Monday, December 24, 2012

Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt 2012

Yep, I'm way behind on this, but I only started a week or so ago and that's okay. I am quite the newby at quilting. I thought this was a wonderful way to learn new techniques, plus everything is in smaller chunks. Now, I was suppose to make 192 4-patch squares. Not a bad task, but I had it in my head to make 384. I simple math mistake on my part. I started to worry a bit when the grey was almost gone, but I already knew that we would not be using any more grey. I was at 374 when I decided I needed to take a look at the directions again. Oy, I made nearly double the amount needed. Lesson learned, reread before picking where last left off. Its okay, I have plenty for the start of another quilt and I got to pick the best squares for this one. No worries. Anyhoo, here is a pick of my colors for the quilt. Mystery Quilt 2012 colors This is Josey, she is quite the pal. Helper Blocks ready...... Mystery Quilt 2012 week 1 Starting on round 2.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

1600 jelly roll quilt

1600 jelly roll quilt
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Yep, my new rabbit hole. This quilt was a ton of fun. There are mistakes, but daughter won't care. I think she will love it.

I have another started already.....

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I'm Back

Hey there, No I'm not on a different planet. Just busy. The hubster and I moved to the country this summer. It's quite the adjustment moving from citylife to the country. We are doing just fine. It's fun decorating for the holidays. I also was able to hand out halloween candy. So much fun watching the little ones. Decorating for Christmas was another event entirely, First, husband is a little fearful of hieghts. Therefore, daughter and I were the two on the roof while the son and husband played supervisor. It looked just life city workers 2 doing the work while the others watch. It was fun. We had wine on the roof. What could be more country than that. On to what's new. I have a couple of scarves that I have finished recently. The first is My Hope. I love the pattern and the yarn is a handspun from TdF. The beaded bindoff was a beast. Pretty in the end. My Hope The other is Hitchhiker. Easy breezy knit. Hitchhiker Oh I have fallen done another rabbit hole. No real surprise to those that know me. I made my first quilt. More on that tomorrow.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ravellenics Closing Ceremonies

Tappen Zee
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I finished in record time! I used about 9 ounces of my handspun, Nest Egg. I love the how soft it is. It will be a great layering piece for the fall.

Monday, July 23, 2012

TdF 2012 recap

TdF 2012 recap
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
The tour ends, but not without its bumps and crashes. Tacs on the road and acusations of doping has left a black cloud over the tour for me. I think it is scandalous the way people act just because of a race. Really? Get real. I go to work and live my life with all the typical stresses of life, they should, too.

Okay, off the soapbox and on to the spinning. Oh the spinning we have have this year. I have a great fiber stash. My original intention was to spin for a sweater that I planned to knit during Ravellencis - another don't get me started topic. Well, I didn't get the fiber through the drumcarder in time. Frankly, I just couldn't make all that happen with moving just before the start of the tour. It's okay, I have plenty.

Anyhoo, I spun a total of 2 pounds 6 ounces with a whopping total of 3355 yards. The types range from 2-ply lace, second from the left, all the way to aran weight, first one on the left.

I am very proud of my spinning. The challenge was the camel silk blend. I did very well with that baby. I probably need to get another 2 ounces to spin for later because that stuff is like butter. I have 300 yards currently. Maybe there is a project out there for it. If you know of one share it!

Bye for now!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Granny stripes

Granny stripe
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I really still craft! I just finished this afgan. I love it. It's nice and roomy. I used 6 colors of I Love that Yarn from Hobby Lobby. Knit 180 stitches to start my chain and completed 44 stripes. Then used the wine color around the edge.

size - 45 x 60

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone found a nice little place to visit and relax over the holidays. I did! I spent most of my winter break in my jammies getting crafty. I finished spinning up salad greens for a whooping 1950 yards of 3-ply heavy worsted weight. I need to do a little swatching to find out which sweater it will become. I'm shooting for Reinbeck or Flying Dales out of the book A Fine Fleece. I have plenty of yardage for each sweater, and the gauges are different on the sweaters. Time will tell. Salad Greens I also finished and blocked a Boneyard shawl. It's huge. The wingspan is a touch over 60 inches and the depth is 30 inches. I wore it the over day. It's perfect. Right now I am spinning my first yarn of the year. It's a blend of Cormo and Angora in a natural shade of Dove grey. I have no idea what it will become since I plan to n-ply it, and I think there is around 2 ounces in the bag. I spun the first half this morning. On the needles, I am finishing a pair of fingerless mitts out of handspun in greens with a mix of creamy browns, and a Milk Run shawl out of handspun. Well, that's all for now. More to come later.