Friday, November 21, 2014

Socks Friday!!!!!!

So I have two finishes this week...socks...yeah!  Both pair were made in about a month....I'm on a sock roll....

Name: Do Zombies Skype?
Pattern:  Simple Skyp socks
Yarn: Holiday Yarn Flock Sock in Zombie Romance
I changed the length of the heel flap.  They are still a bit big around the foot.  Also I may need to put elastic in my cuffs, as I can't seem to get my cuffs to stay up...or I need a less stretchy cuff...But I love the pattern.  I will make it again...or try the Skyp ones...


Name: October Fire
Pattern: Vanilla Latte
Yarn: Friday Studios Monday in Girl on Fire
Again I shorted the heelflap.  The leg is also very long in these...The toe increase is a bit funky, my fault, not the pattern.  Also I was suppose to knit a row between each pattern row and I forgot, so these are very stretchy...

I'll be wearing these today to go watch Mockinjay...

So that is it for me today..head on over to these places to checkout other projects..

Chrisknits, Fiber Arts Friday and Creative Friday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stitch Along Wednesday

Good morning from an early, very cold morning on the east coast of the US....thankfully we haven't received the snow that poor upstate New York has's crazy!
photo belongs to Jeremiah William   

I have been socksing.....yep...knitting socks...I finished one pair Sunday night...that I'm going to wear today....

and I am thisclose to finishing a second pair....
See that?  It's the toe....I need to finish the toe....I don't take any crafting to work with I have so much to do...and I only have a 30 minute lunch..and I eat...but I'm so tempted to take it today...

What have you been crafting?????  Join up below in the link...and leave a comment if you would like...I've been disabling moderation for the Wednesday linkups....check out the other links and I'll see you next Wednesday!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Yarn Along #46

This past week, I reconnected with some former students on Facebook.  They are about 21 was great talking to some of them...I had them for two years in second and third grade. I never friend them...really who wants an old teacher friending you...but if they ask to friend me then I will..Facebook is interesting that way....easier to reconnect with people....

On to the knitting/crocheting....I actually went to Knit Night on Thursday...I'm going to try to make it most weeks...this week I can't as it is Parent Conference night...Mon, Tues and Wed are all half days for Parent Conferences... anyway I worked on my Outlander Shawl...I am almost done with clue 3.  I think there are 6 clues....and there is where my Do Zombies Skype? socks were....

And the big news is that on Saturday night I finished them!  So I'll probably wear them watching The Walking Dead tonight! to work on my Girl of Fire socks for the movie on Friday....I also picked up my H's Everyday Socks socks last night.  I had ripped out the heel flap...I am realizing that I need to make a much shorter heel flap than I have previously...

2014 Completed Projects:    
Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)
BOK BOK (2/23) Ravellenics
Rainbar (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainmitts (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainbow Pom (2/9) Ravellenics
Helmetbow (2/22) Ravellenics
Jasper Hat and Mitts (2/23)
Elegant Downton Hat for swap (3/16/14)
Leprechaun Tam and Beard (3/16/14)
Baby Jacob Hat (3/23/14)
Sockhead Hat (3/28/14)
Dr. Who Scarf (2/13/14)
Oliver's Hat (4/8/14)
Crochet Crown (4/6/14)
Crochet Mermaid Barrette (4/6/14)
Crochet Rose Barrette (4/6/14)
Bunny Hat (4/17/14)
Snake bookmark (4/28/14) 
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (5/11/14)
Fifth of November (5/22/14)
Apocalypse gloves - for a swap (6/8/14)
Swap Secret Sprock  - for a swap (6/28/14)
Out of Gas - for a swap (7/7/14) (sooper secret project)
Hop on the Bus, Gus (7/20/14) NW T11R2
2 Stargate keychains as prizes
Zelda Cloche (7/21/14)
Spring Gloves (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Chiana Cuff (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Guantlets (8/6/14)

Vanilla Latte (8/14, /2014)  
Rainbow Wings (8/22/14)  
Swap Cowl (8/21/14)  
Bella's Kawaii (9/13/14)  
Stargate Swap (9/20/14)  
Flower Power Hat (9/28/14)  
Big Squooshy Cowl (9/24/14)
Pond Friends (10/5/14)
Stargate Swap 2 (10/6/14)
Cedar Fingerless Mitts (10/6/14)
Brioche Cowl (10/10/14)
Dragonfly Mitts (10/13/14)
Vincent Gauntlets (10/13/14)
Swap Mitts (10/13/14)
Rhinebeck Last Minute Cowl and Mitts (10/17/14)
Aran Wrap (10/19/14)
Braided Infinity Cowl (10/23/14)
Lanesplitter (10/25/14)
Turtleneck Capelet (11/5/14)
Lynn's Mitts (11/8/14)
Do Zombies Skype? socks (11/15/14)

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)
Outlander Cowl (9/13/14)

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14)
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  
Swap mitts (8/9/14)  
Turtleneck Capelet (8/12/14)  
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  

Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Girl on Fire (10/3/14)

Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies

Kimberly Skye's tunic  
garter for Caitlin

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Holden Shawlette
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Cabled Headband
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
Memento Mori
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Indie Designer Gift Along

So have you heard about this?  It started on Thursday and runs until next Friday, November 21.


