Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Unique Sheep Bright & Bold Advent Calendar - Day 13

Day 13 took a color turn, with bells on, well, with a bell in the box anyway.

1.  Sapphire
2.  Salt Water Blueberries
3.  Tart Heart
4.  Salt Water Strawberries
5.  Sun Porch
6.  Salt Water Bananas
7 - 12.  Compassion Ombre
13.  Tropical Teal

Craftvent 2017 - Day 13

The Day 13 drawer revealed another mini skein of yarn.  This time Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock.  Fortunately I have finished Section 3 of the pattern.  I wasn't sure I was going to have enough of the Dream in Color Smooshy to finish, but I did, barely.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Adventurous Wrap - Finished?

So, technically, the wrap is finished per the pattern, but I do believe that I'm going to knit another triangle - same colors, same fade.  If I reverse the color order I would have enough with what I have on hand.  If I want to keep the same color order I need more of 2 of the 6 skeins.  Adding a triangle will make it more wearable.

Pattern:  Adventurous Wrap by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering - Magical Dye Pot F-series
Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Craftvent 2017 - Day 12

The Day 12 drawer revealed a cute little notions pouch.  I don't think it will hold all the notions that I've received in the Craftvent calendar, but it is a nice little pouch.

I've also finally completed Sections 1 and 2 of the pattern, and am all set up to work Section 3 and 4.


Unique Sheep Bright & Bold Advent Calendar - Day 12

Day 12 completes the 6-skein Compassion Ombre set so I've peeled it off and set it aside with one of the neutral skeins that I bought.
I have several different patterns that I'm considering for these skeins - Rigoles, Willow, Dreambird, and Starburst.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Unique Sheep Bright & Bold Advent Calendar - Days 6 - 11

I have also been very neglectful of The Unique Sheep Bright & Bold Advent Calendar.  I did receive the neutral skeins that I ordered, so now I have the fun of searching for patterns.  I have some ideas, but haven't quite settled yet.  The colors (which are always better in real life) so far are:

1.  Sapphire
2.  Salt Water Blueberries
3.  Tart Heart
4.  Salt Water Strawberries
5.  Sun Porch
6.  Salt Water Bananas
7 - 11.  Compassion Ombre

Arctic Flow Capelet - Off the Blocking mats

What a difference blocking makes.  For comparison, here is the before blocking picture on my dress maker dummy.

Pattern:  Ocean Blue Collar by Eline Oftedal, modified to be a capelet
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep Super Wool Aran in Arctic Flow and Cinder
Needle:  US 9 (5.5 mm)