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Knitting Week In Review no.3

In community challenges, knitting on January 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

Week of 1/29/16 was fairly eventful

1/25/16

  • Caked Mrs. Crosby yarn. Big weight discrepancies between skeins and 1 knot in each skein.
  • Cast on for socks with Mrs. Crosby and got about 1.5″ of ribbing done on sock.

1/26/16

  • ESK yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino received. My lottery tickets were both winners: sock project bag and $5 store credit.

1/27/16

  • Visit to Knitty City. Bought 2 circulars.
  • More ESK yarn received in the mail. Asked for a drawing of a penguin on my packaging and I got it! So dope!

  

  • Worked on my socks more.

1/28/16

  • Visit to Knitty City. Knit socks for about 2 hours. Chilled with my friend Nancy Ricci there.  Bought Cascade sock yarn to double with the Malabrigo Silky Merino.

  

1/29/16

  • Knit my sock some more.
  • Planning for other knit projects.

  

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Knitting Retreat-Register Soon

In events, knitting on January 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm

WEBS is having it’s first ever knitting retreat!

Check it out: HERE

I gotta go because I simply have never been to a knitting retreat before!

The classes look amazing!

Registration starts February 8, 2016.

Who’s down? Let’s talk!

Week of 1.18.16 : Knitting Review

In community challenges, events, knitting on January 23, 2016 at 1:13 am

1.18.16: I ordered yarn from ESK. I wanted presents again.  I ordered 2 Juniper Moon Farm – Herriot, in color 1026, Inspired By Nature (for regular folks, that’s just green).

1.20.16: Was sick and stayed home.  Did about 1″ of ribbing on my socks.

1.20.16: Ordered more yarn (welp!) from…you know where! I ordered 1 Cascade Eco-Plus in color Pine Needle and Canton (for regular folks, that’s the color of pine needles and a mint green) for this cute sweater. You can’t tell me that’s not FIRE! That sweater is HOT!

I digress, I also ordered Dream In Color – Calm, in color Island, which is reminessent of a beachy feel blue for the water and a touch of sand representing the specs of tan.

1.21.16: Somehow got absorbed into this Carson Throw KAL beginning in February.  The kits are what did me in! Man, those colors just gave me life!!  That Melon colorway though…had me at first sight! Alas! All kits sold out. I’m waiting to pounce though. HOT!!!

1.22.16: Posted on Facebook, an artistic protest regarding the #blacklivesmatter protests.  I was inspired by it.

1.22.16: Got updates on how many hats I would get donated to me from colleagues.

1.22.16: Somehow I felt the need to have animated knitting pictures in my life and I found this to represent my team. It’s too cute!! I know, right?! #teampenguinauts

 

1.22.16: On ESK again looking at more yarn to make baby hats to donate. I’m for some reason really feeling mint green, so I was thinking about, this, this, and this.  This is not the mint green I’m loving, but it’s still green…  It needs to be a gender-conscious all-inclusive color.  The hat pattern I’m using calls for 100 yards per hat.  I want to get the best bang for my buck.  So far, I’m thinking 2 Cascade 220, because I’m getting like 4-5 hats for $20, as opposed to the others I’m getting 2 hats for $20. Feel me?

Thoughts about my super green complication? Let me know.

Deuces!

Two Weeks Of Knitting: A Review

In community challenges, knitting, stash busting on January 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Week of January 4, 2016
– Taught a colleague to knit. The knitting, as explained by the colleague, was something she wanted to learn to use as a coping mechanism. (1.4.16)
– Began working on the head of my doll. (1.6.15)
– Discussion about knitting use in child welfare as my thesis. (1.8.15)
– Mailed by Eat, Sleep, Knit (ESK) raffle ticket winnings out because I was tired of getting bills and wanted presents. (1.9.15)

Week of January 11, 2016
– Presented my idea about knitting. (1.11.16)
– Emailed someone about being involved in the community by way of a community baby shower, to knit hats for donation. (1.12.16)
– Began knitting a hat for donation. (1.12.16)                                                                               – Was asked to make more dolls. (1.12.16)
– Began asking people to help me with knitting hats.(1.12.16)                                                   – Photographed my tote and badges I earned, which I received in December for the 2015 Yarnathon. (1.12.16)                                                                                                                               – Received my ESK prizes, which were a sock project bag with sock yarn inside, and a baby cardigan kit. (1.12.16)

2015 Year In Review

In community challenges, events, knitting on January 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

The Secret is OUT!

WordPress let me in on some stats that I’d like to share with you, here.

Thanks to you all for reading and commenting on my blog so consistently. Doing that has given me the drive and motivation to continue blogging and of course, knitting.

The past year was great, but I have a feeling that this year will be awesome!

Let me know what you think!

Oh Dollie: Part 1

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm

The new year has begun, as has my knitting repertoire. I guess it’s a good time than any to begin new ventures … I’ve now begun making dolls and it was not what I expected. I knew I would like it, but the process has somehow brought me some resolve. I’m pleased to have some control over the racial diversity of the doll, even if it isn’t for anyone in particular.

Above is the progress I’ve made. Using worsted weight, the doll has worked up quicker than I expected. And I especially like the anticipated large size.   This pattern is well written so there really is no room for error except for poor color choices! Ha!

I do see myself making more of them, even after gifting 2 or so to my internship. I hope you all will join me in making this doll as it’s a great way to use up left overs, plus it’s really fun to make!

This new year, I’m taking my stash and creating before buying more yarn, and I’m finishing unfinished projects.

What knitting resolutions did you make? What are you making?

Happy New Year and New You!