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’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.
My socks are really moving along now. I can’t say enough about Yarn Geek Fibers. She has beautiful yarn.The 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. My 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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope you had a good week and you’re being more productive than me.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Wednesday. It feels like I just wrote a WIP post, but the calendar assures me it was a week ago.
I’m past the gusset on the second Green Bay sock. I’m at the point where I should wind yarn for my next socks, but I don’t want to clear off the dining room table to make room for the swift.
Before I start my next pair of socks I might darn a pair. I usually throw away socks once they get a hole, but these are some of my favorite socks. They are also some of my newest socks, which makes the hole rather annoying.
My sweater continues to chug along. I finished the sleeves, seamed, and blocked the sweater. It was clear I wouldn’t have enough yarn to do a shawl collar, so I bought some contrasting yarn to use. I am using Burly Spun from Brown Sheep Company, Inc. It is a stark contrast to go from rustic farm yarn to mass-produced commercial yarn. I would not normally refer to Brown Sheep as soft yarn, but it is compared to the rest of the sweater.
I decided not to dye the sweater after all. Once the sweater was seamed it was clear that I didn’t like it enough to go through the effort. I will use it as a house sweater on extra cold days. I think it will be too warm for any day above freezing.
I decided to make up my own collar and button band as the collar in the pattern seemed wrong to me. I didn’t want to knit it and then sew the band on. I also wanted to make sure the collar had enough depth. I want a big shawl collar, and making it up as I go will give me that.
I don’t know what I’m going to use for buttons. I’m thinking I’ll dig up some random buttons from my stash instead of buying buttons. We shall see how that ends up.
I really want to be done with the sweater this week. I’m ready get started on my Everyday Shawl again.