Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Finny, Freddy's Sister

I was going through old posts and found the pictures of Aidan's Fish Hat, Freddy. It occurred to me that I never shared with you Freddy's little sister Finny!

So here are some smiley happy pictures for today!

My favorite part is her eyelashes! They remind me of Yo Gabba Gabba's animations.

Project pages on Ravelry can be found here:   Freddy  /  Finny
Pattern by Thelma Egberts can be found on Knitty

Friday, September 13, 2013

Post- Summer Craft Update

Where did the Summer go? We moved across the country again from Portland OR, to Cape May NJ (40 minutes from my hometown). The blanket above was my car project! It is the Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence. I purchased the "baby" kit from KnitPicks but I really don't feel that it's very baby-ish, just lots of happy colors!

It took a while (Three Months) but by the time I would get sick of a square it was time to pick up the stitches for the next one. It was engaging enough that it never really sat around collecting dust, but easy enough that it was good TV and Social knitting. I didn't have a recipient in mind when I picked this out and it's still sitting folded neatly on a shelf because I'm not settled on keeping it.

One of my Works in Progress that I've been picking up occasionally is Celestarium from the Twist Collective. It's a circular shawl that is a chart of the constellations with beads marking each star! It's huge but fun.

I also currently have two pairs of socks on the needles, but there isn't much to see of them so I'll only give a teeny peek!

On the left is Fleece Artist Trail Sock Yarn in the colorway "Ireland", knitted into a ribbed Herringbone Stitch pattern.
On the right is Sweet Georgia Yarns' Tough Love Sock Yarn in colorway "Lakeshore Drive" (found at HomeMade in Swainton NJ which is a wonderful local treasure!), knitted into the slipped stitch pattern in the Aquaphobia Socks.

Lastly, I've finally gotten back to work on my Bee-Keeper's Quilt! I just surpassed 100 puffs yesterday, yay!