Friday, April 28, 2017

FO Friday - 4/28/2017

Sorry for the crappy photo, but it's night and the lighting is poor and if I didn't post today, it be a whole week again before I could show you.

Pattern: Geek Socks I also used the Fish Lips Kiss Heel again.
Yarn: Tumbleweed Yarn Aurora Fingering Weight in BOI (stripey) and Beach (mini)
Comments: I love this colorway. The name refers to what people born on the G are called - we are BOIs (Born On the Island). I may have mentioned it before when I purchased the yarn last year. Regardless, I had to have a skein. 

I like this pattern and may use it again. Next time, I may cast on a few more stitches. OR, I guess I could have worked them inside out as I have done on a pair of socks in the past. The floats tighten the sock up a bit and it's a little hard to put them on. I did not work the slip stitch rows on the sole, but some people do. I like it both ways.

I would've had another FO to show you, but Wednesday, I decided I didn't like how splitting the olive stripe looked and I frogged them back to the teal stripe before starting the heel. I worked like mad to finish them today.

I probably should have ripped out the teal stripe and continued with the mini next to the Beach stripe, but it doesn't look too bad as it is now. 

I was working on them earlier today and snapped a pic in natural light.

The colors look closer to the actual in the shot.

So....until next week.

MK out.

Friday, April 21, 2017

FO Friday - 4/21/2017

I had hoped to have an additional something to show y'all, but I'm still doing a little finish work on it. Hopefully, the two things I have to show will suffice for now.

Pattern:  Plain vanillas with contrasting cuffs, heels and toes; Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Must Stash Yarn & Fiber Ritz Sock in the Dark Side of the Moon color-way and Must Stash Yarn & Fiber Mondo Mini
Comments: I only used half of the 435-yd skein of this lovely yarn to make these socks. I may make another pair! 

I forgot that I never showed the box bags I made. I finished this one before I made the others and realized that I wasn't going to be able to complete all the assignments for Loopy Academy last fall.

Recently, I made two more.

Pattern: I used this tutorial.

Fabric:  Two fabrics from the Riley Blake Fancy Free collection.

That's this week's offerings. I should have one or two things next time.

MK out.

Friday, April 7, 2017

FO Friday - 4/7/2017

Well, here's a couple of things off the needles...

Pattern: I improvised this design.
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Sock in Christmas Red
Comments: I made these socks for someone who won the prize...the prize being I would make one pair of ladies socks for the highest bidder in a silent auction at church. They are a little big for my sock blockers because they aren't my size.

Pattern: The Lost Diadem by Heidi Nick
Yarn: Nerd String Merino Nylon Fingering in Airy
Comments: I love this pattern, even though it is kind of slow going. I did not use the lace pattern on the back, as you might remember from a previous post. The yarn is a little splitty, but not enough to stand in my way. This project is the bead assignment for Loopy Academy and Loopy Monthly Mixer for March (Knit something that reminds you of where you would like to spend Spring  Break).

There's two more pairs for my #boxosox and a couple of sock KALs around the net.

MK out.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WIP Wednesday - 4/5/2017

Y'all, the WIP list just keeps getting longer...

Here are two little adorable things I'd like to finish sooner than later:

I have SEVEN WIPs currently on the needles. I'm chomping at the bit to start a couple more. I'll get them all done eventually, right?

MK out.