Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Episode 96: Too Many UFOs




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Knitting Time:

Giles Wavy Socks by Anne Campbell out of the UFO bin...Cast on November 2011!  US size 1.5s - 2.5mm needles.  Using Online Supersock 100 in the Lavender Fair Isle colorway.

Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen -Steam Valley Fibers Fingering Sock in the Candle Light Colorway using US size 3s - 3.25mm needles.

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 3,724 yards!  68% of the way through my 5K.

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. 

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s - 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT! 

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  Setting a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.  

Frogged 2 single socks, cast on October 2011 and November 2011.

Seamless Salomas Slipper Pattern by Megan Williams. Holding Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy held double in the Turquoise Thunder Colorway. US size 6s - 4.0mm needles.


Provence Cardigan by Cecily Glowick MacDonald using Berroco Vintage in color 5122 Banana.  US size 6s - 4.0mm needles

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

New:

Quince and Company: Lark worsted weight yarn.

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