Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Episode 93: He's Here!

Or Loads of Knitting!

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Knitting Time:

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.  Bunny was knit on US size 1s -2.25mm needles.  Hat was knit on US size 2.5s - 3.0mm needles.

Tubularity by Martina Behm Need to remember to block wide.  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.  Long side measured 50" . 

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 1,994 yards!  36% of the way through my 5K.

Camp Loopy has begun!  Theme is your favorite book, movie, tv show.  Use a minimum of 400 yards and knit between 6/1 and 6/30.  I cast on 6/5.  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.  Lengthened the sleeves but will follow all other aspects of the pattern. 

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-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. 

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.


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.

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

Future Knitting:

Second Camp Loopy Project, hoping the Foolproof Cowl will work for that.
Miss Winkle By Martina Behm is out of the UFO bin...
Plain Socks, need another pair by chair upstairs
Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen -fingering weight for Tristan.  AlisonJ's idea!


Onesies from my sister-in-law
Tristan's Story

1 comment:

  1. Tristan is absolutely gorgeous Steph. I think the second time around you sort of know what to expect but in a different way. My second labour was about 2 hours and so much better as I felt more in control than the first time around which was 12 hours and forceps. I am sure that Roland will love being a big brother too. Relax and get plenty of rest.