Episode 8 – “Oy! With The Poodles Already!”

Introduction:

A Poll:

 

Stash Dash 2016:

My Total Yardage: 11,858 Yards

How Many Meterage does this equal?: 10,843 Meters

 

Click here for the full list of all my Completed Projects

 

FOs:

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    Mad As A Progressive Hare
    Mad As A Progressive Hare
  2. Mary's Blanket
    Mary’s Blanket
  3. Green Steam
    Green Steam
  4. Redemption Mother's Day Shawl
    Redemption Mother’s Day Shawl
  5. Washcloths For Mary
    Washcloths For Mary
  6. Milo #2. Never got a FO picture. But Sandy (not the mom-to-be, BTWs) loved the larger one so much, she agreed to hold it up for me at the Party!
    Milo #2. Never got a FO picture. But Sandy (not the mom-to-be, BTWs) loved the larger one so much, she agreed to hold it up for me at the Party!
  7. Weighing Drunken Watermelons
    Weighing Drunken Watermelons
  8. Steam Run Amok!
    Steam Run Amok!
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    Socks For Marc N'
    Socks For Marc N’
  10. All Dolled Up In Teal
    All Dolled Up In Teal
  11. Crazy Is As Crazy Does
    Crazy Is As Crazy Does

 

New Section: Silver’s WIP Down 2016

August 1st through December 31st. At least 5 prizes. First will be drawn Sept 5th, a pattern of your choosing from Ravelry $10 or under. So, get those FO pictures in ASAP! 🙂

The Only Rules:

  1. You must be a member of the group on Ravelry.
  2. You must post FO pictures in the KAL Thread.
  3. Remember: Hats/Washcloths/Smaller items may count. However, any small item must be part of a set of 4 or more for it to count for prizes.
  4. Projects cast on after October 1st will not count for the sake of this KAL. However, you will have up until October 1st to cast on as many projects as you think you can handle for the rest of the KAL.

 

WIP Parade:

New Since Last Time

    1. Frozen Bowties Are Cooler
      Frozen Bowties Are Cooler
    2. Pink Weave
      Pink Weave ❤
    3. This Space Be Poppin!
      This Space Be Poppin’
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      This Is Halloween! -Well, the ribbing, so far…
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      Gingy Rules!
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      Brainy Dance
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      Love The Night’s Watch
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      Zombie Moons
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      It’s All Over The Place!
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      Orange Swirl
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      The Doctor Inspires Me
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      1. Gilmore Girls KAL: It runs from the first of August through the 30th of September, for those that want to participate. You can do any new project cast-on in that time, and can be anything that you can convince the moderators relates to Gilmore Girls. Use #GilmoreGGKTKB on the projects you may do, so they can follow your progress.
      2. FO’s Need to be entered here. Make sure you become a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast and The Knitting Broomstick groups  while you’re there! That way you can get credit for your entry!

Those You’ve Seen

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      My Progressive Progression Shawl
      1. Miss Babs Shawl KAL. This will be from July 1st until October 15th
      2. If you want to participate, click here for more details!
    2. DSC08440
      Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Socks Para Mi
    3. DSC08247Benilla Latte Socks
    4. DSC08621All This Red is Knitting Up Like Butta

 

Other WIPs.

  • Tetris Blanket: Just click here if you’re on Ravelry. This Is my project page with a TON of pictures.
  • DSC08207Dreaming In Georgia
  • DSC08215A Winter’s Snow
  • DSC08111Zelda For A Zelda? 😉 – A double-knit scarf 🙂
  • DSC08425It’s A Flaming Winged Axel! 🙂
  • DSC08466Tri-ed And True
  • DSC08353T’s Couch Blanket 2.0
  • DSC08459Mermaid Tail In A Half-Shell
  • DSC08617 DSC08605Watermelon Socks
  • DSC08393Lintilla The Hun

 

Frog Pond

 

Hibernating

 

Needle Adjacent:

 

Enabling:

  1. Non-Yarn
  2. Yarn
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      “Frozen,” Siren Sock by Supernatural Yarns
    2. DSC08654
      “Lumpy Space,” Betty Base, Lucky Violet Color Company

 

Whatcha Watching, Silver?:

  1. Podcasts
    1. The KnitGirllls
    2. Inasknit
    3. Theknitmoregirls
    4. Round The Twist With Carin
    5. Cultivate & Create
    6. The Knitting Broomstick
    7. Grocery Girls
    8. Geeky Girls Knit
    9. The Turbo Knitter
  2. TV
  3. Movies

 

Whatcha Reading, Silver?:

  1. I Finished a few books!
    1. Blogged About each one.  The links can be found below.
      1. Love At Stake
      2. Non-Serial Books
      3. An Awesome Opportunity!
  2. I’m Currently Reading 

 

My Favorite Things

  1. The Gilmore Girls Re-boot! November 25th on Netflix!
  2. Coffee!!!
  3. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on Youtube.
  4. Organizing My Life
  5. Project #400 on Ravelry! #400 DSC08597 DSC08665

 

Did A Bit Of Writing This Week:

 

Social:

Ravelry: Silverluna2112

Silver’s DreamLand is on Facebook!

