WIP Wednesday

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I finished one side of the Velvet Stole.  Stinkey decided to join me to take a picture of the shawl.  =]  He’s the Boy’s cat.

I’m still trudging away with the blanket squares.  Less than 100 left for my original 300 squares though.

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FO Friday: Ternion Cabled Knee-High Socks

So they didn’t end up knee-high.  That just isn’t very practical around California.  But they are still very lovely to wear.

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I made a few mods.  They are mirror images of each other, a feat complicated by the size of my feet.

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I also changed the cable pattern in the back to 2 braids.   They are so nice and warm. ..

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WIP Wednesday

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I’ve been working on my WWFY piece.  It was slow going at first because I couldn’t get gauge, just like Goldilocks last time.  I don’t know what it is about swap pieces that don’t like me, but it finally decided to behave and I’m making some good progress.  I have about 8 inches left before I get some interesting cabling going on.

I promise I’ve been working on my blanket, not as much as I’d hoped, but still slowly making progress.  102 squares to go.

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FO Friday: The Boy’s Toe Socks

The Boy is in love with his socks.  Like seriously in love with them.  He wears them almost every day, except when it gets a little too warm…  (um, yeah, they haven’t been washed.)

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I think I need to knit him some more pairs of socks.

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This is a really bad picture but you can kinda see the split toe.  It’s nice that he is actually using the knits I make him instead of storing them up like treasures.  =]

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WIP Wednesday

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Squares everywhere!  I’ve been working hard on my blanket.  One square a day and lots of sewing.

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I started a Velvet Stole for a commission.  Not much to speak about since I just started today but I’m excited to be using Wollmeise again.

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FO Friday: Wink

First FO of the year!  I can’t count this yarn in my totals, because I was almost done, but it’s finished!  Ends were woven in today.  Blocking is probably going to happen in the summer, since it’s too cold and this is 700g…

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I love how thick and long this sweater is.  And I really miss this yarn.  Knitpicks discontinued it, but it’s so soft and good for California weather.

I really enjoyed this pattern.  The cable pattern wasn’t too hard to memorize and pick up again after a long break, but it wasn’t too boring either.  The details kept this project interesting, and there was plenty of stockinette to keep the pattern going quickly.

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It definitely would have been easier to cable and increase with wool, but I’m happy with the way this sweater turned out with the yarn.

Now, what to do with 450 yds of yarn in this color?  I’m thinking about unplying it and making another, thinner sweater.  It would be perfect for California spring/summer weather.

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Crafty Goals for 2015

I have lofty goals for this year!  It’s just nice to have so much more energy than last year.  Last year I had just started working full time and I had to pour my energy there.  But now that I’m more used to the workload, I can work on my creative side a little more!

  • No more yarn purchases till Cyber Monday
    This is important.  I didn’t get to knit as much last year and I acquired more yarn than I knitted up, so I would really like to have less yarn this year than last.  The only purchase I am allowing myself is when if I decide to add extra squares to my blanket.
  • 5 designs
    I have a lot of designs floating in my head and I’d really like to finish up one of my sets (Honeycomb Twist) just to finish it.  I didn’t get to design at all last year.  =[  I actually have a lot of blanket designs in my head, but they just take too long to knit.
  • Finish the blanket
    I started this blanket in 2013.  If I can crochet one square a day, I can finish my original 300 squares in April.  If I want to make it bigger, I can finish by July.  I’m so close!  I can do this!
  • Finish a big quilt for me and The Boy
    This is a sewing goal.  I’ve become entranced by quilts and how gorgeous they look.  I still don’t love sewing, but I’m more comfortable with it.  (I should be, after sewing up bags for Christmas presents!)  I’d love to have a big quilt that me and The Boy made.  Might be a lofty goal, but we’ll see!

I think those goals are more than enough for the year.  I hope I can at least finish the blanket, if nothing else.  Do you have any goals for 2015?

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