Loving #27

Hello again everyone! Another sock FO! I called this project “Blue Love.” I used the “CC’s Vanilla Cappuccino Socks” by CC Almon (JavaPurl Designs) and Gale’s Art Single Knit Sock Blank in the “Blue Love” color.

I love the way that these socks knit up. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

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Rainbow #26

Hey again! Another sock FO! I called these “Roy G. Biv 4 Eva!!!” I used the “Vanilla is the New Black” by Anneh Fletcher. I used Rock and String Creations, Super Sock in the “Roy G Biv” colorway.

I love the way these socks came out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

#25 Is Ready To Jive!

Hey again everyone! Let’s talk about another sock FO. I called this project “Extermiknit The Rainbow.” I used US 1 (2.25mm) needles, and Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso base in the “Rainbow Exterminate.” I used the “Toe-Up Socks With a Difference” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson.

I love the way that these socks knit up. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Momma #24

Hello again everyone! Let’s talk about May 2019’s DVD Socks.

These socks I made for a surprise Recipient. I used Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso base. The  “Just For Mom” colorway. I also used the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” by Wendy D. Johnson on Size 1 (2.25mm) Needles.

I Love the way these came out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Wishy Washy #s 21, 22, 23, 30, 33 & 34

Hey everyone! Sorry it’s been SUCH a long time since I came back and update my FO parade. I’ve been on a real Finishing Kick. Especially since Stash Dash has been going strong for 20 days… See my official Stash Dash 2019 post for more details (edited earlier today).  To this end, I have 16 FO’s since the last time we talked. SOOO… Buckle in Buttercup!

 

Since the last time I updated you, I’ve completed ALOT of washcloths. With each one, I’m using a US 6, 4.0mm 24 inch Marblz circs, and Knit Picks DIshie in the colorways “Azure,” “Conch,” and “Blush.” There were two that I used Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Multi “Circus.”

 

#21: January 2019’s Washcloths

 

#22: February 2019’s Washcloths

#23: March 2019’s Washcloths

#30: Pre-S.D. April Washcloths

#33: Post-S.D. April Washcloths

#34: May 2019’s Washcloths

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Stash Dash 2019 For The Win!!!

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again! Stash Dash 2019 is in full swing. It’s been a busy first 20 days, let me tell you! Let’s start off with the Dates…

Stash Dash Begins:    May 24th

Stash Dash Ends:  August 24th

 

I have an extensive list of WIPs, so making decisions on which ones I wanted to finish this year for Stash Dash was (and still is, if we’re being honest) a bit of an issue. I’m going include my CURRENT plan of attack.

 

 

As I am currently sitting at 13,966 yards or 12,770.6 meters at only 20 days into Stash Dash, I have gone ahead and thrown my hat into the “15K or above” goal marker on the Stash Dash forums.

 

Already Finished:

  1. May 2019’s DVD Socks  (281.8)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/24
  2. ExtermiKnit The Rainbow (253.7)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/24
  3. Roy G. Biv 4 Eva!!! (344.8)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/24
  4. Blue Love Socks (287.1)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/24
  5. Ribbing Marc (335.3)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/24
  6. Nothing Is Lost Sassenach; Only Changed (857.5)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/25
  7. April 2019’s Washcloths (60 per – 1) (60)
    1.  After:
    2. Date Finished: 5/25
  8. May 2019’s Washcloths (60 per – 4) (240)
    1. After:
    2. Date Finished: 5/27
  9. ITA Baby Hats (191.4)
    1. After:
    2. Date Finished: 5/26
  10. First Point of Autumn (977.2)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 5/26
  11. ITA Blanket  (2,300)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 6/1
  12. Endurance Test For Quiddy Match #2 (1,536.3)
    1. After:
    2. Date Finished: 5/19
  13. Stripey Heart (6,301 yards)
    1. Before:
    2. After:
    3. Date Finished: 6/19
  14. ?

