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Hashtag Makesomething..

I must knit, ALL THE TIME! I know you all can relate. Because I swear as soon as I finish a project it’s on to the next. I mean like immediately 😳 I went to hangout with my girlfriend and she has one of them fancy swifter/winder  things, so I got my yarn together for the next project.   

I have enough Nice & Knit left to make another Spring Fever. My Shelbey wants one but not as wide so I will start on that after my poncho. 

Remember this?  

 

I am making one in Black and Grey. I don’t have any handmade items in black or grey, so I am eager. It calls for a provisional cast on 👀 why does that intimidate me? That is why I opted for this headband. It was quick and it’s cute AND it didn’t have any techniques that make me pause

  

 

This Poncho was an exclusive design for Do Ewe Knit? For the NJ woolwalk and it will be my first time using yarn from Three Irish Girls. It’s DK weight and calls for a US6, I can do that.  The pattern is called Foot Loose and Fancy Free Poncho  by Brenda Castiel. As always I will keep you all updated on my progress.  I am anxious to see how that textured section is created.   

Knit on my fiber friends… Knit on 

~GG

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Once upon a time….

There was a girl and her big ass striped wrap….hahahahahahahaa!! Guys I finished it…it is currently blocking but I did it baby! Can I tell you guys how many times I have looked at a wrap like this and instantly told myself: You can’t do that! and honestly I have no idea why. I mean I can knit and I can purl..and you know what I have done them together in the past…so clueless am I.

I think it’s because knitting just looks so polished and professional that I would look at these projects on Ravelry and talk myself out of it. Well honey, THAT foolishness is ancient history..starting now!! Because I finished my wrap, I finished my wrap!! (you have to sing that part) LOL!

The pattern as I have mentioned in previous post is free and it comes from the Spring Forward collection by Plucky Knitter. This pattern is called Spring Fever by Amy Miller and it’s simply stockinette stitch but the affect of the color changes was like pure adrenaline in my veins. The closer I got to the finish line the harder it got for me to put it down.

I mean I would be on conference calls at work, all but frozen if it wasn’t for my wrap. Yup I was wearing it and knitting it at the same damn time

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I kicked off my holiday weekend at a cookout Friday night and yup you guessed it..I was knitting. I mean how could I not, it was chilly out, so it kept me warm…AND then the home I was in happened to be the perfect place to snap a pic. hahahahahahaahahaahahahaaaa! Yup I sure did, my shawl/wrap/big ass scarf thingy made that chair look good!!

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Every one keeps saying I knit fast, HA this thing took me 19 days to finish O-o! For me that is a lifetime. Remember I am team chunky, get er done in a day or two type chic, which is another reason I ran away from these type of projects. The needles are small and the yarn is small and it’s 480 rows of Stockinette, back n forth over 135 stitches! Ain’t nobody got time for that, right? WRONG! I am so very happy that I invested the time and in the yarn to make this big ass scarf. LOL! I have to find a name for her…because this is Bae right here.(that’s what the young kids call those they love, I trying to be cool) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!  I promise she will be worn all year round. It’s so very soft and the colors, OMGawd the colors!! The yarn as noted previously is from Nice & Knit and it is 100% of the softest merino wool..YUP I am in love!

I can’t thank Karen, the owner of Do Ewe Knit? enough for introducing me to this yarn and for selecting colors she knew I would love. This was us posing after the colors were selected. This is the “damn we bad”face! hahahaahahahahaaaa

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I am telling you I am super duper happy with this project. I am on my way to my girlfriends house and we are going to take pics.LOL! So stay tuned. Below is me as soon as it was done. Can you see the sheer joy in my face?

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/128784398″>Spring Fever</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user5067092″>Gaye Glasspie</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Knit on my fiber friends…knit on

~GG

Spring Fever UPDATE

I have been knitting my tail off. I am currently at the halfway mark. I am on stripe 12 out of 24. I am so very in love 😍 I kid you not, I will so be the crazy lady with the wrap on in the summer. Believe me, I tell you no lies 😋 

I found a hole last night and had to pull out a bit to fix it. I tried just dropping down to that point but not so much. When I tell you every idle moment I knit. I can’t wait until it’s done. 

