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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December Wrap Up

made for me from my friend Debra
Today is December the 30th. Wow that is a crazy sentence to write. The end of the year is always bitter sweet to me. Sad to see it go but excited to see what the new year brings. I finished two big fingering weight shawls this year. I knitted and crocheted over 10,000 yards of yarn. I meet new friends through fiber arts and I have learned some things about myself. I have been very busy girl this year and have so much more planned in the future. This blog has grown since last year. I am even planning new things for the future. I am changing how I record the video-cast. I will be having segments and it will slowly become more of a regular podcast. I will be getting my from Debra to join in and hopefully get to film on location at my local yarn store. So without further ado on with the show:


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FO's:

Chunky Owl Mitts
Pattern: Pattern Chunky Owl Mitts by Naturegirlknits1
Needle Us 11 and 13
Yarn Lion Brand Wool Ease in Oatmeal
~I am not a chunky mitt kind of gal but I do love the look of them
~mine were a little big despite getting gauge
~I added buttons, not part of the pattern

Pint Sized Pines smaller one / larger one 
Patterns: Pint Sized Pines by Julie Tarsha
Needle Us 2
Yarn Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails Jade
~I followed the fingering weight pattern for the first one but mine would not fit on the cork so I put it on a branch
~the 2nd one I doubled the cast on and pattern and it fit on the cork.
~I glued felt around the cork then sewed the tree to it with sewing thread.

Winter Swatch Cloth
Pattern: Winter Swatch cloth by Lorna Miser published in Love of Knitting Winter 2015
Needle US 7
Yarn Peach and Cream cotton in Yuletide this was deep dark stash lol
~I did not do the applied edge I ran out of time, so I just did a sc border.



Wee Sweater  short sleeve / long sleeve
Pattern: Wee Sweater by Sara from www.imaginedlandscapes.com
Needle US 2
Yarn: Short Sleeve Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet Splash 100 in the Lipstick / Long Sleeve On Your Toes Bamboo in the 130 color.
~Fast Fun super cute.
~Highly recommend

Terauley Shawl
Pattern: Terauley by Laura Chau
Needle: US 5 3.75
Yarn: some 100% superwash Merino I bought from ebay.
~~This is a paid for pattern
~~This shawl is so squishy I love it.. need to finish it. I have about 15 ish rows then bind off

Storm Trooper
Pattern: Star Wars Crochet by Lucy Collin only sold in kit (book, yarn, hook)
Hook G
Yarn Scraps
~OMG I LOVE THESE
~will make them all
~easy to follow
~love the how to pictures in the book

The Walking Dead Mystery KAL
Pattern: The Walking Dead MKAL from Jimmy Beans and Kristen  Ashbaugh- Helmreich
Yarn: lorna Laces Shepherd Sock in the October 2015 Walking Dead Colorway
Needle: US 3 Hiya Hiya Sharps 3.25mm
~~Loving this knit and the season of the Walking Dead
~~ this is a paid for Pattern
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WIPS

Cozy Memories Blanket. You can see all my notes here. This is a long term project so I ordered a set of Signature Needles to use on it.

Spark Story Socks
Pattern none just a toe up and Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Needle US 1 KArbonz DPN
Yarn Spark Story Toughie Sock in the Spectra Color 
~ Had to completely rip these back because I had increased to 64 stitches but they were to big.


Tortuga Shawl
Pattern: Tortuga Shawl by Ela Torrente 
Needle US 7 Karbonz
Yarn King Cole Yarns in the Drifter Base in the Nevada
~Love this yarn and how it is striping
~this yarn is so soft.
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Upcoming:
Shawl KAL with Bookishstitcher Undead Yarn
I will be doing the :
Summer Flies Again Shawl
Pattern: Summer Flies Again by Donna Griffin
Needle :
Yarn: Interlacements Woolee in the Blues

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New To The Stash

Little Skein In the Big Wool Clara's Nutcracker Ornament Kit only 13 left (when I checked)
Gumdrop Wonderland Kit (No longer available)
Up in Yarns Yarn Club 



 Happy New Year!

Santa had just left

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ravelry 101 Adding Stash to Ravelry

On the last little video I went over the basic how to's of adding a adding a project to Ravelry now lets look at adding yarn to your Ravelry stash. 


Thank you for watching ;) Happy Yarning


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ravelry 101 Adding a Project

Hello fellow crafting people. I thought I would do a little video series about #Raverly showing you some basic how to's and get you on the road of Ravelry Love... Today we are looking at adding a project. So go grad a project, drink and enjoy the show.



If there is anything you want to know how to do in Ravelry just let me know. Next video is adding yarn to your Ravelry stash.

See my other 101 videos here http://yarning4asmile.blogspot.com/p/ravelry-101-how-to-videos.html