I frogged the scarf and started the Bluebonnet Shawl by Marly Bird. Edgecliff is going a row or two at a time. I decided to go simple and meditative with that cool Cat Mountain Fiber skein and am making a simple garter stitch big scarf. I love seeing the different textures!
The Iceberg Afghan is going great! Kind of almost done. Like. I put the squares together, but have 3 skeins left for the border. 2.5 now. I’m just winging it. 5 rows of alternating granny and DC. I’ll finish it with the rest of the blue ombre. It’s huge and keeps me toasty warm while hooking!
So if you know me you know I get overwhelmed easily. Dig too deep. Get in over my head and all that. I went from a ginormous list of WIPs to a much more manageable one. I got even more done last year, and never once felt guilty or tired of it when I branched off into something else.
I went through my tub of WIPs yesterday and compared them to my ravelry In Progress projects. Some just didn’t feel as fun anymore, so I frogged them. I out the WIPs I’m excited about into the In Progress sections and hibernated the rest! Earlier I had put some old ideas in my Queue, too.
So, now I have 6 WIPs. That’s it! All are really fun for me, and one is so close to being finished I can taste it. (don’t taste yarn it’s not awesome)
Nah. I frogged more. Started a couple things, fell out of sync or step with others. I think I figured about 6 so far! If it isn’t fun, I’m not going to mess with it.
SO! I have 4 WIPs now! The newest is this-Vintage Shells Wrap. Easy to memorize. Good for when I’m getting sick. I’m under many blankets, a dog, a cat, and watching Ultimate Beastmaster.
I can’t explain it. I feel like finishing stuff lately! Normally this time of year (and pretty much all the time) I want to start more projects…but now I’m anxious to finish some. I put Opus back in time out because those crocheted tentacles were not working out. Bleh. So I frogged them and he’s back to hibernating. I tried casting on a two-color scarf or two, but frogged those too and the yarn went back in the drawer. B got a nice project bag for me so I excited to fill it!
Anyway, I got back to my Girl’s Best Friend shawl that I started at the end of 2017. I feel like knitting something that’s more challenging than garter stitch but not too challenging. My fiber friend Dagmar bought the pattern for me. She has a beautiful shop, check it out!
I’m also working on getting my Iceburg blanket done. I’m about 1/3 of the way through it. I made a master list of all the blocks I want to make which was honestly a huge undertaking, lol. Still, I’m excited! I can usually get a block done in one sitting so I’m confident it will get done this year. You can see some of them here. I’ll make a new post about the whole thing when it’s done, I think, or as I go? Who knows.
Now it’s time for my paperback binge. I found Indiana Jones & the Philosopher’s Stone at PageOne Bookstore yesterday! Be still my heart!! I still want to be Indy when I grow up.
Since I was 14. My brother’s friend showed me how, and I derped my way through it! It was a cat on a window. I remember I gave it to my friend. I must have bought it as a kit at the local craft store. (Anyone else remember Winn’s?) I’ve been hooked ever since!!
What’s your favorite finished piece?
It’s a tie between this sampler
and this lady
When and where do you typically stitch?
Literally anywhere I can! But mostly at home at the kitchen table. Or at my kids sports practice.
What kind or music do you like to listen to while stitching?
Audio books or scary stories on youtube if I’m not home, or Netflix at home.
How many pieces are you working on now? Lol! Truth time! Um…9..no, 10:
Dr Who sampler
Happily Ever After SAL (2nd one for me)
Steotch 2018 SAL
I love bats sampler
Those are the ones I’ve started but haven’t finished. I’m actively working on Dr Who, Steotch, and the blackwork sampler.
How many boxes, bags, and other containers do you have holding unused floss and cloth?
I recently consolidated all that from a big bin to 6 containers, including fabric and floss. I put fabric and patterns in a briefcase, favorite patterns in a file folder, floss in a little 3 drawer plastic box, my active WIPs are in a large project bag, others are in another bag, and a couple small active WIPs are in a smaller work bag.
Do you have any other crafty/artsy hobbies?
Oh yeah, one’s not enough. Knitting, crochet, writing, diamond art/painting, tatting, drawing, and coloring.
Any unrelated hobbies? (sports, music, etc)
Reading, tsum tsum collecting, watching movies
Have you ever made pieces as a gift for someone else? Who?
So many gifts for so many people! I lost track. My parents have the most. I stitched a few puppy and southwest items for them over the years.
How/where do you get your patterns?
Online (such as Etsy, weelittlestitches, Frosted Pumpkin) Dimensions kits, books….I especially love indie designers!
Do you follow any other stitchers on tumblr or elsewhere you’d recommend?