Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WIP-it Wednesday...

... and tomorrow is Stitches West!! Yay!!

While I still don't want to post a photo of the finished baby quilt, I think it's OK for me to post a photo of the Baby Camo Hat [Ravelry]. It's so cute!

Camo Baby Hat


Specs:
Started 2/12/17
Finished 2/18/17
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Camouflage
Pattern: 1-2-3 Baby Beanie by Lisa Seifert

Tonight, I will gather the things I need to take to a full day at Stitches West. First up is the Opening Day Spotlight followed by the Teachers Luncheon. Then I'll spend the afternoon knitting until it's time to line up for the Market Preview (YAY).

On Friday, I have the Dye Your Own Yarn class at 8:30am, followed by more time in the Market.

I can't wait!!

WIPs Roll Call

Worked on:
  • Camo Baby Sweater (knitting) [Ravelry]
    Working on the ribbing.
Works In Progress:
  1. 4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
  2. All That Glitters Christmas quilt (quilting)
  3. Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
  4. Macaw Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. St. Charles (needlepoint)
  6. Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
  7. Victoria handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
UFOs/Hibernation:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)
  3. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. Finishing work
  6. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  7. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  8. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  9. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)
WIPs To Be:
  • A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Top-of-the-Waves Tuesday...

...and looking forward to Stitches West!
  1. I glued my wheel together Friday afternoon and crossed my fingers that it would work for Saturday. I used a gel epoxy that supposedly dried in 6 minutes. After gluing, I left it alone for several hours. Then I unfolded the wheel and set it in its upright position for overnight. It was still upright in the morning, so that was good.
  2. Spin-In on Saturday was fun. My wheel managed to keep it together although it felt a little wobbly. It stayed together all the way home. I attempted to unfold it and the connector started pulling out from the wood. Sigh. I screwed it back into the wood and left the wheel upright. It was still holding on Monday. I'll see what happens when I try to spin on it next time.
  3. Finished the Baby Camo Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]. I still had plenty of yarn in the skein plus another skein of the same color. I decided to attempt a Camo Baby Sweater [Ravelry].
  4. Photographed the baby quilt, but did not make it to the post office to send it.
  5. Found my Stitches West badge holder, set aside the money for my class on Friday, and that's about it. I still need to figure out which take-along project to put in my bag. I'll have a few hours on Thursday to site and knit. Probably more hats for Halos of Hope.

Friday, February 17, 2017

January 2017 recap...

...in which I made hats!

Finished:
  • 1/7 Pussyhat #1 [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/15 Pussyhat # 2 [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/15 Pussyhat #3 [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/28 Sarah's Hat [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/28 Sunset Hat [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • Books:
    1. Famine's Feast, Debra Dunbar
    2. Fangs and Fennel, Shannon Mayer
    3. In the Shadow of Lakecrest, Elizabeth Blackwell
    4. Sweet Tomorrows, Debbie Macomber
    5. Wolf at the Door, Hailey Edwards
    6. Wedding Cake Murder, Joanne Fluke
Started:
  • 1/4 Pussyhat #1 [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/8 Pussyhat #3 [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/9 Pussyhat # 2 [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/18 Sarah's Hat [Ravelry] (knitting)
  • 1/28 Sunset Hat [Ravelry] (knitting)
Works In Progress:
  1. 4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
  2. All That Glitters Christmas quilt (quilting)
  3. Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
  4. Macaw Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. St. Charles (needlepoint)
  6. Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
  7. Victoria handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
UFOs/Hibernation:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)
  3. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. Finishing work
  6. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  7. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  8. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  9. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)
WIPs To Be:
  • A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.

Eye Candy Friday...

...and it's a 3-day weekend!

For Valentine's Day, the Husband bought me some new plants. These are Sun Stars:

Sun Star flowers

This is Armeria in Ballerina Red:

Armeria, Ballerina Red

and this viola is called Tiger Eyes:

Viola, Tiger Eyes

Up this weekend: Tomorrow is Spin-In. I hope I can get my wheel fixed for this. If not, I'll just take some knitting.

I also need to photograph the baby quilt. I want to mail it and the baby hat over the weekend. However, that means I need to finish the hat! Given that I had to frog most of it last night, it might take me a while to finish it.

It's will be so nice to have an extra day to get my Stitches West stuff together. It's 6 days away...I can't wait!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WIP-it Wednesday...

...and still no photos of the stuff in progress!

And I just realized that my recap for January is overdue. [Sigh]


WIPs Roll Call

Worked on:
  • Camo Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
    Working on the ribbing.
Works In Progress:
  1. 4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
  2. All That Glitters Christmas quilt (quilting)
  3. Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
  4. Macaw Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. St. Charles (needlepoint)
  6. Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
  7. Victoria handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
UFOs/Hibernation:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)
  3. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. Finishing work
  6. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  7. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  8. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  9. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)
WIPs To Be:
  • A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.