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.  

 

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??

August at Stitchknit

First off, I have no idea how it got to be August.  Our household added a teenage foster son in April and I’m going to blame the speed of life in general on him!  :)  I’ve been a foster parent for decades, so it’s not that I’m  not used to this.   I’m guessing it has more to do with the fact that I’m Old!  I’m worn out before dinner most days.

Along with the busier schedule here at the house, I’m noticing a huge increase in my local business.  Alterations, Repairs, Classes………..all up from this time last year.  Actually, busier than any time, since I started doing this decades ago.  I’m enjoying the work, it is great to love what one does!  I shuffle my way to the studio, start the coffee pot and I’m ready for the day.  Whoops!  Forgot the summer part of the schedule.  Teenager needs a ride to the bus for his summer job….that comes before coffee and the evening pick up run comes right at dinner time.  Flexibility and a crock pot…..  will get us through til school starts!   :)

 

Have a new project in the works.  A kid-friendly, Mary Poppins inspired scarf.  Just in time for Halloween.  This is truly for the tiniest Ms. Poppins followers…………a toddler size creation.  Here’s a sneak peak:

Toddler size Mary Poppins scarf from Stitchknit

Made with actual yarn, this tiny version should be in the shop by the end of the month.

Better get busy, August is flying by……

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!

 

Classic Black & White

Finally, a new item in my shop.  A Handmade New Item!  Hasn’t been one of those for ages.  Between wedding, prom & graduation season, my local shop has been (and still is) FULL.  I’ve hemmed & altered dozens of items each week.  Took a break and finished off this scarf and managed to get it listed today!

Black & White scarf from StitchknitSoft, drapes well, cotton.  Long enough to wrap around a couple times……….narrow enough to use as a tie belt, or hat band on a big sun hat at the beach.  Goes with anything.

 

 

Toddler Scarves from Stitchknit

I’m adding to my listings for toddlers and little girls, with these pint sized colorful scarves.  Toddler scarves from StitchknitAll but the scarf on the needles available here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit?section_id=8103090&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

These make cute gifts for your tiny fashionistas, as well as fun props for photo shoots and dress up collections.

$17.00 each

 

 

Work in Progress

Little girls scarf.....great for dress up too....and a fun prop for a photo shoot!

Little girls scarf…..great for dress up too….and a fun prop for a photo shoot!

No new pics for other works in progress.  I’m one of those knitters/crocheters who has multiple projects in the works at the same time.

*  Have a pair of multi colored socks on the needles that just stay in the van, for those times when I’m waiting for someone.

*   Still crocheting away on the modern striped baby blanket in 2 shades of gray and a pop of bright red. Loving this one, but it is getting too big to haul around.  Now an at home sort of project

*  Mary Poppins pork pie style straw hat……..took out a row or two, as I’m making this up from the pictures from the movie.  Raffia was stretching out too much. Definitely an in the studio type project, as I’m writing the pattern as I go.

*  Knit baby hat in soft blue, a great take anywhere project. Aiming to make up several of these in different colors.

*  Black & white cotton knit scarf.  Done but the fringe.  So, technically not done at all.  Seem to have projects in this basket all the time.  Done:  But needing something!

Actually, that doesn’t seem like much at all.  Should go match up a few more patterns with some yarn!  :)

 

 

 

Long Summer Scarf

Long Summer Scarf by StitchknitLong Summer Scarf:  White with splashes of color!   For Sale in my Etsy Shop

$38.00      Ready to Ship

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188052296/long-summer-scarf-white-cotton-with?ref=shop_home_active_7

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit?ref=si_shop