Quarter Century #25

Hello again! This time, I would like to talk about FO #25 for the year. 

I called this one “Gemini’s In Red-Trograde” because I’m Punny like that! This pattern was the “Gemini” top by Jane Richmond. This pattern has been in my queue for quite a bit, and I wanted to have it to wear at SSK this year. Especially since I knew that it would be warmer. Never ended up wearing it, but that’s neither here, nor there…

I finished this on July 9th after starting it June 21st. I used Red Heart Comfort Sport in both the “Cardinal Red” and “Amethyst” colorways. This is such a cute top, but I wish I had made a smaller size. The shoulders are a bit too baggy. Still wearing it as is, so there’s that… lol.

I used a US 6 – 4.0 mm, and a US 7 – 4.5 mm. This ended up being a total of 1,220 yards for Stash Dash as well, so GO ME!!! 🙂 lol.

 

Well, Until Next Time!

-Silver-

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#24 is Back, Back Again…

Hello again everyone! As promised, I have another FO I would like to Parade in front of you today. Again, I’m sorry I waited so long to come back to talk about what I’ve been working on.  But, here goes.

#24 is  what I called “June SS Socks” on Ravelry. 

I used a US 1 (a 2.25mm) needle on this one. Used a 9 inch circ for the bulk of the sock, but 2 16 inch circs for the heels, toes, and cuffs, as is usual for socks I make for myself. I entered this pair of socks for The Knitgirllls’  Self-Striping KAL. The colorway  was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by FabFunkyFibres, Self-striping Sock.

I absolutely LOVE how these socks came out. They’re nice and warm. Plus, I also got a chance to show off the poster from the album that Emptyeye and I have in our Media Room.

Well, Until Next Time!

-Silver-

Proud Of #23

Sorry it’s been awhile since I did an update on my FO Parade. I’ve got a few going up today, so I’m sorry if your feeds go nuts. I’ll try to spread out the posts a bit over the course of today.  Hopefully that helps.
That said, let’s move on to the first FO I would like to mention, #23. This FO was actually finished on 6/26,  and only took me 10 days to finish. This is the first iteration of my first Shawl Design.  I’ll have more details on this as I get ready to release the pattern, I promise.
I used a US 7 – 4.5 mm needle. The yarn I used was Dream in Color Smooshy in the colorway “Animal Menagerie.” I LOVE this color, and how the pattern plays so well with the variegation of this skein. I ended up using 551.4 yds. I REALLY can’t wait to tell you more about the pattern down the road!  Sorry to leave you in the dark about the name of the pattern, etc, but I’m not ready to release it yet. I’m sorry…
Until Next Time!
-Silver-

Reading is Good For Ye. Ye Ken?

Hello everyone! I’m back for the 3rd Year!!! I can’t stop reading, I’m telling you! So, here goes!!!

January: 

12/30  > 1/1: Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend

1/1 -> 1/3: Ghost of A Chance by Yasmine Galenorn

1/3 -> 1/4: All I Want For Christmas by Nikki Crescent

1/4 -> 1/5: The Unlucky Bride by Sylvia McDaniel

1/5 -> 1/12: Desire, Inc. by Zoe Zarani

1/12 -> 1/13: My Double Life by Janette Rallison

1/14 -> 1/16: The Littlest Cowboy by Maggie Shayne

1/17 -> 1/18: The Baddest Virgin In Texas by Maggie Shayne

1/19: Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman

1/19: Sex, Lies, & Diamonds by Kris Calvert

1/18 ->1/21: The Billionaire’s First Christmas by Holly Rayner

1/22 -> 1/29: Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels

 

Update 2/27: I Finished a few books this month. Been busy with work, but I still managed to read, which is AWESOME!!!

12/6 -> 12/29: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

1/30->1/31: Rescued By The Alpha by Kristina Day

 

February:

2/5->2/9: The Ultimate Collection by DL Savage.

Honestly, I didn’t even want to finish this one. I skimmed the last 9 stories… I got bored. But if you like the weird ones, more power to you.

2/6-2/10: Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely

Goodreads Review: “OMG. So look good. I didn’t want to stop listening, even to sleep. The story was incredible!!! The readers are pretty good too… 🙂

2/9->2/16: Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips

2/16->2/18: Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Goodreads Review: “:) Cute”

2/18->2.22: Light My Fire by Christine Rigeway

Goodreads Review: “;) I LOVED this one!”

