Monday, October 31, 2011

October Totals

I finished a lot this month again. Unfortunately I had to buy some yarn in order to finish a stash project. And I bought more then I ended up needing.

Knit/finished: 1335 yards
Bought: 474 yards
Total for month: 861 yards

Total for the year: 4866

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two of a Kind

Not only did I finish the first candy corn creature but I made a second one as well. I put feet on only one of them. The feet took forever and the creature didn't sit as well with the feet. It may not sit as well because I didn't add the beans. I've already planned several more of these.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

And Now For Something Not Very Different

I know. Big surprise! I'm making a monster. At least this one is from a different designer. I admit it. I've fallen hard for this Candy Corn Creature. I've already planned out several other holiday versions. I wonder how many I can do before I get sick on them? Hopefully more then I can eat of the actual candy.

This little guy would be done by now if… I was more familiar with candy corn (I cast on with orange). And, if I read the directions (I totally flubbed the decreases).

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another One Finished

While waiting on my owl yarn to come I started the second of my Sample Monkey socks. The yarn is Blissful Knits & Dyeworks MCN in the Ash Tree colorway. Raya asked me to knit a sample sock for her Sock Summit booth and how could I say no. I wish I'd gotten a photo of the sock on display in her booth.

It feels good to get these sock projects finished. Soon I can start a new one!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Big (but not) Snowy Owl

I finished the giant owl! The finishing took forever - per usual. I used just over six skeins of Rowan Biggy Print and is just over 20 inches tall. Six of the balls were from my deep stash. I bought two extra balls and thought about stuffing the owl with them. In the end, I'll probably make a little owl with it. Who doesn't need another owl?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sometimes it's Good to Have to Wait

Sometimes waiting isn't such a bad thing. I've been using my time waiting for the yarn to finish the giant owl wisely. I've been finishing projects. I finally finished my Autumn Nuts. I started these way back in January. The pattern is Nutkin and the yarn is Handmaiden Casbah in the Autumn colorway. It seems funny that I finished these just in time for fall.

I also started the second of my Sample Monkey socks. I'm cruising through my WIPs.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Not Enough

I started working on another owl for My Girl. I know she's kind of over owls but the pattern was free and I had the yarn in my stash. Unfortunately I didn't have enough yarn in my stash. Fortunately I found someone on Ravelry who is willing to part with a couple balls. Now all I have to do is wait.

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