   
     

Knit on my fiber friends…knit on

~GG

For Those Who Hurt On Mother’s Day

GGmadeit:

This was so right on point for me today. For once I gave myself permission to feel the feelings and sorry I am not sorry. This is my party I will cry if I want to

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:

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Today is Mother’s Day.

For many people that means flowers and handmade cards and brunches and hugs and laughter. It means celebration and gratitude and rejoicing.

But for some it just means tears.

For many moms and adult children out there, this day is a stark unsolicited reminder of what was but no longer is, or it is a heavy holiday of mourning what never was at all.

This day might bring with it the scalding sting of grief for the empty chair around a table.

It might come with choking regret for a relationship that has been horribly severed.

It might be a day of looking around at other mothers and other children, and feeling the unwelcome intrusion of jealousy that comes with comparison.

Consider this a love letter to you who are struggling today; you whose Mother’s Day experience might be rather bittersweet— or perhaps only bitter.

This is consent to feel fully the contents of your own heart…

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I got Spring Fever

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 7.21.55 AM this beauty is a part of the new collection from Plucky Knitter that I mentioned a few post ago.(photo credit:Pluckyknitter) It’s called Spring Fever and yes yes yes, I got!! You also know that I didn’t have the Plucky yarn ;/ so I  am using the Nice & Knit that I purchased (probably shouldn’t have, but you only live once right?) from Do Ewe Knit? Well it was time to cast on a new project because I need my knitting to get through mother’s day :/ RIP Mommy! So I pulled out the winder…I need an automatic one, because listen here O-o but I got it done and was able to cast on before I had to go to bed. Yes I said “had” because like a kid with a new toy, I wanted to stay up and knit. Damn being a responsible adult. LOL!

IMG_5087 IMG_5085these are the colors that I would have NEVER put together, thank goodness for yarn store owners like Karen…she knows what I like and when I tell you these colors together are just rich! My goodness. Of course I started with the orange :P

IMG_5089 and went from there. You guys know I love a larger gauge but this works. This pattern calls for fingering weight and a US8, it is so doable. Can we talk about the material that is coming off these needles….can we just have a praise break? Thank you Jesus for creating animals that generate this fiber! Amen, Amen and Amen again. Ok back to the matter at hand.

IMG_5100 the pattern calls for 8 colors and it repeats each color 3 times, so a generous wrap/shawl/scarf thingy is what I will end up enjoying. When I tell you the sheer joy I experience with each color change..my goodness I can’t stop, won’t stop knitting. The anticipation of what the next color will do to the overall project is like a rush I can’t explain. IMG_5110

With each color change I can hear Stephen & Steven talk about colors and how there are no rules. If you like em, use em! They also said you have to have a pop of color and I can admit that the hot pink was so out of place in my eye…but baby look at how it just works

IMG_5114 (1)Yes that will be me..the fool walking around with a wrap on in the summer time…YUP as soon as this puppy is done..is it so WORN!!

So about this yarn..yea it’s from Nice & Knit which is run by 2 sisters Kara & Katie..they are my new BFF (best fiber friends) the fingering weight yarn is 100% super wash Merino wool and you get 490 yard per skein and the colors are just yummy. Okay you get what I am trying to tell you, I need to get a few more rows in before I have to leave the house.

Knit on my fiber friends…knit on

~GG

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I finished….

So about that Broadband shawl by JumperCableKnitting Designs. I saw the pattern on Ravelry and instantly sent a note telling the designer she has done it again. I absolutely adore her designs..she gets me. My very first shawl was her design, the Groovy. She was the first “I can’t do that, but I want to try it” pattern. LOL! You can see her work here and don’t blame me when you want to purchase ALL the patterns. Well imagine my surprise when she “GAVE” me the pattern. Woot Woot!! Get it!! I couldn’t wait to cast on. I checked my stash and I had some Biography from Fable Fibers that was waiting to dazzle me and oh by did I pick the right yarn.

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I truly enjoyed watching this baby come to life….I love the clever construction of the wedges, the subtle hint of texture and the eyelets, I absolutely adore this pattern. You all know I am a chunky monkey when it comes to yarn size, but I could do this, I actually enjoyed this gauge. Wet blocking truly set this piece free…it’s so light and has a beautiful drape…I just had to sit on the porch and let the nice spring breeze flow over it! 20150504_164250

20150504_165206I can easily say this is one of my favorites..not just because of the color either. :p

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~GG