Friday, December 6, 2013

update New sock yarn colorways have been added to the shop!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Just a little knitting


A little knitting on Sock Head Hat #2.  I loved how the ribbing made the stitches group like that on the needle cable.  I had set the hat down on my leg while I was watching tv and it caught my eye.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

FO: Owl Puff


Pattern: Owl Puff

Yarn: The Sassy Skein Key West Karibbean Kotton (left overs from another project)

Don't remember when I started it, but I needed the needles for something else so I finished it today, hahaha!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Patterns Released!


Kahlan

Elegant lace mitts with ribbing for a comfortable fit. Optional beading to add delicacy.

Available in three sizes, ribbing will accommodate those sizes in between: Small: 6.5”; Medium: 7.5”; Large: 8.5” circumference.

The pattern includes written and charted instructions. Knit in the round on double points, easily adapted for 2 circulars or magic loop.

Less than 1 skein of fingering weight yarn.




Join us for a mystery shawl KAL beginning November 15, 2013!

1 skein of sock yarn required. Recommend solid or semi-solid color to show off the lace.

Join the group to discuss.

4 clues will be released over a period of 4 weeks. Clues will be released on the following dates:

November 15
November 29
December 6
December 13

10/13/13: Preliminary info, yarn, needles and gauge swatch. Click the download link above.

Come and join!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

FO: Sock Head Hat


Pattern: Sock Head Hat

Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight, Color Maia

Needles: Knitter's Pride Karbonz US 2.5 16"

Started: August 25, 2013

Finished: September 25, 2013

FO: Summer Wind


Pattern: Summer Wind

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, Color: Turner

Needles: ChiaGoo US 5 32"

Started: September 17, 2011

Finished: August 21, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

30 Day Sweater - DONE with 4 days to spare!


I finished my sweater today!!!  The last few rounds of the turtle neck were a little tortuous with the sweater hanging off and that Oh So Close! to being done feeling.  I just popped it on to get a photo and its now sitting in the sink taking a bath.  I am super happy with it.

Friday, October 25, 2013

VideoCast Episode 69 - Still Slightly Spaztastic





Episode 69
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Updates & Housekeeping

·         Welcome newbies, if you are returning, thanks!!
·         Week in Review
o    Training
o    New bunny
o    Business Cards
o    Knitting Needles - This set is including the flowing 11 sizes: 1.5mm/1.75mm/2.0mm/2.25mm/2.75mm/3.0mm/3.25mm/3.75mm/4.0mm/4.5mm/5.0mm/(UK6--16) $5.69 + 0.99 = 0.60/set
o    Unemployment
o    Heat

·         Blip?!?



Revelations

o    Sock Head Hat
o    30 Day Sweater
o    Sleeves / yarn matching
o    Ribbing divided by 4
o    Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks


String Theory  

o    No spinning
o    Into the Whirled Shipment

Scrolls
 
o    Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi

Heresy

o    Shawl Design
o    New Design
o    Fingerless Mitts Design – You name the pattern giveaway last chance!!!
o    Ravelry Patterns
o    Alby by Bonne Marie Burns $5
o    my inner viking sweater by Jenny Faifel $6
o    Ravello by Issabell Kraemer $7

Delusional Jabber

o    2013 Revelations
o    Novel Writing
o    Steam Games
§  None
o    Reading
§  Walking Dead Comics
o    TV
§  Sleepy Hollow
§  Once Upon a Time – caught up to the current season
§  Once Upon a Time in Wonderland



Closing


·         Ravelry: delusionalknitter 
o    Ravelry Board: Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast
·         Blogspot: delusionalknitter.blogspot.com
·         Gmail: delusionalknitter@gmail.com
·         Etsy Shop  http://www.etsy.com/shop/delusionalknitter

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Franken Blanket


I am knitting on the Sock Yarn Blanket and its going pretty well.  I love that each little square is a single element, so accomplishment is felt when a square is completed!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

30 Day Sweater Update


Today is day 20 for my 30 Day Sweater.  I should have 1/4 of the sleeve done today.  As you can see, I have much more than that.  I plan on doing a long turtle neck (about 8" to fold over to 4") and there are only 2 days at the end of the plan to finish the neck.  I wanted to get ahead on the sleeves to make sure a had more days to complete the neck and weave in all ends.  