Instagram: SilversTreats & SilversDreamland.

Twitter: @SilversKnitting. 

E-mail:silversdreamland@gmail.com.

Stash Dash 2.0

Start Date: 5/27 (Really, just after 1AM Eastern)

End Date: 8/21 (Really, almost 1AM Eastern the 22nd)

Here is a video TheKnitGirllls put together with this year’s rules, if you would like to view it!  🙂

 

For Your Ease Getting Around the Large NUMBER of projects I’m planning to do, I will include shortcuts to the different categories of items I will be doing:

  1. Shawls
  2. Socks
  3. Blankets
  4. Scarves
  5. Other  

FINAL Update 8/22:  It’s been a whirlwind Summer with all the projects I’ve been able to finish.  I haven’t made my 15K goal, but there’s always next year, right???  I have a total of 11, 858 Yards that I’ve completed this year, which is more than I did last year, so I can pretty much call this IMPROVED! 🙂

There was a bit of surprise Cast-On-Itus this summer, and a lack of finishing to blame for this failure, but I’m already looking forward to next year… As usual, you can click the links above to jump to each section! Hope you enjoy the pictures of each, as much as I enjoyed knitting on each item!

It’s been Real!  PEACE! -Silver-

 

Shawls: (a Total of 6,360 yards Predicted before the beginning of S.D.)  – Finished 13 Total.

My “Rainbow” Hitchhiker: Pattern is “Hitchhiker” by Martina Behm.  I  mean to do a ‘proper’ Hitchhiker with 42 points.  42 is the answer to all, according to the denizens of “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.”  😉  I’m using the “Dear Diary” Color on Chroma from KnitPicks.

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Predicting 572 yards.
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Pre-StashDash marker: 41 points.
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Done. Total: 495 yards / 452.60 Meters

 

 

 

Started: 2/17

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = 41 Points: 4/10

Completed: 5/27 @ 1:40.  The time matters, as it was the start of S.D. only 39 minutes before…  lol…  Don’t want to be accused of cheating…

 

The Doctor Is In!  🙂 : Pattern is “Yowza Weigh It Shawl 2” by Susan B. Anderson in MissBabs – YozaWhattaSkein!  It’s going to be huge!  I don’t think I’ve even done 1/4 of the skein of yarn yet.  It’s all scrunched up on the needles.  Sorry, but it does look better in person! 🙂

Colorway: Tardish

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Predicting 560 Yards.
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End before S.D. 2.10 OZ left.
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Done. Total: 560 Yards / 512.06 Meters

Started: 3/14

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = 2 ounces of yarn left: 5/23

Completed: 5/27 @4:07 AM.  Time is again important, due to when the start of Stash Dash was…

 

 

 

 

Doctor Bella: Pattern is “Bella” by Jumper CablesMissBabs – YozaWhattaSkein!  I’m in love with the color, and the odd shape of the pattern makes it worth the roll-y stockinette parts.  😉

Colorway: Tardish

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Predicting 560 Yards.
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Shawl at it’s stopping point before StashDash Begins.
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Done. Total: 500 Yards / 457.20 Meters

Started: 3/13

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = 12 rotations of the pattern, then 3 rows of the edging: 3/28

Completed: 5/28

 

 

 

 

Thoughtful Silver Ringing: Pattern is “Color Affection” by Veera Välimäki.  This is my first time using 3 different colors of MissBabs’ Yummy 2-Ply (Fingering weight) yarn.  First time doing short rows as well, so we’ll see how it goes!  🙂

Colors: 1) Deep Thoughts,  2) Oxidized Silver, and 3)  You Rang?

