Sunday, February 22, 2015

I Know

I was supposed to post an FO post on Friday-but I ended up getting distracted by other goings on and didn't. So I'll just add last week's FO to this week's post since I have a few other little things I've finished up.
In super exciting, non-knitting news, I successfully swam today! First time since the accident that I was actually able to do laps-the most painful area was my biceps because they've been getting off easy. Looking forward to more swimming again in the upcoming days.
Took this photo for Soak's photo challenge #modern: I love indie dyers and they are definitely a modern trend in knitting in my opinion!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


So the one issue with posting a late WIP post is that when I post one on time, it doesn't seem like I've done all that much. Also, I've been a bum and haven't been knitting as much this week as I have on some other weeks. So sorry for minimal changes in my knitting (I do have an FO though so yay for Friday!).
Electric Lemon Socks
These socks are growing on me. Still the first one but I'm actually pretty stoked out to finish them and have them to wear. And I think this yarn should make a pretty cool BRQ square :)
The Queen of Hearts Wants Your Bones
Didn't finish in time for Valentine's Day, but I love this so much. I'm pretty obsessed with seeing how the yarn is going to interact in each section. I thoroughly adore the dark grey...when it stripes with the red, black, light makes me so happy. 
Seedy Coffee Cozy
I have so many loose ends to use up (and I'd love to clear some out before I move) so expect more cozies, coasters and bookmarks in the upcoming weeks. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Sky

Is definitely bigger in some parts of the world. A picture from near my soon-to-be new home :)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Knitting Every Which Way

All the yarn I worked with this week

Sorry for the delay in post-we were traveling on Wednesday and I needed yesterday to recover. Alas, since I have no FOs this week because I was too busy jumping around from project to project, I figured I would share my WIPs today. Also, there was pretty sunshine so I quite like some of the pictures.
This yarn should be looking quite familiar to you all by now-this is however, the second sock! I will finish these, I swear!

This too maybe, looks vaguely familiar-except I can't spread it out because it has outgrown its needles. It's my second Age of Brass and Steam Shawl and I mega love it. I think I'm becoming a shawl person. 
This is a new one! It is the Boneyard Shawl out of Cascade Heritage Silk. I had originally thought this yarn was sock yarn and was mega stoked to make some Valentine's Day Socks. However, with the silk I figured a shawl was probably a better bet. I am so happy with this and am loving some of the striping and pooling that is going on. 
This is also a newbie! It's the Hermione's Everyday socks out of Lion Brand Sock-Ease. These suckers are neon bright and while I'm not crazy about the olive green, I love the yellow and spots of bright lime green that appear. 
Last but not least, a Swatchless Watch Cap made out of some Loops and Threads Charisma Scraps. Nothing too fancy but just a fun knit to de-scrapify just a hair of yarn. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

A little Change-a-roo

If you scroll and look at the right-hand side of my blog, I have my lovely little yardage counters. Well, I wasn't really digging how the ticker for bought yarn looked so I went ahead and made a second knit meter the bright yellow/pink/turquoise thing that's currently saying I've knit .23 miles...ya, that's currently keeping track of how much yarn I've bought this year. Thus far, that number is still happily below the how much yarn I've knit's hoping I can keep the trend going! Also, if you have an amazing yardage ticker that I could use for keeping track of how much yarn I've bought, please let me know!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lazy Bones

Sometimes, we just hang out in bed all day and wear flannel. Hope your Sunday was a nice calm before the storm!

Friday, February 6, 2015

It's been a finishing kinda week

But only of littleish projects. Whatever, I'm still happy.
In no particular order, we have
A baby hat for a family friend whose expecting her first

A barn raising square (my first!)

Three seed stitch bookmarks

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend! It's raining here so they'll be quite a bit of sitting and knitting and drinking hot cocoa. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What I'm Working On

That is a different color than the rest of the fact, it's the same color as the heel which can only mean one thing...  Yes, it's still the first sock. I'm making some progress here, mmk?

Yes, I'm working on another Age of Brass and Steam. Yes, it's out of Malabrigo again (Arroyo this time though!). This one is for mom...theoretically. Unless I keep it because I really love it.

I've jumped onto a new bandwagon and I think I'm already in pretty solidly even though this is only my first barn raising square. Thank you to both Knitting in Circles and Minerva Turkey for enabling this latest bout of loconess. I 100% blame all y'all's.
Linking up with the wver wonderful Ginny

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Miles of yarn knit so far this year :)
I'm only counting yardage from FOs (and I weighed my WIPs from last year so hopefully I get an accurate count).
I may or may not have bought a pack of five miniskeins to celebrate. Hoping I reach .5 before it comes because then I'll definitely feel accomplished!