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Happy Wednesday! It has been a busy week for me, made worse by my obsession with finishing my sweater. All I’ve wanted to do is work on the sweater. Not because I love knitting it, but because I just wanted to be done.

Thankfully my obsession paid off, as I finished my sweater yesterday. The Yarn Blabber is right, when you are monogamous with a project it really flies. The sweater is badly in need of a good blocking, but I can tell it is going to be a nice wardrobe addition. I’ll post better pictures after blocking. As you can tell I was so excited I didn’t even get out of my bunnies riding bikes pajamas to take the photos (I’m super fancy).

I started working on a new hat for the kids once I was done with the sweater. I’m making both kids Little Boxes Beanies to match John’s. Elliot insists on wearing his “Daddy hat” all summer, so I wanted to make him a hat like Daddy’s for winter. I have enough yarn to make two kids hats, so I’m just going to make two to avoid any potential fighting (trust me, it’s easier that way). I hope to finish both of the hats this week, as when I’m finished with them I can cast on a new shawl for myself.

After I finish the hats it is back to having socks as a travel project. I turned the heel on my first Up All Night sock earlier this week, so I am making some progress on them. I fear I might be a bit burnt out on socks at the moment.

Do you ever need a break from knitting your favorite thing to knit?

WIP Wednesday: 40/52

I continue to plug away at the two projects I’m actively working on. I am very excited that all I have left to do on the stockings is add a loop for hanging and duplicate stitch on names and years. I despise duplicate stitch, so I’m putting off doing it. I will get it done by next Monday night, as I will be able to give them to my friend at book club. 20181010_1754293239014150906319514.jpgI finished the body of the sweater and I’ve moved on to the first sleeve. I just finished the increases and only have 5 inches to go until I’m done with it.20181010_1752505719989457724836780.jpg

These sleeves are so easy to knit. They have limited shaping, so I have been working on them while the kids eat. If I don’t finish this sleeve tonight I’ll be taking it with me to work on while Audrey’s at swim lessons tomorrow. Maybe. I might use the time to continue reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, as it is incredible and I can’t put it down. In fact, this blog entry might be shorter than normal so I can go read it.

I hope you are moving along on your knitting too.

 

WIP Wednesday: 39/52

I did not get as much knitting done this week. I made some progress on the stocking. I was halfway through the heel earlier this afternoon before I had to tear it out. I’ll try it again tomorrow. I think I need a break from it before I attempt the heel again.20181003_1443356701715359654167496.jpgIn positive knitting news, I’m almost done with the body of the sweater. I have three inches to go before I start on the sleeves. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this sweater. I am on track to have it finished by Thanksgiving.20181003_1445074773024124618628683.jpgI hope I’ll be done with the stocking by next Wednesday. Once I am done with the stockings I’ll probably start a hat for Elliot for travel knitting/incredibly sick of working on the sweater knitting.

WIP Wednesday: 38/52

I got a lot of knitting done this week.

I made a hat for John. Our anniversary was last week. The traditional gift for 7 years is wool, so I picked up some yarn in colors I thought he would like. He picked out the pattern (Little Boxes Beanie by Benjamin Matthews). This was a fun, fast knit. I’m going to make Elliot and Audrey hats that match John (if I ever get around to it).20180926_1543461786263975601356255.jpgI finished my sweater.20180923_1633467145695112801741029.jpg

Twice, actually, because after blocking the sleeves grew about six inches. I fixed that.

And now I am never going to take it off.20180926_1106121359089853249569434.jpg

I cast on a Zadie sweater as soon as I finished the caramel sweater. If I’m going to meet my goal of knitting it before Thanksgiving I’m going to have to knit a skein a week. It will be an easy project to travel with, as it is all stockinette. It is, however, incredibly boring to knit, so having the deadline is probably a good thing. Without the knitalong this would end up in a project bag for months.

I finished the first stocking and cast on the second one. I will duplicate stitch the names and years on to the stockings when they are both done. I hope to have these both done in a couple of weeks.

Once I’m done with the stockings and sweater I’ll pick up the socks again. Until then they will sit in their project bag.

I hope you had a productive week too!

WIP Wednesday: 37/52

Happy Wednesday! I’ve been knitting away this week, making progress on most projects. I haven’t touched my sock project at all. It feels weird to not be working on socks, but I’m just not feeling them.

I’m getting so close on my sweater. I’m actually to the point where I’m excited to be working on it because I’m so close to having a new sweater for fall. I just need to finish up the second sleeve.20180919_1242287837708890853937678.jpg

I started a stocking last week and made a 10 rows a day goal. I’ve been sticking pretty close to that, with the exception of yesterday when I did 10 rows and the heel. Doing 10 rows a day is perfect for me, as I don’t love colorwork and this breaks the project out. 20180919_1238243756778440712550706.jpgThis is the fifth stocking I’ve made from this collection. It is the first time I’ve made the heel as written without any issues. It was actually pretty simple and now I’m wondering why I ever had trouble with it. Has that ever happened to you?

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Do you ever get to the point with a project where you just want it done? That’s where I’m at with the sweater. I know I’m going to love it. I know I will wear it a lot. I’m just sick of working on it. 20180912_1641441213270568361292031.jpg

I’m getting there. I should be able to finish the first sleeve this week. If all goes well I’ll finish the second sleeve next week. I would have made more progress this week, but I could not stand to look at the ends hanging loose any longer and sewed them all in. I was going to try waiting to weave in ends until I blocked the sweater, but I don’t think I will ever have the patience to do that.

I managed to stay away from the sock most of the week. I only have an inch to go until the heel. It will probably take me months to finish these. I have all sorts of knitting that I want to do when I finish my sweater, none of which is socks. 20180912_1640338355456867042896113.jpg

Both kids staged a nap revolt today, so I’m hoping they fall asleep early so I can get a lot of knitting done. Wish me luck.