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1,200 Yards Predicted
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At the stopping point. Just the last one-color section left to go! 😉
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Done. Total: 645 Yards / 589.79 Meters

Started: 3/13

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = Beginning of the edging.  Also known as “the third color by itself.” : 3/30

Completed: 5/30

 

 

 

 

My Magrathea: Pattern is “Magrathea” by Martina Behm.  Haven’t done to much yet, as I was waiting for my longer ChiaoGoo needles to come in the mail.  They’re here now, so I should get more rotations on this done soon-ish.  It’s also my first experience knitting right from a chart, so it will also be a bit slow-going.  Sometimes I may not be in the headspace for it, even though I’m still having fun with the pattern!  🙂  I’ve been using “Ol’ Blue Eyes” (a gradient set) from Leading Men Fiber Arts, their  Soliloquy base.  I LOVE how it’s working up right now and can’t wait to get back to it!  🙂

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650 Yards Predicted
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Right at the cusp of the Edging Charts. Perfect place to end before StashDash! 😉
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Done. Total: 657 Yards / 600.76 Meters

 

 

 

Started: 2/29

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = The beginning of the Edging Charts: 4/12

Completed: 6/2

 

 

Singing, 22point5 Times: Pattern is “22.5 Degrees” by Martina Behm.  I’ve obviously found a designer that speaks to my weird style.  This one gets it’s name from the angle of the triangle that is formed from the pattern.  I’ve never had so much with Geometry in my life, thanks to Martina!  🙂  I’m in LOVE with how the colors are working up with this pattern!

Colorway: Sing N’ The Blues Stripes by Kroy Socks

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Predicting 570 Yards
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Stopping Point! Sorry about the bunciness of the shawl. It’s scrunched up on the needles, as it’s out-grown the 40inch cable I have it on.
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Done. Total: 498 Yards / 455.37 Meters

Started: 3/20

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = 48 Rotations of the Pattern: 4/25

Completed: 6/13

 

 

 

 

 

My BFF <3: Pattern is “Progression Shawl” By Carin (of Round The Twist with Carin).  Yarn is Yowza by Miss Babs.  I started this with the intention of keeping it for myself.  When I found out a work friend lost her father, I wanted to make this for her instead.  I really hope she likes it!  It’s more than my wingspan, so it should hug her pretty well…

Colorway: BFF

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I absolutely LOVE the drape that is happening right now with this shawl! 😉 560 Yards For S.D.

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Started: 6/16

Completed: 6/21

 

Mad As A Progressive Hare: Pattern is “Progression Shawl” By Carin (of Round The Twist with Carin).  Since I was giving the first to my friend, I wanted to keep one for myself.  LOVE this pattern! Using Miss Babs Yowza.

Colorway: Mad Hatter

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A Total of 560 Yards!
A Total of 560 Yards!

Started: 6/21

Completed: 7/19

 

 

Crazy Is As Crazy Does: Pattern is “Progression Shawl” By Carin (of Round The Twist with Carin).  Using Miss Babs Yowza.

Colorway: Bat S**T Crazy

560 Yards Total!
560 Yards Total!

Started: 7/19

Completed: 8/15

 

Weighing Drunken Watermelons: Pattern is “Yowza Weigh-It Shawl” By Susan B. Anderson.

Colorway: Drunken Watermelon

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560 Total Yards!
560 Total Yards!

Started: 5/29

Completed: 8/4

 

Redemption Mother’s Day KAL: Pattern is  “Mother’s Day KAL” by J. L. Fleckenstein.  I’m using the Betty base by Lucky Violet Color Company.

Colors: Maleficient

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Got back to Chart 1.

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Started: 6/16

Completed: 7/25

 

Green Steam: Pattern is “Age of Brass & Steam” By Orange Flower Yarn. I used Madelintosh, Tosh DK.

Colorway: “Taurus”

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225 Total Yards. Obviously my cat Mario isn’t as impressed with this yardage count. See? He’s just sleeping… 😉

Started: 7/25

Completed: 7/27

 

Steam Run Amok!: Pattern is “Age of Brass & Steam” By Orange Flower Yarn. I used Magickal Miscellany’s DK base.

Colorway: “Amok! Amok! Amok!”

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350 Yards

Started: 6/16

Completed: 7/25

 

Socks: (a Total of 1,710 Yards Predicted before S.D) – 5 Total Finished.  I’ll say I finished 6, ’cause those black socks, man…

Girl of The 80s: The Pattern is “Afterthought Heel” By LaLa of TheKnitGirllls.  As if I needed a further reminder that I’m a girl born in the 80’s, this is it.  LOL.  The yarn is on the Thursday Base by Friday Studios.  I love the stripy nature of this yarn!  🙂

Colorway: “80s”

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Predicting 464 Yards
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Heels are waiting for the start of StashDash! 🙂
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Done. Totals: 348.6 Yards / 318.76 Meters.

