WIP Wednesday: Just the Beginnings

I don’t have too much on the needles right now, but I am blocking and finishing some awesome things!  One of my newest projects is the result of a productive trip to Santa Fe last week in which I visited a brand new yarn store opening this Friday.IMG_7341

I’m making another version of my Braided Slouch, this time using Happy Feet in a gorgeous, deep wine color.  It may or may not be headed for stardom as the shop sample and also a promoter for an upcoming class.  IMG_7340

I’ve not worked with Happy Feet before although I have another skein in my stash that I’ve been swatching with, trying to find the perfect stitch for it.

Linking up with Tami again!  What are you working on this week?

In A New Place

The Happenings of Moving to a New City:

  • Leave the house on an errand run thinking “Ok, I’m gonna go explore and learn my new place!” but only getting exactly what you need from the store then rushing home because you don’t know where you are.
  • Take the dog for a walk around the block, making the walk short by taking all of the lefts because you don’t want to get lost.
  • Run errands to places you know how to get to but miss turns and take it as an opportunity to learn the neighborhood, because, Hey, you live here now and might as well learn the neighborhoods.
  • Spend at least twice as long (possibly three or four times) in the grocery store as normal trying to find your basic staples because you aren’t familiar with this one.
  • Take time to look at all of the architecture around and spend more time looking up than you normally spend because right now, it’s novel.

Have you moved recently?  I find that, even though I travel quite a bit, moving still pulls out different actions and mental processes in me than just visiting a place does.

A New Family Member

I apologize for the radio silence last week, I was just getting back in my routine and all of a sudden, totally unexpectedly (ok, maybe a little expected.  maybe.) a new niece was born to me!DSCN1673

She’s cute and tiny and a perfectly little wrinkled person.  I’d never seen a human only a few hours old and although she looked like a squished alien, she was the cutest squished alien there was.

There’s a decent chance baby (and toddler, her brother is 2) knits will hit the space periodically, but I promise to resume knitting content soon.

WIP Wednesday: An Oldie, But A Goodie

As Lisa properly guessed on my last post, the knitting I’ve finally pulled out of hiding is the Compass Rose Shawl.IMG_7326

After finishing all of the mitts I needed to make, I wanted to knit on something familiar, not too challenging and something that had maybe sitting in the WIP basket a bit too long.  With the holidays and the busy busy busy of the end of last year, it was easy to put this shawl away but I’m so glad I’ve pulled it back out!  IMG_7329

I’m about halfway through the last chart, only inches from the bind off and I’m excited to wear this before the weather in the southwest warms up too much (but is it really ever too warm for a scarf?  I think not really).IMG_7334

Doesn’t that look like a nice swirling pool where Merfolk might hang out?  I think so too.

Linking up with Tami, as usual 🙂

Settling In

After last week and all the moving hubbub, this week should be a little less crazy.  A lot of work has been done, IMG_7302

much more needs to happen, but this week I’m finding time to pull out old knitting projects, IMG_7314

sip some tea and enjoy my new living quarters.IMG_7310

What’s happening in your neck of the woods?

Regular Content to Resume Shortly

So far so good, the actual “moving” part of the move went off without a hitch and now we’re trying to settle into SillyLittleLady’s new Headquarters.  In order for that to come to completion though, work needs to be done first.IMG_7290

These will be my new office digs soon…if this hideous wallpaper doesn’t kill my hands first.  Who thought stripping would be easy?  Not this girl anymore.  Whew, they call it a workout for a reason 😉

WIP Wednesday: More Helmets

Immediately after Christmas I received two separate orders on the same day for custom Viking Helmets.  So, I bet you can imagine what I’ve been working on lately…Bearded Viking Helmet - in the making

I’ve wrapped up the helmet-knitting portion: the bases, the metal pieces and the horns, for both helmets and now just need to stuff and sew, sew, sew and make the beards!  These are actually really fun to knit, even though I’ve knit…..a few of these by now haha, yay for projects that don’t get old!

Joining in with Tami, as usual!

What are you knitting this week?

Getting Ready for Change

Remember when I made that Vlog not too long ago?

Saturday is it.  The Grand Relocation.IMG_7256

I’ve got a few boxes packed and many more to go.  I’ve got the truck reserved and my own working vehicle.  I’ve gotten some “normal” work done, and much more queued up before the driving starts.  I move pretty frequently, you’d think I’d have less stuff by now….

Christmas Gift Round Up 5: Kork Family

My older brother and his wife have a son and a daughter on the way (very VERY soon) and I decided to give each of them a little korknisse ornament with their initials and the year on the bottom, a korknisse family!IMG_7024

I’ve made these in previous years and I think they are so stinkin’ adorable.  I prefer to make them into ornaments instead of stand-alone folk, but they work just as well both ways.IMG_7025

I think that’s it for me for the round up this year, next year I’m hoping to make even more of my gifts!

What did you make/receive this season?  Do you have a plan of attack for next year?

Christmas Gift Round Up 4: Handdyed Yarn

Remember all that time ago when I was dying things? And I couldn’t tell you what things? (I’m good with secrets in that I have a lot of them…I apologize). Some of those things were two skeins of 100% wool for my Momma.yellow and blue dye

She likes green so I decided to experiment with my yellow and blue Jacquard Dyes to come up with two different shades that I think would look nice together if she chooses to knit them into the same project.in the dye pot

After they spent some time in the pot, they went into the green house to dry.  Because having a green house attached to the front, south-facing wall of your house is awesome. two green skeins

They got re-skeined and wrapped up, I think she likes them 🙂

Even more gift round ups to come!  What did you make for your loved ones this season?