Friday, June 6, 2014

Episode 92: Thought he'd be here by now

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Knitting Time:

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I'm at 937 yards!

Adventures in Dyeing, Knit Picks Bare DK weight 100% superwash merino:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks using 80/20 Superwash wool/nylon blend.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.  Pattern not as intuitive as I expected.  Modified to 64 foot stitches and 68 leg stitches so would fit over my heel.  First OMG heel.  Knit these in less than 2 weeks!  Garment dyed and now really like the finished results.

Houdini Socks by Cat BordhiKnit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I'm using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. 

T's Bunny Opal Sock Yarn Bunny and Hat by Susan B. Anderson.  Using Into The Whirled Bukavu in the Vegetable Medley colorway.  75% BFL superwash wool/ 25% nylon blend.  Has not grown on me.  Love the bunny about to start the hat.  Bunny was knit on US size 1s -2.25mm needles.  Hat will be knit on big 2s, US 2.5s - 3.0mm needles.

Tubularity by Martina Behm is back on the needles!  When finished it'll be 900+ yards for stash dash.  Need to remember to block wide.  Tight over the head.  Using Miss Babs Yummy primarily.  Using US size 3s -3.25 needles.  Rather than 7 sections as the pattern calls for, I opted for 6.  1 1/2 sections to go!  Currently 43". 

Camp Loopy has begun!  Theme is your favorite book, movie, tv show.  Uses a minimum of 400 yards and knit between 6/1 and 6/30.  I cast on 6/5, wanted to finish bunny and mystik socks first.  Knitting the Soledad by Annika Barranti with Malabrigo Rios in the Playa colorway.  Using US size 4s and 5s - 3.5 and 3.75mm needles.  Knitting the 4t size, or 27" chest, size 6 on the pattern.  Started with a sleeve to check gauge, and be portable. 

Current projects if completed roll up to about 2K yards.


Mum's starter Socks are a toe up sock with some ribbing on the sides.  Knit with Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Colors.  Using US size 1.5 - 2.5mm needles.  Will be about 300 yards when completed.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure with Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock 100% superwash wool, in the 221B Oct 2013 Club Color using US size 2.5 - 3.0mm needles.  Will be about 350 yards when completed.

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s - 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed. 

Future Knitting:

So Hibernating rolls to another 1800 yards. 
Will still need another 700 yards to complete Stash Dash. 
Thinking about pulling out a deep hibernating sweater that's more than 40% finished. 
Will knit 2 more pairs of socks between now and August 7th, so that'll be 600 yards easy. 
Also thinking about starting a Barn Raising Quilt but that wouldn't be finished in time. 
Will have second Camp Loopy Project in there as well, hoping the Foolproof Cowl will work for that.

Into the Whirled Manchester in Tickled Pink

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