One Project at a time….

It’s been a crazy time for knitting this year. Something about the sprained ankle has made my knitting go kablooey! I started this shawl back at the Loopy Spring Fling and have been working on it ever since. No matter what other project I start, nothing gets completed (other than the fun fur shawl I made for my daughter’s friend as a birthday present). Oh well, maybe once I get this shawl done it will let me do something else. Like some lovely socks or a new hat for winter…. I’ve been eyeing the pattern for Hermione’s hat from HP6.

Seafoam Shawl
You can see it on ravelry on my project page.

Baby Squash Hat Finished!

Baby squash hat finished

Baby squash hat finished

Needs blocking but it is done. Glad to finally finish something. Finished it up during last night’s Stargate Atlantis and did the I-cord during last week’s Dr. Who. Didn’t make it through this week’s Dr. Who because I fell asleep. Had saved last week’s so I could watch them both together.

I was a looooong 2 weeks at work, working 2 weekends in a row. Didn’t get any knitting done. But, the project is almost done and will be delivered Monday. 🙂

A friend at work had her baby two days ago so I had a push to get this done. It wasn’t intended for her originally but started as something that could be done quickly (didn’t know it would take almost a month when I started it).

Two-Hour Purse Decorated and Ready-to-Go!

I finished up the two-hour purse by using hand-painted roving and my needle-felting tools and freeforming some cool swirls. Bailey picked the roving because she wants the purse as a present for her birthday.

Here’s the Front:

Side 1 of Two-Hour Purse

and the back:

Back of Two-Hour Purse

I also felted a circular shape that I knitted with the leftover yarn. Jesse wants it for his birthday, why I don’t know he just likes getting stuff I guess….

Felted and Decorated

A Busy Friday and Saturday

Friday night we went to the kids’ school to check out their science fair projects.

Jesse and his science fair project on Frogs


Jesse’s project was about the stages of tadpole development. Unfortunately, all the tadpoles died to they got a frog that still had a bit of a tail.

Jesse and his science fair project on Frogs


Bailey and her friend did Volcanos.

Bailey's "Exploding" Volcano Project


Saturday night, I got lots of knitting time while Brook was out with a friend and the kids were at Grandma’s. I put on an audiobook and cast on my Two-Hour Purse for Year of Wonders. I would have worked on my other projects, but, alas, they were left in the car and silly me didn’t feel like finding shoes and going out to get them (the problem with not having an attached garage!)

But, I got the purse all knitted up

Two-Hour Purse - Before Felting


And today, I felted it while waiting for emails from work.

Two Hour Purse - After Felting, but still wet



Once it’s dry, I’m going to add decoration with my roving and needle-felting tools. 🙂

Happy Leap Day – Green Bunny Blanket is done!

Green Blanket Buddy done!

A little more than a week before K returns to work and I got the green blanket buddy done! And in February as well. I guess it’s kind of fitting that a bunny project would be finished on leap day.

Green Blanket Buddy done!

Another project done for year of wonders!

I was going to post last night about my awesome packages waiting for me when I got home, but after spending 1/2 hour getting hung up on by the insurance co’s IVR while trying to make a claim for my car I kind of ran out of blogging energy.

Squee! Loopy Ewe AND Knit Picks packages on the same day!

I’m not sure what I’ll do with these goodies: Malabrigo Lace Yarn in Cypress and Mariposa.

Malabrigo - Mariposa

Of course, Little Loopy is hanging out with frank. Jesse wanted to keep him, but I said Nope, he’s mine! 🙂

Got a little Loopy in the mail

And, my Knit Picks package contained my Options set I’ve been lusting after for months… I bought some extra cables and two sizes of the Harmony tips. Can’t wait to use them on a new project.

My Knit Picks Options Set!

I also bought some Cotlin to use for my washcloth project in Year of Wonders. Not sure what I’ll do with my Merino or Wool of the ndes. The Navy Wool of the Andes — yes, I did buy some yarn that wasn’t green — will be for one of the felting projects in the book, just haven’t gotten to deciding yet.

Knit Picks Merino Style - Moss

Giant Bunny Blanket – Done and Discarded

Stupid crappy yarn keeps breaking… After the third time I realized that it wouldn’t hold up to being played with, so I finished up what I could, took photos and threw it away. OK, that part hurt….

Giant Bunny Blanket - Done and Discarded

Oh well, at least the yarn was on clearance when I bought it and I wasn’t making this for anyone specific. Still, I hate to make something and then have to discard it. Maybe if I bind off where the head starts, the cat can use it to sleep on.

Giant Bunny Blanket - Done and Discarded

Fuzzy Bunny

Fuzzy Bunny

Fuzzy Bunny
Originally uploaded by Shel Kennon

Got through all this while playing Life with the family tonight. Knitting Continental makes it really easy to stop a sec, roll the dice (our spinner is old and yucky so we use a 10-sided dice) and move my car. Bailey won, but only by a couple hundred thousand.

Marialis – Day 1

I got quite a bit done on the Marialis scarf (Ravelry link to pattern) last night. I wasn’t so sure about the way the colors were looking after the first 14 rows, but I kept going, trusting that I’ll like it better when it’s further along.

I had a couple of times I had to go back and fix stitches… I forgot to do the 6 border stitches on each sides of the first two purl across rows. Luckily, I remembered to just drop the stitches and fix them. Thanks Kelly Petkun!

Marialis - Day 1

Marialis – Day 1