Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WIP update - 27 April 2011

Finished: Lucy Bag - It's even felted now! It turned out better than I expected.

Still in progress:

UW cardigan rework - using a different pattern (rather than winging it) - I'm on the main body, with the sleeves, edging, and collar yet to do.

Three-Way wrap - This is... boring. But that's ok too.

Amigurumi - Head and body finished and stuffed. Started on the arms. (barely)

Scheduled -
01 May 2011 - Eve's Rib Tunic

15 May 2011 - Mixed Yarn Clapochet - two similar colours in RHSS and Caron Simply Soft - going to alternate.

Amsterdam Coat - hopefully.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


RIS = Reduction In Stash

I went through and rearranged my stash tonight. Doing so determined that all of it (not including the "projects being worked on") fit into 3 large bins of the 20+ gallon variety. I believe this is a good thing, seeing as this means most of the yarn and fibre has some project associated with it...

Not to mention that the fibre CSA I'm signed up with (paid for and everything) has gone through first shearing already and shipments will probably start up again in the next few months.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stash Diving

I went through my stash yesterday for a look as to what I've got.

I found that there are things I could probably make from what I've got, and there are probably some skeins either I'll give away or find something to do with.


I am thinking that I might spin this coming weekend... get stuff built up to work on this summer, etc.

This weekend will probably be relatively relaxing, though.


If I can work my stash down, I think that would be a good thing.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

WIP update - 17 April 2011

Finished Object: Purple Sparkle Cinnabar - see previous entry


"mixed craft" Lucy Bag - somewhere in the 60-70 round of the main body, which puts it at about round 80-90 for the whole thing.

doll amigurumi - this is going "slowly" because I want to finish the Lucy Bag and because the Cinnabar took over a majority of my crafting this last week.

3-way Wrap - knooked. Have to start this one over because when I was trying to change cords, the whole thing came undone and I dropped all of the stitches... so I ripped it up and am going to start over.

Badger Colour Textured jacket - this one's "started"... but I haven't gone much beyond that, to be totally honest.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FO: Purple Sparkle Cinnabar

Purple Sparkle Cinnabar

Here is what it looked like almost exactly one week ago:

Yarn used: Purple Sparkle handspun
Hook size: Boye J for main body, Boye I for cardigan band and sleeve bands
Start Date: 08 April 2011
End Date: 16 April 2011
Pattern used: Cinnabar from Every Day Crochet by Doris Chan

This is the thing I'm tempted to submit to the State Fair.

I also need to block it but that will be done...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

WIP - Purple Sparkle Cinnabar

I got a crazy idea in my head to make a Cinnabar out of the purple sparkle handspun (now determined to be 1060 yards across 4 skeins) and then submit it for consideration at the State Fair.


Monday, April 4, 2011



Mixed craft Lucy Bag - A few more rounds done. Just have to keep plugging at it.

Amigurumi Doll - not as much done, but it's been worked.

Three-Way Wrap - Started. 80 stitches on instead of 76 recommended because I like my wraps wider. Striped (gray and green alternating) and knooking instead of solid knitting. (I will get the hang of purling in knooking!)


approximately 400 yards of "purple sparkle" - mostly wool (there's some sparkly stuff that isn't, and likely some other stuff in it isn't wool either), 2 ply, light worsted weight. Total weight of both hanks combined is about 12-16 ounces (I haven't weighed it yet)

4-S vest by Doris Chan -
Will make separate post out of this one, but I will say this much: it came out much too big for me, and fit T perfectly. So I made a few adjustments (length, and no buttons, opting for lacing instead) and have given it to her.