Thursday, October 01, 2015

Plucktober is Here!

Plucktober is here!  I want to knit all of the pretty things but only have two hands and a few precious hours a day so...
I will settle for starting with Gable by Hannah Fettig in Plucky Knitter's Oxford colorway - Broken Crayon, a Shindig purchase:-) Don't you love the project bag!
 My other project is Storm Door by Amy Miller  in, swoon, Plucky Cashmere - colorway Rapunzel! I will keep you updated and we will see once again, will she or won't she?!?


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Back from Shindiggin'

And so really I'm embarrassed to post my spoils from Shindig.  Not because I bought an enormous amount! Because I choose to buy one color across three bases!!!! I guess I really loved it
Here is one of the three Good Ole Days Sweater quantities, this one is on Traveler Dk and then a one off color Broken Crayons sold at a discount and a one hit wonder also sold at a discount! 

The worst enabling did not come from yarn buying it came from luring me to cast on when I need to finish things!!  I totally blame Betsyi and Knitwitchnj for my folley!
Betsy wore a beautiful Spring fever and I needed one for myself!!!
And Knitwitchnj started a really lovely Omena right in front of me so I had to make one too!
Next time I will tell you about my class with jcbriar!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

2 days!!!!

Back to where we were last week!  I was worried it would be short so I blocked it to see where we were.  It is now perfect! So on to sleeve island!
Now for packing!! I told Jess I wasn't taking too much but the sweaters alone are too many! I need one for everyday and then an extra for good measure!
Shindig here I come!!!  I may not have completed the two sweaters, I practically knit three!!!! But I'm okay with it:-)
See you at Shindig!!!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

10 days....

So I did get Rye done and it is perfect!  Here is an unblocked shot since I haven't done a photo shoot of it blocked;-)

However, Birkin,although it would have been done will not be. I thought that the 40 would be best, I'm not sure why I do this to myself all of the time, way too big!!!  I'm a 34 1/2 full bust and I was just swimming in this thing!!! So here it was

And now it looks like this!
I'm casting on tonight in TWO sizes smaller and two inches shorter;-)

Oh well, I really enjoyed the knitting of this thing so I'm not so sad.  I'm also getting rid of the faux seam.  Now the goal is to get this back to where it was today by shindig!!!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

15 days...

I can't believe tomorrow will be two weeks to Shindig!!!  I'm not mentally prepared! The house is upside down and I'm still getting back into the groove of kids in school!  We are painting the whole house and they are in our room right now.  It looks great but a lot of prep work for me and then a lot of after work for me but totally worth it!

While they were working in my room yesterday I got a lot of knitting and T.V. watching done!
Sons of Anarchy is my guilty pleasure.  I'm the classic good girl loves bad boy.  Sasan is no longer a bad boy but he had his moments when he was young;-) Last week the cable was out for a few days so I decided to try something on Netfix!  Big mistake, I'm so hooked!

Okay here's Rye! I will definitely get this done by the week's end!

And Birkin needs two more inches to the split!!

The project bags are my favorites!  Tangerine Designs on Etsy has the best fabrics and the sewing is impeccable!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

16 days....

Rye is ready to join the sleeves in 4 rows:-)
  Birkin has a few more inches til I split for front and back but I'm definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!!
 And she did!
Now I'm going to change up my third color and buy a warmer color like a camel or tan maybe for my third color.


Monday, August 24, 2015

17 days...

So here is Rye!!! So much fun to knit and I should be able to join the sleeves by the end of the week which would put me on track for finishing by Shindig.  I'm not sure why I'm thinking that it will be cool enough to actually wear this in the beginning of September but madness knows no logic!

4th button hole on the next row!! It's going so well but I know what a slog it is once the sleeves are joined'. The rows are so long!!! But then they short again.  Kind of a metaphor for life.

Today is a milestone day, the first day of commuter college for my kid with Aspergers.  We have had our short rows days and very sloggy rows days over the years.  I'm grateful that we are here.  There were many moments I thought that this day would not be possible.  I'm not kidding myself, we still have some sloggy rows days our future but today that doesn't matter!  Today we made it here!

Okay now for Birkin!  I should also be ready to split for the top this week and at least get started on that by the weekend which makes me think that I may be able to almost get it done.  I'm thinking that I will be knitting Birkin sleeves at the Shindig!

And here is Summer Moon

After an appropriately long time out I think I'm ready to rip back to the first decrease.  I didn't want to, I fought it but after a good time out, I've put enough space between us that I can see clearly now. I'm not ready to do it today I don't think.  I guess this is another will she or won't she.  Stay tuned!

18 days...

I skipped a day because I was knitting!!

Birkin is growing!  I cannot sing the praises of Oxford enough! It is sheepy but soft and a heavier fingering weight which is my favorite weight!  I'm so smitten! I sure use a lot of exclamation points!!!!
Now Rye!

I know I can finish Rye.  It is going really nice and easy.  I stress out about built in button bands but I've been counting and marking both sides as I go so that later I can put the buttons in easily. I hoping to be able to fit a top button in but we will see.  

I'm starting to crazily think I may be able to pull this off!  I hope I'm not jinxing myself by saying that!

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