And… We’re Back

My knitting is all about the WIP’s still and most look rather the same as last time, so no pictures. I do have my Ravellenics medals:

For Hanging Garden Stole

For Hanging Garden Stole

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medal-2014-HALFPIPEIf you click the medals, they’ll take you to the finished project details. This was a great motivational exercise to participate in.

Hoping your week is going well. Cheers!

 

Make It Monday

And what a weekend it was!

Clue Six of the Peter Pan Mystey KAL arrived bright and early Friday morning. I had time to work the colour transition on one side of the shawl before heading off to work. This next-to-last clue had us cast off each side and so, It looks like the seventh and final clue will have us pick up the outer edges for a border and then the finishing. Have loved this KAL and in particular, the Unique Sheep’s gradience colours.

Here’s last week’s progress (there are more photos on my Flickr):

(No idea why this photo is rotated – it’s correct in my media files and defies my two correction attempts! Clicking the photo will take you to its home on Flickr and spare your neck a crink)

PP MKAL Clue 6 - Finished

PP MKAL Clue 6 – Finished

I finished up my Snow Day mitts (that match the hat mentioned in a previous post) and a crochet scarf for the Ravelry Rallenics:

My "Mitten Moguls" entry

My “Mitten Moguls” entry

My entry for the Scarf Super-G in Ravelry Ravellenics

My entry for the Scarf Super-G in Ravelry Ravellenics

And… Last not least, I cast off my Hanging Garden Stole. It qualified for the “WIP Dancing” event of Ravellenics, having started before the official cast on date. Finished up Friday evening:

#hanginggardenstole #siviaharding #silkmerino #castoff #beads #happygirl #shawl #laceAll of this and the massive cooking spree Sunday to make meals for the next several weeks, made for a super-productive weekend. Happy Girl.

Hope yours was great too. Cheers!

Another Fake It Monday

My WIP’s are all progressing well and I’m really liking the first clue of the Unique Sheep’s Peter Pan Mystery KAL. I will need to try and push through some of these as I’ve committed to team Wabi Sabi in the Ravellenics coming up in just a few weeks!

Follows are photos of my latest scarf prototype, the Hanging Garden Stole, my Ridges and Ribs sock, and a stashbusting sweater, that I’m adapting from an old pattern:

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A little uninspired the last couple days. Winter had abated for a day or two and is now back with a vengeance. The tinsel and champagne are long gone and now is that long stretch to spring with no major events to break up the routine. Hopefully, KAL’ing and planning the move of my workplace to a new location will shake off these blahs…

First Projects

I’ve begun the “Hanging Garden Stole” by Sivia Harding and am in love!

HGS after one repeat

HGS after one repeat

My portable New Year’s project is the “Ridges and Ribs” sock in Estelle’s “SockItToMe Bold”. No picture yet, I left my camera at my Mum’s on Christmas Day!

My stashbuster is “Wavy Scarf” a lovely crochet pattern that I’ve modified to use up a combination of bulky and fingering leftovers. Picture to come once I have my camera back. So much for leaving it in a safe place!

I’m not big on resolutions at New Year’s, I have a set of “ideals” that I am constantly striving for. One of my knitting goals this year is to learn continental knitting, just for the heck of it and I am going to strive to “shop my stash” as much as possible for my 2014 projects.

Wishing you all the very best with your goals or resolutions this coming year. Cheers!