Join me as I share my crafty journey with you. I continue to expand my repertoire of hobbies. I knit, sew, crochet, bead and probably most importantly am a lover of science fiction. Occasionally I even pick up a book. I play Nerd Wars for Team Stargate Command which consumes most of my time.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

     Today is Thanksgiving.  As a family we celebrated last weekend since I'm at work today and both myself and the hubs are working this coming weekend.  Hubs did cook me something before I ran off to work for my 13 hour shift.  He made ham and green beans with bacon.  Not very thanksgivingee but we had turkey already, so it was nice.
     Onto more yarny news.  I've now got pictures of the yarn I purchased recently and some project photos.  I got a gift card from a friend for my birthday, I finally got around to getting some yarn.  It was a gift card to Michaels, I don't shop there much anymore.  Here is what I got:
I got two skeins of Vickie Howell Sheep(ish), its mostly acrylic but it has some wool.  Its very soft in the skein.  It is a single and it turns out I abhor this yarn, more on that in a little bit. 

This is just plain old cotton, but I love this colorway Moondance.  I'm working on a dishcloth from it now.  Its this pattern:  Lacy Star.  So far I'm finding to be a very unique circular pattern.  It has short rows but they are done different from any other round cloth I've ever done.  I picked up another ball of cotton in a color I needed more of.  I've been asked to make an SU dishcloth so I picked up another dark blue skein of cotton. 

I also picked up some real sock yarn.  Ever since I made my worsted weight socks I've been wanting to do actual sock weight socks.  I figured I should still be conservative until I know I like them, so I got this.  Its a pretty inexpensive way to try out real socks.  I'm thinking of doing ankle socks since that's the type I prefer for store bought ones.  I'll also be able to do more than one pair I think, anyway.
I picked this up special for a project I'm working on now.  I'm doing the Nerd Wars swap and its a super secret swap so my swappee has no idea I have her/him.  I still don't want to talk too much about it til I send out my package.  I will link the pattern though and say that so far I'm really enjoying both the alpaca and the pattern.  Twisted Wristers was the choice for the November KAL in a group I just joined on Ravelry late last month.  The Fingerless Glove Fanatics do a continual KAL/CAL all through the year.  I got myself hooked on fingerless mitts a bit ago.  They're quick, fun, great for Nerd Wars and a hot sale item.  So more on those later too.
I've also been asked to make another two pairs of Elf Clobbers so I had to get some more mohair.  I do still have a little Soft Comfort Mohair left, but there is no way its enough for even one more pair.  The Violet is for the cuffs but I couldn't resist the Spanish Blue, its so pretty.  I was going to try a blue on blue with that mohair but I think it may prove difficult to match to another blue.  We'll see, I have a pattern or two in mind.  So that's it for recent yarn purchases.
     I finished the Sunburst Dishcloth and finally got around to seaming it.  It didn't turn out as big as I thought it would and I really like the different oranges.

Pookey was helping me with pictures that day.  I finally got around to getting pictures of the Card-igans.  They're still not finished.  They need loops and buttons yet and I still need to do one seam on one of them. 
The brown and blue one on the left has a SC seam along the sides.  The solid blue one on the right is a sewn seam and I like the look of that better.  The blue one actually has a gift card in it too, which helps the shape.  I need to make some more of these, they're pretty fun to do. 
     So I stated earlier that I found out I don't like Sheep(ish).  I used it for this pattern:  Baby Bella Mittens.  It started out good, the yarn was a little splitty but it is a single and I was using US5s.  Once I was done with the mitten I noticed how fuzzy and sheddy the finished fabric had become.  The picture doesn't show the full extent, its worse in real life.
I also messed up the first cable.  So I probably wont be making a second one with this yarn.  This is my first UGH! project.  I've already started the pattern over again with my left over Lion Brand Amazing.  I'm also using US6s for those, since this mitt seemed a bit small to me, I decided to needle up.  I'll probably finish the first one tonight on my second break, I just have the decreases to go.  Both the baby mitts and the twisted wristers are projects for Nerd Wars.  I only have til the 28th to get projects done.  I'd like to get more than these two, but alas November hasn't been a good crafting month for me it seems.  Hope everyone had a good Turkey Day!  Happy Crafting!!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of pretty, pretty yarn! You know how I like the yarnz! Love the Sunburst cloth...the oranges worked well with that....Tammy