Monday, April 1, 2024

Time Flies!

 Well, it’s been about 3 months since I’ve updated this page.  I’ve been busy at work.  I finished the Monday sweater and a cardigan called Verbena.  I’ve been making progress on my Not-Temperature blanket although I’m a week behind on it at the moment.  I love how it’s coming out in the Tunisian Simple Stitch though.  I’ve knit a beaded drawstring bag.  And I’ve experimented with the new Red Heart all in one granny square yarn.   My next endeavor is to start granny squares for a Christmas project I have in mind.  And cast on a simple project I can carry with me in Disney World during our vacation so I can keep my hands busy while waiting for rides.  I haven’t decided between knit beanie hats or a pair of TAAT magic loop socks.  Oh, and I dyed and spun 600 grams of wool for the Spin Together event in February with my team Flannel Cakes.  That was great fun and I plan to buy myself a new EEW 6.1 e-spinner when they go on sale at the beginning of next month.  After vacation, my daughter & I will be trading rooms in our house, so I’ll be getting a much bigger crafting room to work in.  I’m super excited to be able to have room for everything and be able to clean & organize all my supplies.  I’ll be consolidating my previous craft room, the Cricut/Silhouette I have in the dining room, the sewing machines & supplies in the living room, my planner/journal supplies from my bedroom, along with my spinning supplies in the family room into one big craft room/office.  I’m going to be organized & clutter-reduced in my whole house if I can just get the craft stuff where it belongs.  Bee wants to have a smaller, cozier space that will be easier for her to take care of.  It’s a win-win.  

Ok, here’s the photo dump of recent projects…

Sunday, January 7, 2024

I’m back!

​I am finally back!  I was busy working on Christmas crochet projects and didn’t want to give away the surprise on the off chance one of the recipients found my page.  I crocheted the Surprise Flower Pot Coasters from Brunaticality for 6 different people.  I crocheted granny square afghans for my parents.  I machine knit hats for 4 people on my Addi King Size.  All the gifts were well received.  Mom’s Blanket

Dad’s blanket

We also had COVID a week before Christmas, so I was able to knit a pair of quarantine socks with Hobbii Silly Socks yarn. 

quarantine socks

Right now I’ve got a sweater on the needles - The Monday Sweater by PetiteKnit, which I just split for the sleeves.  

Monday Sweater

And I’m working on a Not-Temperature blanket for my crafting group’s year long MAL.  It’s done in Tunisian Crochet simple stitch with a rainbow of 6 colors of sport weight Brava yarn from Knitpicks/Wecrochet.  Pink signifies Saturday & Sunday, each of the other colors signifies a different day of the week.  It’s 416 stitches wide and I expect it to be king sized when completed at the end of 2024.  

Not-Temperature Blanket