Cubed Blanket

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The newest blanket I’ve started since the last time we talked is what I’m called “Cubed Blanket.”

I’m using a size G (6.0mm) hook and making a bunch of 5 round squares with Fingering Weight squares. I hope to make 700 of them in total. All of these out of different scraps from other projects. I’m not even going to TRY to remember them all.

I’m housing the 20g balls I plan on using in my 12th Doctor Who bag by Whimzee Stitches. Rick’s shop can be found here. When the squares are done, I have them in a Ziploc bag.

For December, I made 31 squares in various scraps, and am in love with these squares. This is a total of 620 yards.

What do you think?

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.

Update 12/21:

I have finished all of the squares for this blanket. I’ve realized that I need to mattress seam it together, as I’m running out of the JAYG yarn I had chosen. This is why it’s stalled out as much as it has. I’ll get to it eventually, I suppose…

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.

Update 12/22:

I’ve been working on this cross stitch since I last checked in. I’ve mentioned it in several episodes of my podcast, so I have some progress photos, which is pretty awesome. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Stocking 2

Hiya Beautiful Makers! I would like to talk about is what I’m calling “Stocking 2.”

As the name suggests, I’m making a stocking. Not sure who I’m making it for yet, but I’m making it on size US 7s in the round. On 16 inch circs and DPNs (for the heel). I’ve been using 4 different colors of Holiday yarn from Red Heart. Red, Green, Gold, and White. I’ve literally just started it. I got to the end of the second color and realized I was on the Green color, which is currently stuck on the first Stocking at the heel, so I had to stop it. All this work was on the 7th, when I started it. I WAS originally going to knit these at the same time, but I totally forgot about this second one. Oops…

This project is being housed in my Christmas Forest bag. I’m not sure who it’s by, but I LOVE this bag.

What do you think so far?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Stocking 1

Hiya Beautiful Makers! I would like to talk about is what I’m calling “Stocking 1.”

As the name suggests, I’m making a stocking. Not sure who I’m making it for yet, but I’m making it on size US 7s in the round. On 16 inch circs and DPNs (for the heel). I’ve been using 4 different colors of Holiday yarn from Red Heart. Red, Green, Gold, and White. I’m currently in the middle of the heel flap, so half of the stocking is scrunched up on a DPN at the moment. The non-sparkly white at the very bottom is the start of the heel flap. I haven’t gotten that far. Maybe I’ll work on it today…

This project is being housed in my Christmas Forest bag. I’m not sure who it’s by, but I LOVE this bag.

What do you think so far?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Vertebrae 2

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The next FO I’m going to talk about is what I called “Vertebrae 2.”

This project I started on 12/9 and stalled out until I was able to finish it on 12/22 (sleeves again, per the usual…).  I used US 5s for the ribbing and US 7s for the rest of the jumper. I used 430 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool in the “Kingfisher Blue” and “Spearmint Green” colorways.

This project is being housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here, even though she is on a hiatus right now.

I love how the combination works up. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Vertebrae 1

Hello again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished I called “Vertebrae 1.”

This project I started on 12/8 and stalled out until I was able to finish it on 12/19 (sleeves again, per the usual…).  I used US 5s for the ribbing and US 7s for the rest of the jumper. I used 220 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool in the “Kingfisher Blue” and “Spearmint Green” colorways.

This project is being housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitting Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here, even though she’s still on a Hiatus.

I love the combination of the two colors. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Flax 4.6

Hiya again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing that I’ve finished this year, is what I called “Flax 4.6.”

I’ve knitted the 4->6 year size of the “Flax” pattern by TinCanKnits using Paintbox Yarns, Superwash wool, Worsted in the “Buttercup Yellow” colorway, and a bit of a Teal color. I can’t remember what. I’m sorry… I used the numbers and basic pattern for the Flax, but made two rows of colorwork in the yoke. The recipient’s parents are big into music, so I thought they would get a kick out of it. 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 also use DPNs for the sleeves.

