This image here is the ribbon and note (which I love that they write feedback down so you have an idea of what went write and perhaps what went wrong). As you can see, the ribbon is attached to the wrong side of the work… so I am a little more confident in the assumption it was judged for the wrong side – oh well, too late and not the end of the world. *shrugs* Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: August 2015
So, I made a cardigan. This picture here is a photo I took and I was going to talk about how much time I was taking to pick out the perfect button. I ruffled and rummaged through my button tin, and, if it matters – ended up choosing the brown and tan button that is actually laying in its almost (was going to be) final resting place. Read the rest of this entry »
I had mentioned in a previous post about the Man hauling pieces of a fallen branch from our yard to his wood working hole – emerging with some gorgeous buttons. I had told him that if he wanted to sell any, to give them to me – I’d blog about them and put them on Etsy if he wanted (note: my Etsy store is currently empty… another big ole DOH for me).
Fast Forward >>> still no buttons in hand so no buttons being sold. Read the rest of this entry »
I would never say that I put myself on an official yarn diet, because it would go the way of any actual food diet. For me, 75% of the word diet is die – so… it wouldn’t last that long. When it comes/came to food, I make “lifestyle changes” …. but that’s a different story.
As for my yarn, I made a decision a year or so ago to try and knit from stash whenever possible. That’s a type of lifestyle change because I have been known to 1) buy yarn just because its on clearance and 2) buy yarn simply because I thought it was (insert awesome adjective type words here).
I have so many hanks and skeins of yarn that exist in my house simply because they existed somewhere else and I wanted it. And I wanted it with absolutely no project in mind. Read the rest of this entry »
So – we all know that because of these LOVELY (and completely functional and appreciated) stents in my kidneys, I am unable to attend the State Fair. Last week I checked the fair site for the competition results. As it turns out, on their page, I did not place.
Today – the Man hauled the kids out to the fair (and they are still there, to the best of my knowledge). This is a collage sent to me from the Man… the bottom (the green) is mine.
And wha… wha wha wha is there? A ribbon?
Yup – seems I picked up an honorable mention.
That’s pretty exciting!
Sure, I’m a little bummed but I’m definitely not upset. What it does is makes me excited to see what did place – what else was sent in. While I can step back and from an unbiased place say that my crochet is pretty darn good (35 years experience will do that to you), but that does not mean someone else out there cannot do the same thing I do better nor does it mean that the complexity of my project just wasn’t there. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m pretty excited for it. I really like how it turned out and its a good size. Hopefully the results will be in by end of day tomorrow (which means it probably won’t be until Wednesday, but a girl can dream, right?) Read the rest of this entry »
Total Items: 15
Total Complete: 7 (49%)
In Progress: 1 (7%)
Well.. I’m still moving forward in my list. I feel I’m in a pretty good spot considering we are just shy of 60% done with the year and I’m at 49% of my list. Not too shabby.
I posted a picture of a half completed sock yesterday – that sock is payment for a cowl and shawl I received from my friend Anne. She is a phenomenal knitter but for some reason doesn’t like making socks…. so, for a couple pair of socks, I get cool stuff I don’t have to knit myself. *laughs*
Anywhoozles – that’s not the point of this point. The point of this post is this: Sweet Georgia Yarns is awesome to work with.
I honestly cannot think of a project in my near or not-too-distant project future that would have driven me to research my way to Sweet Georgia Yarn. My friend Anne, on the other hand, adores the yarn. She had a hank of their sock yarn in her stash at the right time of our last knit swap which means it landed in my hands.
The yarn I’m working with is the colorway Honey Fig. It’s a gorgeous blend of purplish-reds with a splash of yellow thrown in.
Here it is on the swift – getting ready to take a “spin” *laughs* – I love yarn humor. HA!
It really spun into the ball very easily – no tangles (which is a nice bonus). Once I got it wound, I started knitting and it really does knit up nicely. I am working with Tough Love, but they have three types of sock yarn: BFL, Cashluxe Fine, and Tough Love Sock.
This sock is now done. I cast it off on Sunday night. Of course, I had to try it on and it felt fantastic on the foot.
This is one of those times where I wish the sock could be mine BUT – not the case. This is a swap with a friend… and this is actually the friend’s yarn so that would be kinda raw to do a swap out (although I’m completely guessing she knows they would be glorious socks and that’s why she asked for these anyway… so a swap out is completely out of the question *laughs*)