Sunday, June 22, 2014

WIP update - 22 June 2014

Yup, it's been a very long time.  However, here is my current WIP list:

Finished since last update:
  • Fingering/sock weight zip hoodie cardigan (I seem to be on a kick)
  • Universal gloves - these don't get worked on often AND it's on a B hook with laceweight yarn.
  • Belinda vest - started January 2014, Ended June 2014.
  • part of an afghan - someone else started, I finished when I ran out of yarn 
  • First weaving project (done on a rigid heddle loom) for a weaving class - plaid scarf

Still working on:
  • The Stella I started ages ago is still in progress.  double-stranded cobweb weight = laceweight.  The pattern calls for sport or bigger.  So... this will take a while.
  • China Doll - By Doris Chan
  • Crimson Cape done in Navy - the original pattern calls for crimson or scarlet.  I started it in Navy.  So there.
  •  re-start of Doctor Who Season 18 scarf in off-white, creme, and ecru 
  • knitted fingerless mittens
  • crochet socks

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Project update!

Now Finished:

  • A hoodie cardigan based on green jerseys the Rockford IceHogs wore for 1 game back in 2009
  • Soft Serve in Black - 55% wool, 45% cotton yarn used
  • toe-up socks
  • A little red vest patterned on the Chicago Blackhawks red jerseys
  • A granny-square lapghan/baby blanket in 2 different shades of red.

Between Starting Line and Finish Line:

  • The Stella I started ages ago is still in progress.  double-stranded cobweb weight = laceweight.  The pattern calls for sport or bigger.  So... this will take a while.
  • Universal gloves - these don't get worked on often AND it's on a B hook with laceweight yarn.
  • Crimson Cape done in Navy - the original pattern calls for crimson or scarlet.  I started it in Navy.  So there.
  • Fingering/sock weight zip hoodie cardigan (I seem to be on a kick)
  •  re-start of Doctor Who Season 18 scarf in off-white, creme, and ecru

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Started and Finish Line

What has crossed the Finish Line?

The double-stranded Navy Fleck Shannon that I had started.  Washing it made it grow quite a bit, and I have about a skein or 2 left... which I suspect may go to make a mindless-shawl like the All Shawl.  The ribbing at the collar and cuffs was done in white.

The 11 stitch blanket in Tunisian is done.

A shawlette that was a test-pattern for someone.

Between Starting Line and Finish Line:

Soft Serve in Black - 55% wool, 45% cotton yarn used.  I need to finish the body and do the sleeves

toe-up socks

The Stella I started ages ago is still in progress.  double-stranded cobweb weight = laceweight.  The pattern calls for sport or bigger.  So... this will take a while.

Universal gloves - these don't get worked on often AND it's on a B hook with laceweight yarn.

Crimson Cape done in Navy - the original pattern calls for crimson or scarlet.  I started it in Navy.  So there.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Really?

Original paragraph from the letter the USOC sent to Ravelry:
We believe using the name “Ravelympics” for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games. In a sense, it is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work.

Resulted in:

http://www.teamusa.org/News/2012/June/21/statement-from-u...

Excerpt -

The letter sent to the organizers of the Ravelympics was a standard-form cease and desist letter that explained why we need to protect our trademarks in legal terms. Rest assured, as an organization that has many passionate knitters, we never intended to make this a personal attack on the knitting community or to suggest that knitters are not supportive of Team USA.

We apologize for any insult and appreciate your support. We embrace hand-crafted American goods as we currently have the Annin Flagmakers of New Jersey stitching a custom-made American flag to accompany our team to the Olympic Games in London. To show our support of the Ravelry community, we would welcome any handmade items that you would like to create to travel with, and motivate, our team at the 2012 Games.


The definition of 'denigrate' is:
‘denigrate’ - den·i·grate/ˈdeniˌgrāt/
Verb: Criticize unfairly; disparage: “there is a tendency to denigrate the poor”.
Synonyms: blacken - slander - defame - vilify - asperse - malign

So... WHICH party is being denigrated?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Long overdue update.

In the period of time since my last post here, I have:

  • Finished the 3-way wrap and given it to a friend going through chemo
  • Started and finished a felted hat (dark blue with a light blue "hatband")
  • Finished a wrap skirt that was cut out last summer during a rough patch
  • Started a 10-stitch (mine's actually 11) Tunisian Spiral blanket
  • Finished spinning one ball of singles for an eventual 2-ply yarn (I'm working on the second ply already)
  • Get comfortable using a sewing machine
  • Started a pair of gloves in lace weight
  • Started the editing process on my 2003 NaNoWriMo novel 
  • Started the editing process on my 2004 NaNoWriMo novel

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Projects Completed and in Motion

Projects completed recently:

Mesh Yarn spiral - AKA FLL Kelp Forest Shawl

From Doris Chan's Everyday Crochet:
Tall Latte
Shannon
Sweet Tea

Still in progress:
Stella in Laceweight - two strands of cobweb weight
Three Way Wrap in Tunisian

Friday, September 30, 2011

WIP - 30 September 2011

Sweet Tea - Schaefer Yarns Laurel - Catherine the Great - still working on it. The body's coming along and it is now midriff length.

Shannon - Kimmet Croft Ramboullet(1 strand)/Ewetopia Farms handspun (by me!) - I'm only at the collar thing... because I've gotten other projects working.

Toe Up Socks - working on it but likely taking it with me.

Creme Tall Latte - using yarn I got from a friend - it's at the body area.

And the big news is that on the 4th, I leave for China for 7 weeks. I spend 1 week in Taiwan with my mother and relatives, and then 6 weeks in China in various places for work.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

WIP - 14 August 2011

Currently, only Summer Tea (aka Doris Chan's Sweet Tea in Schaefer Yarns Susan in Catherine the Great colourway) is in work.

I am also spinning up a storm, which started during Tour de Fleece.

I have figured that maybe if I spin through the summer (cooler and less heavy stuff), I can use the yarn in the colder months. Thus far, I am almost through the grey/brown Border Leicester and Corriedale stuff from Ewetopia Farm' CSA starting last year and coming through this year (she sent more of the same stuff, and I'm finishing it off right now). Next shipment is due any time now, I think...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP update - 29 June 2011

The Amigurumi Doll is mostly finished. I just need to finish the hair. And make it some clothes, but I think that counts separately. ;)

I have pulled Pooh in Brown out of hibernation.

It and the Amsterdam Coat will probably take up some of my time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Works in Progress - 13 June 2011

The projects that are actively being worked on:

Amsterdam Coat - Take 1 - Another Doris Chan pattern. Isn't that a surprise. ;)

Amigurumi - Still working on the one arm. I should probably work on this one a bit more maybe.

Laceweight Stella - This one I will probably work on more as the summer progresses. It's light and airy...

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Works in mind:

Sweet Tea or something for the Schaefer Yarn Susan (sport weight)

Navy fleck Cinnabar - I will need to finish unravelling the previous project for this yarn first.