 

Still Planned:

    1. Hufflepride
    2. Hat For EE
    3. Gingy’s Spa Day
    4. SSDGM & F’ Politeness
    5. I Can Do The Can Can, Can You? *June 2019’s DVD Socks*
    1. June’s Washcloths (60 per – 5)
    2. July’s Washcloths (60 per – 4)
    3. August’s Washcloths (60 per – 4)
    4. Pinky Sis
    5. A Rey of Sunshine
    6. Aunt Pinky
    7. July’s DVD Socks
    8. Bromance R Us
    9. Dad’s Holiday Socks
    10. August’s DVD Socks
    11. Bed Blanket

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

 


 

Update 6/13:  I’m going to include all previous updates below.  Starting….NOW!

Hey everyone!!!  The 2019 dates for Stash Dash have been announced. It will start on May 24th and be done on August 24th. I’ve already been making plans for which items I want to finish during the Summer. I’m sure I’ll add more later, but as of right now… Here are what my plans are, for now…

  1. Already Cast-On
    1. A Winter’s Snow (total of 2,040 yards planned)
      1. Creamsicle – 1,020
      2. Bluebell – 1.020
    2. Stripey Heart (right now, 4.372 yards are in the blanket)
      1. 1) Royal = 291
        2) Hunter = 248
        3) Pumpkin = 349
        4) Claret = 200
        5) Misc White = 450
        6) Pink = 300
        7) Random Scrap #1 = 10
        8) Random Scrap #2 = 10
        9) Random Scrap #3 = 10
        10) Unknown Blue from MercuryZelda = 200
        11) Unknown Yellow = 150
        12) Unknown Variegate = 300
        13) Red = 200
        14) Green = 200
        15) Red/White Team Spirit = 366
        16) Light Lavender = 250
        17) Light Blue – 250
        18) Sparkle White = 20
        19) Dark Red = 40
        20) Baby Varigate = 40
        21) Dark Neon/Black Light = 244
        22) Light Neon/Day Glow = 244
    3. Granny Stripes and Cozy Dreamz (right now, 1.970 yards are in the blanket)
      1. 1) Boysenbery = 370
        2) Paddy Green = 364
        3) Cameo = 300
        4) Team Spirit – Gold & Black = 366
        5) Team Spirit – Red & White = 200
        6) Royal Blue = 370
    4. My Scrappy Lap Blanket (right now, 1,870 yards are in the blanket)
      1. Apple/Purple/Jade Print
      2. Turquoise
    5. (possibly) ITA Blanket
      1. Blue
      2. Green
      3. Yellow
      4. Multi
  2. Still to Cast-On (All these are predictive, and will change, depending on how tall I decide to make each pair of socks for the Desert Vista Dyeworks sock club)
    1. May DVD Socks (462 yards) – Minerva Quiddy Socks pattern
    2. June DVD Socks (462 yards) – Weasley Homesetead pattern
    3. July DVD Socks (462 yards) – Hermoine’s Every Day  pattern
    4. August DVD Socks (462 yards) – Hermoine’s Secret pattern

 

I can’t wait to get started this year! I’ll see you after the start of Stash Dash.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver

Geeky Readers Unite!!!

Hello everyone! I’m back for the 4th Year of book goals!!! I’m planning on reading as much as I possibly can. I’m starting off with a goal of 100 books on Goodreads. Let’s see how fast I read through my goals. I’ll separate out the books by months. I’ll be updating this one post with all the books as we go through the year. The links below will take you directly to each month, if you’ve read parts of the post before.

January:

Update 2/14: I’ve been a busy Girl. Sorry I haven’t gotten a chance to come by and update you on the books I’ve been reading. Now is as good a time as any, right? So, here goes…

12/31/18->1/2: Angel Unborn by Andris Bear

1/2->1/3: Maid For The Rock Star by Demelza Carlton

1/3->1/5: Cheetahs Never Win by R.J. Blain

1/5->1/6: Hot For Sports by Erica Hobbs

1/6-1/7: First Bite by Mac Flynn

1/7-1/8: Second Sight by Mac Flynn

From Goodreads: Best pun EVER!!!! “I shrugged. “Our sheets and the bed, but I wouldn’t ask the curtains. They’re a little shady.”’

