24 April 2015

Knitting For Others VS Knitting For Own ? from Kelli

 

 

Porch Swing
Yarn by Plucky (Michigan), Pattern by Amy Miller (Wisconsin), Tested by Kelli Wyll (Washington State)

 
Spring In The Air
Spring In The Air



Hazy Morn

Can you test knit?  Do you want to?  Do you knit well under a deadline?  Do you want to?  I've been busy for the last few months wanting to!
Emails having been going back and forth from Washington to Michigan and Wisconsin... the wonderful yarn company Plucky from Michigan, connects with the wonderful designer Amy Miller in Wisconsin.  They both connect with the fabulous, yours truly ~ me! (if you were wondering)
to see if I'd like to test knit.  Yarns are overnight-ed , and patterns emailed!  Can I get gauge?  Will the unread or knitted pattern work? With no picture to gaze at, I'm ON!  I do have fun test knitting, wouldn't want to all the time, but working with the un-knitted and knitting samples of patterns already out, adds to my knitting interests!



Hazy Morn
            
 
 Tune in this Fall when The Plucky Knitter has there collection, hopefully I'll be apart of that also ~ Kelli

16 April 2015

Maidolls ~ a post by Kelli



Sweet dolls created from Melodie Stacey.  Way over in the
United Kingdom!  They fly first class to meet me!
They brighten my day and keep my secret prayers!

With knitted bodies and clothing and topped with
vintage buttons and roving styled hair!!!

Check more dolls and creations on Etsy, "Maidolls".

I've knitted two of them their own shawls, (for testing how the yarn knits up)

I've been collecting for a few years.  Such fun.

Maybe you remember Melissa has some too ~

06 April 2015

FLOOD'S FLOCK 2015 KAL - by guest blogger Andrea

Hi Flockers
     I have posted about my finished "Ludlow" over on Ravelry.  I lovingly refer to it as "FLUDLOW".  I do love this project and the yarn was a dream to work with.  It really gives the wrap a rustic and authentic look.  I'm so pleased with it.  It was so cozy when the weather was cold.  Until then it makes a lovely table runner.
                                                     

     My pictures are a little bit weird but I chose them because the stitch definition shows up so well with the sun/shade.  It is such a gorgeous pattern.
     I'm queueing up "Girasole" for my next project.  I loved seeing the others and have some Plucky yarn set aside for it.  I'll share it when it's finished.


http://www.ravelry.com/projects/aksaxton/ludlow

FINAL(LY) POSTING STREUSEL PICS - GISC BIRTHDAY KAL 2015 - by guest blogger Andrea




Please drop on over to Ravelry and view my pictures of the Streusel shawl. Sorry that it has taken me so long to post these, but life has stepped to the head of the line and I couldn't argue.  This was really a fun project, I love my yarn, and I wear this little beauty a lot.  Happy Spring to you all and Happy Knitting!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/aksaxton/streusel


bring it - posted by Melissa


Are you ready for some baseball??????
 
I am - it's gonna be a wild ride!!!!
 
Let's Go, M's

{edited to add - we won!!!!}

Felix 10 K's & some stellar defense,
the bats were alive
and the bullpen rocked!!!!
final score M's 4-1 over the Angels
 

02 April 2015

Plucky Easter ~ a post from Kelli



Things sure change and what I want in my Easter Basket
 sure has~
Need to decide on a sweater pattern, for Plucky Sweater, almost 1900 yards,
DK weight, Early Light color, sugar-free!
Hope you find good treats your way.

This is my latest handmade basket, by me~
Happy Easter,   Kelli

21 March 2015

the calm before... posted by Melissa

Our first full day : sunshine and low tide
much to be seen
in Cannon Beach
 



it's alive!



California Mussels, Thatched Barnacles...


...and Leaf Barnacles



Gulls and...


...a Sooty Oystercatcher



the ocean's artwork






anemone


a colony of aggregating anemones



orange Ochre Sea Star


purple Ochre Sea Stars




 
"Terrible Tilly"



he didn't think I was taking enough pictures...heh!


my favorite beachcomber


Tillamook Lighthouse

If you missed the first two vacation posts they can be found :
 
One (or two) more to go!
Hope you're enjoying the pictures -
Melissa