chikwithyarn

A little bit of my yarn life.

A few things April 15, 2014

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Here are my finished objects for this week.

I have tons of cotton in my stash. I decided to crochet some dish clothes. The pattern is called Woven Stitch. The pattern can be found here. I love this pattern and it works up really fast.

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I have finished my Suke-Suke Cowl. It is on my blocking mats and can’t wait to wear it. The way the weather has been around here I should be able to wear it this week.

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Nothing new came off my Addi Kingsize. Maybe next week.

Til then.

 

 

Not Much Accomplished April 9, 2014

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I didn’t get much accomplished this last week. I don’t know what happened. The week just got away from me. I have been watching Youtube videos, that might be the problem, and found Margaret Olander. She is so inspirational and down to earth. She has several videos or parts of videos on using up some of her “Bits and Bobs”. Bits and Bobs are her opened skeins of yarn that she may have used a lot of or just a little bit of. I have decided to start using up mine. The first step was to go through and find the ones that were opened. Dang that was a job. I only went through 3 drawers. Out of the 3 drawers 2 drawers were opened skeins and I know have one drawer of brand new skeins. That is just the acrylic yarn. Oh well.

Here is another hat I made on the Addi Machine. It turned out ok. The yarn I used for the brim was a little lot fiddley. I made it work. Who ever gets this will love it.

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I am still working on my Suke-Suke Cowl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. It is coming along and am on the last repeat. I am getting really nervous because I am going to have to drop stitches, on purpose, pretty soon. Maybe I will make a video of this happening. Then you all can share in my nervousness.

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Well that’s all. Til next time.

 

 

Busy Week March 31, 2014

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It has been so windy here. This is what it feels like when you try to walk outside. The wind gusts have been between 40-50 mph with a steady wind of around 20 mph. So tired of the wind.

Wind BlownOn another note. This is what I have gotten done this week.

Sunday I made two adult hats and one baby hat on my knitting machine.

 

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Another pair of Oma Slippers for charity.

 

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Two purple baby hats for charity.

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Here is a picture of both the purple baby hats setting on top of each other. I want you to notice they are not the same size. What is cray is that they are both made out of worsted weight yarn, same size from the pattern and same hook size. Not all worsted weight is the same. I believe the top hat is made out of Caron Simply Soft and the bottom hat is made from Vanna Choice.

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A Cute little baby set. I am in love with this new patter called the Galilee Booties by Tara Murray. The pattern is easy and comes out so stinking cute.

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I am also working on the Suke-Suke Cowl. I think I am really going to love this when I am finished. I love the yarn. It is Mountain Colors Crazyfoot and the color is called Harmony.

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Saturday Outing March 23, 2014

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This is the first weekend in a long time that my husband hasn’t had to work on a Saturday. We decided to go have lunch with his mom. We at lunch at one of my favorite places, Big B’s Beef. They are located in the old part of town called Delano. I love going down there. The people are so nice and the food is yummy. I should have taken a picture of the Gyro and fries I had. When I thought about it my sandwich was gone. It was great having a relaxing lunch and not having to be anywhere quickly.

Since we were down there Twist Yarn Shop is right next door. So of course we had to go in. I was looking for yarn to make the  Suke-Suke Cowl Pattern by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Kirsten Singer over at Klever Knits shared this pattern the other day. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.

This is what I walked out of the store with.

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I think it is going to be wonderful.

My husband found this yarn.

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It is 100% Mink. It is so soft. He suggested making a pair of gloves out of it. It is going to be wonderful.

Hope you all had a great relaxing Saturday.

 

 

Spring Break 2014 March 22, 2014

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Well here is a recap of my Spring Break Crafting.

1st the mess

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What is that black round thing and that pink round thing? Those are my two new toys I purchased this week. They are so fun to use. The black one is the Addi Knitting Express King Size. I purchased it off of Amazon.com. The little pink one is very similar to the Addi Knitting Express, but much cheaper. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon.

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I knit these cute little guys on the little pink knitting machine. They will fit a 18″ doll. I thought they would be a little bit bigger. I am going to try to knit dishrags on the little machine and see what happens.

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These three hats were knit on the bigger machine. I love how they turned out.

I also went to KSMyStitch Crochet Guild on Monday. We are working on crocheting slippers for cancer patients here in town.

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The teal and pink slippers are called OMA Slippers and the gray slippers are called OPA. I love these patterns. They are quick to work up..

 

 

 

Bad Penny Finished February 20, 2014

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I had to order more yarn for Bad Penny. It came in and I finished it on Sunday. I forgot to take to to Crochet Guild on Monday, but I will take it to show the girls next month. I am happy how it turned out. Now I just have to wait for it to cool down a little before I wear it. It was almost 70 degrees here yesterday. Crazy Kansas weather.

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While I was waiting on my yarn to arrive I started a cowl called Inspira Cowl. I love this pattern. I used 1 skein Bernat Silky and 1 skein Bernat Mosaic. I ad just a little bit of mosaic left. Not even enough to complete a whole row. I love this pattern and can see making more.

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Now what to make next?

 

Let the Sun Shine February 17, 2014

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It has been cold and snowy here for the past couple of weeks. We have a warm front that is lingering over us right now. I have the day off today so I decided to get my house work done, then enjoy a little outside time. It is currently 60 degrees and a little breeze. I love the sun.
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I also love my Starbucks Carmel Frappacuno.
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