So, there’s this Ravelry group that I’m a member of, which is the online presence of a knitting group, which I’m an honorary member of. Anyhow,the OOPS Knitters was starting this awesome GKA called “Feel Like Floozy”
- You can start any time, don’t need to wait till Jan. 1 if something is beckoning to you.
- Extra brownie points for using stash yarn (for purposes of this GKA, stash yarn is something you bought 6 or more months ago).
- You can do one project a day, or ten. The only limit is the size of your stash and the number of needles you can locate.
- Daily checkin, with pictures, is highly encouraged.
- Cheerleading is essential.
- Have fun!!
And being the joiner I am…coughNOTcough…I decided, what the hell! Why not. Though, I don’t know what’s more pathetic; that I have yarn enough to do a 7-day floozy-along every month for 6 years, or the fact that I almost didn’t participate because I didn’t have enough knitting bags to hold all my projects. Because, you know, there can be only one project per bag. No intermingling or kanoodling on my watch. If they cohabitate they’ll start getting all sorts of ideas and then it’ll be anarchy, I tell you!
Oh, where was I? Floozying, that’s right.
So, New Year’s Eve didn’t find me out at a party, whooping it up, or snuggling in. No. Much to the SBH’s disappointment, it found me stash-diving, gadget-finding, needle-searching, notions-gathering, and bag-improvising in anticipation of the week.
Yeah, not much progress in that picture, but remember, you only had to cast on for 7 different projects. Nowhere does it say you gotta make a lot of progress. Though progress is what I DID make. This is an original design I’ve been sitting on for as long as I’ve had the Washburne Scarf available to the public, so almost a year now. Here it’s being knit up in this…
Nature’s Palette in a gorgeous eggplant. But I’ve changed my mind. Even though it’s a gorgeous solid color, it’s very dark, and the cablework won’t be shown to it’s best. So, I’m gonna rip and start over, in this…
yup, my very own Charlise. I mean, that should have been a no brainer right? So why did it take me so long to figure out how genius it is t use my own yarn for my own designs whenever possible? I also found an error in the charts right away. I’d call that progress!
January 2: Missouri Autumn Mitts aka Mo Betta Mitts
My Ravalry friend, CeliaAnne has a new design out. Now, as she designed these using some of my Dizzy Blonde yarn, of which I have an ample supply…go figure… I volunteered to test knit these. Instead of raiding my inventory, I frogged the Cat Face Lace Sock revamp and reclaimed my Momoze yarn. The yarn and the sock pattern were not meant for each other, and I figured my Momoze would be much happier on my hands than on my feet anyway. What cat wants to be walked on?
OMG, I LOVE this pattern!!! I’ve never made mitts before, but these are very easy, but fun! These became my nightly TV knitting, and before I knew it, I’d knit one and now I’m about 1/2 of the way through the second. And you can get 2 pairs out of 1 skein of yarn.
This Saturday will find me at the Griffin Dyeworks First Annual Fiber Frolic in La Crescenta, for a day of frolicking with fiber and friends. If you’re local, come out and join us!
Picture Of The Day
And that’s all I’m gonna say on THAT subject.