This project is being housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitting Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here, even though she’s still on hiatus.

This was a very short WIP, actually. I started this on 12/12 and finished it on 12/18. This is only my second colorwork sweater. I love the way this worked up. What do you 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. 

 

Update 12/20:

Finally finished this jumper! I’m really proud of this one. I ended up using 440 yards in total. I can’t believe it took me this long to get these sleeves put in. I guess I hate sleeves that much, huh?  I finished this 12/12. 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 December 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?

 

Update 12/20:

When last we saw this WIP, I was just past the sleeves. I have finished this jumper on 12/9 and logged using 440 yards of yarn total. I really do love the way that this worked up. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

December 2020 DVD Socks

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The latest project I finished, was what I called “December 2020 DVD Socks.”

I used the pattern “OMG Socks” by Megan Williams. I used 244.86 yards of Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso “Zombody’s Hanging The Lights.” I used size US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circ needles.

While these socks were on the needles, I housed this project in my Grinch Bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Although Jilly’s shop is on a hiatus at the moment, you can find it here.

I love the way the stripes play with the heel. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Green Sock

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The next FO I wish to talk about is what I called “Green Socks.”

I used the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson. I used 286.44 yards of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal “Canopy.” I used size US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circ needles. While these socks were on the needles, I housed it in my Black Jack Skellington bag by MollyKleinDesign. Her shop can be found here.

I love the way the yarn works in this sock. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Lg Pink Hat

Hiya Beautiful Makers! I’m going to talk about another thing I finished this year. I called it “Lg Pink Hat.”

I pretty much made this hat up as I went along. When it was as tall as I wanted it, I just decreased every 8 stitches every other row. I used 120.24 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool “Bubblegum Pink.” I used size US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circ needles.

While this hat was on the needles, it was housed in my Tardis bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Although Jilly’s shop’s on Hiatus right now, you can find it here.

I love the way this hat came out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Freddie Cat, Freddie Cat, Here’s a Blankie For You 

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The next FO I would like to talk about is what I called “Freddie Cat, Freddie Cat, Here’s a Blankie For You.”

I didn’t use a pattern for this one. I started with 10 rounds of a granny square and made up a border after that. I used 254 yards of Plymouth Yarn Company, Hot Cakes “6” Greens, white, black, & browns. I used a size H/8 5.00mm hook. I didn’t end up putting this into a proper bag. I started it late on the 19th of November and finished it early on the 21st. It was a quick project.

I love the way this blanket came together. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

An Empty Fire

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished this year is what I called “An Empty Fire.” I realized earlier this year that Emptyeye needs more hand-knit socks, so I thought to make him 4 pairs for the Holidays…

I used the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson. I used 321 yards of Trekking XXL in the “473” colorway. It honestly looks like fire. I used size US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circ needles. 

While this project was in the needles, it was hosted in my Orange Haunted Mansion bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Jilly’s shop is currently on a hiatus, but it can be found here.

I love the sock’s color. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Lg Kit Kat Hat

Good morning Beautiful Makers! The next FO I want to talk about is what I called “Lg Kit Kat Hat.”

I used the “KitKat Hat” pattern by AndreSue Knits. This is used 120.24 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool “Bubblegum Pink.” I used size US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circ needles.

While this project was on the needles, I housed it in my Tardis Bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Her shop is currently on a Hiatus, but it can be found here.

I love the way the pattern played with the yarn. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Honey Dew Socks

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The last FO I want to talk about today is what I called “Honey Dew Socks.”

This sock pattern is the “Euglassia Watsonia Socks” by Dami of JavaPurl Designs. I absolutely love this pattern of theirs. Emptyeye does too. If you were wondering, this is another pair of socks for him. (he knows, so no secrets spilled here… lol). These socks were knit with 295.7 yards of Knit Picks, Stroll Fingering “Cucumber Tonal.” I used size US 2, 2.75mm 9 inch circs and 2 16 inch circs for the toes, heels, cuffs.

