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-

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-

SSDGM Murderinos!!!

Hiya!!! FO #17 was what I called “SSDGM 2020.”

This was my March Desert Vista Dyeworks (DVD) Monthly Sock Club Socks. I used the color “My Favorite Murder.” Hence the name of the project, which you’ll probably only get if you are a fan of the show as I am… I really do LOVE the way that dyer brought out the colors of the Podcast’s logo.  What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

I Heart #16

Good morning everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been by to update this series. Quite frankly, I wasn’t feeling much like writing. I DID keep crafting since February, I promise. Quite a bit, actually. I’m in the middle of Stash Dash (the large along put on by TheKnitGirllls for the summer) right now, and it’s been a Finish Palooza!!! (Should look into trademarking that phrase, but I’m too lazy, TBH…)

Just as a heads up, I’m planning on this to be the first of MANY posts that pop up on the blog today. Please be patient with me if there are ALOT of posts to read through. Such is life when yours truly skips MONTHS at a time without posting anything. Alright, now that you’ve been warned… Let’s get on with it…

We left off with FO #16 in this FO Parade of ours.  I called this Project “Take Another Piece of My Heart Now Baby.”

It is, simply, a crochet heart in this lovely pink yarn. I used a size 5.5 mm or I (eye) hook for this tiny project. I LOVE how it came out.  What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Candy Dreams of #15

Hello again everyone! The last FO I finished in February (#15) is a project I called “Candy Corn Crushing It…”

This project will be entered in the HPKCHC Ravelry group for a Quidditch project. I used the “Swirl Hat” pattern by Mandie Harrington and GnomeAcres, House Gnome in the “Candy Corn” colorway. I love how the two play together. What do you think?

Thank you for sticking with this long day of posts. I know there are a lot. Literally, while you’re reading this post, I should be putting the final touches on my podcast episode… It’s been a busy day. What can I say? lol…
Until Next Month, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Rocking Out With #14

Hello again everyone! FO #14 for 2020 was a project I called “We’re Off To Never Neverland – Silver Style.”

I used the “Georgia On My Mind” pattern by Leslie of TheKnitGirllls as well as SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in the “Neverland” colorway. I love the way the variegated color plays with this pattern. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-