Saturday, December 31, 2016

Knitting and Spinning for 2016!

I use to post pictures of all the items that I finished in a year.  It's way too hard to do that now.  I will give some pictures and a summary of what I managed to knit (or not knit).

In the Works In Progress (WIP) I have 6 shawls, 2 cardigans, 4 socks, 1 hat, 1 scarf, 4 blankets, 1 shrug and one Christmas item.

In the finish object (FO) I have 16 shawls (lots of test knits), 10 socks (that is a lot for me!), 7 hats (again lots of test knits), 1HUGE mermaid blanket, 1 Christmas (teacher gifts), 2 wash cloths, 2 slippers, 5 sample knits (hats, mitts, shawls), 2 cowls, 3 robots, 1 scarf and 1 fingerless gloves!

I managed to spin 22 hand spun yarns.

At the Arizona State Fair I won Best in Show and apparently Best Spinner for one of my yarns.  One yarn got 1st and the other got nothing.  My knitted items won 2nd place for a hat, 1st place for a hat, 1st place for a shawl and 2nd place for another shawl.

At Cochise County Fair I won First place for my three yarns, 2 hats and 2 shawls!

One of the robots I knitted.  This is a picture my friend took since the robot went to her son.  I ended up making one for her other boy and one for her.

My County and State Fair ribbons.

One of the pairs of socks I managed to knit.

 One of the sample knit hats.

One of the wash cloth.

The Mermaid blanket!

A test knit shawl.

A test knit hat!

I already know that I have a hat and cowl coming as sample knits.  My goal for 2017 is to try to finish off some of the WIP that have gone on for years now.  Blankets I don't really count since some of them are scrappy ones.  Wishing everyone the best for 2017!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

O Pink and Purple Wash Cloth - DONE!

Started Dec 18/16
Finished Dec 25/16

Needles:  Size 4 DPN

Yarn:   Lion Brand Bonbons (Cotton) in Natural


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hubby's Light Silver Felted Slippers - DONE!

Started Nov 7/16
Finished Dec 24/16

Nov 18/16 - finished one slipper

Needles:  Size 11 circular

Yarn:  Cascade Yarns Cascade 220® in Silver Grey


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Grand Blue Shawl - DONE!

Started Oct 20/16
Finished Dec 21/16

Needles:  Size 6 circular

Yarn:  Araucania Lace Merino in blue


Friday, December 16, 2016

B Purple & Brown Wash Cloth - DONE!

Started Dec 15/16
Finished Dec 18/16

Needles:  Size 4 DPN

Yarn:   Lion Brand Bonbons (Cotton) in Natural


Monday, November 28, 2016

Sample Knit Beloved Hat - DONE!

Started Nov 27/16
Finished Nov 30/16

Needles:  Size 7 and 9 circular

Yarn:  Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted in Fig


Sample Knit Blackberry Mitts - DONE!

Started Nov 22/16
Finished Nov 28/16

Nov 25/16 - finished one glove

Needles:  Size 6 circular

Yarn:  Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted in Fig


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sample Knit Hank Hat - DONE!

Started Nov 20/16
Finished Nov 26/16

Needles:  Size 2 and 4 circular

Yarn:  Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool in  Kimono and Pick Your Poison


Friday, November 18, 2016

Test Drifting Lines Hat - DONE!

Started Nov 14/16
Finished Nov 17/16

Took about 5.5 hours. Measures unblocked 9” wide and 9” high.

Needles:  Size 4 and 5 circular

Yarn:  Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi in Flushing


Monday, November 14, 2016

B Rainbow Mermaid Tail Blanket - DONE!

Started Sept 28/15
Finished Nov 13/16

Needles:  Size 11 circulars

Yarn:  Big Twist Yarns Rainbow Classic Multi in TRCM-102, Caron Jumbo (New) in Peacock varg and Red Heart Super Saver Ombres in Monet