Drum Roll, Please…

I finished spinning the Nerd Girl Yarns Lux Top that I have had on my wheel since last July!  I am absolutely in love with this yarn and am already looking for knitting patterns.  If you have any suggestions, let me know!

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Ravenclaw Socks

Yesterday I finished the socks that I have been working on for the last five weeks or so.  These socks are the first pair of my HPKCHC OWL project for this term.  In order to meet the OWL deadlines, I have two more pairs of socks to make this month and three pairs to make in November, so I’ve really got to increase my speed on socks!

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HPKCHC Fall 2014 Term

I did not do in-depth planning for the upcoming term, like I usually do during the break month.  We are two weeks into the term already.  I need a plan!  If you aren’t familiar with the Harry Potter Knit Crochet House Cup, or would like a reminder on how it works, visit my HPKCHC Spring 2014 Term blog post, which describes the game in detail.

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Autumnal Socks

When we moved to Florida, I thought I would miss having four seasons.  My husband said, “If you miss a season, we can always visit it.”  I’ve been living in Florida for 12 years now, and most of the time I do not miss seasons.  We haven’t taken a trip just to visit a season.  We actually get 3 seasons here, though ‘spring’ and ‘fall’ do not happen when I expect them.  We get fall-like weather in February.  I even get to see leaves change in February; the Crepe Myrtles in our back yard turn brilliant red and orange.  Still, September brings with it the expectation of changing colors, and when I look out my windows, everything is green.  So the autumn colorway of the socks I finished before we left for California made me particularly happy.

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July 2014 Wrap Up

July was a rather frustrating month of crafting.  I met few of my goals.  I expected to get a lot done because I was home for the entire month, but this turned out not to be the case.  Since I was home for the entire month, I spent a lot of time catching up on home tasks that had languished while I was doing so much traveling between March and June.  It was excellent and necessary to get those things done, but it meant the crafting did not get done.

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The Neverending Spinning

I finally finished the yarn I have been spinning that is made from one ply of pin-drafted undyed cream-colored wool from Ohio Valley Fibers and one ply of an undyed brown 50% Shetland / 50% Mohair blend from Psalm 23 Farm.  I bought both fibers in April at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, Indiana and started the spinning for this yarn at the beginning of May.  I finished plying on July 29, but got so much yardage that it took a while to wrap it on to my niddy noddy so I could set the twist.  I just finished setting the twist yesterday.

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July 2014 Preview

My original July 2014 plans were make a bunch of granny squares and finish the spinning for my OWL.  Thank goodness!  Since June was such a dismal failure, July has inherited June’s cast offs and I do not have to bump anything off my project list.

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June 2014 Wrap Up

June is over!  We are already halfway through the year!  It is time to review my crafting goals for June and see if I met them or not.  SPOILER ALERT: Not so great on the goals this month, but you probably guessed that from my lack of blogs for the last couple weeks.  I’m not totally sure what happened.  Let’s break it down.

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WIP Wednesday: June 18, 2014

Since I was in Connecticut last week helping my sister unpack her new apartment, I did not post for WIP Wednesday.  In the two weeks since my last post, I have made progress on several projects, started and finished a couple projects, and started a new WIP!

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