I missed my normal WIP Wednesday post yesterday. My in-laws babysat so John and I walked to sushi and then to our neighborhood downtown to get a drink. We ended up on a rooftop patio of a restaurant and enjoyed how great how neighborhood is. Please note that the bar serves vodka tonics with huge straws, so it was weird to drink vodka through a smoothie straw. Also, my husband is not Amish, he just shaved his beard like that as a joke and keeps forgetting to shave. I’ve started calling him Mose in the hopes that he will shave.
I have not made much progress on my knitting this week, mostly because I can’t motivate myself to do much other than sew. My playground socks are creeping along, as I keep forgetting to throw them in my purse.
My TDF socks are moving along. We are several stages behind, so these should see some progress again soon. I should have gone up a needle size for these socks, the fabric is very dense. They will be comfortable, but may be too thick to wear in shoes.
I pulled my shawl out to get started on it again. It is slow going, but it feels good to be working on it again.
I am currently sewing a dress for Audrey. There are a lot of steps to this, and I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge, but I’m giving it a try.
I had to run to JoAnn because I forgot to buy bias tape or buy enough fabric to make my own. I ended up buying fabric for four more projects. I have a problem. Meanwhile, the kids love picking out fabric for shorts.
I haven’t been knitting much lately. The only thing I have worked on this week (other than my blanket) is this pair of rainbow socks. I have the first sock done. I did a short row heel, which is not my favorite. I’m going to have to go in and tighten the stitches where the heel starts and ends because there are little holes there.
My goal is to finish these before the end of pride month. There is a lot of playground knitting to be done this month, so that should not be a problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.