18 in 2018, Crochet stuff, WIPS

WIP Wednesday

Both my current WIPS are part of my 18 in 2018.

Skein #3 is Camouflage by Red heart yarns. its a jumbo skein. So I have a lot of crocheting or knitting to do with this big boy.

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My first project is a pair of camo baby pants. I need new stuff in my shop and I thoughtyarn heart these would be cute.Β  Pattern is by Cass Dodge. (<<<pattern link. ) The pattern is easy and well written.

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I already have one project done using skein #2. Hyacinth. Also by Red Heart but this is their accent line which is discontinued. 😦  I will post about that on Friday. Hopefully I have these pants and my second project with the hyacinth finished.

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So my second project with skein #2 is Animal crackers beanie by Snappy TotsΒ ( <<< link to pattern) Orchid ( by Red Heart) is also being used as the bottom of the hat and the inside of the ears. I’m making a bunny since it is almost Easter.

 

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18 in 2018

My 18 in 2018 plan

I haven’t done something like this since 2015( not posted on this blog though and 2016 was a a fail 😦 ). I actually finished 15 projects from purchased patterns in 2015. I was very happy with myself . Although that was barely a dent in all the patterns I have purchased. (Its more now).

Since last summer I have been trying to slim down my stash. I think I have but not much. I don’t have much space for my yarn and with a new hobby (sewing) I need the a bit of room that my yarn is using.

So I was thinking , to speed up the stash slim down, is to do something big. So in 2018 I plan to use up 18 FULL skeins of yarn… from my current stash. Nothing that I buy this year will count but can be used in the projects. I have no projects currently in mind . But I will post a picture of the skeins I plan to use.

more info to come πŸ™‚

 

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A Year of Projects

YOP 7 week 10- I am such an idiot !

I have a favor to ask… forget I ever mentioned the Princess Mononoke Pullover. I messed up so bad. I was suppose to add stitches for a few rows before the chart portion. Being almost done with the chart , there is no way I am ripping back rows.

Moving on….. I started a new hobby. Cross Stitching. I must say it is a BLAST. I bought some cheapy packs to practice with… Here is one that took me about a week to make.

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I made 2 new hats for my etsy shop. 2 styles of Pumpkin hats and Princess Leia πŸ™‚21148066_1429938087060247_6347782795279990784_n21227011_1726759724286960_6067564057848709120_n

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I posted about the Log Cabin blanket on Friday. I thought it would be a good stash buster for all the balls of yarn I have instead of making a bunch of little projects. Now I am just making a bunch of little squares..lol

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I am also working on a Swirled Ski Cap ( knit) and a Braided hairpin lace infinity scarf. I will add pictures later. I am almost done with the second hairpin lace panel . I think I need to make 4 .

BTW.. Happy September!

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WIPS

The Great Stash Bust of 2017

My stash slim down isn’t slimming as fast as I wanted it to. I don’t mind the almost full to full skeins of yarn , its the little balls that piss me off..lol πŸ™‚

I had a list of small projects I was going to use the balls for but once I made those projects , then what? They would just lay around collecting dust, taking up room I cant spare. So with that in mind I searched through patterns I have saved on ravelry and found the log cabin potholder. IMG_4174Β I’ve seen blankets made like this so thats what I wanted to do . I was so against making blankets because they take up so much room but its better than multiple little projects taking up room.

I will be calling this blanket Β  Β  Β ‘The ugliest blanket you’ve ever seen’ . πŸ™‚

I made a few small 3 round squares that I may keep the way they are and make more of with the smallest balls. I may only have enough yarn to make a lap blanket if I continue with the big squares, and thats ok. I may even use some of my full skeins. πŸ™‚

The yarn I am using is Red Heart worsted weight with an H hook.

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A Year of Projects, WIPS

YOP7 week 7

There isnt much to mention this week.. its been pretty dull.

My WIP for the month, like I mentioned last week, is the Princess Mononoke Pullover. I was able to take a better picture. I need to get needles with a longer cord. These are 16 inches.

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The mask is almost complete. About 20 more rows..lol πŸ™‚

My FO’s were actually finished a few weeks ago….

I made an infinity scarf on my purple KK loom. Ive loved this yarn for so long. its by Fancy Yarns. I have no idea what the colorway is.

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Below is the cowl I posted about last month for a WIP Wednesday.

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And lastly, I frogged the Man hat. ugh!!! I got to the decrease and the hat was at a point where I could try it on. Too tight. It broke my heart to take it apart. Do I have any ambition to start over…. does not look good.  Although I love the yarn and the pattern, doing the knit rows hurt my thumb. Must be the thick yarn.
 

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