Sunday, April 20, 2014

YOP #16

I feel as if I have celebrated already by seeing the play....the Hubs and I don't really celebrate...we did when my stepfather was alive, as it was his holiday..which included some nasty raisin sauce that was made for the ham.  But since the Hubs and I don't have children, and my Mom is in Florida, we haven't really "celebrated" in years.  But then again I have had this running through my head all morning...
This video felt like my church, we sing it very similar to this church's arrangement.

2014 Completed Projects: 
Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)
BOK BOK (2/23) Ravellenics
Rainbar (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainmitts (2/22) Ravellenics

Rainbow Pom (2/9) Ravellenics
Helmetbow (2/22) Ravellenics
Jasper Hat and Mitts (2/23)

Elegant Downton Hat for swap (3/16/14)
Leprechaun Tam and Beard (3/16/14)
Baby Jacob Hat (3/23/14)
Sockhead Hat (3/28/14)
Dr. Who Scarf (2/13/14)
Oliver's Hat (4/8/14)
Crochet Crown (4/6/14)
Crochet Mermaid Barrette (4/6/14)
Crochet Rose Barrette (4/6/14)
Bunny Hat (4/17/14)

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
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.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)
 Zelda Cloche

 
Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (12/31/14)
Colored Wings (2/8/14)


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
 

Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies
2 Stargate keychains
1 pair Stargate earrings  
1pair fingerless gloves

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Sweaters:
Baroque Tabard Tunic
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
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
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


I had one finished project, the bunny hat...but have worked on several projects this week...

Rainbow Wings, I've put a few more rows on it, on the fourth wedge.

Zelda Cloche, working on the hat part now, finished the lacey part... 
Shadows, my tunic..I have the two front pieces done, working on the back
Yesterday I rotated between all three....

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Epic Stash Saturday...

So on Thursday I headed to WEBS....I have two swaps to chop for and I just wanted to get away for a day....haven't done much this Spring Break, read a lot, watched tv..took naps...weather was really nice on Monday and then kinda crappy the rest of the week...with snow, rain, cold....

And what did I see?  Honestly I walked around for at least 40 minutes without deciding....then this happened..
And who wouldn't want fun socks like those!
It's not even in the Ravelry database, so it must be very new...

Then I went back to the warehouse and picked up a few things I had seen on my walk through...I was CONVINCED that I NEEDED to make something in Orchid....so this happened...

There are actually 5 skeins..I've already started on two...while I like the feel of the yarn, it is really splitty!  I also picked up the new Interweave Crochet and am making the Zelda Cloche with this yarn.

I also picked up this for socks...

I also picked up a skein of this..

but put it back and got three skeins of this
to make the Sermilik Shawl, an anniversary pattern for WEBS by Kristin Omdahl.  I've been looking for a crochet shawl pattern.  The yarn is also anniversary yarn dyed by Lorna's Laces in Valley Yarns Huntington.

Then I saw this
and got it to make the Centuria Tam by Franklin Habit....whether he knows it or not, he's my new buddy, since I met him at Stitches.....and yes it's the same color he used...another set of Anniversary pattern with Anniversary yarn....I also got some buttons, pins, hand lotion, and the two patterns.

But WAIT!  I was NOT DONE, as I decided to stop by Creative Yarns on the way home....and these came home with me...

Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino...cuz ya' know that blue I mentioned?  Yeah....
And some of this..Zen Yarn Garden in a OOAK.....int he new Serenity 20

And then I found these in the sale bin...or rather shelf....
Both 100% cashmere at 50% off...and 4 buttons..gonna be a stripey cowl with buttons...any suggestions?

And yes I did get yarn for one of my swaps, the other one, I have to get a particular yarn...but I did buy some other little doodady things....














Friday, April 18, 2014

Finished Objects Friday...

Haven't done one of these in a while, but I have a few finishes...

Last night I finished a quick bunny hat with flowers for a friend's baby....

