Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Year in Review!

I got a bit of my crafting mojo back this year.  The tour de socks helped a lot with sock knitting.  Mike made a stand for my hand crank sock knitting machine.  I hope to use it a bit kore.  I am trying to work through roving - which I have a ton of!

Roving Spun - 1856 yards
Knit - 11973 yards

Given how many yards of yarn I still own I need a other massive year to work through my stash!

Happy start if 2018!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

FO Fingerless Mitts

Project Details:  My friend Julie asked for a pair of fingerless mitts.  Her request was as if they are hard or a pain in the butt to make.  I was pretty happy for a fast simple knit.  I used Vanilla Fingerless Mittens pattern.  I started on October 21st and finished on the 26th.  There was no gauge which I found strange and they came out a bit big I think.  But, hopefully Julie can block them to her size.  I used ~ 160 yards of Worsted weight yarn.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

FO Jaywalker Socks

Project Details: I started this pair on September 7th and finished on October 15th.  I'm keeping one and sending the other to my buddy!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Funky Z Hat

Someone gave me their grandmothers yarn.  I decided to make Zooey a funky hat.

Tour de Sock 2017

Well I did the Tour de Sock this year.   I have never done a knitting competition and I was a bit surprised at how it went.  In the end I did not knit the last pair.  They were not something I would ever wear or want to knit.  Only ~30 people world wide finished the last pair.  Here are the socks I did make and I'm pretty happy with them!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FO Hitchhiker Scarf

Project Details: started on August 3rd and finished on the 23rd.  This is one of my favorite travel projects!   I'm a bit surprised on how the colorway came out.  I wasn't expecting the color really.  Size 5 needles and you should make one!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

FO Almondine Socks

Project Details:  These are the first pair of socks I cast on when I got back on the sock knitting wagon!  I used Hedgehog Fibres yarn (which is so soft and amazing) and this pattern.  The pattern worked out well for a hand dyed yarn and so easy to knit up!  Started on October 24th 2016 these have been my traveling socks.  I wanted to finish them up before the tour de sock starts!!

The only this strange about the yarn is the difference in color.  One sock looks more pink and the other more orange.