I Think It’s Time to Fish or Cut Bait

I Think It’s Time to Fish or Cut Bait


 

Yep, I think it’s time.  First of all, I’m not breaking up.  I just need to get it together and hop back on   my post schedule starting now.🕰🕰🕰

ON MY NEEDLES

Alas…..many starts, no finishes.  Have a look:

Droplet Shawl

Knitpicks

Airy

Unique Chic Studio

80% Tussah silk/20% Merino

 

Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter

Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tweed

Good thing this is for next fall/winter, I’m as slow as molasses on colorwork!

 

Color Affection

Some random sock yarn I found on a deep stash dive.

These are just three of I don’t know how many wips that live in a bag by my chair.  Next time, I’ll include a few sock UFOs.

ONE MORE THING

I’ve started a new blog, The Insomniac Potter, along with an etsy store as my house was reaching critical mass potterywise.  I’d be honored if  you would take a few minutes to pay us a visit.

You teach best what you most need to learn. Richard  Bach

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Dixie 8 Handknit Socks 0, WIP Wednesday

Dixie 8 Handknit Socks 0, WIP Wednesday


This little angel is waging war on my handknit socks!

I’m beginnning to think I  need to buy a safe…she manages to find and destroy at least one sock of a pair.  She’s learned to knock the clothes hamper over to pull out the socks.  I’m trying to cut her some slack, she’s still a puppy, but her taste for handknits and Mr. iknead’s azaleas is making me want to tear my hair out.

ON MY NEEDLES

This is about the fourth attempt at getting started on this.

Droplets Shawl

Knitpicks

Airy Yarn from Unique Chic Studios

80% Tussah Silk/20% Merino

I think I finally have a handle on it – I hope so anyway!

ONE MORE THING

I’d like to invite you to visit my new Etsy shop, ClayDreamsPottery..  I plan to update every other Monday morning, but now, I’m slowly adding things, but I’d love for you to come have a look around.  I hope you like it!!!!!!!

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. Plutarch

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Finally A Little Progress

Finally A Little Progress


 

Finally showing a bit of progress on the Shell Cottage Socks!  I have to admit that this is NOT my favorite yarn to work with.   It’s really nice and soft but tends to get fuzzy and is super sticky. Seems like it’s always snarled up with itself. 😠

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.  Albert Einstein

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes


In my last post I shared about my Shell Cottage Socks project, part of The Handmade Sock Society, Season 2. Unfortunately, the original yarn I used became so fuzzy after even a couple of rows it drove me crazy enough to put that project aside and try a different yarn.

I found a nice JoJoland Melody yarn in the stash and cast on right away….

I think the JoJoland Melody was a good choice, even though I can never do the colors justice in photos.

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Napoleon Hill

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By the Sea

By the Sea


I joined The Handmade Sock Society’s Season Two sock club this week.  Since the theme is “A Sanctuary by the Sea, I thought it fitting that the project yarn I’m using is Knitpicks Stroll in the colorway Seashell Tonal. I love the soft pink and grays of this yarn!

 

You can find my project notes here.

One more thing – I’ve started a pottery blog, The Insomniac Potter. I hope you’ll pay us a visit!

An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts. John Junor

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New Pots

New Pots


Here’s a look at what’s come off my pottery wheel these last few days.  I’ve been practicing this particular shape, which finally jelled a couple of days ago.  I hope you like them.

#1

Low fire red clay

#2

Getting more comfortable with shape, still

needs practice but coming along🙂

Thanks for reading!

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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