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October 17, 2021
stash report October 17, 2021 from Making A Lather

I added a few pretties to the stash. I spend too much time on the computer buying fabric.

editya sitar jelly roll

 stash report October 17, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards

Fabric Added this week: 6  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 132 yards

net fabric: 17 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have some spinning I want to do today for slow Sunday stitching. I did get last week's yarn "set" and drying this week by soaking it in ...

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October 8, 2021
Knitting Rainbows from Becca's Crazy Projects

I finally finished my little poncho. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Maybe after I mend in the ends and block it I will. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):
Stitch markers: CLOVER Lock Ring Markers 20/pkg  
RuMe Bags Baggie All (Aspen) (to hold my hand-finishing supplies: yarn needle, needle threader, scissors, Kitchener directions, stitch markers, etc) 

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October 7, 2021
The art of gift giving. from QUilting By-You

I suppose it’s is starting to be on our minds more these days. The holidays are rapidly approaching and we are starting to gear up for holiday shopping. Some of us may be thinking about it a little earlier this year as shipping and finding items in stock has been an issue these days. Well okay, I am…or at least I’m trying to get everything organized.

However, there are quite a few of us who do homemade gifts. Afghans, quilts, scarves, or whatever our minds can conceive. Some take a lot of care and research favorite colors ...

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October 6, 2021
Monster Socks from Knitterly Things from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I saw that Julia over at Knitterly Things had Monster Sock Yarn Kits available I jumped right over to pick up my own. My well packed kit showed up on Monday so I wanted to share it with you. 
It is such a great pack of fun!
Measuring tape, tiny scissors, some stitch markers, and suckers I really shouldn't be so excited about. And the wonderful self-striping yarns! These are going to become socks this weekend. I can't wait!

Pick up your own Monster Socks Yarn Kit from Knitterly Things. Even if monster socks aren't your ...

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October 5, 2021
Too Much Cuteness. from Sunburnt Quilts

I just had to finish off that koala I was knitting. But it didn’t stop with one. A bit like eating potato chips. So I ended up with three.

They are lovely to make – a little bit fiddly, but worth it. The hardest part was the faces and I am sure that they will get better the more I make.

It is a pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits and is available as a PDF. I am experimenting with yarns ( 8 and 10 ply) and needle sizes. It looks like both wool thicknesses work well as long as I use ...

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October 1, 2021
A Bit Of A Yarn. from Sunburnt Quilts

Plenty of yarn being used in these projects. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. I have been making a few bits and pieces for gifts and have accumulated a little collection. Most will be baby gifts.

I am sure most of you have seen the octopus toy with the curly tentacles that bubs love hanging on to. I decided it was time to make a few.

These are great for using up yarn scraps and make up quickly.

It is a pattern from

crochet365knittoo.com/crochet-octopus-preemies

Then I had a go at making this fairy doll.

The original ...

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Monster Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I promised more monster socks, so here is another pair. 
This includes yarn left over from my last pair of monster socks. I like these more than I should. Remember, matching socks are for adventuresome spirits. 
I made a second pair. This time I let this blue be the unifying force.
No matter how many of these I knit I still have yarn. So much fun! Now I have to sit still long enough to close up the toes. 

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September 29, 2021
Knitting Rainbows from Becca's Crazy Projects

Check back in a week or two for the finish. I've almost reached the final color of this great yarn. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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September 24, 2021
Monster Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to join the Monster Sock Knit Along so I grabbed all my little bits of yarn from Brediculous and got cranking. I had a bunch of little 5 gram balls I ordered a year or two ago. This seemed the perfect project. 
I used one-row stripes and two-row stripes to blend the colors together. 
I think they turned out pretty great! The best news is that I didn't run of yarn. I have another pair on the way. 

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September 22, 2021
Knitting Project from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still knitting on this... well, I'm not entirely sure what it will be. In the end, I hope it will keep a human warm and have some great color. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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September 17, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted a simple pair of socks. I was so surprised when I realized the stripes matched. That doesn't happen often. Yarn is Aktiv I purchased from CSM Supplies

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September 15, 2021
Sometimes you just knit from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm not entirely sure how this one will turn out. I started with a narrow crescent. No pattern, just an idea and a need to knit. Nothing but knit stitches.  
Then joined in the round. I'm using two cakes of sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns. My hope is to end up with a small poncho. I think it more likely I will end up with a cowl. I'm going to soldier on in any case. I love watching ombre yarns change colors. 

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):
Needles: Knit Picks Options Wood Interchangeable Knitting Needle ...

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September 10, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

So much yarn, so little time. Somehow I had two 50 gram balls of Felici in this colorway. 
Sometimes I make socks that match. I considered making the toes in black. Then I realized my eyes aren't as young as they used to be. I didn't wan to struggle through closing up the toes on black yarn. So, these got this amazing pink. I think they turned out quite nicely. 

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September 3, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I cranked out these simple socks last week. Such a simple pair. Socks don't always have to be fancy. 

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September 1, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still working on these hexagons. 
One row... 
On top of another. The stack of finished hexagons is slowly growing. 

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August 28, 2021
A Little Crochet Project. from Sunburnt Quilts

Sometimes it is good to have a yarn project on the go as well as stitching ones. This is a lap size crochet project that I have been working on when watch TV. I can’t seem to watch TV without having something like this on the go.

This has used the African flowers design in all the blocks and has been made using 8 ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

I like the little star pattern that occurs when the blocks are joined.

I kept the edging simple. A couple of straight rows and then a small frill.

So ...

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August 13, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I felt like making some monster socks last weekend. This is what came of that. I'm a little sad I didn't make these in my size. I wonder how many pairs I've made this year. 

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August 12, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

This yellow is so much brighter than it looks here. A real sunshine!
This is the latest crop of hexagons. I combine colors when I don't have enough of a single color to make the hexagon. I am hoping this will make the finished blanket more interesting. And, I won't have a bunch of short pieces of yarn leftover. 

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August 6, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend gave me some Brava Worsted and I wasn't sure I would like it. It is a 100% acrylic yarn. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great yarn to work with if you need something that is machine washable and wool just won't do.  
I've decided to make as many 6" hexagons as I can and stitch them together into a blanket. 
The pile of hexagons isn't very big, yet. These are great because I can make one in the evening after dinner and I feel like I have accomplished something. Do you have ...

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July 30, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I swear my hand stitches were never this neat. I love the splashes of color in this yarn. 
All that's left is to close up the toes with the Kitchener stitch. 

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