I have about 5 1/2" left on the first sleeve to complete.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

VideoCast Episode 68 - Slightly Spaztastic


Episode 68
Friday, October 18, 2013

Updates & Housekeeping

·         Welcome newbies, if you are returning, thanks!!
·         Week in Review
o    Career Center / Umemployment
o    Bunny
  
Revelations

o    Sock Head Hat
o    30 Day Sweater
o    Sleeves / yarn


String Theory  

o    No spinning

Scrolls
 
o    None

Heresy

o    Shawl Design
o    Fingerless Mitts Design – You name the pattern giveaway!!!
o    Ravelry Patterns
            o Whoops - Forgot!

Delusional Jabber

o    2013 Revelations
o    Novel Writing
o    Steam Games
§  None
o    Reading
§  Walking Dead Comics
o    TV
§  Sleepy Hollow
§  Once Upon a Time
§  Once Upon a Time Wonderland
§  Dads

Closing


·         Ravelry: delusionalknitter 
o    Ravelry Board: Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast
·         Blogspot: delusionalknitter.blogspot.com
·         Gmail: delusionalknitter@gmail.com

·         Etsy Shop  http://www.etsy.com/shop/delusionalknitter

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

VideoCast Episode 67



Updates & Housekeeping

·         Welcome newbies, if you are returning, thanks!!
·         Week in Review
o    30 Day Sweater Challenge Interview
o    Fingerless Mitts Design
o    Cooperative Press Book Reviews – new style


Revelations

o    Sock Head Hat – Finished
o    Next one cast on!
o    30 Day Sweater


String Theory  

o    Into the Whirled Shipment

Scrolls
 
o    Beyond Knit & Purl by Kate Atherly

Heresy

o    Shawl Design
o    Fingerless Mitts Design – You name the pattern giveaway!!!
o    Shop is Updated – I’ve updated Ravelry with all yarn bases
o    Ravelry Patterns
o    Edge by Laura Aylor $5.00 40% off through Oct. 16th
o The Failynn Fox Cowl by Heidi May %5.50
o    Offhand Lace by Caitlin ffrench FREE

Delusional Jabber

o    2013 Revelations
o    Novel Writing
o    Steam Games
§  None
o    Reading
§  No reading
o    TV
§  Sleepy Hollow
§  Once Upon a Time
§  Once Upon a Time Wonderland
§  Castle
§  Dads
§ The Walking Dead & The Talking Dead



Closing


·         Ravelry: delusionalknitter 
o    Ravelry Board: Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast
·         Blogspot: delusionalknitter.blogspot.com
·         Gmail: delusionalknitter@gmail.com

·         Etsy Shop  http://www.etsy.com/shop/delusionalknitter

Monday, October 14, 2013

Name that Pattern Contest!


Name this pattern!  Please post your entry on the Ravelry board.  Winner will be selected by random number generator - there are two possible chances to win!  The random number post automatically wins, but if for some reason I chose another suggested name as the name of the pattern, that post also wins!

What you win: A copy of the pattern and a skein of the yarn it was made for!  Aura by Revelations of a Delusional Knitter 20% Angora/80% Wool fingering weight yarn!

You may enter multiple times, please post each suggested name in a separate post.

By suggesting a name as an entry, you are granting me the right to use that name as the title name of the pattern.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

30 Day Sweater Update

I started a new skein on my sweater and was so happy that the color repeat lined up perfectly!


It has a muted striping pattern in it.


The yarn in the skein looks pretty blah, but its knitting up wonderfully!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Impatiently waiting for my swatch to dry


I am impatiently waiting for my swatch to dry so that I can do my gauge measurements and start my sweater!!

Check out the 30 Day Sweater Challenge!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shop Update!!!


My shop has been updated today!!  There's lots of sock yarn - self striping, variegated, solid.  A few lace, subtle tones and sparkle and some fiber!!!  More coming soon!

