WIP: Sanquhar Gloves Update: Making Progress!

I’m so excited about these gloves. I’m making progress in leaps and bounds. Each time I encounter something new in the structure, I get nervous because it’s NEW. Once I get past it, I realize that there was nothing to be nervous over and keep right on trucking. There’s a couple of minor stitch errors but nothing that will effect the overall glove and besides, that’s what makes them mine, right?

A co-worker’s daughter is actually living in Scotland and she’s asked if I could make her a pair of these, which I don’t mind doing, but I have NO clue what to charge her. I’ll figure it out!

In the meantime, here’s the latest progress photo:

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WIP Update: What was I thinking? project or My Sanquhar Gloves

Just a couple of notes more for my future reference than anything else.

  1. I tried to keep track of where I was on the graph through various ways – a ruler, a magnifying ruler, etc. Neither really worked out too well. I ended up having to print the pattern from the magazine’s website and have to highlight every few stitches as I go on the hand (who knows? The fingers could be different)
  2. I’ve also put in stitch markers for either side of the thumb so I can keep better track of my increases for the thumb gusset.
  3. Each round takes roughly 15 minutes of me carefully counting and highlighting and knitting, but that’s ok. I’d rather work more slowly and have it be right. There’s a couple of errors, but they’re minor. I think. LOL

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FOS – Freya Frilly Cardi

 

What’s this? Two posts in one day? Why yes, you are correct!

I’ve just finished the Freya Frilly Cardi made in a modified size 8 for a little girl that’s very precious to me and is moving away tomorrow. Some mods – cast on more stitches, didn’t do the front lace panels or garter stitch. DO love how this turned out, even though I didn’t quite get the chance to block it.

Ravelry Link:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/freya—a-frilly-lacy-seamless-cardigan

Yarn is Rowan’s Baby Merino Silk DK in Opal

And now for something completely different: Promotions

I’m going to do something that I do not normally do, so please bear with me. 🙂

There is a fantastic yarn, knitting, and fibre arts store on the outskirts of Bangor/Glenburn. This is a great local shop with a variety of yarns in different fibers, colors and weights. This is especially relevant to your interests if you’re in Maine, New England or even Eastern Canada. 🙂 The shop is Essentially Felt, the owner is a dear and the shop is so cozy and welcoming.

You can find the Google Account here, her Facebook Account Here and her Felting and Knitting Website is here. (If you know others that may appreciate this, I welcome you to repost.)

Thank you ever so much!

Random Project Updates

The other day, I went in to TJ Maxx and found a lovely round basket with high sides that would be perfect for holding the yarn for my sock yarn blankie. I have more than I thought, though not as much as I’d hoped. I found someone on Rav selling something out of their stash and thought I’d use it for this – turns out I like the yarn and may make a pair of socks of it first. LOL

My What was I thinking? project is coming along. I’m documenting as I go so when it’s complete (or half complete, as the case may be), I can post about it with lots of pics. On the other hand, if it implodes grandly, I can deny it ever happened, too. 🙂 I’m coming up to a change in the structure, which is making me nervous, but the house is quiet, so I think I’ll be able to manage it. I hope. 🙂

Girl bits are sorely bothering me today, so any outside stuff I’d hoped to do has sort of taken a back seat to Advil and heating pads. 😦  And air conditioning.

TA DAH!

And they are complete! I have finished them, they fit perfectly and the second one actually has the best gusset heel I have ever done. So yes, am proud of these. I actually have quite a bit left over (I don’t generally like my socks far up my calf if I want to wear them year round) and may end up doing a pair of footsies with these.

 

 

So what’s up next, you ask? The specific project is going under lock and key for now. It’s a new technique for me and just in case it doesn’t work out… LOL We shall call it the “Holy Shit, what was I thinking?” project with much affection. 🙂

Frootsie Tootsies

 

 

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The watermelon socks are nearly done. I’m nearly finished the heel flap then on we go. I just love how the yarn is striping up and can’t wait to wear them. 🙂

Sock Yarn Blankie??

Has anyone done Shelly Kang’s Sock Yarn Blanket? I have so much scrap adding up, so it looked like a great project to do in between other projects, am I right? And it looks so cozy and warm. (Anyone looking to get rid of some yarn? LOL) It also seems like a good project to take along on our camping trips this summer, per-maybe-haps?

Just wondering what everyone else’s thoughts may have been. Any tips, tricks, techniques, all of the above?