Too Many Works Needing Worked On.

I have a bad habit of getting board with projects putting them away and then finding them again to finish at some point

How to balance the time to work on things was, well is my biggest issue.

There is a lot to do and to dig myself out, I use the length of what I am watching to work on a project. Right now I am watching the Carolina Panthers/Oakland Raiders game working on a knit project. It is what I call mindless knitting, I can feel my way through the row, it is all in garder stitch so that makes it easy.

When I do the next game I will change the project I am working on. It might not be many rows but some progress is made. I think that is the important part. Progress. I do have a couple of wedding presents to work on but those can be delivered anytime.

The projects that I need to pay attention to and count I usually put something on that I can listen to as I work. Needing to count, I have frogged one project way too much.

My goal this year was to finish a lot of the W.I.P that I have. I didn’t do so well this year so I might as well carry that goal over to next year.

1 year I will actually make. . .Maybe







Giggles and Frustration

I challenge myself at least once a week to sit down with a Mikey video and learn a new pattern. Today was challenge day and I pulled up the video of the Heirloom Baby blanket. The pico’s round is the challenge but it is worth it. I even played yarn chicken on a round and won.

The frustration was the blanket and I had to rip it out and take a break, it was really frustrating but also I was not getting the spacing right and I had to give in. At some point I will go back with the video and give it another go but for now and only now, the pattern has won.

Yes, I Still Knit

20161118_105010Taking a page from a blogging mate of mine.

I have tried many times to get my Boise State blanket done, and to no avail I kept frogging it out and starting again.

Well, after seeing her blog on her rainbow blanket in garder stitch, I decided to go for it.

Seems like everything I am working on now is complex and I need to pay attention and count. I needed a bit of what I can “Mindless Knitting” something to work on at night watching and actually enjoying what I am watching.

I change colors when I feel like it or the ball changes color.

The Virus Pattern

20161111_105734I got brave after looking at all the great Virus shawl pictures in my facebook group to give it a go.

The whole thing looked like it was going to be a real challenge but once I watch the video, it was like, “OK, I got  this”

I had to frog it back once only because I could feel that my tension was too tight. Once I got the tension right, things started to lay better.

The count – this is the one thing that you must keep right, the number of double crochet’s is 10 including your chain 3 at the beginning, if this number is off then you will be off in your next round. Better to count and get it right the first time then to have to frog and I know we all hate to frog, whether its knitting or crochet

I started a virus blanket also but at the time of writing this I have to do some dreaded frogging because I am off somewhere and need to discover what I did.

Once you can memorize the pattern it’s easy, I have spent a lot of time on YouTube with this pattern to make, tons of rewind and stop, starts to get things to look right.

I better get a move on, I got a blanket to fix.

Give this a try, it is not as hard as you think it is.

What’s On My Hooks and Needles

Way too much on the hooks and all right now, so I am trying to play catch up

I had to take 2 months off my right elbow strapped up thanks to arthritis, which as developed in both elbows.

The one order I had been working on  for 2 shawls and I have decided not to charge her. She is on a pension and is a wonderful little lady. (her favorite colors are red and blue)

20161111_105734I got inspired by everyone posting their Virus shawl pictures and I had to go for it myself. It took a little to get the pattern going but it is working. It took a little nerve to make this step but it is easier than it looks.





20161111_105130I also started a virus blanket. That one gave me a few fits and after frogging it out twice, I got it. Yea Me.






20161111_105617I have a simple knit shawl,  I had been looking for a triangular shawl with an easy increase and after translating from Italian, I managed the pattern.






20161111_105453My version of the Old Man of Storr her request was for red, she gave me some of her stash and it was what I found digging through.






img_20161107_203917I gave pooling a try and thanks to Mikey, I got it working.