 

 

 

 

Started: 10/13/15

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = Both socks, minus heels: 4/1

Completed: 6/1

 

Carrie Loves The Blues: Pattern is “Blurred Lines” By Megan (of the Stockinette Zombies).  Yarn is Lollipop Yarns, Beefcake Base.

Colorway: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”

Blurred Lines Sock #1
Blurred Lines Sock #1
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2nd Toe as it stands now…

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Started: 5/22

Completed: 7/7

 

 

Lia Loves The Rainbow: Pattern is “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” By Wendy D. Johnson. Yarn is Lollipop Yarns, Beefcake Base.

Colorway: “Raise The Roof”

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Aren’t They Pretty? First sock done, second with the heel.

Started: 6/9

Completed: 6/22

 

Salan Loves All of The Patterning: Pattern is “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” By Wendy D. Johnson. Yarn is Patons Kroy.

Colorway: “Sunset Stripes”

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Just a Toe, for now…

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Started: 6/21

Completed: 6/8

 

Socks For Marc N’ (The Hubby): The Pattern is “Afterthought Heel” By LaLa of TheKnitGirllls.  His uh… Yule present that I haven’t finished yet.  He understands, I think… ;(  They’re knitting up almost black, so I can’t do much with it in one go before I get bored (and perhaps, I go a bit crazy).  Kroy socks.

Color: Gentry Grey

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Predicting 332 Yards
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To the Stopping Point. 🙂 FINALLY!

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Started: 9/16/15

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = Both socks, minus heels: 5/11

Completed: 8/8

 

Blankets: (a Total of 11,360 Yards Predicted before S.D.)

Nothing completed.

Scarves: (a Total of 1,850 Yards Predicted before S.D.)

Nothing completed here either! I’m such a failure…  But, there’s always next year, right?

Other:

Dolled Up In Teal: The pattern is “Hush Hush” By Libby Baker.  I wanted to make something special for first garment.  It’s looking good so far! 🙂  Using Red Heart, Comfort Sport.

Color: Turquoise

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Predicting 1,716 Yards

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Started: 1/4

Stopping Point B4 S.D. = Up to the straps: NA.  Didn’t make any change since I first premiered this project.  So mad at myself, but there it is…  5/25, I’m calling it good until I get it back in the rotation during S.D.

Completed: 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanket For Mary: Pattern is “Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth.” Am making this 144 sts wide for a Co-worker.

Colorway: “Baby Ombre”

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About Half-way into the decreases, I can finally spread out the stitches on the needles. 400 Total Yards.  Unfortunately, I never got a finished photo… Deadlines…

Started: 5/26

Completed: 7/20

 

Washcloths For Mary: Pattern is “Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth.” Am making two for a Co-worker.

Colorway: “Baby Ombre”

2 Totaling 120 Yards. Never got a FO picture of this one either...
2 Totaling 120 Yards. Never got a FO picture of this one either…

Started: 7/20

Completed: 7/29

 

Milo For Older: Pattern is “Milo” By Georgie Nicolson.  Yarn is Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls. This is for the same Co-worker’s eldest daughter, so she can match the new baby.

Colorway: “Baby Pink”

300 Yards. Never got a FO picture. But Sandy (not the mom-to-be, BTWs) loved the larger one so much, she agreed to hold it up for me at the Party!
300 Yards. Never got a FO picture. But Sandy (not the mom-to-be, BTWs) loved the larger one so much, she agreed to hold it up for me at the Party!

Started: 7/20

Completed: 7/31

 

Milo For Baby: Pattern is “Milo” By Georgie Nicolson.  Yarn is Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls. This is for the same Co-worker.

Colorway: “Baby Pink”

185 Yards
185 Yards

Started: 6/23

Completed: 6/28

 

 

Previous Updates Notes:

Update 7/8:  Since last time, I’ve finished a few Socks.  Worked on a few Other things as well.  I have also updated the Shawls section with a few other plans for WIPs.  They’re quick knits, so they may also get done while S.D. is going on….  As of Today, I have 5,441 Yards / 4,975.25 Meters already finished.

Update 6/22:  Since last time, I’ve finished a few Socks, and a few Shawls.  I have decided to condense the blog entry to the categories you see above, and I will let you know which sections I’ve updated every week or so….  I’ve re-organized everything by date of completion/how much I have left to finish.  I’ve also added any other projects I’m thinking of finishing before the end of the Summer.  The Other section has grown a bit as well.  As of Today, I have 4,264 Yards / 3,899.002 Meters already finished.