I am not a designer (it involves the dreaded math word), but I'm all about supporting the indie person.  You all know how much I support indie dyers, but I also buy single patterns too..maybe not as much as yarn, but enough..and I've purchased some books too....

Go check them's 25% off each design....I've already bought several (pictures are all property of the designer)

Slim_rav_2_small2 Clare Devine - who wouldn't want rainbow baby legwarmers?

 Img_1286_small2 Michelle May - a friend expressed an interest in some boot toppers

Img_9772-001_small2 Julia Noskova - cuz that is cool and will be warm!

I have also favorited a bunch to go back and take a look and decide which ones I'm going to buy now....I've only gone through 4 of the 12 pages so far!

Also Knitvent is having a promotion until tomorrow, November 16.  If you purchase the ebook, you get last year's Curious Knitvent 2013 for FREE!!!!!!!!!  Go check out the those indie crafters and designers....

Go...go now!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Friday Finish

Not much of an exciting Friday sister asked me for fingerless mitts last year and I finally got around to making them...nothing fancy...She wanted black, but I found this yarn which has some shots of blue and grey in I used that...

They will be warm, as it's a chunky yarn.

I'm also wearing my Sockhead hat today...I showed it awhile ago, but it was way too big..I have since realized I am a loose I folded it and stuck a shawl pin in..what do you think?

It's a bit bulky on that side, but shrug it works....

So I'll be linking up with Chrisknits, Creative Friday and Wisdom in Wonder ....Have an awesome Friday...this weekend I plan to finish two pair of socks!  woo-hoo!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stitch Along Wednesday

So I'll be hosting a Wednesday link-up and Chrisknits will be hosting a Friday link-up for finishes.  I did have some communication with Tami and she is not sure when she'll be back to posting link-ups.  So here goes....
I don't know how to make it a linkback (I do for me, but not how to create the code for you)...but figured I'd try making some kind of banner...since I'm obsessed with socks right now...I used the last pair I if you want to grab it for your blog..feel free....

This week I have mainly been working on my two pair of socks....I have one sock of each finished...It helps having two different patterns on the go, as I like to switch between the two when I get seems to have kept me on target with them...I also frogged back the heel flap on two other socks, as I think they will be too big on me...

So sock 1 of October Fire is done...I was on the second blue stripe Tuesday night.

My Do Zombies Skype?  I have turned the heel of the second sock and am working on the gusset.  These are becoming a favorite...I love this pattern....and the yarn is fabulous...

I also pulled out my Outlander MKAL shawl.  I added the last two orange sections.  I had to go back and drop some stitches to fix them...scary.....they were purl and needed to be knit stitches...These are Lorna's Laces specially dyed colors for this MKAL...and I adore the the orange, but adore the green....

I also finished up a pair of fingerless gloves for my sister and started another pair for a swap....

As it is Tuesday night, I am off to watch Agents of Shield and DVR Supernatural....see ya' in the morning!

Please leave a comment, if you feel so inclined...thanks!  Anyone who visits, I will return the visit and comment....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day 2014

So this week, around the world, people give thanks to the many veterans who have put their lives on the line to ensure freedom for others....we should all say thank you...

I am proud to say that my family has had many veterans.  The first one I know about is my great-great grandfather on my paternal side.  His name was Daniel Scoville and he served during The Spanish-American War, in the Navy.

My great-grandfather (maternal), Francois Martin,  served during World War I

 My Pépé, Joseph LaChappelle, served during World War II, although I have no pictures.

My father served in the 25th Infantry during the Vietnam War
my father was very conflicted about his time in Vietnam, and it added to his demons. My mother says, he came back a changed man.  I would think most veterans who have served in combat did come back could you not?

My uncle made a career in the Marines..he retired awhile back...
My cousin, also made a career, but in the Army.  Both he and his wife served.

My brother also served.  He was in the Army during The Persian Gulf, but he was never sent to combat.
My sister served in the National Guard, my brother-in-law in the Navy..and it goes on and on....if we didn't have these people willing to put their lives on the line...we may not have our freedom...thank a vet a grateful that they were willing.....