Monthly Archives: November 2012

Xmas sweater and My first mystery along

I will be participating in the “Archer Mystery CAL” with the Freshstitches group on Ravelry. This will be my first mystery along! It starts Thursday (November 15th), and should give me a finished, rather large (It look slike it will take at least twice as much yarn as that sock monkey!) amigurumi in time for xmas. I’m so excited! This is what I plan to use for it…


I started on another Christmas sweater with Red Heart mistletoe. I love the various ways it’s pooling!

Begining of Xmas Sweater for Chance

Last night my grandmother in-law bought buy some vintage acrylic yarn! I didn’t take pics as my camera was dead and I wanted to get them put away. But there were a few discontinued colors in there, including a full skein of a great orange, which – though not the same brand – matches another vintage skein I have! (I am so about to have a discontinued orange afghan!) Why are so many great colors discontinued? I recently realized that I LOVE vintage yarn. Is that weird? This yarn mostly has the Venture (a defunct discount/department store) logo, and a couple have the Kmart logo. And I’m talking actually printed on the label. How old must this be? The Venture logo bought back memories… when I was a kid, I would always do my back-to-school shopping at Venture.

Welp, I got all the Skyrim DLC last night – an early xmas present from my husband – so I’m off to play it!

FO Friday on Thursday

Well since tomorrow I will either be shopping or feeling to bad to shop and laying on the couch being hungry, and I have seen that I should not attempt to read patterns while feverish (more on that later), I’ll do an FO Friday today!

Last week I finished the Nyan Cat and Tac Nayn scarves. I didn’t get pictures of the Nyan Cat before he flew off to his new home, but it looked just like my other one. Here’s the Tac Nayn –

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So I got a new vaccume cleaner, and I decided not to get Halo 4… but that’s a long story for another blog.

After that I finished that baby blanket. I’m still finding it hard to believe my nephew is old enough to be married and having a baby. Surely there is some mistake.

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I spent Monday’s stitch and bitch working on a sock monkey for Yuji for Christmas. This is the biggest amigurumi I have ever done. It was kind of difficult to finish off the body… I have no idea how people make things even bigger than this, or those ones the size of beanbag chairs! I got it pretty much done, but on Tuesday everyone started getting sick, so I didn’t finish it until yesterday.

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Trying to show how big this thing is...

That actually used up the last of my fiberfill. Fortunately I am armed to the teeth with Joann coupons. And self, when you go to Joanns this time, just get the sewing patterns you want and some fabric, instead of not getting them and then wishing you had, as you did the last 3 times.

Anyway… With that completed, I wanted to work on something else, but most things I had to choose from need to be stuffed (either with fiberfill or pellets, and though I got the pellets last weekend, I have to get nylons to put them inside of first) and I didn’t want to get to a part that needed stuffing and not be able to continue. So despite the fact that I was feverish, I attempted to finish off my Vancouver Fog.

And I would have finished it – I was just going to ignore an error in the cables I’d made – if I hadn’t realized, just 4 rows before the ribbing at the fingers, that I’d made 2 left gloves.

Now I do have 2 left feet, but I don’t have 2 left hands. So, by those errors combined, I am captain frogger! (Okay, I’m still feverish, give me a break.) I completely restarted the right glove, because I hate picking up stitches just that much. I decided not to go any further than the beginning ribbing, so as to not screw it up again, but my completion of that leads me to believe I would have surely finished it last night had I done it right. Sigh.

Ah well, live and learn. Now I need to go make a grocery list. And then I’ll probably work on some dishcloths, which are a little more forgiving.