Update 5/30:  Since last time, I’ve finished a pair of Socks, and a few Shawls, so you know which sections to go to….  Today, I have 3,206 Yards / 2,931.566 Meters already finished.

Update 5/30: I’ve started casting things off, so that’s the biggest news of this update.  Shawls got finished the most, but I’m sure the other categories will be updated soon-ly…  I’ve also included a 6th section.  Stuff that I didn’t allow for when I was making my crazy plans for Stash Dash originally, but I’m still planning on including in my meterage.  I’ve also gotten rid of the link to my knitmeter.  Reason?  The dumb link wasn’t updating like it should.  So, when I do my updates up top here, I’ll just tell you what I’m up to in total yards/meters.  And yes, I’ll give both as a record.  Today, I have 1,555 Yards / 1,421.86 Meters already finished.

Update 5/25: The last few days before Stash Dash begins.  I’ve decided that the pre-S.D. points will end tonight.  I’m updating everything with pictures so you can see how far I’ve gotten.  Wish me luck on the rest of my crazy journey!  🙂

Update 5/17: Another quick update today.  I’ve been working on a few things since the last time I posted.  Two have been updated under the Shawls section.  The Socks section has been updated as well.  I’m adding the Mother’s Day KAL shawl that I started to this list.  I have another repeat of the pattern to go before I’m done.  I’ve also added a blanket (the Blanket section) that I’ve started for a Client, who wants it by the start of June.  May not finish it by the beginning of Stash Dash, but I’ll update it as I go along.

Update 4/25: Just finished another stopping point in my “Shawls” Section.  Wanted to tell you about it almost immediately, but as I finished that point at about 3AM after a long work weekend, I wanted sleep more.  Sorry…  Hopefully, I’ll have another stopping point finished by Wednesday.  We’ll see how that goes…

I also have a Mother’s Day KAL I need to start the 29th, and a sock KAL I need to finish before then too, so we’ll see which pretty wins out…

With this update, I’m adding the date I got to the stopping point on each of my projects so that you know what parts I’m up to.  So if you check out the other sections, if you want to know.  If you don’t, I’m not going to be mad… 😉  I’m also including new pictures for all the project changes I’ve been making, as well as updates that I’ve been wanting to make for a bit.  IE: project names after receiving new yarn colors, etc…

I also found out that the Tetris blanket won’t count if I’m just seaming the pieces together.  I think I can make it work.  Wasn’t really thrilled with the boarder as I had written in the pattern, anyway.  So I’m going to do a border, kind of 10-stitch style and put that into the pattern for those that want to try this second way. (more detail about that once it’s complete…)

Update 4/11: Just finished another stopping point in my “Shawls” Section.  I also did a bit of changing in the “Blankets” section.  Just click on the links above, and you’ll be able to see the changes for yourself!  🙂

Update 4/4: Just a quick update under my “Shawls” section.  I finally got the yarn I needed for the remaining shawls for Stashdash.  SOO… This means that I was able to get them started!  🙂  I also got to a few more of my “stopping points” before Stashdash starts.  One is under my “Socks” section.  Click the link above, if you just want to jump to them!

Update 3/29: Just added the colors I’m using in each project, a few updated pictures (as I got to the stopping point on a few), as well as a new shawl.  What can I say?  I’m addicted to them!  🙂

Update 3/21:  Hello Fans!  I think I have the plan in place.  It will seem like a lot, but it is what it is….  A challenge to myself.  I’m challenging myself to do 21,366 yards during StashDash this year.  If you were wondering, that translates to 18.96K of yarn.  To do this, however, I need to do a bit of prep-work.  To this end, I have already cast on all but 2 of the shawls I’m planning on doing.  Hell, all of the projects I’m planning on challenging myself with have been recently started in anticipation of the goal I’ve set myself, or have been sitting on the needles for a longer time than I originally planned on them being.  So, what you see following will be the list of what I’m planning on challenging myself with as well as in-progress photos (or finished dates when StashDash comes about).  Wish me luck!

Hello to my awesome readers!  I have decided to participate in Stash Dash with TheKnitGirllls again this year.  Stash dash will start 5/27 this year and end 8/15.   I’m planning on 15K, but we’ll see how it goes.  I’m still in the planning stages.  I’ll update you here when I know exactly what my game-plan is official.  I have some time to plot and plan, after all…  – Silver, 3/14 –