Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TTMT # 18 a little JoAnn's haul

The week and a half leading up to Thanksgiving is always a busy one for as I'm sure it is for most people. I always have to do several runs to a few different grocery stores. I try to buy some things ahead of time but I also like to wait for the sales the week of Thanksgiving. I also prefer to wait until Tuesday to buy the veggies like sweet taters, butternut squash, broccoli, etc. because I don't like them sitting around too long in the house. We are having Thanksgiving at the kid's house this year but of course Mom still gets to do most of the work lol. I'm cooking twice this year because we also want to have left overs for our house. The kid's are having store bought pies but I have a few to make today for my house.  I'll try to sneak in a little knitting time too. ;)


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Talk To Me Tuesday # 16 DREAM BIG

Not much accomplished this past week but I have sky high hopes for this week. In reality I know I won't get even half of my list worked on but if you're going to dream then dream BIG, right?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TTMT # 15 - October WiP Parade

You can find my Talk To Me Tuesday video over on my YouTube channel RsIslandCrafts or see all the TTMT episodes here.

My goal for October was to add 31 blocks to my mitre square blanket. I did add all 31 and even had them finished I think 5 days early. The problem I ran into was there wasn't much time left in the day after all my other chores and knitting a square or two. I didn't realize how much time this afghan would monopolize during the month. Whenever I wanted to work on something I always felt that I needed to work on the mitre squares instead. That being said I don't think I will try for another 30 squares in November. I need to find a routine that works with my other routines lol.

I'm writing this post a day or two before the first of the November but by the first I will have cast on another pair of hand knit socks for Robbie.  I think he will love this colorway.

I enjoy knitting shawls and just felt drawn to cast on another shawl. I believe this is referred to as a boomerang shawl?? Basically it starts really small as you can see in the picture and then it gradually gets wider. You can just follow the pattern until you run out of yarn or steam. Whichever comes first ;)  This style is worn similar to a scarf - wrapped around your neck.

I made it to the cables on my first glove and then stopped. I need to concentrate a little when working these cables because they criss cross over each other.

I managed to add in two lengths of floss this month. 

I put a little time into another dishcloth. I'm hoping to get it finished in November because I want to try out this new scrubby yarn. I'm pretty sure you hold the cotton yarn and scrubby yarn together but I'll check a couple patterns before I cast on.

I spent some quality time knitting on my sweater and manged to get it to 8 inches in length. Unfortunately when I tried it on it was a size too small. Boo. The pattern I was using called for worsted weight yarn and I had sport weight yarn. From what I read on ravelry you just go up 2 or 3 sizes and it should work out fine. I guess my gauge is too tight because after going up 3 sizes it still wasn't large enough. I found a pattern that matches my gauge so I should be good to go. My goal is to have it finished in November because November is Nakniswemo month. National knit a sweater in a month. Nanowrimo is write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November so knitters decided to have their own version. You need to knit a sweater that has 50,000 stitches in the month of November. Basically any adult size sweater will work. I only have a couple rows done and I'm pretty sure there will be more than 50,000 stitches past this point so I'm fine.

That's it for me. What are ya'll working on this month?