I've been in a couple of recent swaps...so for the fairytale swap...I made her a couple of headpieces...a crown headband (which you can also wear as a necklace)



A rose barrette
And a mermaid scale barrette...her favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid....


And another quick baby hat I sent off to a friend for her first grandchild...


Joining Fiber Arts Friday and Creative Friday, Tami is traveling and wasn't sure she'd get a post up..


Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Not For Me.....honest!

I am heading to WEBS......to shop for two swaps....I'm not looking for myself...honest!  But ya' know if I see that deep blue color I was eyeing on another blog.....all bets are off!

The Passion of The King

I've never felt the need to wear my religion on my sleeve or proclaim who I am religiously, but here is the FYI....I was raised Lutheran, my mom was raised Catholic...my husband was raised Catholic...I do not attend church on a regular basis, but I believe in God and an afterlife....I did attend church regularly as a child and even went to a Lutheran school for 4 years....so I learned the Bible...but I also believe that religion and people's faith have caused more wars and heartbreak in this world than anything else.

But last night I went to see a production of The Passion of the King, put on by a local church, Crossroads Community Cathedral because a former student was in the ensemble and I was invited.  It was also her 13th birthday.

The first act was very long....each scene was long and they didn't all necessarily have to end with a song.  But there were some truly beautiful singers on stage.  The highlight of the first act was a scene with all children and Jesus...then they dance and sing....it was adorable. 

The second act was very different.  It was extremely powerful.  The second scene is The Last Supper scene and very well done...I teared up in two scenes, Simon Peter denying Christ three times....and when Christ was flogged...what you can't see in that picture, is Mary singing and wailing throughout the flogging...very effective...

The crucifixion scene was brutal (there is a warning that no children under 6 should be allowed, and the little children were not on stage during this) and I cried.

When Jesus walked out of the tomb, the audience broke into applause.

I'm glad I went, it was a very good production....and I got to see one of my favorite students and her mom on stage....


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Really? And a WIP catchup....

This is what we woke up to...snow....after a 70 F day yesterday.....this winter really does not want to give up...

I was going to head to WEBS today, but the roads are a bit of a mess...there was a trailer accident and there is oil on one of the roads I need to pass and it's stop and go.....so I will head up there tomorrow...

On the reading front, I have been reading Beautiful Creatures...I saw the movie, it intrigued me, I downloaded the book...it's interesting, not the best book ever, but interesting....

Yesterday I took a look at my WIPs....or well some of them...last week I had taken this picture..
All those bags are filled with something....so I took stock....

My Rainbow Wings is no longer spaghetti and working on the fourth wedge now...

Ah, my Tutti-Frutti cowl...thinking this will be a gift..her birthday is coming up....

My Faces in the Wallpaper sock..I love this pattern, but I tried figuring out where I was on it last night and had to put it aside...it was too late and I was going to make a mistake...and some stitches had dropped off the needles, so it needs some repair work...

H's Everyday Socks....again I really love how these are turning out....

I just fell of the sock bandwagon and joined the shawl one....
Love this yarn...and the pattern, simple for me.....

Working on another baby hat...

and finally..my dissertation for this tournament....I haven't touched it since I did my gauge swatch...but last night, I did this...
Two of the bags were filled with leftover yarn, so I emptied those out...but I'm still missing a couple of projects bags...uhm.....

Joining in today...Tami and Yarn Along










Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UCONN

Our state university, The University of Connecticut, has done something no other university has done...they have won national titles in basketball for BOTH the women and the men!!!  Not only once, but twice!  First in 2004 and then again this year....they also won a national title this year in field hockey (I believe)...It's pretty exciting in our little state during March Madness!


 This is the Women's 9th title!!!!!!!! And they went 40-0!!!!

This is the Men's 4th title!!!!


On Sunday, we decided to go to the celebratory parade!  What fun!
There were A LOT of people!!

I found my very own stepstool to stand on...

Here they come!!!!!



The women were first.......



Then the men....

there was a rally after, but we didn't go to that.....but what a fun way to spend the day!