Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WIP Wednesday - 8/16/20

Since I last wrote, I have finished the hat. The super glue worked well.

Anyway, this summer has been busy and I've been trying to finish more things, but it seems like it takes forever. The Dash has been keeping me so busy, especially the travel portion. Since May, I've been to Greece, Austin, Naples (Florida), Carlsbad/Ruidoso and Colorado Springs.

I am at the point of doing the heels for a pair of Mercury Socks I started this month.


I really like the pattern. I can see more in my future.

Back to The Dash.
MK out.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WIP Wednesday - 8/9/2017

While working on a hat, the cord pulled away from the needle tip.


Tomorrow, I will have to go to the store to purchase some super glue.

MK out.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Movie Monday - 7/25/2017

I have a couple, three movies about which to comment.

I do love Sam Elliott. In The Hero, he plays an aging movie star who wants to leave his mark before he dies. Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman and Katharine Ross also star. It was entertaining.

I recently watched the first two Bridget Jones movies to remember our story so far, before I watched Bridget Jones's Baby. Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles as star-crossed lovers Bridget and Mark Darcy. Hugh Grant appears in photograph, but the third point in this movie's triangle is played by Patrick Dempsey. It was cute and predictable.

The Big Sick is a rom-com loosely based on true events. Comedian Kumail Nanjiani wrote and starred in it. He plays himself, a Muslim who is searching for meaning and who falls in love with a non-Muslim white  girl, much to what he knows will be his parents' disapproval. Zoe Kazan plays Emily, the white girl. The real Emily co-wrote the screenplay. Ray Romano and Holly Hunter also star. It was cute. I liked it.

MK out.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

FO Friday - 7/22/2017

Remember that shawl I showed you a week or so ago that was in a holding pattern because I ran out of yarn?


Well, I finished it. 


I found some scraps from a different project that were close enough.


You can hardly tell it's a different yarn.


It's not ready for a beauty shot yet because it needs to be blocked.

Then I finished a scarf that I had started at the end of December.


I had run out of yarn on this project too.


Again, I found scraps from a different project that worked.


Also again, it's not ready for a beauty shot either.

I made a pair of socks during all this angst.


Pattern: Plain vanilla with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: the rest of the skein from Must Stash Yarns Ritz Sock in Dark Side of the Moon and leftovers from a skein of Cascade Yarn Heritage Fiber in red.
Comments: I was so happy that I could get two pair of socks from one skein of yarn. The stripes kept me thoroughly charmed. 

That's it for now.

MK out.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

FO Friday - 7/15/2017

Is late posting becoming a trend? I'm dashing large again and have had one of these projects done for over a week (more like two); so, late or nothing Y'all!


Pattern: Hermione Hearts Ron by Christy Aylesworth
Yarn: The Verdant Gryphon Bugga! in Devil's Flower Mantis
Comments: I love this pattern - I made no modifications. The hat is a tad small for my big head. Maybe, I just don't like beanies...or maybe, I just don't like hats. Well, I like the concept and the look of hats - just not on my head. The yarn is fabulous. I'm so sorry that both girls (the Sanguine Gryphon partnership split into The Verdant Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns several years ago) have given up dyeing. The Bugga! base is so yummy and their colors are beautiful. 


Anyway, I will likely make this pattern again. 



Pattern: Pome by Agata Smektala
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Lettuce
Comments: I ended up knitting two-and-half repeats of the pattern. I think it turned out well. The yarn is yummy and that color is fabu. I may have to rethink the wearing hats philosophy.



MK out.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Non-FO Friday - 6/30/2017

I didn't do a WIP Wednesday post this week because the beach has been glorious! By that reasoning, one would think that there are no FOs because, beach! (It's my personal preference to not knit at the beach - sun, sand, sweat...not congruent with knitting in my book. Plus, beach! I'd rather enjoy the beach to the fullest.)

No, the reason I don't have FOs is because

1. I ran out of yarn with 5 rows left:


I'm trying to find someone with leftovers they will sell to me. I do not want to buy an entire skein for 5 rows. Alternatively, I can rip back the lace rows I've done and bind off.

2. I'm trying to decide if I need to do another repeat or not:


It fits like a snug beanie on my head. I think my head is on the larger end of the head size spectrum, if 22" is a large in head sizes. I'm not sure. It would fit someone with a smaller head better. Plus, another repeat is supposed to make it slouchy. I'm not sure about that, because this fabric I'm knitting doesn't have much drape.

Oh well, thoughts to ponder.

MK out.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Movie Monday - 6/26/2017

I have a few movies to discuss this week!

Megan Leavey is based on the true story about a decorated Marine and her combat dog Rex. The two went through two tours together until both were injured by an IED. The movie stars Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Will Patton, Common and Ramon Rodriguez, to name a few. It was good.

The Founder is the story about how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) created the McDonald's fast food chain from the original restaurant founded by Richard and Maurice McDonald. Also starring are Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch. It was interesting.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. The story is set in the 1920s, when a British wizard comes to New York, on his way to Arizona, in search of magical creatures. While in NYC, he runs into a bit of trouble involving an escaped Niffler, a demoted Auror and a wannabe baker. Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterstin and Colin Farrell star in this charming wizarding world story. I liked it.

That's all for this time.

MK out.