WIP – Overwhelmed Addition

Happy Wednesday! I missed my regular Wednesday post last week because my site was down and my live in IT guy was riding his bike. I was planning on writing a catch up post all week, but I have been so busy it never happened. But I’m back at it now, and I have a lot of update you on.

My knitting needles finally arrived (3 months after being ordered), so I’m back to working on the owl sweater for Audrey. It is going very fast, which is a good thing because I’m afraid she will only be able to wear it this year. It is already the middle of August, so I really need to get going on the sweater if I’m going to finish it in time to convince my mom or sister to sew the buttons on for me by the time it gets cold. I hope to have the sweater finished and blocked by next week (this might be because I will see two possible button sewing helpers on Saturday).

The Wonder Woman Wrap is gorgeous, but sitting in a bag being ignored until I finish the sweater. I’m looking forward to picking it up again. I’m on the second yellow W. I’m nervous that I will run out of yarn, but I’ve weighed it and I should be OK. I want to quickly knit through that section to see if I’ll really make it. It will be a more relaxing project once I know I have the yarn to finish (or a very frustrating project if I need to decide if I’m going to splurge on another skein of yarn love yarn).

I’ve finished one self patterning sock for John, and should be able to get through the heel on the second sock before next week (if I manage to cast it on).

Let’s pretend the huge cardigan that still needs to be seamed doesn’t exist, OK?.

I’m feeling overwhelmed about all of my in flight projects. I think it is because Elliot is on a mission to go to the ER with a head injury, so I’m not able to knit as much as I was able to before he was so climbing everything. I’m hoping that even with significantly reduced knitting time I’m able to make some progress this week. Winter is coming, I can’t ignore the cardigan forever.

Have a great week!

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WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Summer continues to fly and the kids and I continue to be out and about most days. This week I did go to Cedar Falls for a girls weekend with my mom and sisters, so I had much more knitting time than I usually do.

I finished the watermelon socks. I love them.

I’ve started a pair of socks for John in a self patterning colorway. Self patterning yarn is even more fun than self striping yarn. I should be able to turn the heel today, and might finish the first sock by next week.

I’m plugging away on the Wonder Woman Wrap. I have two repeats done on the second W. Only 10 repeats to go until I’m done with the yellow. I’m hoping to be close to that by next Wednesday.

Because I haven’t done much knitting I’m trying to stay busy with yarn in other ways. I decided now that it’s August I should finally get around to the big pile of hand washing from last winter. I have three sweaters to wash; I’m hoping to get that done this week. I’m also going to sign up for Fiber Share this week.

Have a great week!

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I’m still exhausted and busy and loving summer.

I’ve made some progress this week on my knits. I’m about an inch past the heel on my second watermelon sock. I’m on the first yellow W in the Wonder Woman Wrap.

Next week I hope to be done with the watermelon socks and on the second W in the Wonder Woman Wrap.

I hope you are staying busy!

 

WIP Wednesday

I would really like summer to slow down a bit. It feels like I was just writing my WIP post last week. I am not looking forward to being stuck inside this winter, but this week has been so hot we have been stuck inside a few days.

This week I finished my first watermelon sock. As you can see, they look good enough to eat. I usually make tall socks, but opted for a short sock. I’m pretty happy with them, I think I would go crazy if I had to knit that much stockinette without a pattern.

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I’m still waiting on my knitting needles, so Audrey’s sweater is still hibernating. The cocoon cardigan continues to hibernate as well (I can’t bring myself to touch it when there is a heat advisory outside). My retirement cardigan is still tucked away in my closet waiting for me to find motivation to pull it out.

I’ve never had this many projects on the needles before. So what should I do? Cast on a Wonder Woman Wrap, obviously. I started two days ago and I’m making very slow progress. I think I’ll be working on this project for a long time. I got a few rows in while the kids napped yesterday, but usually it will be my evening project if I’m not watching a show that needs concentration. It feels good to be starting a new large project that I actually enjoy.

Next week I hope to get to the yellow in the Wonder Woman wrap and to the heel of the second watermelon sock. I hope you are able to resist the siren call of a new project before you finish a work in progress. Have a great week!

Socks for John

Last week I finished some socks for John. They were knit with hand me down yarn from Ivy.

I wish I knew what kind of yarn these are knit with so I could never knit with it again. The individual plys were not wound together well  and I constantly had one flopping about. 

I am glad these are done. I picked up some sock yarn today to make him another pair. I might be using his appreciation of hand knit socks to justify buying more yarn. 

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! This summer has been very busy for me, which has led to me forgetting to post for a few Wednesdays in a row. I’m still knitting, just not as much as I had been until summer hit.

I’m still waiting on my new size 8 needles to continue work on Audrey’s owl sweater. I ordered them from an outside vendor off of Amazon without checking the estimated shipping time. I have until August for them to arrive. That is a whole lot of waiting for needles. Lesson learned – sometimes you need to spring for expedited shipping.

I’m currently working on some watermelon inspired socks. I don’t have a pattern, so I’m making them up as I go along. I’m going to do a short row heel, which will be a change for me. I love a heel flap and gusset. I will post pictures next week.

I finished a pair of socks for John last night. As soon as I get pictures I’ll write a finished object post. He wore them today. I have a hand knit sock convert in the house. It is nice to have something to knit for him that he will wear regularly.

There you have it – my knitting in progress. It’s good for knitting to slow down when life gets crazy. I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Simple SKYP Socks

I enjoyed knitting the Simple SKYP Socks for Laura so much I decided to make my own pair. These flew off the needles, probably because I used size 2 needles instead of my usual size 1 for socks.

I always start my socks at the same part of the yarn colorway repeat, but I decided to live on the edge and not worry about that. This was a good pair to try that with, as I didn’t love the colorway to begin with. Even if their mismatched repeats bother me I would be more bothered by the 70s afghan portion.

After knitting these socks I have confirmed that I much prefer matching socks. I still like these though, the yarn is smooshy and they have a nice halo.

I need to branch out from making socks as they are getting kind of boring. I keep making them because I have a large sock yarn stash and they are so easy to pick up when I have 5 minutes to knit.