Hi everyone.....how has your week been? Mine has been good and I feel like I got a good amount of knitting done too....it is never enough, but I like to feel like I am making some progress. I also realized that I have caught the crazy! I have WAY too many things on the needles right now......and every once in a while I realize how crazy I am. I have
Stitch Surfer Socks
TSD stage 2 socks
Placemats for Paige
That is 7 things....and trust me...I have many more things OTN (blankets, leaves of grass shawl, vitamin d cardigan, etc), but these are things that I want to actively be working on right now. Tomorrow is July 1 and the Hitofude Cardigan KAL starts, Camp Loopy Project 2 starts, and TDS sock Stage 4 starts....that is 3 things I should be casting on tomorrow.....yikes! I have officially bitten off more than I can chew.
So...what did I knit on this past weekend?
I did a few colors of the Dr Who Scarf
I did about 12 or 13 rows on Spire...it is hard to tell, but I promise it is farther along....I guess I need to order a bigger cord.
Then I worked on Smooth Move...I got this much farther...but decided to frog some. See, I based this whole shawl off of the varigated color. It was one of the only DK weight yarns I had 750+ yards of. What I did not know is that these reason these were caked for me is because they are caked double....there are two strands of yarn to be used as one strand....so I got to it and started knitting...about 8 rows in I could tell this was going to be way too dense. So I ripped back to the end of the orange, split the yarn (pulling the two strands apart and making one cake into two cakes) and restarted the varigated part. I am only about 8 rows in again.....and I like it, but I hope in the long run, this yarn is not too thin now.
I also made serious progress on my Tour de Sock Stage 2 socks...I finished one...and I hope to get really close to finishing the second one tonight....before stage 4 comes out tomorrow.
I think they look a little funny....I do not think I should have continued the pattern down both sides...but that is okay...they are mine and I made them flip flop socks because I like to wear flip flops a lot!
That is only 4 knitting projects worked on, but I got a good chunk in on each of them except maybe the scarf.
Jaime's best friend from childhood came into town this past weekend....they have not seen each other for 40 years.....wow! I snapped a picture by the little league fields they used to play on as kids.
Well, that is really all I have.....tomorrow starts 3 things....Camp Loopy project 2, Tour de sock Stage 4, and the Hitofude KAL with SA SNB.....I will probably wait on the hitofude a few days....but I plan on casting on the other two tomorrow.
Next Sunday I get to meet Stephen West and Steven Be......be ready for LOT OF PICS on my next blog update!