Thursday, February 27, 2014

~ The Winter Afghans ~

Here it is as promised! 
What I've been enjoying working on this winter! 
First we have the Afghans I started 2 weeks before Christmas. 
Can you tell I thrive on deadlines? 

Chocolate & Cherries.

This one was made for Mother, I think I shall call it "Chocolate & Cherries".
It was such a fun afghan to make, and I adore the edging! 

I love the way it add's just a bit of lacy elegance.

Then we have the more manly blanket.

Sea Pennies.
This one was fun to make as well. I call it "Sea Pennies"

And between these to I made a VERY small dent in the 100 pounds of red heart given to me for my birthday.. yes a 100 POUNDS. I know it to be true because the dear sweet lady who gave me all that yarn, was going to mail it to me, so she brought it to the post office to see how much it would be and they had to weight it.
Needless to say it was not mailed, but waited till a relative was coming up to see me to be sent that way!
And if your wondering what 100 pounds of yarn look like...

When I first got it i just couldn't resist stacking it all up and taking a picture! 
this was 10 garbage bags full I believe.. 
61 skeins in the first stack, and 135 in the back...

I twas drowning in red heart!

BUT.. I was happy! 
I still haven't even made a dent in it, even making the two Christmas Afghans..
So I've started another afghan for the sweet lady who gave me all this yarn.

We shall see if i can make a bigger dent in it!

And now on to other's. I've resumed work on my "Bazaar Afghan" (aka Mixed Stitch Stripy Blanket. if your looking for the pattern.)

Forgive the bad lighting and bit of blurriness, it was a dreary day,
I promise to get a good picture when i'm finished and the sun is out! I've been clicking along quite quickly with it since i picked it back up.

When I'm not distracted by
The Grey Haven Hexagon Blanket.

I'm having such fun working on this afghan,
 that I try not to work on it all the time so the joy of "in progress" won't end to soon!

I was so much of an afghan starting mood,
 that when I ran out of grey to work with I started yet another...

The Mini Hexagon pattern.
 (Thee un-named blanket .)
This is the perfect project to bring along, Since now all the other afghans have gotten too big to haul around.

Fair Winnings 2013

Here's a quick look at some of the thing I brought to the fair that received Ribbons. 
There was also 2 shawls that won ribbons, one I knitted and one Mother Wove.

Snow 2014

We also got a little bit of Snow! 
When Georgia was snowed in.. we got this 3 inches all in one day. 
It was amazing it was falling so fast, heavy and steady all day. 
Then the second day (pictured here) It melted away so quickly.. 
It was sad that it didn't stay but, I'm quite pleased we got some.

And To leave you all with some Yummy yarny goodness.
I made a large order of yarn from! to finish off the blankets I have,
 and perhaps start some more!

It makes me SO happy to see that I'll have yarn coming out of my ears for a long time to come!

Well my friends, I've stayed up much to late writing this post and need to get some sleep.
And I shall proof and post this tomorrow afternoon.

~ Till Next Time ~

Cami Lynn

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Catching up.

I've come back to show you what I've been working on.
(A LOT of random things.. and I'm probably missing some..) 
First I'll catch you up on the little things, here are a few of the random.. 

A Amazingly soft shawl that came out SO well! Ordered by a friend to be a present.
This was a new yarn line from my local yarn shop that just happened to be the perfect blend of cotton/silk loveliness.
 This picture doesn't even BEGIN to show how lovely the color was.

I got into the mood to work on some doily's, after seeing a blog post about doily making with modern colors..

And then went a little crazy with the modern colors!

I'm LOVING these socks! But sadly I've been working on them for months now.. 
I got them worked up to the heel REALLY fast (Made me wonder why I have never done color work socks before!) Then confusion set in at the heel, This is the first time I've tried two at a time socks on a circular needle. So getting rather annoyed with them they were placed into a dark box and hidden away for a few months.. Pulling them out for pictures today i think i may have figured what i was doing wrong, so they may be taken from there dark prison soon and finished! 
I'd really would love to see them finished before it's to warm to wear them.
The Winter of 2013 didn't produce a lot of socks.. And the contents of my sock drawer are proof of that, I am in desperate need. 
Perhaps Spring 2014 shall make some, We shall see.

I did a bit of Carding, and Spinning, working up the last of the Fiber toss fiber from last years retreat. and making it up into a bag! (Which I'll show pictures of once I get a lining in.) And doing this of course got me in a spinning mood. Now I really want to place an order for some fiber. 

Then I ran across a pattern for this Harlequin style, I worked up a strip, and it's so fun to make! I think this trial may one day blossom into a whole blanket.

A bit of bobbin lace was done yesterday, Only took one day to make this bookmark. 
And I decided to finally order my own pillow! 
(haste was added by needing to return this one to it's rightful owner)
It should be coming in soon, and hopefully you'll see some more bobbin lace on this blog! 
The pillow and bobbins in this picture were borrowed from the sweet lady who taught me. 
There going back to her this week. I need to spangle my bobbins now! (add the beads)

And I've discovered that taking pictures said bookmark is REALLY hard! 
But you get the idea.
 I would love to be able to make lace to add to some of my summer dresses, I really hope that I can get the hang of it.
That's the goal I'm working towards!

And, that about catches you up on the little projects I've been working on. 
Except for a sweater that's in the works.. I ran out of yarn part-way through the last sleeve... Sigh It's SO annoying that the yarn shops an hour away, and the past month we haven't been that way.

I made another sweater out of white wool, which I will dye some pretty color some day.

I shall write again tomorrow catching you up on what I've REALLY been working on.. 

The Winter Afghans.

~ Till Tomorrow! ~

Cami Lynn