Summer Schedule = Completed Projects

I’m just settling into my summer schedule here, and sure enough, it’s almost over!  Just 7 more days of foster kiddos summer work experience…..which means just 7 more days of being out of the house at 6:20AM to get him to the bus stop and the reverse at 6PM for the pick up.  

The plus side of the schedule change has been the ‘found’ time while waiting for said kiddo.  

Three shades of Gray:  Crocheted Cowl, finished, and ready to add to my Etsy shop today.

Three shades of Gray: Crocheted Cowl, finished, and ready to add to my Etsy shop today.

Knit boot cuffs, actually finished the pair.  Even have the ends woven in!  They are waiting in line for pics...

Knit boot cuffs, actually finished the pair. Even have the ends woven in! They are waiting in line for pics…

Tea cozy:  Also completed & on the tea pot here.  Waiting in line for pics!

Tea cozy: Also completed & on the tea pot here. Waiting in line for pics!

On the needles:  Another Mary Poppins inspired scarf in the normal size for an adult….and a smaller version in a girls size

On the hook:   My 2nd baby blanket using the Blackberry Salad pattern.  

 

From Dog Beds to Wedding Gowns

I go from one order to another each day here at Stitchknit and the variety is my favorite part.  That, and learning new techniques along the way. But, some days are just odder than others……..and today, moving from the custom dog bed to the wedding gown make over, made me stop and ponder the types of projects I see here.

Switching gears and not having a need to finish every project works for me.  I squeeze in the fixes…..the alterations, in between the bigger projects needing additional fittings before I’m willing to move forward.

So, a day would look a bit scattered to most………..and absolutely productive and creative to me.  

Almost finished....denim on one side & fuzziness on the other.  Should be a happy dog!

Almost finished….denim on one side & fuzziness on the other. Should be a happy dog!

Hemming the sleeves on a down jacket. Fortunately, no cutting required!

Hemming the sleeves on a down jacket. Fortunately, no cutting required!

Finished the crochet cowl this AM, now just need to weave in the ends for pictures!

Finished the crochet cowl this AM, now just need to weave in the ends for pictures!

Sorry, no pictures of the wedding gown.  Still a secret from the groom.   Know that I’ve spliced in yards and yards of white silk and tulle, along with sequins, pearls and embroidered overlays…………all morning.  Everything wasn’t black, gray and tan in the studio!  

Off the Hook at Stitchknit

Crochet scarf from Stitchknit

Love the color…………a blend of almost pink, a touch of gray and orchid.

Love the yarn…………acrylic, soft, with a bit of a halo effect

Love the pattern…………easy to remember, don’t have to concentrate on just my crocheting

See it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/199409260/orchid-scarf-lacy-crocheted-scarf?

Off the Hook (and the needles)

I had some comments about a recent post, where I mentioned one couldn’t have too many projects going at once.  Just so you know………I’m equally as jazzed about finishing projects as starting them!  Here’s a couple that are waiting in line for “real pictures”…..

Love this color....I call it electric fuchsia!

Love this color….I call it electric fuchsia!

Love this pattern, it seems to make up so fast. Perfect take along project too.

Love this pattern, it seems to make up so fast. Perfect take along project too.

So, this means I get to start a couple more new things, right??

Off the Needles

Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!

Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!

I thought I had just the right buttons for this…….but no.  I need something with more personality.  So, this goes in my bag of items that need something that isn’t in the studio here at Stitchknit.  The bag that needs to go to the store.  This poses a difficulty, in that I truly do hate shopping.

And, this………….it too needs buttons.  Nothing in the box of hundreds and hundreds of new buttons……..or the huge box of vintage buttons will work.  Love vintage buttons, but when the design needs 4, of course……..I can only locate things I like that come with just 3!

crocheted button up cowl by stitchknitThis is truly a tough one to get a picture of.  The yarn is a blend of wool and rayon and has the prettiest shimmer to it.

Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.

Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.

This is like the blanket listed here in the shop.  I love this diagonal design.  Easy to remember, great for projects on the go!

 

One More Work in Progress

How many projects do you have in the works at one time?  I don’t know if it is a good idea to count all of mine! :)  Here’s a crocheted scarf/shawl I’m making to replace one that sold months ago.  Yes, I am running very behind here at Stitchknit.

Crocheted scarf from StitchknitGreat project for me this summer. Once I had the initial chain and the first row of floating chains done, I don’t have to count or think for this piece.  Perfect for me!  I love how loose this is and how intricate it looks.  About 10 more inches and this will be ready to put the border on.

Also in the works here at Stitchknit…………..my requisite pair of socks that ‘live’ in the van  Always ready for a bit of knitting when I am waiting for anyone/anything.  Still on sock #1, but at the arch of my foot……heading towards the toe.

Crocheted baby blanket in 2 shades of gray & a deep brick red.  Love having something a bit larger than socks to work on here at home.  Again, it is a no think, no count sort of pattern.  Perfect for right now.

Filling up my inventory of teensy tiny little hearts:

Crocheted hearts by StitchknitJust sold a couple sets of the pale pink ones and discovered I really didn’t have anything that was ready to ship.  Added pale pink, bright pink, navy, natural, yellow, white and have some peach and green thread in my project bag ready to work on.

All crochet projects!  Might have to even that out and come up with some knitting.  I’m old enough to have hands that complain if I don’t switch out the project types occasionally.

Finished!

It’s been awhile since I’ve managed to complete a  new piece for my Etsy shop.  Summer vacation, kiddo home from school, hot weather……..I’ve got all sorts of excuses!  :)

Crocheted blanket  from Stitchknit33″ square, this crocheted blanket is just the size for a new little one.  Brightly colored, this would work for either a little boy or girl.  Not ‘baby’ looking, this will be a favorite for years.  Easy care, made with acrylic yarn.   $65.00

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183217455/baby-blanket-diagonal-crochet-throw-baby?ref=shop_home_feat_1