Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I'm still working on my dad's Hue Shift Afghan, I have 20 squares done now.  That means only 196 more to go!

Even though I haven't touched it in a while, I plan to though.  Here is the current status of my Linen Stitch Scarf:

I think I'll need about 10 more rows.  For me though that is 10 more hours of work.  Yes, one row takes me an hour.  In my defense it is 500 stitches across.

Also, I went to Pittsburgh Indie Knit and Spin over the weekend and this is my purchase which will become a Color Affection.

...and here's your regular scheduled Toby update.  I told you last week that he likes to sit with me and watch me knit and now I have a photo to prove it.

I've linked up with Tami's Amis.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sam <3

Friday, November 16, 2012

FO Friday - Button Hat

Hi everyone, I have another finished object to show you!

It is my button hat:

Pattern:  Candy Stripes and Sprinkles
Yarn:  Malabrigo Yarn Rios - color Archangel - main color
Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted - color Uva - brim and button band
Berroco Vintage Chunky - color Pumpkin - underneath button band

I really like this hat.  I don't have a picture of me wearing it because I actually still have to weave in all of the ends...I keep procrastinating on it so I can work on my blanket.

I've linked up with Tami's Amis.

-Sam :-)

ps.  Toby likes to move the Draft Buster (just found of the name of the thing on a Bed Bath & Beyond ad) and lay by the door.  I don't know how it does it, a draft comes in and it is chilly.

pay no mind to the clutter in this picture...I couldn't resist showing you how he sleeps upside down

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP - Wednesday

I told you a few times about my attempts to make my dad a blanket.

This is the yarn:

I attempted this pattern

and this pattern

Neither of them really made me want to make the blanket.  I wasn't excited to make it and that was not good.  My dad is 6'3", so really tall.  He asked that if I ever make him a blanket that it be big enough for him, meaning at least 60"x80".  I have to really like the pattern I'm going to do because that is huge!

Then I saw the Hue Shift Afghan.  I thought it was super cool and I really wanted to cast on right away.  That is the feeling I needed for this blanket.

I had to modify the pattern to be rectangular and to be the dimensions that I need.  This is my plan:

I have 15 squares done so far, but here is the picture with 14 complete.

I'm really excited for this pattern.  It is really the only thing I'm working on at the moment.  I really want to finish my Linen Stitch Scarf, but I'll have to do that slowly.  Also, I have another small project to show you on Friday!

I've linked up with Tami's Amis, Small Things, and Frontier Dreams.

...and I'll end with a super cute picture of my puppy, Toby.

He thinks the chair is now his seat.  Its not, its where I sit and knit and crochet and sometimes he's in my lap while I do those things.

<3 Sam

Friday, November 9, 2012

FO Friday - Infinity Scarf

So, I know it's been a while.  Over a month...I checked.  Life got in the way and got really busy!

I finally have a finished object though.  I finished my Infinity Scarf.

The pictures don't do it justice, but I didn't have time to get better ones.

I'm going to link up with Tami's Amis.  Happy Friday!

Sam :)

PS.  Here's a picture of Toby sleeping like a goofball.