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-

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-

 

More Squares…

Hiya everyone! As I’ve been making a bunch of squares for the “My Scrappy Happy Blanket,” I thought I’d break it down into 12 square installments for the sake of getting yardage for Stash Dash. To this end, FO #34 is the Second Batch (as I’ve been thinking about it…)

I’m loving all the different colors… 😉 What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

A Bit Wibbly Wobbly…

Hiya! FO #33 for the year was what I called “Doctor Daddy-O.”

I used Knit Picks Hathorne in the “Newport” colorway, as well as the “Dr. Who Reverse Polarity Socks” pattern by Rosie Rose. The picture is pretty dark, but the twisted cable is VERY pretty! I love the way that these two colors play together. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Squares, Squares Everywhere

Hiya everyone! As I’ve been making a bunch of squares for the “My Scrappy Happy Blanket,” I thought I’d break it down into 12 square installments for the sake of getting yardage for Stash Dash. To this end, FO #31 is the FIrst Batch (as I’ve been thinking about it…)

There are so many different Fingering weight scraps that I’ve been using to label them all here. But I REALLY love the way that each square comes out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

I LOVE Outlander Quotes. Especially Jamie’s…

Hiya! FO #29 was what I called “Forever Minty.”

This is probably the longest-standing WIP (Work In Progress) that I’ll probably finish during the months of Stash Dash. This one has been on the needles since October of 2017. I used the “It has always been forever for me, Sassenach Shawl” pattern by C.C. Almon. I also used two colors from lolodidit “Barely There Mint” and “Sassenach.” These two colors bring ou the pattern beautifully. I just wish I could make the shawl bigger. However, I couldn’t, due to playing yarn chicken with the first color as it was.  But, what can you do, right? What do you think of how it came out?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Magic Coffee Ride

Hiya! The 27th FO I finished this year was what I called “My Flat White Is Magical.”

This was a project I started in July of last year for a specific Recipient. I still have yet to send it to her, but I’ll get there. I Promise! For this project, I used the “Flat White Wrap” pattern by CC Almon, as well as the “Magician” colorway from SweetGeorgia Yarns. I REALLY love this color. Almost wish I had more of it to make my own shawl with, but meh…  Love the way that these two play together. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-