While I was working on this project, the socks were housed in my Stainglass Beauty & The Beast bag by MollyKleinDesign. Molly’s shop can be found here.

I love the way the yarn plays with the pattern. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

November 2020 DVD Socks

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished I called “November 2020 DVD Socks.”

I used CC of GGKCS’ new pattern “I’ll Have Two Coffees and Two Cherry Danishes To Go Please Socks.” I used 240.24 yards of Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso “Holiday Striped Cup.” I used size US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circ needles.

While I was working on this pair of socks, I hosted the project in my Black Jack Skellington bag by MollyKleinDesign. Molly’s shop can be found here.

I really like the way the stripe sequence works with the pattern. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Hexi Blanket

Hiya Beautiful Makers! The next thing I’ve been working on this year is something new. I called this project simply “Hexi Blanket.”

I’ve been making 5 round Hexis using a size US G, 4.0mm hook. I’ve been separating out the number of Hexis I’ve been making each month and counting the yardage that way. I’ll show them off the same way below.

 

August/September’s Hexis: (966 yards)

October’s Hexis: (345 yards)

November’s Hexis: (920 yards)

December’s Hexis (so far – 12/15 was the last time I made one): (92 yards)

The minis I plan on using for the Hexis are being held in my 12th Doctor Who bag by Whimzee Stitches that I bought at SSK2018. You can find Rick’s shop here.

I have a few more to go until I have enough for a blanket, but I love the way that they are coming out so far. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Kit Kat Hat For Me

Hello again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished this year, is what I called “Kit Kat Hat For Me.”

This hat was made using the “KitKat Hat” pattern by AndreSue Knits. It took 120.24 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool “Bubblegum Pink” & Miss Babs Yowza. I used size US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circs needles.

I housed this project in my Tardis bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here (even though she’s currently on a hiatus).

I really like how it came out. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Knitting!

-Silver-

Purple Hat

Hello again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished this year was what I called “Purple Hat.” This was on the needles from the 22nd to 29th of October.

For this hat, I used the “Sockhead Hat” pattern by Kelly McClure. I used 281.16 yards of Paintbox Yarns socks in the “Zebra – Violette” colorway. I used size US 3, 3.25 mm 16 inch HiyaHiya Sharps needles. This project was housed in a random Ziploc bag. I, quite frankly, forgot to assign a proper project bag to this project. But, it’s what-evs…

I really love the way this knit up. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Kit Kat Hat 2

Hi again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished I called “Kit Kat Hat 2.”

The pattern I used was “KitKat Hat” by AndreSue Knits. I used 104.64 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool “Bubblegum Pink” and size US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circ needles.

While this project was on the needles, I housed it in my Tardis bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here (even though, she’s on a hiatus right now).

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Pumpkin Socks

Hiya again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished was what I called “Pumpkin Socks.

For this project, I decided to do an afterthought everything style sock. These socks were knit from 9/18 until 10/24. The yarn I used on this is from GnomeAcres. I used 424 yards Spiffy Gnome in the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” colorway and a solid Black color that I’ve had for awhile. For this project, I used size US 1, 2.25 9 inch circs.

I house this project in my Great Pumpkin bag by Molly Klein Design. You can find her shop here.

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

Until Next TIme, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

 

Kit Kat Hat 1

Hello again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished this year, is what I called “Kit Kat Hat 1.”

I used the “KitKat Hat” pattern by AndreSue Knits. This was knit in 104.64 yards of Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool “Bubblegum Pink.” I used size US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circ needles.

While this was on the needles, I housed this project in my Tardis bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Jilly’s shop can be found here (even though she’s currently on a hiatus).

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Milo B

Hello again, Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished in 2020 was what I called “Milo B.”

I used the “Milo” pattern by Georgie Hallam to make this cute little Vest. I used  Paintbox Yarns 100% Worsted Superwash Wool “Spearmint Green” as well as US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circs. This was a total of 248 yards.

