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!
-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-

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!
-Silver-

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!
-Silver-

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!
-Silver-

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!
-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-

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!
-Silver-

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!
-Silver-

Bebe Flax 2

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about, is what I called “Bebe Flax 2.”

This project is being housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitting Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here. Just be aware, she’s still on a hiatus as of April 2020.

I started this project on 8/14 of this year. I have been using the “Flax” pattern by TinCanKnits and Paintbox Yarns, Superwash wool, Worsted in the “Spearmint Green” colorway. For this jumper, I’ve been using size US 6, 4.0mm needles for the ribbing, and size US 8, 5.0mm 16 inch circular needles for the body of the jumper. I have just separated for the sleeves. It is now just round and round until the ribbing at the bottom. I have other things I need to concentrate on, but I think I’ll work on this slowly over the course of this week.

Here are some pictures of what the Jumper currently looks like. 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-

Bebe Flax 1

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! I hope you had a great weekend! The next project I’m going to talk about, is what I called “Bebe Flax 1.” I started this project on 08/11 of this year.

I’m knitting the 2->4 year size of the “Flax” pattern by TinCanKnits using Paintbox Yarns, Superwash wool, Worsted in the “Buttercup Yellow” colorway. I’ve been using size US 6, 4.0mm for the ribbing and size US 8, 5.0mm 16 inch circs for the rest of the sweater. I’ll also be using DPNs for the sleeves (once I get there, of course. I’m currently avoiding the sleeves, as I hate being on sleeve island…lol)

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

This is what the jumper looks like currently. 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

A Crowley Will Always Be A Crowley

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I’m going to talk about, is a project I called “A Crowley Will Always Be A Crowley.” I started this project on  06/28 of this year.

This project is being held in my Holiday Music Tot by Stitching The High Notes. Joanna’s Shop can be found here

I am using the “Downton Farewell” pattern by Phyll Lagerman. The yarn I’m using in these socks is Hue Loco Glitz Sock “Money Cake.” Until l get to the heel, I’ll be using US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circs. Then I’ll be switching over to DPNs in the same size.

I’m still only mid-way through the first pattern rotation. It’s heavily patterned, so it will take me a bit. But, I’m okay with that, as this one has been in my queue ever since Downtown Abby went off the air a few years ago.

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

DVD Love <3

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about is what I called DVD Love <3.

I started this blanket on 07/14 of this year. Shortly after I finished my other DVD scrap blanket. I’m using the “Granny Stripes” pattern by Lucy of Attic24. I’m using a size G 4.25mm crochet hook.

I’m using a Tan color from The  Loopy Ewe Solid Series to start and finish this blanket. I can’t remember the colorway name, I’m sorry. It’s not on The Loopy Ewe’s website at the moment, and I’ve since lost the tags for the yarn… I don’t believe they are carrying it at the moment, but Their store can be found here.

For the rest of this blanket, I’ll be using up the remainder of the yarn my DVD (Desert Vista Dyeworks) Monthly Sock Club socks that I’ve completed over the years. I’ll be listing each color I’ve used, as well as the amount of yardage I had left of each to add to the blanket below. Before I do that, you can find Desert Vista Dyework’s shop here.

From Year 1 of Sock Club:
1) Mar 2018 – Babushka – 161 yds (FO)
2) Apr 2018 – Poodle Skirt – 180 yds (FO)
3) May 2018 – Happy Birthday Cupcake! – 217 yds (FO)
4) June 2018 – Oh, Clark! – 203 yds (FO)
5) July 2018 – Clue -207 yds (FO)
6) Aug 2018 – Mr. Darcy – 208 yds (FO)
7) Sept 2018 – Zombody’s Eating Candy Corn – 157 yds (FO)
8) Oct 2018 – Dracula – 148 yds (FO)
9) Nov 2018 – Dia De Los Muertos – 129 yds (FO)
10) Dec 2018 – Bing And The Andrews Sisters – 143 yds (FO)

From Year 3 of Sock Club:
1) May 2020 – Daphne Zombody Blake – 203 yds (FO)
2) June 2020 – Crystal Ball Frap – 194 yds (FO)
3) July 2020 – Rose Champagne – 166 yds (FO)
4) August 2020 – Harold’s Purple Crayon – 176.56 yards
5) September 2020 – Elvis
6) October 2020 –
7) November 2020 –
9) December 2020 –

Other DVD Colorways:
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This project is being housed in my Zombie Bag by The Knitted Broomstick.

I’m all caught up on the socks I’ve already knit for the DVD Monthly Sock Club, so I’m just waiting until I finish September’s socks to add more to this blanket. For now, here is the current progress picture.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Purple Viajante

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next project I want to talk about is what I called Purple Viajante.

The pattern I’m using for this project is the “Viajante” by Martina Behm. I plan on using 2 skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Silk Thread II in the colorway “KMBFLA (Kiss My Big Fat Lavendar A$$, if you must know what it stands for)”

This project is being housed in my Outlander bag by The Knitted Broomstick.

Her shop can be found here, even though Jilly has closed up the shop officially. She had some amazing bags!

I am using

I started this project on 05/17 of this year. Using size US 2, 2.75mm for the beginning Triangle, and US 3, 3.25mm.

I TOTALLY expect this project to take me a bit. I am just past the beginning triangle, and expect that this might be put aside for other things for a bit… I already have. I haven’t worked on it since 3 days after I cast it on…

Sorry about my hand being in the way, but it’s in that TOTALLY awkward phase where I’m just starting to work in the round. You know… When it’s hard to get a proper picture… Anyway. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-