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29 December 2014 @ 08:30 am

As the title says! I will be vending at Vogue Knitting Live Jan  16-18 2015.  This was quite the surprise to me. I had been planning in fact to see if I could apply for 2016 when this fell into my lap. A lot of paperwork and scrambling in a short amount of time and I shall be in Booth 118 on the 5th floor with my friend Susie of  Chiagu.


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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that there has been a lot of crafting the last few days and that will continue. I’m on vacation until Friday and will be using that to my advantage to get things done an in order.


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So if you are going to Vogue Knitting Live, come say hi. We’ll be in booth #118 on the fifth floor.   There will be shiny new pretties, including a lot of new sets. Westeros and Crafter are pictured here.




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25 December 2014 @ 08:30 am

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Here’s wishing everyone a great day!  I shall be somewhere were hopefully enjoying good food, good drink and good friends.


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22 December 2014 @ 12:08 pm

I finished the Honey Cowl from the last post, and somehow cast on and finished a handspun cowl. I did cast on in the movie theater during The Battle of the Five Armies.  I will say it was likely my favorite of the three movies but  seeing how I wanted to light the Desolation of Smaug on fire and have no interest in owning any of them on DVD, I don’t think that means much.


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The finished cowl has already been sent off to its new home with its matching  Snapdragon Tam.  So knowing I was going to sit in a theater for a few hours, I knew I would want some knitting with me. I had wound some handspun into a cake and decided to free form a cowl.


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I cast on 110 stitches knit 8 rows of garter and then then knit st until I felt I was near the end of the skein and knit 8 more rows of garter.  I ended up with about a row of yarn left which I think is pretty good.  This looks like it will be a fun bright pop of color to any outfit in the coming weeks.


Now I’m off to finish a test knit hat in a great teal color!


 




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19 December 2014 @ 03:37 pm

About 90% of this update was inspired by Teen Wolf (not the 80s movie but the MTV show).  It’s fun in its own way. And has some amusing rules and mythology running through it. If you like wacky supernatural shows based around teenagers who are worried about sports, grades, werewolves, druids, significant others, hunters, and people who just won’t stay dead, give it a look see. I watched the first two seasons on Netflix and never looked back. Now on to the update.


Okay and some Harry Potter, because I never stick to one fandom completely in an update.


 


Always and Hogwarts Express Earrings


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 Teen Wolf – Allison Argent Earrings and Chris Argent Earrings


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Alpha Werewolf Earrings and Wolfs bane Stitch Markers


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And a couple restocked items: Swirling Leaves Stitch Markers and Tardis Earrings


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Next update is up in the air a bit with some news I will share shortly.




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17 December 2014 @ 12:21 pm

I remember the last honey cowl I worked on taking ages to grow and be finished. And that I finished it at a point of I’m done dang it! than it had reached the size called for in the pattern. This one is flying off the needles a bit.


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This is a picture I snapped before heading off to work.  Gotta say the sun really agreed with me on this one.


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This is a shot from my cubicle.  It looks like it nearly doubled in size in just one way of the journey.  So so far a good WIPW.  What is everyone working on a week til the big day?




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10 December 2014 @ 01:08 pm

So this week’s works in progress are both purple. Well one is a long term WIP but as I mentioned Monday I am weakly attempting to finish my Bayside for VK-Live, Jan 17/18. So how much progress was made before I put the sweater down and wandered off to knit some heavier weight sweaters?


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Yeah, that’s it, and there is a good chance I will have to frog that as the stitch count seems to be off.  I have printed out a fresh copy of the pattern and will be double checking my numbers before I do anything drastic so we’ll see what happens.


On to more sensible projects.  The Snapdragon Tam is growing. I’m hoping to finish  it by the end of the week and move up to the matching honey cowl.


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In other less purple news Christmas is Coming. I’ll be putting together Christmas Cards. So drop me a line with your address at 1geek2craftall [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will pop a card over to you. I will likely drop them all in the mail some time next week. So let’s say email me by Weds Dec 17th and I’ll mail everything out Thursday the 18th and yes international addresses too!




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08 December 2014 @ 12:34 pm

I’m still working on my friend’s Purple Snapdragon Tam and haven’t even thought about starting her Honey Cowl. But  sometime during the holiday weekend/Black Friday sales I fell down the hole that was the Knitpicks holiday sale.  It was Friday or Saturday, I had a LOT of fun with my guests, the mornings blend.


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So I immediately added the Gloss DK I have been meaning to buy to make Alta in my cart. Then I paused and like every time one shops on Knit picks…its only $xx until free shipping. I could maybe get another sweaters worth in Wool of the Andes. It went a little over,  but two sweaters worth of yarn, one a silk/wool blend for around $60 is awesome.


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So now I have two sweaters worth of yarn and one pattern.  But I have ideas. I used  Trimmings to guess my yardage. I now have 1,210 yards of yarn waiting for a sweater pattern to call its name.  I’m in a pullover mindset so that narrows it down a bit but I’m still trying to decide between:



So I have a couple of options to think through. I also want to finish Bayside, and may be wondering if  I can finish it by VKL – NY (you know mid January) when I haven’t frogged it and gotten  started again yet.  But I did take the week between Christmas and New Years off. So I’ll have time to knit an entire fingering weight sweater? Maybe? I had the fleeting thought this morning so feel free to tell me it was the lack of caffeine talking.


 




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02 December 2014 @ 12:17 pm

I hope everyone in the states had a good Thanksgiving. I had friends come stay the weekend before they headed off for a cruise and it was great seeing them, hosting a friend filled meal, and lots of wandering the city.  In between the cooking, eating, drinking, and fun, I managed to finish NaNoWriMo once again (50, 455) and do it with about 8 hours to spare.


I also finished the body of the viking hat, which still needs horns but I will just get that done in time for Saturday and the Thank God its Over Party.


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And because apparently at least for the time being I have a hat problem.  I cast on another Snapdragon Tam. This hat does have a recipient, and I plan to make her a matching Honey Cowl. It is a Christmas present only in so much that I will finish it before the end of the month and this month happens to be December.


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I’m making the small size so I’m hoping to knit along quickly.




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26 November 2014 @ 11:06 am

Today feels like I am earning the title to this blog. Not only am I crunching novel words all month today, I sleep nano’d. Seriously I dreamed a scene  and wrote it down before I got out of bed… I am also working on a very familiar Viking Hat.


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It’s the Nano viking hat. I sorta used a pattern. I say sorta, because I changed the stitch count, the stitches used, the layout and pretty much altered the pattern to what I wanted. I already have an idea on how to make the horns, and I this point I am using the pattern to keep notes on all my alterations.


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I started knitting last night about five minutes after I finished my Corwith in red Rowan felted tweed.


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In other WIP news, I have a turkey to brine, granita and pie to make.  And if you were wondering my current word count is 34,639. I’m behind, but not so far back that I can’t make it up in the next couple days.




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25 November 2014 @ 01:25 pm

It’s the second shop update for the month.  In a hope to makes sure holiday items get into the shop with enough time before Christmas. If you wader into the shop the code Gobble will get you 10% off until Friday, December 5th.


Carol of the Bells Stitch Markers – with actual bells


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Tis the Season Earrings and Snow Queen Earrings


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Christmas Stocking Earrings


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And on a much greener side of things  Kryptonite Earrings and Slytherin Earrings


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Blue had its moment too-  Knitters Ear Blue and Cthulhu Blue Earrings


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Everything is up in the shop and my goal is to have, one more update for the year on December 19th.  Until then enjoy!




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