Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stitch Markers into Progress Keepers!

I recently started attempting to keep track more carefully of what I knit every two weeks. I love doing this because it helps me in January. You see, in January, I sit down with Ravelry, and with sewing patterns, and I analyze how much time I have during the year, and decide exactly what everyone is getting for Christmas. The ability to know more accurately how much I knit per week, on average, is extremely helpful.
 Well, in order to keep track, I needed progress-keepers. But I only had one. That wasn't going to cut it. So one day, while I was stopping at Michael's to kill time before an appointment, I wandered into the bead section.
I ended up walking out with a purchase of some bronze gator clips and rings, some bronze ringed beads, and some silver gator clips. I attached the bronze clips and rings to one (or three) of the bronze beads (and a few I had on hand), and the silver gator clips to some old stitch markers that I had, but rarely used, because I prefer the non-dangly kind.

Wha-la! 15 progress keepers!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gallifrey Sunset Shawl

There was a Doctor Who themed Knit-a-Long a few months back, and I almost didn't know it was happening until it was over. But as soon as I knew it was happening, I immediately tried desperately to think of something I could do.
That's when I remembered my orange and burnt brown yarns. These are both subtly variegated, and they're beautiful together.
And they remind me of a Gallifrey Sunset.

It's so comfortable. I wear it all the time.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Inara Wrap

My Inara Wrap. Oh, my Inara Wrap.
This was my longest-running shawl. It was huge. I mean, huge. Look at it!
It's silk. It's beautiful. I can't even handle it. So comfy. 
I almost don't even know how to wear it.
But it was totally worth it. I'm in love.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Portland Plaid Socks

These socks were a quick knit near the middle of June - Portland Plaid socks. The yarn was thicker and sturdy, and I thought they made the perfect summer socks.

These were a free de-stash yarn as well!
I made them in time for my trip back east, and even got to wear them at the Portland Airport Carpet!

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