Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 6

Happy Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning!  How have you been this week?  I'm still feeling poorly, but have a doctor's appointment on Thursday and a 4 day weekend!  We no longer get a February break, just a 4 day weekend....On Monday we had an early dismissal and today a late opening because of snow....we are suppose to get more snow tonight into tomorrow...they are not sure how much.....February is always snow-crazy!

So WEBS was PACKED on Sunday!  We didn't end up staying....we shopped and then left....I did get my yarn for my Stopover and started it!

So the Raspberry is the main body color....I'm a big girl, so I was limited on what colors they had enough of for my size....but I went with a color that is not in my wardrobe much, but I will wear...I am NOT afraid of wearing color...
That's me in the yellow...
in bright green, with Clara Parkes

Although I do have an amazing amount of grey in my wardrobe too.....the only colors I don't wear are pastels and peachy tones, cuz they look terrible on me....

So I started it...
So far two new techniques for me...two colors in one row...and a bit of shaping....

I also bought yarn for the Baa-ble hat, although I have some old Jamieson packed away, I may use that if I have the right colors...
These are Cascade Heathers....I adore heathered yarn!

Oh and I got my partners for Fibreshare! Yeah!

Okay what are you up too?  I'm gonna go watch another episode of Walking Dead and work on my Glenn Lives sock and then head to bed....

As always, please link back...thanks! Oh I enabled comment moderation, as I got a few weird comments last week...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Year of Projects - Week 6

Yes, I am still struggling with working on my WIPs, but I started a new project and that helped a bit...
Glenn Lives
I also have worked on my Stripey Vanilla Mitts and I put a great deal of time yesterday into Willow Fields...it is almost at the decrease point....I really want this for spring...
I put a few rows, here and there on other projects....

we finally had a snow day, but I'm also fighting being sick...trying to head off the sinus infections they always turn into...more snow is predicted this week, as it's only a four day week anyway, not sure how many days we will get in...all the previous snow has fallen on the weekends...

Today I am heading up to WEBS for a few hours...they have a Superbowl pre-show event...They are not usually open on Sundays...should be fun...

Completed Projects:  I finished a pair of socks and crocheted a quick cowl.
The Dork Socks (technically 2015) 12/31/15
Screw You Rainbows socks (1/6/16)
Quick Pink cowl (1/7/16)
Yoda (1/10/16)
Bulky Cowl (1/19/16)

Works In Progress:    
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (8/12/14)  
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15)
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)
Glenn Lives (2/1/16)

Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016)
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in 

Fire and Blood (5/4/14)  
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14) 
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)

Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt 

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

Test Pattern Sweater (in magazine)
Car Coat (in magazine)
Cowl Vest
West End Scarf  
Gathering Leaves
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Holden Shawlette
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs

Brush Creek Cowlette    
The Brownstitch gradient  
Bigger on the Inside 
Out of Gas    
Sweet Potato Twist    
Falling Bobbins   
Danielle Shawl    
The Doodler
Hats and Mitts

Lace Kelly (soakbox)  
Isabeau Mitts 
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Cabled Headband
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat 

Transitional Color Mitts   
Almond Comfit   
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets    
Autumn in Garrison 
Baa-ble Hat

Memento Mori
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks

Wizard of Oz socks

Black Widow's Socks
August Pocus
Knit From Stash patterns
Dr. Who socks

Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stash Acquisition Saturday

I joined two new clubs....one is for three months and it is a self-striping yarn club from Quaere Fibre, Rustic Succelent
She gave a sneak peek in her group on Ravelry...and while not a color I probably would have picked, I'm fine with it...

Then I joined Mad Color Mad Posse Club for the year....It's a Bad A$$ Women's Club...first up
Agent Peggy Carter...

Not sure I ever showed my Desert Vista Dyeworks skeins...She does an If They Kill series based on the characters...

If They Kill Carol
If They Kill Abraham
and I cast on my If They Kill Glenn
I received my Nerd Girl Random Fandom and am IN LOVE with it...I may have to cast this on right away!
The Goblin King....look at those sparkles!!!!

Tomorrow I am heading to WEBS for their pre-Superbowl event....I am planning on buying some yarn to cast on a sweater for the Bang out a Sweater KAL at Mason Dixon Knitting.

So I know I'll have some more to show...but I'm going to try and not buy too much for the next two months...end of April is the Connecticut Sheep and Wool....

How about you?

ETA to add forgotten link

Friday, February 5, 2016

Wrap-Up friday - Week 5

I almost forgot to write a post....but then a snow day was called and I got up to post this....

So I am still struggling with no crafting mojo and WIP burnout....so nothing on the crafting front for me...

I haven't been reading either, *sigh*

I did buy
so I may succumb to coloring today...I love folk art!

And well, I guess my work week is wrapped up....I'm still not feeling great, so going to eat something quick, take some medicine and head back to bed...Happy Friday all!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 5

So, I started something new....needed a palette cleanser, so to speak...and a mindless project, hence my Glenn Shall Live socks...yarn is by Desert Vista Dyeworks, in her If They Kill series...
I'm still looking for a Carol..
I hope to have them finished by the time TWD returns on Feb 14....

Today I came home from work early...I knew when I woke up that I should have called in sick..the coughing and sneezing were fine, but the splitting headache wouldn't go away....and it was hard to concentrate, let alone try to teach something....but many of my students have been out sick, so I knew it was a matter of time...

It's one of the bad things about not having a February break anymore...they used to clean the school during that time...so now the illnesses linger.....and our weather is not helping me...I always get sick when there is a drastic weather change...going from the 20's to the 50's has not helped....and it's going to get cold again...

So what are you up to?  Anything new?  Do you have to palette cleanse also?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Year of Projects - Week 5

This is really just a place holder post....my crafting mojo has deserted me...I am not inspired to work on any of my WIPs...and it seems like so much effort to start something else...*sigh*

I may wind up my "If They Kill Glenn" because it's February and it's red and I can just do a vanilla pattern, because it'll stripe...Also The Walking Dead comes back on Feb 14.....

So that is it for me.....see you all on Wednesday, unless I post before then....
found picture at wikia

Saturday, January 30, 2016

An Epic Tale

My friend, Laura, posted this on her Facebook page and I asked to blog it, as I think it's absolutely hilariously EPIC!

There once was a Viking businessman
 Who was working on his taxes
 In flew a massive bumblebee
 Hmm, thought the businessman, I can deal with this

 And swatted the bee
But it was not enough and the bee hurt him
And started to chase him
For months and months as the beard grew longer, and somehow braided
The bee finally got bored
And left the Viking at a cave, where he met a sweet dragon pet
In rode a princess to save the day!
The Princess battled the bee...
Cackling with glee, as she did the final jab!
The bee looked yummy, so the Viking cooked and ate it..
The bee wasn't a fan of being eaten
The Princess gifts the Viking the mighty sword
And an even mighty steed
Which he used to ride into the sunset

 While posing for Viking Weekly
In many manly poses
Anything for a paycheck, really
And as the bossy princess wanted a "they lived happily every after" picture for her scrapbook
The end...

Told you, epic! Right?  Laura made the crochet/knitted props, and she wrote the story...businessman played by Laura's husband (who is actually on Ravelry, but doesn't knit or crochet) and her two daughters...