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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

More Yarn and a Few Finishes

     In preparation for knitting White Whiskers I've purchased some more Cascade 220 Superwash Sport to supplement what I have already.  I've also purchased the pattern, but I've realized I need to get some more needles, I think.  I'll be putting this pattern on the back burner for the time being.  I have several other projects ahead of this hat, even though I really really want to ignore everything else and knit this up.  Here are the three new colors I picked up:

I think I'm going to do gray cats with the turquoise back-ground and yellow cats with the dark green back-ground.  I'll have to figure out which other colors to use.  The hat needs four colors not including the little bits of white for the white whiskers.  I really enjoyed using the 220 Superwash Sport the last time I used it for a colorwork hat.  It's soft and durable, decent yardage for the price and its machine washable.  That's why I originally did a search for sport weight stranded color work items. 
     Alright on to the things I've finished; well, almost finished.  I need to pick out buttons, which I'm finding is a pesky process.  I think I need to go button shopping.

I finished the little Entrechat.  It just needs a button.
I also whipped up Sassafras.  This too needs a button.  This pattern is great and comes in child right up to adult sizes.  I'm thinking about picking up some more yarn and making one for myself.  I wish Christina wore hats, I would make her one to match Kylie's.  The MadTosh DK is great to work with, very soft and the color is very pretty.   I really need to get back to working on the purple shawl.  I don't have that much to go and I would like to have it ready by Christmas.  I took my wares to work and I've gotten two hat orders.  I need to shore up the details on them both or else I would start one now.  I have the next two days off for working this past weekend.  I may knit up the one and if the color is quite right just do it over.  I've been wanting to knit some more overly manly items.  I never seem to have any on hand and I have way more male co-workers at this job.  It would be a good dry run for the new pattern I want to try anyway.  Alrighty, more knitting updates to come.  We're supposed to be getting a pretty bad snow storm in the next day or so.  The North Country is getting hammered right now, two feet overnight and its still coming.  I find stormy dreary weather the perfect motivator for crafting.  Until later.  Happy Crafting!


  1. Did you get the snow? White Whiskers is awesome! I love the green one they show with the pompom....

    1. Funny story actually, there is still green in Syracuse. It all hit west and north of us. We did get to go snowmobiling today in Lowville which is only 80 miles northeast of Syracuse. Gotta love the weather up here right!
      I can't wait to get to White Whiskers, I have a couple other things to finish first.