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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 4

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Show Notes

Knitting: My classes were wonderful at Stitches South, and I learned a LOT! In my last post, I showed off my Stitches South 2015 purchases, and it was quite a haul. I also worked on my Enchanted Isle socks while I was at there, in between classes. After the convention, was over I finished my High Plains Poncho! And I started two new projects, a ninth Age of Brass and Steam kerchief, and a Sea Dragon Shawl. The Sea Dragon Shawl pattern can be seen on Ravelry. You can also see the multitude of Sea Dragon Shawls that have been stitched in all different colors and yarns. I love Ravelry for putting all of this information (and more!) in one place so you don't have to go looking all over the web to get ideas and information.

Crochet: I've connected 22 squares on my Scrappy Sock Yarn Granny Square Blanket. I got some more mini-skeins from one of the vendors at Stitches South The Amy Lee Show (Canon Hand Dyes), who is also on Etsy.

Quilting: Eldon by Edyta Sitar didn't see any progress this week because I had my sewing machine in for service, but I have the next block picked out, ready now that I have my machine back. I have about half of block 6 of 7 pieced for my Over the Rainbow quilt by Tacha Bruecher.

Cross Stitch: I'm still working on Spooky House by Sandra Parlow for X's and Oh's. I've worked a little more on the front of the house where the flames are and the windows / front porch.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stitches South 2015 Haul

Also includes a couple of things I received in the mail during Stitches South week. :)

Left to right: 3 packages of mini skeins from Canon Hand Dyes (self striping, variegated, and tonal rainbow), 2 packages of mini skeins from MermaidKnitting on Etsy, and one package of mini skeins from Knitty and Color on Etsy.

Top row, left to right: (1) Indie Rock Worsted, Constellation colorway, from Knitty and Color on Etsy, (2) 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, Geode colorway, (3) Super Sheep DK from Holiday Yarns in the Aerial View and Irish Red colorways, (4) Tweedy Toes by 2 Guys Yarn Company in the Across the Bay colorway.

Bottom row, left to right: (1) Argentum by Fleur de Fiber in the Puppet Bike at Night colorway, (2) Pixie by Dragonfly Fibers in the Titanium and District 13 colorways, (3) Superwash Sock by HPKY in the Forest colorway, (4) Sock Donegal by HPKY in the Carmen colorway, and (5) Fred Sock by Rains Obsessive Stitchery in the Shuteyetown colorway.

Top row, left to right: (1) Peppino by Rhichard Devrieze in the Nashville Collection colorway Honky Tonk, (2) Meridian by Seven Sisters Arts Yarn in the Huggin and One Off colorways, (3) a YarnIt, to hold my yarn as I knit, and (4) an Ablet Knitting Abacaus bracelet.

Bottom row, left to right: (1) Fred Sock by Rains Obsessive Stitchery in the Grand Banks colorway, (2) Zaftig by The Verdant Gryphon in the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing colorway, (3) Meridian by Seven Sisters Arts Yarn in the Curry colorway and the Seaweed colorshift mini skeins pack, (4) a Lo-Lo Bar in the Bergamot scent, and (5) a small (2-8) set of Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 3

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Show Notes

Knitting: My Joyful Joyful hat is finished! I've also finished the back panel, seamed the two panels together, and started the edging on my High Plains Poncho. One of the videos I used to help me figure out the seaming was How to Graft Live Stitches to a Cast On Edge. The other was Vertical to Horizontal Seam.

Crochet: I've connected 12 squares on my Scrappy Sock Yarn Granny Square Blanket. Some of the mini skeins I am using were purchased from Mermaid Knitting on Etsy.

Quilting: I've finished piecing another block (11 of 16) on Eldon by Edyta Sitar on the machine. I also finished blue hexie block 5 of 7 and started #6 for my Over the Rainbow quilt by Tacha Bruecher.

All of my Eldon blocks so far

Cross Stitch: I'm now working on Spooky House by Sandra Parlow for X's and Oh's. I've finished the moon, I've been filling in the backstitching for the tree, and I've worked a little on the front of the house where the flames are and the windows / front porch.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blue hexie block 5

Block 5 (of 7) is finished, and I've just put together the first two hexies for block 6. Here is block 5!


This also gives an idea of just how little the sock scrap granny squares are. And yes, this one is almost neon in its colors. :)


I'm diligently working away on my knitted poncho, I've finished my Joyful Joyful hat, and I've picked up a different cross stitch WIP to work on this week. More to come!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 2

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Show Notes
I'm wearing my knitted Age of Brass and Steam kerchief.

Knitting: I've finished the front panel and started the back panel of my High Plains Poncho and I share my progress on my Joyful Joyful hat, which is getting close to being finished.

Crochet: I've connected a few more squares on my Scrappy Sock Yarn Granny Square Blanket. Some of the mini skeins I purchased were from Mermaid Knitting on Etsy.

Quilting: I've finished piecing two more blocks on Eldon by Edyta Sitar on the machine and I'm working on blue hexie block 5 of 7 for my Over the Rainbow quilt by Tacha Bruecher. I also started making some green hexies. And I shared my happy dance - the Waterlily Pond Quilt (Chatelaine Designs) is finished!


Cross Stitch: I'm still working on Pumpkin Patch Pillow by Donna Vermillion Giampa, and I've finished the top right corner.

Stash Enhancement: My final shipment in the Vampire Romance Club came in from Voolenvine Yarns. The shipment contained a cute fangs stitch marker from One Geek To Craft Them All. And I received 4 skeins of self-striping sock yarn that I had ordered from Desert Vista Dyeworks. I also got one of each of the Laurel Burch cats Mill Hill kits (the evenweave versions).