Friday, March 27, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Pattern: Irving the Ice Box Monster by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Left Overs of Dream in Color Starry and Mad Tosh Sport
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
So I stumbled upon the sign up for the Traveling Monsters on Rebecca Danger's Ravelry Group (I think I saw it before, but forgot) on the LAST DAY to sign up and sign up I did. Monsters have to be mailed at the end of the month. I wanted to make sure I was done in time ... not anticipating it would only take 2 days to knit, LOL!!
I think I am going to call her Irvina (the original is Irving from the pattern) ... I think it looks more like a girl???
She will travel from house to house 2 weeks at a time (for as many participants as there are) and return to me at the end of her travels. I likewise will have house guests. These guests will be taken out and shown around town (with photos to go back to their families).
Silly fun, LOL!
Friday, March 6, 2015
Sophie's Universe Clue 2 completed. I'm not sure I worked all of the stitches correctly ... or better yet, into the correct stitches, but the whole point of this project was a learning experience. And learning I am!
I'm not sure I am loving the colors ... I pretty much picked very similar colors to what was called for in the pattern (I substituted yarn). I also think that the designer had the right idea with a cotton or cotton blend yarn, the stitch definition is much better in the samples for the pattern ... but I was going for cost effective in case this did't work out, LOL!
Clearly the design still shows fine, but this is 100% acrylic ... so not much I can do about blocking when its done.
Nikoh has a lot of personality. Some (my husband) might call it annoying ... I think he's intelligent and funny. He sits on the coffee table a lot, usually facing the other way (at us), with his head tilted to one side begging for our food. If chicken wings are involved, he will tilt his head so far it looks like it might fall off. Here he is apparently enjoying the current television program ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Pattern: Voodoo you love me? by Susan Claudino
Yarn: Left over of Swan Island Worsted Natural Colors in Charcoal
Needles: US 6 DPNs
Dates: 2/22/15 to 3/4/15
Love this pattern. It was getting a little tedious on the limbs ... you make 4 of the same ... but they are small and quick. I finished the legs today and all the finishing. The finished Voodoo is about 12" tall. Very fun knit.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
This is a very cool pattern. Down the Rabbit-Hole by Purrlescent. The stitches for the right and left sock travel in opposing directions, which can make for some oopsies when alternating knitting on both socks throughout the week. I have to pay attention to which sock I am working on so I make sure that I am working the stitches correctly (there has been some negative knitting on these socks). Its not a difficult pattern, but interesting enough to not be boring.