I was going to wait until June 9th so it would be a full year since I've blogged...... A whole year has gone by. Where did it go? I just looked at my last post to see where I left off... and, yep, finished that green cardigan for my MIL. Have no finished picture of it to show you. She loves it though. Maybe next visit I'll get a picture if she'll let me near it! We got Cooper and I think I lost my mind. That's the only explanation I have. I'm pretty sure my son was easier to raise than this dog. LOL. I was blogging and training him at the same time for awhile, then he beat me down. Truly. He'll be two in July, so he is finally getting reasonable (not really) ;) I get on the computer and this is what happens....
Look at that face. How can he be denied???
ANYWAY, I've been knitting. Not at full speed, but knitting nonetheless. I have no proof, except a few things that are in my basket right now:
Here are some socks that I finished. I'm still trying to get through my partial skeins to use them up.
some purple variegated (no ball band left on it), and red and purple Palette from Knit Picks.
I also dyed this purple variegated using my slow cooker (free directions on the right there). I used Knit Picks Bare in the fingering weight. I should get back to some dyeing. That was fun! If you do use my directions, please let me see your results. So many combinations you can do. :)
I'm working on this pair right now. Left over Imagination from Knit Picks. It's called Unicorn or Wonderland, or something like that (no ball band left on that either - it's leftover!) Also a light green Palette to match. I may have to find a light pink or matching to finish the foot. I'm about to run out of what I have for the first pair.
I'm also working on a Tranquility Tunic from Finish Free Knits.
I'm using size 4 circulars and sport weight yarn, so this may take awhile. :)
I have all of my books and magazines listed on Ravelry, and I really like being able to go to my "library" and find something I want to knit without taking all of my books and magazines out and going through them. After I find the pattern I like, I just get out the book or magazine it's in. The only problem I have is what yarn to use. I have lots and lots of layers of stash stored by weight (mostly) with a skein here and there lost in the wild.... Most times I will just take what's on the top. That's not a good system. I'm not getting the benefit of looking at it all and picking out the best color, etc. Also, I've bought yarn twice now and already had it in the stash (don't tell Paul). I do believe that S.A.B.L.E. has arrived. Yes. That's right. I have achieved Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy. Seriously folks, I'm not going to live to be 100! I don't plan on leaving my stash to anyone. I plan on using it all! Right??? So I've decided to take on the monumental task of putting my stash on Ravelry. If I stick to it, this will be one my greatest achievements. I need lots of mojo for this, so send some my way please! Comments are always welcome and make me feel like I'm not talking to myself!
I'm starting with the easy stuff, my lace weight. I don't have lots of it.
So if you are my friend on Ravelry, please pardon me while I add my tonnage on there!!
More later. I promise to not be a stranger! Don't be one either!