Monday, December 5, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Another 100 mph weekend for Crazy Sue!

I ran an obstacle course race on Saturday morning on the beach.  Wow was that hard!  Need to work on my upper body strength for next year's race!  I was first in my age group, so I was happy with that.


I did a few Splendid Sampler blocks and have a couple of others in progress.  The birthday cake block ......how could I mess that up?  I only had room for three of the four layers, and my heart is wonky.  Do over!!


I also sewed a quick valance for Dad's bathroom to match the towels I got him last year.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Needles Report: Catching up!

Wow has it been extra crazy busy for me lately!

I had an EPIC long weekend trip to New York City with my running friends.  We really went 100 mph for three days.  Would you expect anything less from 6 marathon/triathlon Ironman finishers?? It was very cold and blustery in NYC, so I was able to give my hand knits some much needed love and wear.


This is me all wrapped up on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I did finish the mittens in time for the trip--thank goodness--I wore them the whole time!


I finally finished the Irish Hiking Scarf.  I just kept knitting and knitting and knitting.  I finally said Enough!
This is the beginning of it, The finished scarf was longer.  Much much much longer. I used Malabrigo Mechita (DK).  I love that yarn, but I probably should have used something thicker.

I made a quick Turn a Square Hat (Jared Flood's pattern) for DS2 out of school colors.  I knitted it in a record three days!  Just knitting in the evenings and in the car a bit.  I have already cast on the next one.  Kevin tried it on and it is a nice, close fitting beanie style.  I think he will like it. I've already cast on another one.
It is currently modeled by my Honda.  Better pic to follow. ;)

What's on your needles??

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day Needles Report

Thank you veterans for your service!  I served 23 years in the Army Reserves.

Got sidetracked by a quick project....mittens!  I've been wanting to knit mittens for years. I'm going on a weekend trip to New York City with my running friends soon, so mittens are just what I need.  These go really fast.  I used the Classic Mitten pattern (Ravelry) with Flat Rock Worsted in "Just Keep Swimming".  This pattern has multiple sizes listed.  I highlighted my size directions on the paper.

Flat Rock Dye Co is in Gloucester, MA and sells their yarns at Coveted Yarns in Gloucester.  I bought it on a recent work trip there.

I've finished the first mitten and am working on the second.  I will knit the thumb at the end.
What's on your needles??

Monday, November 7, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Still catching up on Splendid Sampler blocks.  This is my progress for last week:
Slowly but surely!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Needles Report

I'm trying to limit myself to two projects right now:
This is a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister.  The pattern is Irish Hiking Scarf, I can't remember the hat pattern name but it is the same style.  Both are Malagbrigo Mechita.  It is a DK weight yarn, and I wish I had used a worsted weight yarn but oh well.  I will make the scarf long enough so it can be wrapped double. I have another skein to use if needed.

And of course, I have some socks on the needles.  This is Dragonfly, in Cascade Heritage Wave.
The white strings are lifelines so I don't mess up and have to take the whole thing out.  ;)
I thought this would be a repeating color, but maybe it just goes from purple to black? I will need to order another skein, because I don't want one purple sock and one black sock.  I know people like mismatched socks, but it is really not my thing.  Has anyone used this yarn?


Monday, October 31, 2016

Not much progress

Still clicking along on The Splendid Sampler.  I finally returned home after three weeks of work travel, but didn't get as much sewing done as I had hoped.  At least I finished the pumpkin block in time for Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I made a little (a very little) progress on my Splendid Sampler blocks. The "At Home Anywhere" (?) block is still in progress, and the door is crooked so I need to do that again.

I've been on work travel and just brought a few blocks for hand work along.

What are you working on?