Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIP-it Wednesday...

...and a finished object!

This is Afternoon of the Faun [Ravelry]:

Afternoon of the Faun handspun

and a close up:

Afternoon of the Faun handspun, close up

Specs:
Started 8/27/16;
Finished 9/17/2016;
Vervain Merino-Bamboo-Silk top from Mosaic Moon in "Pan";
268 yds. chain-ply, 15 WPI

I'm making slow progress on the Mother of Dragons shawl [Ravelry]:

Mother of Dragons shawl, in progress

And I finally got an OK photo of the St. Charles needlepoint project. I have no idea why I can't seem to get a really good image of this project!

St. Charles needlepoint


*WIPs roll call*

Worked on:
  • Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
    Knit a few more rows
  • No-Noro Hat
    (9/18) Working on the ribbing
  • St. Charles (needlepoint)
    Working on the second part of the tramé stitches
IDJ (It's Dead, Jim)

  1. Spiral Striped Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
Works In Progress, did not work on:
  1. 4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
  2. Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)
  3. Finishing work
  4. Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
UFOs/Hibernation:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  3. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  5. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  6. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  7. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)
WIPs To Be:
  • A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Top-of-the-Waves Tuesday...

...and the weekend report.
  • I cleaned up a few things in the studio, but not nearly as much as I wanted.
  • I did not do any significant house-cleaning...looks like this coming weekend is going to be busy!
  • I did find a couple of small cross stitch projects to take with me on vacation--a couple of scissor fobs and a needleroll. I need to press the fabric and make sure I have all of the fibers they need. They are small enough that they fit in my purse and don't need Q-snaps or a hoop.

    I can stitch these on the plane without worrying about cutting the threads. However, I plan to put a dental floss container in my bag so I can cut any really long ends.
  • After looking at the Spiral Striped Hat again, I frogged it. It is officially IDJ (It's dead, Jim).
  • I looked through my yarn stash and found two skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn. I cast on for another No-Noro Hat. This will be my car project for vacation. Because hats work up very fast, I'll pack another skein of yarn just in case. We'll see how far I get on the first hat!
  • I continue to work on the St. Charles needlepoint piece. Now that I'm on the trame´ portion, it's a little less boring. (LOL!)
  • I finished spinning Afternoon of the Faun handspun [Ravelry]. I took some photos, but I haven't uploaded them yet.
  • Progress continues on the Mother of Dragons shawl [Ravelry]
  • I finally finished winding the new warp for the Baby Wolf. It's chained and ready to put on the loom. Of course, I don't know when I'm going to be able to rewarp the loom...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Eye Candy Friday...

...and I have nothing new to photograph.

I found a couple of images that I haven't displayed on the blog. Here are some marigolds:


Marigolds

...and some pansies.

Petunias

Up this weekend: Getting ready for vacation is high on my list. I need to get things ready for the house-sitter. We still have a couple of weeks, but if I get rolling on it now, there won't be as much to do at the last minute.

Since the house is still relatively clean, I just need to clean up the few things that are out of place. I figure I'll do another deep vacuum before we go.

Craft-wise, I need to get my act together. I want to identify a couple of small cross stitch projects to take on the trip and get another hat started. Hopefully, I'll finally rewarp the loom so I can work on that again.

We'll see how far I get!
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WIP-it Wednesday...

...lots of WIPs, but very little progress.

I attribute the lack of process to lack of attention span caused by lack of sleep...a lot of lacks! 

*WIPs roll call*

Worked on:
  • Afternoon of the Faun handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
    Singles are finished. Plying is in progress.
  • Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
    Knit a few rows without the 2-steps-forward-2steps-back dance.
  • Spiral Striped Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
    Working on the striped section. Considering making it IDJ (It's Dead, Jim)
  • St. Charles (needlepoint)
    Finished the second section placement. Working on some padded stitches
Works In Progress, did not work on:
  1. 4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
  2. Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)
  3. Finishing work
  4. Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
UFOs/Hibernation:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  3. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  5. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  6. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  7. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)
WIPs To Be:
  • A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top-of-the-Waves Tuesday...

...and the weekend report.

  • I can sum the weekend up in in three words: Clean house managed.

    I dusted. I vacuumed. I cleaned the bathrooms. I mopped.
  • The studio still needs some attention, but that can wait for next weekend.
  • All of this was necessary because we had a visitor on Sunday. Everything had to be done by 4pm.

    I managed to get most of it done on Saturday. I did the last trailing things on Sunday
  • Needless to say, I was a little pooped by the end of Saturday. Not as much as the Husband who did some maintenance work for his parents all day Saturday.
  • As a result, I missed Spin-In on Saturday. So I spun on my own while I did the laundry.

    I finished the singles for Afternoon of the Faun handspun [Ravelry] on Saturday and started chain-plying it on Sunday.
  • I also worked on the St. Charles needlepoint and the Spiral Striped Hat [Ravelry].
  • I am about to give up on the hat. The yarn is very soft (Cotton-Silk), but it's not very stretchy. Given that this is a hat for Halos of Hope, I want to make sure that it is comfortable to wear--without a lot of "give" it might not be. I think it's just a mismatch of yarn and pattern.

    I'm thinking of frogging this hat a remaking it in other yarn. I haven't quite decided yet.