This was housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitted Broomstick. JIlly’s shop can be found here, even though she’s on a hiatus right now…

I love how this worked out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Milo A

Hello again Beautiful Makers! The next thing I finished this year, is what I called simply “Milo A.”

The Pattern I used for this project is called “Milo” by Georgie Hallam. I used Paintbox Yarns Wool Worsted in the “Kingfisher Blue” colorway.  I used US 6, 4.0 mm 16 inch Marblz circ needles. While I was working on this Vest, I had it housed in my Pink Mattress bag by The Knitted Broomstick. Jilly’s etsy shop (now on a hiatus) can be found here.

 

I started this project on 10/4, and finished it 10/13. I used a total of 248 yards. I LOVE the way that this came out. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

October 2020 DVD Socks

Hello beautiful crafters! This next FO was my pair of DVD socks for October. Hence the name of the project…

I used the “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson, along with Desert Vista Dyework’s, Viso “Zombody Loves TheKnitgirllls.” These socks took 273 yards total. I used US 1, 2.25 9 inch circs until the heel, toes, and cuffs. Then I used 2 16 inch circs, which is my preferred method to purl on socks.

This project was hosted in my Jack Skellington bag by MollyKleinDesign. Her bag and yarn shop can be found here.

 

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.

Update 12/21:

I really Do love the way these knit up! I used 292.4 yards and finished them on 9/30. What do you think?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
-Silver-

Whispering Amira

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! This time, I want to talk about the project I called “Whispering Amira.”

I started this project in 2019, and it was meant to be a top I wore in the Summer, as it is a light garment. The pattern I’m working on for this one, is the “Amira” by Ranee Mueller. I’m using Knit Picks, CotLin yarn in the “Whisper” colorway. For this Summer garment, I’ve been using size US 3, 3.25mm and US 5, 3.75mm Zing needles.

The project is being housed in my “New Doctor Who” bag by WhimzeeStitches. His shop can be found here. I REALLY love this bag!

I also have a Tardis progress keeper from AdoreKnit that I’m using as a zipper pull. You can find AdoreKnit’s shop here.

This project has been restarted at least once. The First time I started this project, I thought about knitting it in pieces. But then I realized that I stink at seaming garments (well, anything in general). Once I made that decision, it was easier working in the round. There is this part now, where I’ve had to split the front and backs to allow for the sleeves. The front is on holders and the back is being worked (or is it the other way round? I can never remember… Either way, I need to work them separately). At first, I had both pieces on separate needles, and they would clank together, which drove me nuts. Then I realized I had interchangeable needles (even if I never really use them), that I could use the cable on to stop the clanking. Since I made the change-over, I really haven’t worked on it. Mostly because the Cotton and Linen blend hurts my hands after a few rows. Well, that, and the fact that each row requires you do something different, and there are times my brain DOES NOT want a pattern. Still. I’ve been thinking I should probably start working on it again soon.  What do you think?

 

Update 9/7:

Since the last time we’ve talked, I’ve decided that I want to wear this to my sister’s wedding. Which means I have to finish this top before the end of September. Wish me luck! I have done a whole pattern rotation (about 4 inches) on the back of the garment since the last time I’ve updated.

Update 12/21:

I finished this top a few days before the wedding, (9/23, actually) so that was pretty cool. It made it’s debut at breakfast the next morning. I LOVE how it fits! I ended up using 1,076 yards to finish this top. What do you think?

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?

 

Update 12/21:  I finished these socks on 9/15 and used 259 yards. These will be going to Emptyeye for the Holidays. He knows, so I’m not giving away any secrets… lol. Anyway, what do you think?

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…

 

Update 12/21: I finished this WIP on  9/11. The pattern went live on 10/31. I’m not sure why I never added more to this post, TBH… It’s been a ride of a year, let me tell you… But you all know what I mean… lol. I ended up using 323 yards. What do you think of the patterning? I might have to cast on another sooner rather than later.

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-

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!
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