1/8-1/9: Third Night by Mac Flynn

1/9: Fourth Fight by Mac Flynn

1/9->1/10: A Christmas Gift by Stella Wilkinson

1/10->1/11: The Sleeping Truth by Ian C.P. Irvine

1/11->1/13: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

1/16: Evil Has A Name by Paul Holes

From Goodreads: “OMG!!! He’s a great story teller. I have to admit, I was bawling when then victims and the family/friends of victims were telling their stories. VERY well done!!! Everyone should read/listen to this book!”

1/13->1/16: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

1/15->1/19: Circus Of The Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

1/19->1/23: The Lunatic Café by Laurell K. Hamilton

From Goodreads: Favorite Quote from the Afterward. These are Laurell K. Hamilton’s words, not my own… “When I was a little girl, younger than my daughter is now, I learned that you don’t stand up to the bad guys because you think you’ll win. You stand up because it’s the right thing to do. You stand up for those weaker than you, which at that time in my life meant younger than me. You put yourself between them and harm, not because you’re sure you won’t get hurt, but because you’ve decided that to sit and watch them come to harm is wrong, and you cannot merely sit and watch evil. There comes a time when you have to step up and be willing to take some damage, because it’s the right thing to do. ”

1/24->1/25: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

1/25->1/28: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton

 

February:

1/30->2/1: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

1/28->2/3: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

11/28/18->2/9: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

2/3->2/10: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

 

Update 3/13: Hey again everyone. I’ve been reading a bit. Here are the books I’ve read since the last time I dropped in. So, here goes!

 

2/10->2/15: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

2/15->2/19: Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton

2/19->2/22: Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton

2/22->2/27: Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton

2/27->2/28: Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton

 

March:

2/28->3/5: Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton

3/6->3/12: The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton

 

Update 4/28: Hello everyone! It’s been a busy month for my reading. Here’s what I’ve been up to…

3/12: The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren

3/13>3/16: Stitches and Witches by Nancy Warren

3/16->3/19: Crochet and Cauldrons by Nancy Warren

3/19->3/21: Stockings and Spells by Nancy Warren

3/21->3/25: Purls and Pages by Nancy Warren

3/26->3/27: Prince of Death by Sam Burns

3/28: 9-1-1 by Monique DuBois

3/29: Don’t Let Go by Michelle Lynn

3/28->3/29: Saved By A Billionaire by Eve Fox

 

April:

3/30->4/1: Let Me In by Michelle Lynn

4/1->4/3: Let Me Love by Michelle Lynn

4/3->4/9: Can’t Let Go by Michelle Lynn

4/9->4/11: Let Me Go by Michelle Lynn

4/11->4/12: Love Me Always by Michelle Lynn

4/13->4/14: Closer by Aria Hawthorne

4/15->4/16: Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen

4/15->4/16: Six Months In Montana by Pamela Kelley

4/16->4/18: Drawn To You by Serena Grey

4/18->4/19: Wild Sexy Thing by Serena Grey

4/19: Babes & Billionaires by Serena Grey

4/20: Addicted To You by Serena Grey

4/21: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

4/20->4/21: Lost In You by Serena Grey

4/21->4/23: The Billionaire Stepbrother by Emma Lea

4/23->4/24: Billionaire At Sea: Pt. 1 by K.L. Middleton

4/24: Billionaire At Sea: Pt. 2 by K.L. Middleton

4/24->4/25: Under Contract by Jacquelyn Ayres

4/25->4/28: Hooked Up by Arianne Richmonde

 

May:

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

I’m having so much writing about what I’ve been reading. Hope you liked this series too!
Until Next Time,
-Silver-