It has been since I last bought yarn!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Yarn Love Challenge Week 4

Tomorrow we discuss progress and new things... today we finish up the challenge!

Day 21- Library

Day 22- Currently Wearing

Day 23- Throwback

Day 24- Favorite Tip

Day 25 - Routine

Day 26- Newest Stash

Day 27- Blocking

Day 28- Favorite Thing I've Made (part 1)

Day 28- Favorite Thing I've Made (part 2)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Yarn Love Challenge Week 3

Aaaaaand the challenge continues!

Day 13: Selfie

Day 14:Yarn Love ♥
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Day 15: Family

Day 16: Happy Color

Day 17: Fiber Friends

Day 18: Gratitude

Day 19: On the Go

Day 20: Handmade Home

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yarn Love Challenge Week 2

The yarn love challenge on Instagram continues and so do my posts... here's what I posted since my last update:

Day 6: Mistakes
"Mistakes"- oh god so many.  I frequently find that I have knit the same hand twice far too late in a mitten.  I knit THREE (thinking I would just knit 2 pairs) of the same hand once and had to rip back a whole mitten. *sobs*. The mistake is obvious to the eye on the grey blanket- but I only discovered it as I was GIFTING to it someone. 🙀 That purple stripe blanket nearly damn well killed me.  After a long hiatus I began knitting furiously on it... only to discover I had knit 10 inches incorrectly in pattern.  I had woven in the ends already!  My mother in law (knowing the mistake would drive me nuts) painstakingly ripped out all the woven ends and frogged the ten inches for me.  It was likely the kindest thing anyone has ever done for me.  #yarnlovechallenge #yarnlovechallengeday6 #mistakes #payattentiondammit
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Day 7: Stripes

Day 8: Where I Craft

Day 9: Tools

Day 10: Oldest Stash

Day 11: Travel Projects

Day 12: Progress

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Yarn Love Challenge Week 1

Blog posts have been light while I've found myself busy, tired and distracted from knitting again.  We've been going skiing a lot... which isn't a bad thing, but the exhaustion at the end of the day usually means I'm sleeping 10 minutes after my kid is.  It's not a bad thing, and I'm glad we've been capitalizing on "winter fun" but I've been feeling frustrated that there really isn't any time left for knitting at the end of the day.

Enter Instagram.

I noticed early this week that a knitting Instagram challenge had been issued... where you take a picture every day related to the chosen theme.


Deciding it was a great way to connect with other knitters and get myself back into progressing- I jumped in.  AND BLAMMO- I'm re-invigorated to keep working on my projects again!  It was such a great idea that I thought I'd repost my posts here, so those of you NOT on Instagram can also follow along.

Day 1: "Introductions"

Day 2: "Close-Up"
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Day 3: "Currently Making"

Day 4: "Speed"

Day 5: "Community"
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I'll update the posts every 5 days or so that you can follow along on this challenge.  What a great way to get me knitting AND getting me blogging!