meta content=' knitting, crochet, spinning crafts, storage, yarning4asmile ' name='description'/> Yarning4ASmile: May 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stash Dash Is Just a Few Days Away

Its almost here!! Stash Dash that is. What is Stash Dash you ask well its the Knit/crochet all the things KAL/CAL. Basically its just to challenge you to knit or crochet as much yardage as you can before the end date. It is hosted by The KnitGirllls . You can watch a video about it here. You can also check out the Ravelry Group here. http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-knit-girllls/3414197/601-625#611  Please note this is not my knit along, podcast or video they are from the KnitGirllls that I have linked for your convenience.
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Ok so now back to me :) For this KAL/CAL I am planning on the following


WIPS: 

Pattern: Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach
Needle: US 2
Yarn: Undead Yarns Vamphri base in the Wood Nymph color (it is beautiful)

Pattern Viking MKAL by Heather Boyd
Needle: US 3
Yarn: Lorna Laces Sherpherd Sock in the Ragnar color and Lornas Laces in Solemate base in Kerfuffle

Pattern: Sophie Universe CAL by Dedri Uys
Hook: US 8 5mm
Yarn: Acrylic Scraps (click the link to go to my Ravelry page to see whaich yarns and at what Row I am using them on)
*This is part of a CAL I am doing with my local Library. 

~Secret Test Knitting
Pattern: I can not Say
Needle US 8 
Yarn: Miss Babs Coffee Break, Madeline Tosh Vintage Candlewick, and Malabrigo Rios Natural

~Tony the Toy Box Monster

Patern: Tony the Toy Box Monster by Rebecca Danger
Needle US 6 
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease (Deep stash)

~Wasabi 

Pattern: Wasabi by Susan Cladino
Needle US 6
Yarn: Left over Woolee from Interlacements 


What I want to Cast On:

1.Dandy Sir Cephalopod by Susan Claudino
2.Doctor Ewe by Susan Claudino
3.Star Crossed as Betty By Natalie Larson
4.Viva Glitz Lattice Shawlette by Jan Hurwitz
5.Luscious Lace Scarf by Knitting Pixie 

That's I all I have planned for right now but I am sure it will get more added on. I m trying to work on older stash and get things done that I know I can knock out fast. 


Are you planning on joining any KALs/CALs this year? Do you have any knitting goals for the summer? I would love to hear about them! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April Madness Ep. 14



Thank You:
Thank you to all new and returning readers and viewers! I hope you leave a comment, use the media links that are to the right and say Hi.

A Little Catch Up:
Last month was a mess. The first of it started off fun with a trip to Stitches South on the 1st  with my friend Debra. Which you can read about it here. Then on the 2nd my little Yorkie was attacked and almost killed. He is doing fine now but still has areas that are healing. Then my aunt was put in the hospital from her fight with cancer.... she is still there. Our salt water fist tank started having problems, first the lightening hood went out and then the pump. Instead of investing all the money to get it going again we took it down and stored it. We will set it up again when the boys get older but it is a lot of work and there is no where to get fish here. We mostly have to order them. So bye bye 75 gallon tank.

Enough catching up lets get on with the show:

Finished Objects:
Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton
Needle: Us 5 and 4 Kollage Square needles

Pattern: my basic toe up 
Needle: US 2
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Sport weight in the Stream Bed Color.
*these are my first sport weight socks and I love them. They are so squishy to bad its so hot already ;)

Pattern: New Born Harvest Sweater Size.
Needle: US 7 and US 8
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Solid Colorway- 110 Turquoise
*This pattern came out so cute as always, easly to follow and goes super fast.

Pattern: Aviatrix Hat by Justine Turner
Needle US 7 4.5mm
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Ombre 806 Agean Stripe
*This is the cutest baby hat ever! I am so glad I made this and have this pattern I see a lot more of these in the future for gifts, 


Work In Progress
Pattern: Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach
Needle: US 2
Yarn: Undead Yarns Vamphri base in the Wood Nymph color (it is beautiful)

Pattern Viking MKAL by Heather Boyd
Needle: US 3
Yarn: Lorna Laces Sherpherd Sock in the Ragnar color and Lornas Laces in Solemate base in Kerfuffle
yarn is wound but not cast on yet. 

~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.

Pattern: Sophie Universe CAL by Dedri Uys
Hook: US 8 5mm
Yarn: Acrylic Scraps (click the link to go to my Ravelry page to see whaich yarns and at what Row I am using them on)
*This is part of a CAL I am doing with my local Library. 

~Secret Test Knitting
Pattern: I can not Say
Needle US 8 
Yarn: Miss Babs Coffee Break, Madeline Tosh Vintage Candlewick, and Malabrigo Rios Natural


Up Coming and Mentions:
Stash Dash with The Knit Girllls http://www.theknitgirllls.com/wordpress/
https://www.etsy.com/people/twistedowlfiberstuio
https://www.etsy.com/people/brunnerstudios
https://www.etsy.com/shop/UndeadYarn
http://shop.hedgehogfibres.com/category/yarn
http://www.missbabs.com/
http://desert-vista-dyeworks.myshopify.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BagsByAwesomeGrannie