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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Putting it all out there

I made my first video podcast today and posted it to YouTube. I hope you enjoy!

Edited to add some show notes!

Show Notes
I'm wearing my most recently finished object, a knitted Ombré Infinity Cowl

Knitting: I'm currently working on the High Plains Poncho and my Enchanted Isle socks.

Project bags: I made the ones shown on this episode using the Open Wide Zippered Pouch tutorial by Noodle-head. I extrapolated her measurements a bit to get the bigger bag.

Crochet: I've started a Scrappy Sock Yarn Granny Square Blanket, and I'm using the tutorial that Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears podcast demonstrated at the end of their podcast, episode 17.

Quilting: I'm currently piecing Eldon by Edyta Sitar on the machine and Over the Rainbow by Tacha Bruecher by hand.

The craft boxes I use to store my hexies are Darice Bead Organizers. I got mine at either Wal-mart or Michaels.

Cross Stitch: I'm currently working on Pumpkin Patch Pillow by Donna Vermillion Giampa.

Stash Enhancement: I bought a skein of Dream in Color Jilly in the color Brilliant from my local yarn store. I plan to make Antarktis by Janina Kallio.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Project updates and a finish

What I've been working on lately:

I finished my Ombre Infinity Cowl! I love it - the colors are just wonderful.

And I've started some new projects. I have been watching a lot of knitters beginning crochet granny square blankets with sock yarn scraps. Yay for crochet! The ones I've been seeing are so beautiful, and I've been trying to hold off, but finally gave in. I got some mini skeins and started. They are small, just under 3 inches square. And I will have to figure out what color I will use to edge / join them.

Stilts immediately claimed the blanket as hers, even though it has only just begun.

I am still working on my Emerald Isle socks. I have gotten a little further than this photo - I started on the heel flap of one, and I'm doing my first eye of partridge heel.

I started the Joyful Joyful hat that I got as a kit from Infinite Twist - it's a hand-dyed gradient - and the proceeds of the pattern purchase go to a good cause.

And the last thing I started this weekend, actually today, is the High Plains Poncho. This is another knit-along with Haus of Yarn. I decided it would be perfect for work, since I'm always cold in the office. It will be a lot nicer looking than the cheap blanket I bought from a big-box store. :)

I will probably be focused on the poncho, socks, and hat, with some of the little granny squares thrown in over the next few weeks. I'm also gearing up for Stitches South in April, where I'll be taking 5 classes (yes, 5!). I am really looking forward to Spring!