Project Updates

In my fervour to get ALL OF THE THINGS knitted for Yule and Christmas gifts, I have burnt myself out a wee bit with the knitting. Mostly. I WAS going to take time for me and knit me all of the things that I have been putting off, however, I resurrected the group a friend and I made and well. … there goes that idea.  I now have, from this year alone so far – 3 hats (plain bulky hat, purple newborn hat, Traveling hat), one scarf (Ginger Rib), one shawl (Day 1 of the 5 Days 5 Mini Shawls challenge I did), and the first glove in a pair of (SImple) fingerless gloves started . . .though not finished. The shawl and one of the hats are for me. XD

This is the Traveling Hat I am working on. I’ve gotten another repetition of rows done since this picture, but haven’t worked on it in weeks. Why? I keep getting wrapped up in an online game I play with my husband and some friends. . .and cross stitching. Right now I am working on this pattern.

Not pictured are the words “May” and “Devour”. I also started on “Last” right after I took this picture. So . . .. while I want to get back to my knitting, this is a nice break. I am also listening to the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer while I stitch this – I find it not so oddly appropriate. While it isn’t in the Lovecraftian mythos, it has that kind of setting and vibe to it.  If you like Sci-Fi conspiracy things, I def recommend this trilogy (as I have listened to it so far, I’m only in the beginning of the second book). Or if podcasts are more your groove, still in the same vein, check out TANIS.

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All of the Gifts . . .

That I remembered to take pictures of. Not pictured is a yellow stocking hat with Grumpy embroidered just above the ribbing, a dark brown and teal Jana’s hat, and two Antler hats like the one directly below – only one black, and the other green.

The Antler hat, yarn unknown.

First Frost Hat – Loops & Threads – Charcoal

Owl scarf (pattern my own) – Paton’s Classic Roving – Grey

Owl Hat – Paton’s Classic Roving – Grey

Cabled Head Band and Flower, based off of linked patterns – yarn unknown, though discontinued

 

Knitting Day/Snow Day . . . Same Thing

At least for me, though baking is definitely tossed in there as well – banana bread (planned) and peanut butter cookies (requested). Today I want to get my husband’s thick winter hat done, and also relish in the post-holidays knitting frenzy by working on a pair of fingerless gloves for me. Also, tea.

I will be posting about the presents made later . . . some time. Maybe even before the new year.

Messenger Shawl – Finished!

For Mother’s Day this year I did something a little different and took my Mom to Yarn Scout for her gift. She picked the Messenger Kit by Stephanie Shiman, a Wonderland Yarns kit. Though it took a couple months, I finished it in time (barely) for my parent’s 4th of July visit.

In which my brother wanted to be in the picture, so there is

his hand.

She really likes it. 🙂

An Evening Stuck in Big Sky

Eric, Toby and I went to Big Sky for the Farmer’s market last night and got stuck up there when a semi full of decking materials had the misfortune of overturning. What made clean up even longer was the other semi hauling logs over turned about a quarter mile north from that. So, we ended up stuck in Big Sky for 5 hours. I got a lot of knitting done, just sayin’.

We drove around a bit after dinner to kill time. There

really isn’t a horrible view there. This is towards the Yellowstone Club.

This is where we rejoined the line, just at the turn off for

Lone Peak Brewing, where we had dinner.

Toby was exhausted. It is so rough being a dog.

Crazies and Fiber

Today I got to go to the first annual Big Timber fiber fest! As this is it’s first year, it was a little small, but it was a lot of fun. My husband accompanied me on this trip, so he got to simply exist and people watch to his heart’s content, though I did hear him talking fiber with some of the ladies there. Guess he really does listen when I go off on fiber tangents.  🙂

We got to watch a sheep sheering demo – the lady sheering started because there was

no one else to sheer them.

Hitting the Crazies on the way back.

Yarn I picked up at the fest. The cones are mill spun, but where

a really good price. The purple is Merino/silk blend.