Friday, January 8, 2016

spk 145: Big Steps in 2016




Finished Objects:
  • Gallatin Scarf by Kris Basta out of my Highland Handmade's handspun in the Prism colorway.  I ran out of yarn and used some Prism on HH White Ash Worsted which saved the day!  I finished this as the first official FO for the #SPKDHTP or #donthoardtheprecious yearlong KAL.  I used size 7 needles.  I had plenty of yarn left over (or so I thought) so I did a few more repeats until I lost at yarn chicken.  It's a free download on Ravelry.
  • Friends of the Forest Sox: I finished my Christmas Eve cast on with LittleBobbins Knits Podcast.  I used my addi sock rockets in 2.5, yarn is Friends of the Forest on Highland Handmades Striped Maple Sock.  I did a fish lips kiss heel on both and did a twisted rib cuff.

Spinning:
  • I am participating in the CTA Spin the Bin 2016 and the Caffeinated Knitting Spin along.  I finished my Hobbledehoy Heart of Gold battlings and Twist Fiber Studio batt to create 266 yds of a glorious 2 ply.  I've noticed that my default spinning method is moving closer and closer to long draw. 
  • I'm currently spinning Little Bursts of Happiness from UrbanGypz
Down the Rabbit hole:
  • Where I yammer about finishing Miss Fischer, and Broadchurch and discover Sherlock
#Operationbindoff and Clean Slate Challenge Update:
  • I frogged my Loony friends b/c I want to use the yarn to knit Adama by Hilary Smith Callis
  • I want to knit the Loony Friends hat in my knittyandcolor handspun in Ain't it Fun 
  • I want to use my handspun for Mrsshoo's Knitspiration KAL.  Her group is Cultivate and Create and can be found here
  • I picked up my Endless Rainbow and knit a section of orange from the recommendation of a view.  It signifies my recovery from Hairy Cell Leukemia.
 Watch me Wip:
  • Emo Unicorn Sox on 2.5 needles.  yarn is Emo Unicorn from Yarn vs. Zombies in her Damsel base.
  • Restarted on my View from the Charles.  I got on the wrong side and the piece looked more like a boomerang instead of a triangle.
Stash Enhancement:
  • Dragonfly Fibers in Djinni Sock in Azalea
  • High Roller
  • Fatcat Knits in Child's Play Gradient
 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner:
  • Hats for Grammy Winner: Greenemel aka Melanie
  • Holly Jolly Y'all KAL: Phoenixfire aka Tracy

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