October Desert Vista Dyeworks (DVD) socks. I used the color “Zombody Vants to Drink Your Blood” and the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson. This was also part of my Arithmancy OWL through the HPKCHC.

I really LOVE this colorway. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Falling for #59

Hello again everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since the last time I came back to continue the FO Parade. I really have been busy, I promise…

Either way, FO #59 is what I called “Joyful Falling.”

I used Joji Locatelli’s “Pure Joy” pattern. I also used GnomeAcres House Gnome in the “Bad Bunny” and The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in the color “Peach.” I really love the way that the colors play together. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time! Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Time To Wrap Up #58

Hello again everyone! I know it’s been a Blog-tastic morning/afternoon. I promise FO #58 is the last one I’m going to report on. At least,  for a bit. I called this project “Bromance R’ Us.”

This project is also for someone for the Holidays, as well as part of my Arithmancy OWL for HPKCHC. This is the last pair of socks I finished in September. I used Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dye in the “Cathedral Park” colorway, as well as Dream in Color Smooshy in the “Medieval” colorway on the Cuffs. I REALLY love the way that these colors play together. What do you all think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-