Crochet A Longs, Sophie's Universe Blanket, WIPS

Sophie’s Universe Blanket

It finally happened. After a few years after the release I have the desire to make the Sophie’s Universe Blanket.

I am sorta a fan of big projects. I like the projects I can make in separate pieces and sew together. This is not one of those big projects.

Its does take a lot of yarn and time. Which I have both of.

I took some time to choose my colors. I really love one of the sample blankets on Dedri Uys’s website  ( link opens a new window). Which is her first photo on her ravelry page. The turquoise is so dominant . It really catches the eye. ( its one of my favorite colors).

I changed out the canary for Caron’s Cream, but basically kept the rest in the same color family. I think I will be changing a few colors as I go . I want to make this a mostly purple blanket. Another color that sticks out to me are the pinks. I am not a fan of pink. So I want to work in the purples in the big areas and switch them with the pinks for the smaller areas.

Here is my Sophie’s journey so far…

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Rounds 1-20

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The sample blanket I am following (colors only) is Dedri’s small . I am using worsted weight yarn . Red Heart Yarn, Studio Stitches by Nicole and Caron one pound.

Colors are as follows:

Canary  Cream ( Caron)

light pink baby pink ( Studio Stitches by Nicole)

fuchsia Shocking Pink( Red Heart)

Pink  Deep Pink ( Studio Stitches by Nicole)

Moors Medium Purple ( Red Heart)

Light Green Honey Dew ( Red Heart)

Turquoise Turqua (Red Heart)

Light Turquoise Mint (Red Heart)

Violet Light Purple ( Studio Stitches by Nicole)

Heath Dark Orchid ( Red Heart )

Light Purple Pale Plum ( Red Heart)

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This is also part of my stash slim down for A year of Projects ( on ravelry )  and a quarterly big project for the same group.

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Diet and Exercise

Dear Readers,

Dear readers,

Would you mind if I post about my struggles with losing weight? I know this is mainly a crochet/knitting/ loom/ yarn blog , but this could be funny… or sad or down right pitiful..lol

People say keep a journal… this is my journal.

Maybe we can do it together. If you have a blog (or just some posts) about losing weight, leave the link in the comments. images (1)

I am thinking my first post will be on Friday , the day after I go food shopping. 🙂

~Erin

 

A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 19

Its been so long since I’ve posted. Halloween is over , thank goodness. It was a crazy October.

A few ups and downs. The sweater I was knitting came out like crap, but my customer still wanted it. It was wearable, I just didnt like how it came out.

I missed crocheting and knitting for fun. Once I was done with orders I went to my new yarn basket … all the yarn I bought from A.C. Moore, And I made a Jazzy Striping Scarf  . Which I turned in to an infinity scarf. I used Red Hearts Stripes in Flamenco Stripe colorway. I regret only buying one. I LOVE this colorway! (btw, Jill got some hair 🙂 )

This cowl I made in September and forgot to post it in a YOP post. Pattern is called Round Shell Stitch cowl.  Yarn used : Red Heart Medley in Eclectic. Which has been discontinued 😦

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In the beginning of October before the Halloween rush, I was able to start the Sophie’s Universe blanket. I did parts 1 and 2 now I am on part 3. round 20. I will be writing up its own post for each part with colors I am using.

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This basket cover I made last night. It started as a hat but I wanted to use the entire skein so I made a basket cover. The yarn I used was Stitch Studio by Nicole. Lunar Tides in the Multi/cool colorway.

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Here are some customer pics of this year’s Halloween. I hope I get more. They are just too cute!!

In non yarn news… Last weekend my fiance and I spent the weekend in Mystic Ct.. like we did a few years ago. Ate at Mystic Pizza Finally!!!! I loved their pizza , Jon not so much. ( he sucks anyway..lol ) We stayed at the Howard Johnson(again) . Since our last stay they updated the rooms. they are so pretty. I loved their aqua wall color ❤

 

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Knitting Adventures, WIPS

WIP Wednesday – Edith Sweater

So after a few years of making Edith hats , I caved. I was asked to make an Edith sweater. I have been asked a few times to make one but this year I said yes. I am confident  with my knitting where making a simple sweater wont scare the hell out of me. The pattern is easy enough. Its a paid pattern by Brigette Pini .

I started October 1st but really got into it ( meaning I put hat orders on hold until I make a good chunk of this sweater) on the 3rd .

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As of last night I am almost done with one sleeve. I want to have this shipped out by the 16th.

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A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 13- 3rd skein is a charm

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After pulling 2 mini skeins of yarn apart , I found the correct colorway for my cabled headband and only used about 5 inches of it 🙂 lol

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the 2 skeins i turned into balls . the ball between the 2 full minis is the one I used.
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I love this headband so much!!!!

So as you can tell I bought more yarn this weekend to finish a project. But that was on friday, on Saturday after seeing The Kingsman, back to AC Moore I went and bought all this……

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Yes I have a problem..lol I love Stitch Studio by Nicole!! her yarns were $2 each ( SALE!!) and the smaller ones were $1 each. The Red Hearts ( Medley is discontinued according to ravelry 😦  ) were full price $3.49 I think. Ive gone to AC More 3 times this month and finally signed up for a rewards card 🙂

 

WIPs

When sewn this will be 1 of 2 seed stitch fingerless mitts. Another stitch I love.

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