Wednesday, February 29, 2012

National Crochet Month Effort

National Crochet Month starts tomorrow and to celebrate, I've made this Crochet Scarf Archived.  The pattern is by one of my new fibery friends, Beth Coye.

 I used Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in the colorway of orchid.  A color shout out to Beth, if you will, since she loves purple.
 I decided to make it a skinny scarf that wound up looking like an ascot on me after all was said and done.  I'm okay with that and it really spruced up my work outfit quite a bit.

This is not what I wore to work but how I did sport my new, cute scarf.  You can also see a little baby bump in this photo.  By the way, it's a boy! :-D

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hexipuff 13 1/2 -16

Here are my latest hexipuffs.  I surpassed the 5% mark on my Ravelry project page so, that was exciting.  Only a little under 90 left to go to hit my goal of 100 puffs.  Yes, I know, I'm crazy.  But I gotta use all those mini skeins of sock yarn for something!

Current Puff Addiction: 1 1/2 a day

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Latest Handspun

Details and better photo to come!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hexipuff 10, 11, 12 and 1/2

Baby brain stinks.  I realized that even if I don't get two full hexipuffs out of one mini-skein, I can still make a half hexi to smooth out the edges of the future quilt.  DUH!  At least I didn't get too far into messing up my hexipuff mojo!

Current Puff Habit:  1 1/2 a day

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hexipuff 8 & 9

Loved this yarn!  It was Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Springtime color way.

Current Hexipuff habit: a puff a day

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hexipuff 5, 6, & 7

Chugging along with my hexipuffs as that seems to be all I have time or interest for.  Funny, even though I'm on winter recess from school, my knitting time has been not as frequent.  I grouped these hexipuffs together because the mini skein I was using for the first two puffs ran out half way through the second so, I used another mini skein in a blue-ish color and continued on.  Then since I had only enough of the second skein to make one full one, the third hexipuff of this post was born.  I'm now on to a nice, pretty green mini skein from Knit Picks named spring.

Current hexipuff habit: one and a half puffs a day

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hexipuff 3 & 4

Current Hexipuff addiction: a 1/2 a puff a day

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hexipuff 1 & 2

My obsession has begun after a few starts, stops and ripping.  I figured since I bought a few mini sock skeins and the Beekeeper's Quilt pattern a few months ago, that now was the time.  If you saw my last post, a fellow Raveler also motivated me into getting started already with almost 50 mini skeins she sent me through the mail!  I was pretty pleased with the puff.  It took me about five attempts but I did it and I love it.  I wish I could tell you more information about the yarn but alls I know is that it's sock yarn from the Yarn Cupboard.
My second puff looks a little wonky.  I blame the fact that I was still using the same skein for the first puff and I was getting nervous that I wouldn't have enough yarn left to complete it.  I'm not the best at getting gauge so, that was another concern.  It also didn't help that I started to bind off and realized, whoa!  I have to stuff it!  Dang you, baby brain, dang you!  I do like how the yarn went from a cool peach to a purple-ish blue though.  And, I did have more than enough to finish up the puff.  Now that I'm on to my second mini skein, I will try to relax and just enjoy the process.

Current Hexipuff habit: about a puff a day

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Looky what I got!


Can't stop touching...

How many you ask?  About 48.

Two skeins of Claudia hand painted Yarn

All this because I made some Christmas gifts during the summer and entered them into a drawing.  SWEET!  Thank you so much to Olivia, otherwise known as, Zealia on Ravelry!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

An FO to share.

 Ok, enough of all these sneak peaks!  I got an FO to show you!  My friend is having her baby shower next week and I whipped up another one of the granny square afghans but in more of a baby size this time.

 I used Caron Simply Soft that was hanging in the stash from my Gram.  This blanket is super soft and what's best is that it's washable for all those baby messes that occur oh, so often.

In other news, I have officially begun the hexipuff craze that is the Beekeeper's Quilt.  I'm halfway through my first puff.  Working with double pointed needles is a little fiddly but I'm liking what I'm getting so far.  Plus, in one of the next posts, you'll be able to see what I got in the mail the other day to help me with this new addiction.

Photos by Ammerican Photography

Friday, February 10, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Finished projects

 These are two pics of the last cowl I made for my cousin's birthday.  I used Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in the oatmeal colorway.  It used up  most of the skein and I was pretty pleased with the end result.  This time I was able to do the flower according to the pattern rather than two little flowers from a crochet flower book that I had the last time.  My cousin loved it!  

And, finally, the first finished hand spun skein of the year!  I'm not quite sure about the yardage because I seem to be inept in figuring out how to measure from my niddy noddy.  So, I have no details except that I have more than enough singles spun to make a hat for Michael.  I learned that I will probably not spin singles again for a long time.  They were pretty kinky and calmed down slightly after their bath but not enough for my liking. The next fiber I have is pink and the fiber is from Spinner's Hill Top.  The singles on my spindle look so pretty and I am so excited to ply them!

Thursday, February 2, 2012