Thursday, October 29, 2009

Late but almost up to date with everything I have been working on.


Okay I know that I haven’t been keeping up with the blog but i have been getting a lot of knitting done.  I think i am close to getting caught up on what i have been working on.  These pictures are everything that i worked on within the first month.

This is the wrist warmer that I started and completed within 2 weeks.  And yes i did get the 2nd one done also.  Only to find out that I can’t wear them for very long because they really itch.


In this photo,  The Revena Satchel (as of now it is felted and wip for the needle felting) Winter wonderland coat (the red color-  7”’s to go for the back piece.  Been working on this religiously)  The orange piece is a chest piece for a dress.  The blue is my dad’s vest.


Dad’s vest, black lacy shawl, elephant baby hat


Some are repeats the big blue ball is a circular shawl from knitty, shipwreck shawl, Short sleeve shirt knit in wool and mohair. 


Beer cozies in the green, the mess of balls in the middle are to be felted for a bracelet, a hat for Joe,  Treasure of a pocket purse  so far still working on the Mexican lace piece but i do have the beads picked out for the finishing work,  a bag still need to do piece two and felt.


the needle bowl was fun it is felted and made using 12 different kinds of wool.  That was a big stash buster well at least for the scraps.  The little blue bowl knit up fast and i keep my stitch markers in it and knitting notions.


These are all items i have had going for some time, 1 slipper still need to do the other one but i forgot what part of the pattern i was on, a stripy bag need to knit edging, the green stripy thing is going to be a felted 6 pack holder, a dice bag, wrist warmer, and Kleenex cozy i just need to put a button on it. 


Shawl in the brown and yellow, red and grey is one side of a coin purse, still going on the circle blanket got to an annoying part so i got board of it.


Well that is i so far it seems like i have done a lot but i just haven’t finished that much.  I am really good at starting projects just not finishing them.  Maybe i should change it up to at least casting on every ball of yarn.  I could get that done in a month.  But i will just keep plugging away.  I do have new stuff i want to share i just need to make more progress before i want to show off.  So until next time.  Happy knitting.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One finished and one major project!

Okay so this is one of my major projects that i will be working on predomenently. This jacket I entend to have done to wear for christmas. the peice i have done is the side gore. 1/25 done.

These are a pair of felted baby slippers that i made for Niko Kosin. So cute!

ready set knit!

okay so i am starting early but i really do have alot of yarn to knit through. So here are the things i am working on today.

This will turn into a set of wrist warmers. this
is my first attempt at faire isle. It is going good
so far. and best of all i am using 5 colors of yarn
for this project.

This is a scarf that i made and think could get 2 more out of the ball of yarn. it doubles as a scarf for around the neck or over your head.

This is a mystery pattern that i am working on. If i finish it it will be the first set of socks other than joes that i will have finished.

This is the yarn i used for the scarf. It is really soft. If i make 3 i will be keeping one for myself.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The intro to the challenge!

Okay here is my background, my goal, my rules, and my stash. I have been knitting for about 2 1/2 years. I have completed a lot of projects most of which need alot of yarn. with in these few years i have realized that my stash is growing more frequently than my completed projects list is. So that is why i am starting this blog for the next two years. No this isn’t something my husband demanded this is something i want to do for myself. I plan to knit something from every ball of yarn i own within the next two years. Now i know you must think that my stash shouldn’t be that bad after only 2 1/2 years but i just counted it all and took pictures. In all that are not currently part of a project or prepackaged project i have a total of 329 balls, skeins, hanks and what ever else you want to call yarn. Besides that i have 23 projects in progress right now. So i think i can accomplish this but i will need motivation. Two years is a long time. Oh yah and a rule i made. I am not allowed to add to my stash until it is gone.

So here is my goal

Starting the knit off September 1st 2009 and ending September 1st 2011.

I am not allowed to buy any yarn. Unless i only need one ball to complete a project. but no new yarn.

I must use at least 3/4 of the ball or hand or skein to have it concidered being used. I am entitled to scraps and these do not count in the stash count.

Sounds pretty simple. Now i just need to figure out my game plan. And the patterns i want to make. That shouldn’t be a problem since i have over 400 faved on ravelry.

I will update my blog almost everyday and post pics of the completion for the day. First up for pics is of course the full stash.

So until the first i will be researching patterns and finishing up some wip. Look for me on ravelry or facebook. I visit those sites everyday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 1


Well i have really set up a large task in front of me.  Before this really gets set in motion i need to evaluate how much yarn i have, sort the yarn and pick projects to start with.  i will post pics of my stash soon.  I can’t wait to get underway.  so here is the process that i will undertake.  I will post the picture of the yarn,  the project i have in mind and any details of the yarn that i may want to remember.  And then the final picture.  Keep in mind i may have many started at once.  but that is part of the fun.  Think of me and keep me motivated.