Sunday, December 30, 2012
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I'm also co-writing the blog for the Gryffindor House in the HPKCHC Group on Ravelry, and have been working on a few posts there. Also, as the new "term" starts on January 1, I have been trying to get things organized. I've also been cleaning/organizing my stash and needles/hooks.
I was working on a pair of blue beaded socks of my own design for SolidSocks (blue) and SKA (beaded) December challenge, but they are about 1 1/2 in too small in the foot, so I am going to rip them back and add those inches. I will lose the SolidSocks turn in, but as long as I do a CO (cast on) post in SKA before midnight, December 31, I have the month of January to finish them. I like they way they look, so I might just go ahead and finish making them.
I also want to show you the yarn I won in HPKCHC. I was randomly drawn from people who participated in Quidditch this term and won some beautiful sparkly lace yarn!
shaping the planet with 1 half sewn afghan, 1 in blocks, and a pair of super small socks.
Friday, December 28, 2012
See our eagle pair on a morning run?
I finally got a relatively rain free day today, so, in addition to taking some photos of Mt. Rainier,
I was able to talk Pookie into modeling my 2012 Advent Calendar Scarf. It's a bit long. I still can't decide which day I should have stopped, and just started a second scarf. Maybe day 18? 16? Anyway, ignore the hanging threads if you can, I still need to do the weaving in.
Pookie said that he felt like he was in the video game, Assassin's Creed with the scarf over his head. Then his buddy, Brandon, came over, and they held it out for me:
shaping the planet with lots of lace.
This morning, on the radio, the announcer said that the rain had stopped in Seattle, and while it was still raining in Bellevue (across the lake from Seattle), the rain would soon stop, and it would be a relatively nice day. LIAR.
As far as I could see, it rained almost all day, and was freezing. Well, not actually freezing, but not in the upper 40's either.
This morning, some of the Eastside Stitchers who couldn't meet last night got together at Crossroads for breakfast/brunch and some stitching.
Who was there and what were they working on?
There was a bit of colorwork show and tell. Skeinherder brought some wristers.
Redbird1 was just starting a new scarf, Autumn Scarf, by Annie Lee, aka JumperCablesKnitting.
Chockelet was working on some Ribbed Fingerless Mitts from the Ella Rae pattern book. Her yarn was Ella Rae, also.
Habitat hat by Jared Flood.
shaping the planet with 2 stitching meet ups.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I heard a lot of cawing this morning, looked out and there was a murder of crows (that is the name for a flock of crows. Don't you love it?) in my front yard. Actually, the above photo is of our neighbor's yard, because when I went outside to try to take a photo of the birds, they all flew across the street. It was so weird. Not only were there a ton of them on our grass, but when they flew away, a bunch went over my head as there had been a lot on the roof, too.
Except that they didn't attack.
Tonight, I met up with my Eastside Stitchers at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, as we do every Wednesday night. We had a smaller group tonight, only needed one table, as some people are out of town, and others were celebrating Boxing Day.
Ok, enough about who was not there, and on to who WAS there.
Hrvdmnky has finished her Pagona by Stephen West, with just a few inches of yarn to spare.
She bound off tonight.
Wajai was working on some new socks. She is using the Shur'tugal pattern by Alice Yu. This beautiful sock pattern uses twisted stitches and traveling stitches. The yarn is Renew Wool by Universal Yarn. It uses 35% repurposed wool reclaimed from the mill.
VanessaPolo has started a new hat, Habitat, by Jared Flood (Redbird1's boyfriend).
She brought a friend from across the Lake (Washington) to join us tonight, Fincharm. She was knitting one of VanesaPolo's designs, the Garter Stitch Keyhole Scarf.
Owls sweaters, by Kate Davies. They are knitting them in a mini-KAL.
Colleen was knitting a charity scarf for the Bellevue Y.
Irish Hiking Scarf. The cable work is lovely.
She had her yarn and hook in a beautiful project bag from Second Avenue Swag, on etsy.com.
St. Distaff's Day with NwRSA (Northwest Regional Spinners Association) in Everett, WA at Cavelero Mid High School, in Lake Stevens, WA.
shaping the planet with friends who stitch.
|the sun TRYING to break through the clouds|
Monday, December 24, 2012
I have finished knitting my 2012 Advent Calendar Scarf, designed by Kristen Benecken, who is wollkistchen on Ravelry.
and it is blocking.
I use welding wires that I bought last year and some children's play mats from Ross for just $12.50.
shaping the planet with a GINORMOUS Advent Calendar Scarf
edited to add: that while this scarf is finished and blocked, I have not woven in all ends. Um, I will wait to do that on January 1 so I can turn the scarf in as a WIP for HPKCHC and "WIP the First" earning points for my House, Gryffindor!