Setting November One Monthly Goal

I saw that Spotlight Singapore was having a sale on yarns last month.  I got my daughter who happened to be near Spotlight Singapore to buy a skein home for me to try.  I wanted to try knitting a size 5 or 6 yarn (bulky yarn) as I had new chunky knitting needles.  So naturally I asked her to buy Heartland Thick and Quick as the yarn is machine washable and can be tumble dried.  I wasted no time to cast on enough stitches to knit a blanket and after knitting 3 rounds, I was satisfied that Thick and Quick was what I needed for the blanket.  With some quick Math I decided that I would need 14 skeins.

Next day, I made my way to Spotlight Singapore after work, solely with the intention to get my yarn.  To my utter disappointment, Heartland Thick and Quick was no more on sale!  What was I to do with 1 skein of bulky yarn?  I searched around the internet and found a few hat patterns that require 1 skein per hat.  I decided on a pattern by Lion Brand yarn called His or Her Hat.

I have started the hat with ribbing.  So far so good.  This is my November OMG.

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On another note, if you remember I gave my mother-in-law a crocheted goldfish.  Well, she is now ‘keeping’ the goldfish in her fish tank.  LOL

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It looks kind of lonely.  I will have to add more goldfishes into the tank.  🙂

I am linking up with ElmStreet Quilt One Monthly Goal

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One Monthly Goal finish

My OMG for October is completed.  I set out to finish Spud and I did.  It required knitting in rounds.  The instructions called for the use of double pointed needles but I used Magic Loop Knitting instead.  It was an enjoyable knit.

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Another look at Spud with a dark background.

 

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Beth from Cooking Up Quilts posted an encouraging comment on my last post.  I told her I would post pics of my disastrous sock.  Here goes.

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If you look at the cuff closely in the pic below you will see that I got mixed up between knit and purl stitches.

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You will also notice laddering of stitches at the sole area of the sock in the pic below.

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I am definitely revisiting socks again. I just need time.

I am linking up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts and Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts

 

1st Finish of Q4 FAL Goals

Goal #1 is completed.  I posted my completed Opal Sock Bunny on Instagram a few weeks ago.

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I realised I enjoy knitting more than crocheting.  Maybe it’s because there are many more techniques to learn in knitting than in crocheting.  The pic below shows the picking up of stitches for the arm of the bunny.  I hope to use the techniques learnt here in sock knitting.  My first attempt at sock knitting was a disaster.

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Next up I need to finish the quilt using the Spinning pattern by Cooking Up Quilts.

See my Q4 Goals here.

Linking up with Main Crush Monday.

Q4 Finish Along Goals

I have decided on my goals for Q4.  Some of these goals are uncompleted projects from earlier quarters.  I shall continue to list them here.

Goal #1 – Sock bunny

I fell in love with Susan B. Anderson’s patterns for knitted toys so I purchased her Opal Sock Bunny pattern and started on it.  Do bear in mind that I am still quite a newbie in knitting.  The last time I knitted was some 20 years ago and that was only doing knit and purl.  I used magic loop method which I learnt from Youtube.  My progress so far.

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Goal #2 – Make another Sock Bunny like Goal #!

After I finished the bunny in Goal #1, I want to make another sock bunny but in a different colourway.  I have the yarn ready for this second sock bunny.

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Goal #3 – Pieced and Quilt a quilt using Spinning pattern

I bought the Spinning pattern from Cooking Up Quilts but did not have the chance to use it.  Now is the time to use it for a quilt that is to be gifted to my husband’s nephew.  Ben is getting married in January next year.  What better gift for the bride and bridegroom than a quilt?  These fabric are all washed and ready to be cut into yummy strips.

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Goal #4 – Quilt and bind a pieced quilt top

The quilt top is not pressed yet.  It will soon be and loaded onto the long arm.

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Goal #5 – Corner to Corner crochet a Advent calendar

This Advent calendar pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me.  I fell in love with the pattern when I set my eyes on it.  Christmas is just around the corner.   This Advent calendar is so appropriate for the season to remember Christ.  My yarn from Amazon is waiting patiently to be put to good use.

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Goal #6 – Wristlet

This should be a quick project but I am taking a long time to embark on it even though I have decided on the fabric.  Maybe I should speed up to link up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

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Goal #7 – My Funny Valentine

To finish the applique and then quilt it.

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Goal #8 – Sunbonnet Sue purse

Another WIP waiting to be completed into a small coin purse.

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Goal #9 – Colourful Patchwork Tote Bag

To complete this into a usable tote bag.  I am still debating on whether to sew it up with a zipper or not.  See my pellon gridded interfacing with the Essex linen fabric below.  This pattern is by Caroline of SewCanShe.  I took her Craftsy class.

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Goal #10 – Table runner quilt kit

This kit was purchased a few years back.  Time to work on it.

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Goal #11 – Wall hanging kit

Another kit purchased a few years back.  I must be disciplined to finished it up.  When I saw it then, I was so motivated but after I received the kit, I kind of lose my eagerness.

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Goal #12 – Quilt and bind the King size quilt top

Quilt top was completed when I participated in Meadow Mist mystery quilt last year.  What is left is to quilt it and bind.

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I am listing these goals down hoping to complete a few in this last quarter of 2017.  Wish me luck.

Linking up with 2017 Finish-a-long

and My Quilt Infatuation

 

 

October One Monthly Goal

I have not participated in Elm Street Quilts OMG for a few months already.  I think I should try to rejoin, at least in these last few months of 2017.

I have just started on another amigurumi.  This is a pattern by Susan B. Anderson and it is found in her book Spud and Chloe at the farm.  Since I started knitting and crocheting a few months ago, I have been very fascinated with amigurumis.  I have knitted the Little Lamb in Spud and Chloe at the farm and now I am knitting the star of the book, Spud, which is a full-grown sheep.  The great thing about knitting or crocheting amigurumis is that they are small projects which can be completed within a week, some even within a day.  Using Magic Loop to knit makes it very easy.  So glad I learnt this technique.  See my progress.

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In the picture above, you see the back of Spud.  I am using my new Hiya Hiya steel interchangeable knitting needles.  I push against the needles when I knit so the Hiya Hiya Sharps will not be a good choice for me.  I love these needles and oh the cords are really flexible.  Let us see how Spud looks like from the front.

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The balls of acrylic yarn all ready to go.  I am hoping to knit a few more sheep and lambs after Spud.  We will see how Spud goes.

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So my goal for October is to complete Spud and then gift it away.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal

and Let’s Bee Social

Pinwheel quilt finished for Q3 2017 FAL

I made it!  I’d just finished the binding for the pinwheel quilt.  This quilt was constructed using a method by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Jenny calls it the Kindred Pinwheel.  I am gifting this to the daughter of a colleague.    I hope she loves it

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I have used the border fabric to sew a dress for my eldest daughter when she was 4 years old and have kept the balance of the fabric untouched till now, almost 20 years later.  LOL.

I am linking up with Can I get a Whoop Whoop and

Q3 2017 FAL

See my Q3 goals here

 

 

A Finish for Q3 2017 FAL

I have another finish for Q3 and that is Goal #14.  I managed to quilt the baby quilt top made with a fabric panel and bound it.  The quilting motif for the green border was taken from Angela Walter’s book.  It was my first time quilting that design.  I really like how the quilting turns out.

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I did simple basic custom quilting. Let’s have a closer look at the quilt.

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I am still rushing to finish up another quilt.  Not sure if I can complete it before the Q3 FAL linkup closes.

I am linking up with Let’s Bee Social

Can i get a Whoop Whoop

Q3 2017 FAL

See my Q3 goals here