Monday, April 30, 2018

Round 3

Hi was your week?  Mine was great! 

Remember last week I told you that I would not allow myself to start round 3 of sock madness until I finished my fingerless mitts? Well, I finished the mitts.....

and started the socks (pattern Safe Harbor)!  Day One:

This week was monogamous knitting and while I have said in the past how it might be nice to be a monogamous kinda makes for a boring blog entry.......sorry guys....all I got are socks!

Day Two:

Day Three:

Day Four:

Day Five:

Day Six:

As of this blog posting there are 6 total spots left in round 3 (across all teams...2 left in my team).  When I started this, I really never thought I would finish Round 1, so I am thrilled to make it to round 4....but I think this is really it for me (I know I said this on other rounds)...but my hands hurt and I have so many other things I need to knit on......Socks for family and Christmas knitting already (look at me planning ahead)!

Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Socks, Socks, Socks....Sock Madness?

Hi has your week been?  Mine has been pretty good...except Paige had her purse stolen from her car Saturday night/Sunday morning.....I told her she was an idiot for leaving her purse in her car while out with hopefully lesson learned.

On to knitting......

I was able to finish my round 2 sock madness socks:

Then yesterday....the round 3 sock pattern was released.  It is called Safe Harbor (pattern here)

Here is a picture of them (copyright © Amy Rapp):

Now....I want to do them.....but....I have SOOOOOO many socks I WANT/NEED to do.  First there is the new yarn I just got....I want/need to make these:

Then there are the gryffindoor socks I need to make for Paige:

Then there is some new yarn I just got.....Darlene has a customer that sent her 2 skeins of Regia 4 ply self striping yarn and the colorway is of the German flag....when I mentioned this to my mom, she said "I may have to call Tante Mecki to get me some of that yarn so you can make me some of those."  My mother has never really 'asked' for me to make her anything and if she said she is gonna call her sister for yarn like this, then I know she will love these I told her no need to call Tante Mecki....I will make her socks with this yarn!  So again...another pair I need to make!

So yesterday I got yarn wound to start my Round 3 socks....I was thinking of using my Harry Potter Sirius's Gift colorway:

and then I busted out the Germany Flag yarn into two cakes to make matching socks and was gonna cast on......but.....some sort of wave of responsibility came over me.....and I told myself I need to finish my fingerless mitts before I allow myself to cast on more socks.  I tried to push Ms. Responsibility to the backburner, but she was not I worked on my mitts and have not cast on new socks (yet):

I told myself that as soon as I finish these mitts, I can cast on the round 3 socks and maybe my moms socks....then I thought of maybe doing the round 3 socks with the Germany yarn......but I need to look through some projects and see if anyone else is using self striping yarn.....

Now onto some Yarn Diet friend, Rosanna, was working on the Augusta Shawl on the cruise with Wolltraum gradient yarn and I loved I got myself 2 skeins of this yarn...Cinnamon Girl and a custom color of "50 Shades of Grey"......

I am using the Cinnamon Girl for the Augusta shawl...and I am thinking of a large Jacket/vest for the grey.

Since I was working on the Augusta Shawl and it is crochet.....I thought that I should also catch up my temperature is almost 20"  :)  I am caught up all the way to the 21st of April!

Well, that is really all I have......I got my flavor of the month tea from plum deluxe...Orange Black Tea

and I leave you with this morning's sunrise view from my work....Have a great week!


Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sock Madness Round 2

Hi was your week?  Mine was great, although I wish I was still on a cruise a ship somewhere....but it was time to get back to work and back to reality.

On the day I got back from the cruise, the pattern for sock madness round 2 was sent out.......and speaking of reality, I was going to be realistic and I did not have time to knit these socks, so I did not start them.  Instead I started the fingerless mitts I need to do a test knit on.....I think I showed them to you last is my progress:

I hit a snag on the first mitt and had to rip back...

 but I got back on track:

Then I hit a bump on the mitts and they needed to go into time out for a instead of knitting on the eleventy billion other things I have started....what did I do?  I started the round 2 sock madness socks.....what was I thinking?  It's all Darlene's fault, she is the one that told me to do them.....

I started on Thursday and I got 1 and 1/2 done this past weekend......

I also dropped a stitch in the brioche and after picking it up, I have a little hole....but I think it is going to have to stay there.....cuz I am pretty sure I am not tinking back!

I worked very little on my Rugged Coat, Cruse shawl, and Harry Potter socks.......

Lastly I have some stash enhancements......Knitterly Things dyed yarn called As Ewe Like it....and I got the Bags By Awesomegrannie back to match it....this yarn was dyed to match this fabric and had a kit....but of course I only love Bags By Awesomegrannie bags...I am in LOVE!

Recently I watched the first 2 Fifty Shades movies (I love them)....and Annastasia had a purse I immediately fell in love with!

So I found it and ordered in black (the maroon was sold out anyway):

Yes, on top of being a Yarn Ho....I am a Purse/Bag Ho....I just love them!

Well, that is all I have....Here is Precious being a lazy butt (after keeping me up all night during a thunderstorm)....Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!