Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stitch Along Wednesday


Hello there!  I am back, but not still 100% human.   The jet lag has kicked my a$$ this time around...plus we did so much that by Saturday I was exhausted!  So still trying to catch up on my sleep and energy.....

So this is the yarn I came back with from Norway.  The blue in the upper right was 4 skeins..I used three...that'll be shown on Friday.  I will do a more in depth post on Stash Saturday, as I have squishy mail I came home to, also.....

But I have been working on socks...
I'm almost done with the first rainbow sock...just finishing the toe...it may be done by the time I post this....

And my Norway socks..which I did work on there, until I got yarn and started something new....

Since I've been home, I've also put some time in on the Freedom Rollers..
What have you been up to?  So sorry last week's didn't work out.....

I also have been reading a series by Nora Roberts that my Mother-in-law gave to me...I'm on the third book...it's good summer reading....

As always, please provide a link back when you post...thanks!



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stitch Aong Wednesday - Norwegian Version

Sorry, had it scheduled to post and it didn't, sorry...


Okay...not sure what I'll put here...if I'll add anything, but wanted to have something up for you guys to link....so if I don't add anything, it's because I'm too busy discovering Norway...play nice amongst yourselves and I'll be back next week!

And the linky is gone and I don't remember my password for it......so if you'd like to share. Add your link in the comments....so sorry this did not work. I'll be back next week...





Monday, July 20, 2015

Manafossen

Yesterday we went to a couple of yarn shops (posts later) and then drove around the countryside and decided to go see a waterfall.  Tone thought we could drive to it...nope, we had to climb a mountain.   I did not have on good shoes for this and am seriously out of shape...it took me an hour...but I climbed that mountain!

Was it worth it? You decide....
I have other pictures, but they are on my phone, and I can't seem to blog from my phone.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

YOP- The Norwegian Version

I'm getting this set up for when I will be away....I'll actually miss two weeks, but hopefully will get on to post this on Sunday...as it's suppose to be raining in Norway at this time.....

So onto finished projects...I have one added to the list...my tablet cover, which I shared on Friday

2015 Completed Projects:
White mittens - 1/10/15
Quick Crochet Cowl - 1/12/15
Stripes Cowl - 1/22/15
Frosty, the Snowman - 1/24/15
Head Wrap - 1/24/15
H's Everyday Socks 2/7/2015
Stepping Stones 2/17/15
Ita's Shawl 2/18/15
Speckled Eggs 4/11/15
Stitch's Rock Collection Hat 4/16/15
Hawk Baktus  5/17/15
Far Side of the Moon 5/17/15
Estrella's Turtle 5/20/15
Quick Hat 6/1/15
Adele Socks  6/11/15
Zuzu's Petals 6/13/15
Humphrey 6/14/15
Olivia Owl 6/24/15

Tablet Cover (7/14/15)

and the ever growing WIP list......I put in a few rows here and there...
WIPs Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

Knit:  Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14) 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (8/12/14)
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)

Bedrock (2/23/15)
Owligan (5/3/15)

Flaming Arrows (7/6/15)  

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Irish Tea (Feb 2015)
Those Socks (2/27/15)   
Dork Socks (6/13/15)
Blue Skies and Rainbows 6/26/15
Freedom Rollers 7/1/15
A & C Vanilla 7/3/15
Martina Marvin 7/14/15

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in

KAL/CAL:   Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14) 
Zuzu's Petals (1/1/15)
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)
 
Misc: Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt   



Now the WIM list has not changed any....

Gifts/Charity: 
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing) Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
garter for Caitlin
Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
 
Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird

Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag
 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stash Acquisition Saturday!!!

So I am a Stash Acquisition Expert....yes I am...sounds so much better than Yarn Hoarder or Yarn Ho....

I told myself I wasn't going to buy anything until I went to Norway...yeah I lied.....

First up, Marvin Says by YarnEnabler...I showed this one on Wednesday, as part of my travel project....

While I was at it, I also bought her No. 2 Pencil....
They make pencil socks....as a teacher, I had to have them!  I held off for quite awhile on buying this...

Last skein of MadColor's Baker Street club...oh the purple!  Purple Shirt of Sex.  Signups for the next club is going on...I opted out, but will be back in the fall....

So I have a few more in the mail...and I'll update this if they come in before I leave tomorrow (I am writing this on Wednesday)...if not, you'll see what souvenir yarn I buy when I return....

Update: First Norwegian yarn purchases.....the first store was in a mall...more of a craft store.....there was lots of yarn,


They were selling trolls, so of course I bought some Troll yarn.
Then we went to a grocery store...dudes, there is yarn in the grocery store...you can buy yarn with your vegetables!

So, of course I bought some.  My friend Tone also bought the same one to make socks

So that is it for now...

Friday, July 17, 2015

I Have A Finish!

It's a cover for my tablet.  I have two, and this is the smaller one that I am taking on my trip...it needed a cover....So I found some Mirasol Akapana.  I just created it as I went...

I crocheted a chain until it was slightly bigger than width of tablet...then I crocheted in the round, half double crochet in back loops..at the top, I added a shell stitch....although the yarn is gorgeous (it's kind of tweedy)..I decided to add a picture...so pulled out my scraps and created a grassy hill and three flowers...the only part I really don't like is the color of the sun...I didn't have a really yellow, yellow...so it's lemon yellow....

I also figured the picture would add some more protection to the screen of the tablet....

I am traveling today....I fly from Charlotte, North Carolina to London (overnight Thursday)...I have a long layover in London (about 6 hours) and I hope to get into the city for a bit...and then I fly to Stavanger...so I'll be exhausted!!!  I'll check in at some point to see if this posted....

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stitch Along Wednesday

Good morning!  Next Wednesday I will be in Norway!!!!!!!  I will have a post ready to go...but honestly the last time I tried to schedule a post, it didn't work...so I'll at least have one ready tog oa nd if it doesn't, I'll just pop in and post it....does that make sense?

As I said on Sunday, I kind of lost my knitting mojo this week...but on Sunday, I did start a crocheted tablet cover...

I did finish that and will post on Friday....

I also needed to start my "travel" project...now I have tons of socks in various states, but I wanted to work something new...so I wound up my Marvin Says from YarnEnabler and started on a pair of Pin Stripe Socks...they are my Martian Marvin in Norway socks....(and I'll be wearing them for The Martian movie this fall!)
The stripes are going to be of different sizes...and it's a little thrilling to see what color is coming out next...

So I guess that is about all for me right now....I plan on doing a couple of posts, my Friday one..and I have a Saturday one planned...and then my YOP for Sunday...I will also be posting from Norway when I can...my friend has WiFi, so should be good...I won't arrive in Norway until Friday night..

This where I'll be...

I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!!  Any vacation plans?