Knitting

Sorry blog, I really need to get back on a regular posting schedule!

Looks like I skipped about two months or so of updates. My bad.

What’ve I been up to lately? Well I bought a bullet journal and some watercolor markers. This time around the journaling process is coming a little easier. I got the actual official bujo journal, in icelandic blue, and I got stencils. So…it’s slightly better? Continue reading Skipped and back

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Where technology meets the ocean and a hat I don’t want to knit twice.

So I have a problem with knitting. This problem is that I don’t like making things twice…might be why I still haven’t been able to make a pair of socks and sleeves are the spawn of satan. But anyways, the Skyping Beanie was one of my husbands favorite hats, until it got stolen. (Some jerk somewhere out there has a nice merino cashmere hat). I took this as an opportunity to tweak the pattern per his preferences: large fold over brim and tweed yarn. Continue reading Duchess of Dyepots & Free Pattern

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Bwahahaha I’m aliiiiive.

Sorry I skipped you November. You were a good month of healing and getting reacquainted with the Midsommer Murders mystery show on Netflix.

I’m still healing from the surgery, but things were not as bad as I thought they would be. I barely needed the harder pain killers and was just fine on IBP and Aspirin. The scar isn’t so bad either. I do have weird stretched skin that’s figuring itself out. Also my inside bits figuring out what to do with all the new space!

Projects I managed to get work done on include the Mindcraft hat…and that’s about it as far as what I had planned on doing. Most of my time in bed has been sleeping and watching tv. I realized half way through the hat ribbing that any tiny particle in the air was causing me to cough, which was INCREDIBLY painful. So I wasn’t knitting much at all the first few weeks.

I’ve returned to work part time now, since the 4th week. (Those first 3 weeks were spent sleeping and unable to sit up on my own). I spend a lot of time on the couch these days: working, knitting, eating. By Thanksgiving I’ve been able to sit up at the table for short periods of time. I’m planning by Christmas to be mostly 100%

At the suggestion of my sister in law, I’m going to investigate joining a yoga class for women who have recently given birth / had a c-section. That’s basically what happened to me. Also, I think it will get me out of the house more often!


Current knitting projects: Sweaters

I have 4 sweaters I started this year that need to be finished!

Nightingale Cardigan, Bloom Cardigan, Jonathan’s Sweater, and the sweater dress Laneway

I’m kind of tempted to completely frog the Laneway sweater dress and make it into another cardigan. I’ve been feeling I need more/new cardigans ever since fall started and I realized I haven’t gotten a new one in over two years!

Why buy when one can make! =)

 

 

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Hello! Here’s an update. The surgery has been scheduled. I’ve already gone to my pre-op appointment. Things seem to be ok now. I have about a week and a half until the 23rd. Going to miss Halloween, Kumoricon, Jonathan’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and possibly Christmas. =(

All in all, it could be worse. I was originally planned to be under the Monday after Thanksgiving. =/ at 6am…so yeah. Not super duper first choice. Which is totally fine, but they ob/gyn office was nice enough to double check with the doctors to see if I could get scheduled earlier. So yay! That’s where I’m at now.


Knitting Projects in the Works:

Short sleeve top. Knit with Koigu yarn. I’ve never heard of this yarn before, but omg is it squishy! The color pallet is a little bright for me, but IDC it will be perfect for spring next year! The pattern I used is by Oh May! designs. I don’t think it is up on Ravelry yet, but once it is I will come back and edit this post.

Long sleeve open cardigan. Finally getting around to using the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran my aunt Debbie gave me. Har har. Not Debbie Bliss. Anyways, it’s  a cool toned grey, so I’ve paired it with 8oz of handspun I tried to make in a similar weight, but it ended up kind of bulky. It still works though. The pattern I’m using is called Crosscountry by Alicia Plummer. In aran weight yarn it is a quick knit. I’m using my colored handspun for the center back detail and the textured stripe around the waist.

Knitting Projects Finished:

Pom hat. I recently picked up an aran weight merino by Hedgehog fibers. It’s a quick little reverse knit hat with subtle cable details and a vegan pompom I picked up at Pearl Fiber Arts at the Rose City Yarn Crawl last year. I have another pompom somewhere in my stash I think, but I can’t find it. (boo).

Lisa Frank themed shawl:

Aww yis, another Norichanknits project! I started it in Hawaii, but had the wrong size needles. Sticker Book still turned out wearable, though small. Yarns used are a single ply merino in Blush by Fierce Fibers, and a semi-solid red by Tell Tale Yarn Co. (which unfortunately seems to have taken a permanent hiatus *sadface*), both fingering weight.


Trying to keep my hands busy even though I should instead be planning for the upcoming surgery. =/

Eh…

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The first round of the mega-kal this year has come and gone. So many awesome sets of hats and shawls or cowls!

Next up is Legs and Arms? Well hands? Well whatever. No hard and fast rules in the group! Keep things fluid so that FOs and not UFOs are generated.

On my list is the circle mitts and the rejoice leg warmers. I haven’t decided what I want to make them out of just yet though. It’s been pretty gloomy in terms of the weather here, so I’m trying to knit some stuff with perkier colors. But…I don’t wear perky colors? Haha!!

Moving out of my comfort zone isn’t exactly a bad thing. 😉

So for the next two and a half months, May is half over already, I’ll be working on some shawls and then those two little bits for the mega-kal group. Hopefully it results in some cute little ankle/leg warmers I can wear with my Blowfish sandals this fall. =D

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INCOMMING PHOTODUMP! XD

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Oh blog, I have not forgotten about you, I promise.

Lately I just haven’t felt like enough project work has been happening to really warrant a new post. The new apartment is pretty sweet and I’ve been trying to keep up with keeping it nice and fresh so it doesn’t aggravate Jonathan’s allergies. So, busy being domestic…not entirely interesting…

Keeping it short today:

Completed the Faberge Shawl

Washing my Frosty Acorn sweater

Starting sleeves on my Bloom cardigan

 

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I always feel more comfortable with myself if I make expensive-ish things for myself instead of buying them from the store: wool sweaters and accessories mostly. A lot of where I shop doesn’t exactly scream haute couture anyways and it’s a hunt to find a good quality sweater that isn’t 100% acrylic, fashionable, and doesn’t cost $80.

Bring in the yarn. So I went to RCYC this year. Managed to hit up 3 stores with the helpful enabling of my friend @kathynancegirl. First up was a large purchase at Close Knit. I won’t disclose how much I spent, you can figure that out on your own…but lets just say that I bought $90’s worth of 1 sweaters amount of yarn.

But Marilyn! That’s more than the $80 you didn’t want to spend on that other pre-made sweater!! Continue reading Rose City Yarn Crawl 2017

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