Friday, March 15, 2013

Theme-a-licious March Madness Check-in

Sorry this update is so late! I even told Michael I needed to do it last night, but then I apparently got temporary amnesia from the time I cooked dinner until 11:30pm when we were getting ready for bed!

I'm not going to lie...I love March Madness. I love it so much that I've actually had a few "even" days when I'm supposed to be knitting on my socks that I greatly regret not pulling something from the Sparkly Compote of Decree!

If you missed the first three March Madness projects I picked, you can view them here.

So first, let's look at how I'm doing with the socks! I've finished the first and cast on for the second. This crappy picture was taken just before I Kitchenered the toe, since I was losing the light.

It's really difficult to take a good picture of socks on yourself, you know? I'm thinking I should have made the smaller size so you could see the lace better, but I really love these socks. And this yarn is so squooshy that I love wearing it.

Here's something you don't see every March Madness: a finish!

This pin was so close to being finished that I went ahead and completed it the next day and put it in its setting. The stitching isn't brilliant, but the thing is so small, and hopefully no one will get up in my personal space enough to see its flaws!

When we last checked in with the SCOD, it had issued forth the coveted blank slip, allowing me to choose my project. Would you believe that the next thing it coughed out was ANOTHER blank slip?? I used this one to work on Dancer, Dasher's next of kin.

It's starting to look roughly like a deer, no? No...probably not!

Next, the SCOD told me to work on a "stash bag tag"...and let's not talk about how long this has been a WIP, mmmkay?

Hint: It's been like 12 years

I don't want to talk about what the SCOD gave to me last night was kind of a tragedy. But I think it will have a happy ending. OMIGOSH, CAN YOU STAND THE SUSPENSE???

Is it total Madness at your place so far this month, or are you just a little mad? Please add your link below (to your check-in post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) Our next post will be on the 31st of March, when we'll wrap up March Madness!

1. Lynda @ The Auld Grey Mare
2. Just A Little Stitchin'
3. Karen - My Stitchy Ramblings
4. Jo figuring out how her iPad works!
5. Gillie who did it!
6. Yana Hanim
7. Karoline
8. Katie

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The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Love your sock,what a lovely does look cosy.

Minnie said...

Love the sock and the tiny pin looks great.

cucki said...

socks are looking so lovely x

Tiki said...

Love everything. That pin is too cute!

Karen said...

Great sock! Adorable pin.

I totally see the deer coming out. I saw the pic before reading the text, and said to myself "That looks like the leg of a deer." :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Karen likes legs, and feet LOL. I actually think it looks like a lady's leg in nylon stockings!
Touchscreens are hard to use for copy and paste links too.

Gillie said...

Whew, going to have a lie down in a darkened room! I did it, fifteen different projects! Love the pin and very impressed with the sock, I am a half sock knitter lol!

Yana Hanim said...

I love the socks and pin! great job :) I have just put up my link too :)

Sherrie said...

Hi Heather,
It's been a while since I participated, but would really like to join in again. Hope you don't mind be jumping in. Love all your work, those socks look really comfy. Have a great day!

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Anne said...

Your socks are great and I love the little violet pin. I don't see the must be your eyes Heather!!

Claire said...

All lovely.x

Lisa said...

What lovely crafting you have been doing the little brooch is so sweet :-)

Nic said...

Great sock. Looking forward to seeing what else the SCOD has you doing this month

Meari said...

The pin is very pretty! Congrats on your finish. I agree... It's difficult to take a good pic of socks on yourself, lol. (I've tried)

Melanie said...

Haha! I really do love these posts. It's fun to see what pops up. :)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

gorgeous stitching :D

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