2/22->2/26: Love Her Madley by Christine Rigeway

 

Update 6/24: Sorry It’s been awhile. I’ve been putting it off, if I’m being completely honest… But, here goes…

2/26->2/28: Breaking Through by Christine Ridgeway

 

March:

2/28->3/3: Touch Me by Christine Ridgeway

3/3->3/7: Wishful Sinful by Christine Ridgeway

3/7->3/9: Wild Child by Christine Ridgeway

3/9->3/13: Who Do You Love? by Christine Ridgeway

3/13->3/16: Love Me Two Times by Christine Ridgeway

3/15->3/20: Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker

3/20->3/23: Claiming Alexis by Susan Stoker

3/23->3/26: Claiming Bailey by Susan Stoker

1/30->3/26: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

3/26->3/28: Claiming Felicity by Susan Stoker

 

April:

3/29->4/3: MacFarland’s Lass by Glynnis Campbell

4/3->4/7: Dragon Hunter by Carina WIlder

4/7->4/9: You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper

4/13: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

Goodreads: “:) Title got me. First half hour blew my mind. Would HIGHLY recommend this one!!! 🙂  ”

4/13: Night After Night by Lauren Blakely

4/14->4/15: After This Night by Lauren Blakely

4/15: One More Night by Lauren Blakely

3/26->4/16: The Outlandish Companion: Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, & Drums Of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

4/9->4/18: You Loved Me At My Weakest by Evie Harper

4/18->4/20: You Loved Me At My Ugliest by Evie Harper

10/16/17->4/24: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Goodreads: “Best quote =’FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.’  I agree!”

4/24: Voyageurs by Keira Andrews

Goodreads: “Cute.”

4/24->4/25: Reapers by Marata Eros

4/25->4/29: Moon Chosen #1 by Mac Flynn

4/27->4/28: The Boss’ Son by Sierra Rose

4/25->4/29: Moon Chosen #1 Collection by Mac Flynn

 

May:

5/1->5/2: Charmed By The Bartender by Piper Rayne

5/2->5/3: Unrequited by Melody Grace

5/8->5/16: Thrust by Mia West

5/16->5/20: Eligible Billionaire by Mac Flynn

5/20: First To Fall by Olivia Blake

5/20->5/22: To Be His by Terri L. Austin

5/22: Ty’d Down by Laura Harner

5/23->5/24: Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

5/26: Getting Down by Helena Hunting

5/24->5/26: A Fighting Chance by Annie Stone

Goodreads: “Cute :)”

5/27->5/28: Fever by Lola Taylor

5/26->5/31: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

 

June:

5/29->6/1: Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis

5/31->6/1: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

2/16->6/3: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

6/4: A Wild Seductive Night by Lauren Blakely

6/4: Quidditch Through The Ages by J.K. Rowling, AKA: Kenniworthy Whisp

6/6: Claimed By The Captain by Verity Vixxen

6/7->6/9: Sampled & Seduced by Shelley Monroe

6/11->6/14: Romance Down Under by Tracey Alvarez

6/14->6/15: From This Moment On by Debra Clopton

6/15: Lost To The Night by Adele Clee

6/15->6/16: Tempted By The Vampire Guardian by Rachel S.. William

Goodreads: “Yeah… Nope. Grammatical errors distracted me… ”

6/16->6/17: Fever Claim by Marie Johnston

6/17->6/18: The Lottery Winners by Elizabeth Lennox

6/18->6/20: Bite Me by C.C. Wood

6/21->6/23: Dream With Me Cowboy by Debra Clopton

 

July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:

 

Hopefully, I have enabled you to read some of these wonderful books that have caught my eye this year!!!
-Silver-

Bulky #22

I finished my 2nd quarter goal for washcloths this week. If you are wondering about what I’m talking about, see my “2018’s Washcloths” project on Ravelry. Here is the breakdown of those that I finished…

April:
13: Black Currant
14: Black Currant
15: Black Currant 
16: Black Currant
17: Black Currant

May:
18: Delft Blue
19: Delft Blue

20: Delft Blue

21: Delft Blue

June:
22: Delft Blue/America

23: ? No ball band…

24: ? No ball band…

25: ? No ball band…

 

For all of my washcloths, I use a size US 6 24 inch Marblz needles.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Legal #21

Project #21 for 2018 is what I called “Jodi! We’re Podcasting!”  on Ravelry.  

The pattern was “Jodi” by Joji Locatelli. Used a US 7 Marblz 40 inch needle for most of the project.

I also used Nice & Knit’s Fingering base. In the Colorways “Driftwood,” “Canal,” & “Vineyard.” I LOVE this combo!!! Still need to block it, but still. I LOVE how this pattern knit up!

This knit got me 455.2 yards.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

Roaring 20!

So, I finished another Holiday Gift! 

I called this project “M Needs Warm Legs” on my Ravelry Page. The pattern was  “Leg Warmers #263” by Bernat Design Studio. I used 362 yards of  Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls in the colorway “Baby Pink.”

This took from March 5th to June 5th.

I’m so glad to have a Holiday Gift finished before the start of July!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-