I worked hard on photography and uniform appearance, even if you are not in the market to purchase right now, please let me know what you think of the presentation, I would appreciate feedback!!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/delusionalknitter

30 Day Sweater Challenge - A Simple Way to Estimate Yarn Requirements

A Simple Way to Estimate Yarn Requirements

Have you ever found an AMAZING yarn and decided to make a sweater out of it only to sit and ponder if you’ll have enough yardage then eventually decide not to get it because you just don’t know? If you have, I can relate. Today I am going to share with you a few simple ways to estimate the amount of yarn you’ll need for your next sweater project! Be glad, the days of the unknown yardage requirements are over!

Realistically speaking I don’t know of any simple ways to estimate yarn requirements, they all involve a good deal of math. However I do have some suggestions for methods that I use all the time to figure out how much yarn I’ll need to make a sweater.

The first resource I want to introduce you to is the yardage calculator over at Jimmy Bean’s Wool. Just head over to the Jimmy Beans WoolCalculator  and choose what kind of project, what size and the weight of the yarn you’ll be using. Then it does all the math you would need to do - instantly! Brilliant! This seriously makes things so easy! It is certainly worth taking a look at, especially if you do a lot of your yarn shopping online and need a quick place to find your necessary yardage. Another great way to use this tool is if you tend to use one weight of yarn fairly often, just take a minute and go calculate the yardage for the types of projects you like to knit. Take the numbers you come up with, write them down in your phone or on a piece of paper and put it in your purse or wallet so it is there when you need it.

Another great estimating tool I like to use is the Yarn Estimator App (for those of you will smartphones). This app is $.99 but believe me, it is a dollar well spent. The Yarn Estimator app calculates how much yarn you’ll need for knitting (and crochet) projects and it also has the ability to calculate how much yarn actually went into your finished project and how much is left over. That may seem like a trivial detail but if you know exactly how much yarn you have left it is easier to use it for small “stash busting” projects.

The last method I use for estimating yardage is finding a pattern that is similar to the project I plan on making in a yarn like the one I’m interested in and get a general idea from that pattern for about how much yardage I’ll need for my size.

If you’d like to learn more about estimating yardage and all of the other details that go into preparing to knit a sweater, download our free Sweater Planning Guide. This guide covers everything from choosing a suitable yarn to getting gauge and accurate body measurements. And did I mention that it’s free?!



This guest post is part of the 30 Day Sweater Challenge promo tour. Join us this October as we help 5,000 knitters around the world knit a sweater they’ll love, in 30 days. To sign up just visit http://30daysweater.com/delusional and download your free sweater planning guide. It will help you get started on the right track! See you in October!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

VideoCast Episode 65 - With more tangling yarn




I just realized that I stopped updating the blog with podcasts ... I will start doing that again.  Please let me know via comments if you watch via the blog.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Halloween is in the House!!!



I am currently dyeing self striping colorways.  This is Candy Corn!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tour de Fleece Week One

Week one has been completed for Tour de Fleece!


I finished a skein of yarn. Aprrox. 270 yds of Superwash Merino from Into the Whirled in the Take it to the Bridge colorway. Spun and plied on my Babe's E-Spinner.


Next up is Polworth from Blue Dog Fibers in Kaire colorway on my Roadbug.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Friday Felines


And you thought soap scum in your tub was scary ... (imagine the Jaws theme ... cuz he jumped out at me)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

KACBW 2013 #1





Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Post #1

The initial post for the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013 was to choose the "house" that best suites you.  I chose the Bee because the description is The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.

I am constantly starting new projects as my whim takes me.  I rarely finish anything, or I finish it much, much later.  I love to start things and find patterns and am all about the "oh shiny".

That's one of the things I love about knitting ... it doesn't go stale.  It doesn't have to be finished right away ... though it is helpful if you do.

Its all about fun and what you are doing.  I love that I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, as my fancy entices me.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Felines


I love me a good warm cat on the couch in the winter.  What's better than TWO cats!  Give me a couch, warm down comforter, a cat ... or two and good TV in the evening and I'm happy!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Felines


She's not a morning cat.  I get it, I'm not a morning person ...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Plying

I started plying some yarn today.  I finished the singles this afternoon.  Many say you should let the singles sit on the bobbins for a while before plying, but I was in the mood to continue, so who cares!  Plus it usually takes me a little bit to get into a rhythm, so the beginning bit I usually cut off the final yarn anyway.


