WIP Wednesday

I haven’t spent much time knitting this week, but I do have a bit of progress to show.

My socks continue to plug along. I should finish the gusset tomorrow (I’ll have a half hour of swim lesson knitting time to focus on the sock). If I put my mind to it I should be able to finish these by next Wednesday. The weather is beautiful here, so if I remember to throw my knitting in the stroller I will probably get some park knitting done this week.

I’ve been working on my Northeasterly a fair amount this week. I wanted to get the first stripe to 60 inches (I plan to make this a sixty inch square blanket) because I wanted to have an easy visual to check the size. I really like how this blanket it turning out. I’ll probably need to take a break from it before too long so I can knit something with worsted weight yarn to create some scraps. I love how cozy this blanket is, it will be perfect to snuggle under and watch movies in winter (whenever I finish it).

I think I might cast on a fun project to take my mind off of the shawl kerfuffle. We shall see.

Knitting SNAFU

I was working on my shawl this morning and was just about to start the second section when I noticed I was off by a stitch. One stitch I can fudge, in a row of 167 stitches no one will notice an extra stitch. Then I counted the stitches on each side of the center. Instead of having 83 stitches on each side I had 81 on one side and 86 on the other. I then looked at the shawl to see where I made my mistake. I couldn’t find the exact spot, but I did notice that my last section of stockinette is longer than the other sections. Four whole rows longer.20190512_2130281498357213884604438.jpg

I can ignore having one extra stitch. I can even ignore having the wrong number of stitches on each side – I know where the pattern goes and I know it will look fine. I just don’t know if I can live with one section slightly longer than the other section.

Is it worth tearing out a significant portion of my work for something no one else will likely notice? I’m working from two different skeins, alternating every other row, so tearing that out will be a huge pain, especially because I am pulling from the center of the cake instead of the outside.

I don’t want to frog it back. I’m not sure I’ll be happy if I don’t frog it. I fear the shawl is going to go back into hibernation. You will see it again this fall when I get the courage to look at it again. Unless, of course, you convince me that it will look even better if I keep it the way that it is.

WIP Wednesday

I’ve been in a knitting rut. Luckily I agreed to knit a friend some mittens, so I am currently working on a pair of worsted mittens. Easy mittens are a nice palate cleanser for me. I get to take a break from my main projects and breeze through a project. I should have these finished tonight or tomorrow, depending on how much knitting I get done today. The pattern is House Mitts by Galt House of Yarn. If I make these again I’ll change the decreases, but other than that I like the pattern.20190508_1442068822332687350529053.jpg

I’ve only knit a few rows on my shawl, so I’m not bothering with a picture this week.

My sock is slowly moving along. I hope to get to the heel tomorrow. 20190508_1442393721586467109427459.jpg

I hope I get my knitting mojo back soon.I have a lot of things I want to knit and no desire to sit down and knit.

WIP Wednesday

My socks are really moving along now. I can’t say enough about Yarn Geek Fibers. She has beautiful yarn.20190501_14074327773929183184901.jpgThe shawl is slowly moving along. You can’t really tell, because it is the type of project where it just looks like a mess of yarn until it is blocked. 20190501_140855567854313656533061.jpgMy Northeasterly blanket is moving along incredibly slowly, and it doesn’t look like I’ve made any progress so I am not posting a picture.

I hope your projects are moving along.

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I’ve made little progress on my projects this week. It is the part of the year where all I want to do is go outside.

I’m finished with the gusset on my first Rainbow Dashing sock. I love this colorway, and I think these will be my new favorite socks. 20190424_1503091433472287202011251.jpg

My Northeasterly is moving along. I’m glad it is finally getting boring to knit, as I only have so much worsted scrap yarn to work with. 20190424_150352771562374959272581.jpg

I pulled my Everyday Shawl out of hibernation and started working on it again. It’s an easy knit, and I think I’ll love the final product. I’m alternating skeins, which feels like a lot of work, so I have a hard time motivating myself to pull this out.20190424_1504194252662741622200295.jpg

I hope you had a good week and you’re being more productive than me.

WIP Wednesday

I am ever so slowly making progress on my sweater button band. I’m past the button holes, so I’m getting close. The rows take a long time and the sweater is huge and awkward to work with, so I’ve been avoiding working on it. 20190410_1444488050085804356508407.jpg

I’m making knee-high slipper socks for Audrey. I’m using Cascade 220 that she picked out when we visited the yarn store.  I’m not worried about her walking through a pair of slipper socks before she grows out of them, only because I’m  pretty sure I’ll accidentally felt them before that happens.

I’m very loosely using the Basic Sock pattern from Sweaterscapes. I changed the heel to my normal heel, ribbed the top of the foot, and didn’t even look at the directions for the toe. Audrey loves them and can’t wait to wear them. I’m looking forward to finishing this project because I have a skein wound and ready to go to make myself some socks next. 20190410_1443465472141720597454433.jpg

It’s a cold and windy day here. I might use that as an excuse to spend the afternoon knitting instead of cleaning. I hope you are enjoying your week.