This is one of the bobbins of singles.  I am just doing a regular two-ply.


Here's what is plied so far.  Sorry for the not so great photos, but its dark at about 8:30pm.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why I wash


They say you don't have to wash Alpaca before spinning, because it doesn't have grease or lanolin.  Well, what is does have is what any barnyard animal will ... dirt and ick.  This is Alpaca after the SECOND rinse!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Felines


The new best seat in the house.  I get a little nervous when Riley sits in it, he's a big boy and this window seat is held on by suction cups ...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday



This is the Montego mystery shawl.  It is looking awesome and I can't wait to finish the mystery.  I am currently on clue #1.  Clue #2 has also been released, but I have a bit of time to catch up, Clue #3 is due out on 2/22.

The yarn I dyed myself and I am very happy with it.  I wanted a pale tonal that would not detract from a lace pattern.  I am really impressed with what I dyed up.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Felines


We really need some blinds in the living room ...

Monday, January 28, 2013

May the Force be with you!

Well, he's not actually a yarn bowl, but I've always wanted one and he works just fine.  This Yoda goblet is intended as a drinking cup .... but its got no handle, is fragile and hand wash only ... sounds like an accident waiting to happen to me.


So instead, he's going to sit safe and sound in my craft room and only be used for keeping my yarn under control with powers of the Force.



Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Felines


"If I only had thumbs, you for sure would be dead ..." Nikoh

Monday, January 21, 2013

Beginnings

Uurrgghh!  I haven't been very good about blogging this year!

Anyway.  I found this pattern (well its more of a suggestion) a long, long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away ... sorry, I had to) for a sock yarn blanket by Shelly Kang.



This is two days worth of squares (minimal time invested).  These squares are so addictive!  I cannot stop making them!  I am hoping that I can make several a month and possibly have a blanket by the end of the year.  

If you would like to donate to my sock yarn blanket with any left overs you don't have a use for, please contact me (see sidebar right or leave a comment).  Each square is only about 2g of yarn ... so we're talking about the stuff you would usually toss!  



Sunday, January 20, 2013

VideoCast: Episode 44



Episode 44
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Updates & Housekeeping


  • Welcome newbies, if you are returning, thanks!!
  • Week in Review
    • Sunday mom’s 
    • Monday went to bed at 9pm
    • Tuesday killed zombies
    • Wednesday knit some
    • Thursday (work stupid) killed zombies
    • Friday watched Arrow and finished sweater front
    • Saturday, lots of a little
    • Sunday chores and here we are
  • Dyeing soon
  • Give-a-way Prize Delivery


Revelations

  • Sweater
  • Halloween Socks
  • Next Up – Hubby picked
  • Spinning
    • Roadbug
      • Blue Dog Fibers - Polwarth 
    • Traveller
      • Play at Life Batt
  • Spindle
  • Lace Shawl Design
  • 2013 Goals
  • Finish Old WIPs
  • Penguin Pillow – February
  • Knitters Guild Square
  • Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang
    • Yoda Yarn Bowl
    • Donations would be appreciated
    • Closet finds
    • Ruffle Scarf

String Theory  

Nothing!!

Scrolls

Nothing!!

Heresy

  • Old project 
  • Glow in the Dark Yarn
  • Podcasts I watch
    • Round the Twist with Carin
    • The Fiberista Files
    • Knitting on the Fly
    • Dramatic Knits
    • Single Handed Knitter
    • The Knitgrillls
    • Knitting Blooms

Delusional Jabber

  • Weather – hair
  • End Video - snow
  • 2013 Revelations – No more fiber
  • Steam Games – Walking Dead
  • Reading 
    • How to Train your Dragon Finished
    • The Guardian’s Keeper Finished
    • How to be a Pirate Finished 
    • Listening on the way home to distress
      • Currently reading: How to speak Dragonese
    • Warm Bodies by Issac Marion 
  • TV
    • King of the Nerds
    • The Big Bang Theory
    • Arrow
    • Taped Ripper Street
    • Coming up this week: The Following, Spartacus 

Closing

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Felines


Cats teach you to enjoy the simple things in life.  Like snoozing on the new carpet.