These are UFO’s aka UnFinished Objects/Projects. I haven’t worked on these on a regular basis in a year or longer. I have a summer throw blanket for the youngest grandson…who is now two years old and probably won’t need it now; a ten stitch blanket in DK weight yarn; a ten stitch blanket in purpleContinue reading “UFO’s vs. WIP’s”
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I had thought to be finished with this plying project by now but it seems I’ve been overdoing the spinning thing lately, requiring a second visit to the chiropractor this week due to muscle spasms in my upper back. So today will be a ‘rest in the recliner and knit’ day instead of sitting atContinue reading “Recalculating…”
It’s Warming Up!
I waited a little late to get an optimal photo of the ice on the Ash trees. It’s above freezing for the first time in days and the sound of melting ice and dripping water is all around outside. The gutters are trickling water nonstop. We got a little freezing drizzle during the night, henceContinue reading “It’s Warming Up!”
Happy Roc Day!
Today is Roc Day, or St. Distaff’s Day. Time to get back to work after the Christmas holiday. I still have an ounce to spin to finish the first bobbin of BFL/Tussah Silk I’ve been working on. I’ll stick to that for the time being instead of ‘sampling’ a different fiber for the fun ofContinue reading “Happy Roc Day!”
Enjoying My Lap Throw
I finished this the first week of August and had planned to add a lace edging but decided to go ahead and give it a soak in Eucalan, lay it out to dry and see what I thought about it. I didn’t stretch it much, just pinned it out to keep it’s shape as itContinue reading “Enjoying My Lap Throw”
Leaves are falling, it’s damp and drizzly. Cooler weather on the way. Our foundation guys were here and took care of leveling the floor in no time at all yesterday morning. I was in town running errands and seeing the chiropractor and as I was leaving his office Brad texted me to let me knowContinue reading “Progress!”
Instead of flitting from one knitting project to another and still having too many UFO’s (Un Finished Objects) lurking in project bags it occurs to me that if I just think about what I’m trying to accomplish and set goals for each project then I’ll probably find that I finish multiple projects more quickly. AfterContinue reading “Setting Goals”
Starting a Sweater
I dug out several skeins of Cascade 220 worsted in brown and found a top-down pullover pattern that I liked online, The Weekend Sweater by Darling Jadore. It’s very easy and has short rows to shape the neck so it’s higher at the back of the sweater. I’ve finished the neck shaping and I’m onContinue reading “Starting a Sweater”
Here we are, starting another month. Yesterday was All Hallows Eve, today is All Saints Day and tomorrow is All Souls Day. The nights are getting colder but we still have the windows open by lunchtime. BBC America has been showing Doctor Who episodes and I’ve watched a couple of them that I liked andContinue reading “It’s November!”
The mini skein tube cowl is taking shape. Next up is a light gray yarn, followed by a brighter yellow yarn and the last mini skein is a darker gray. I’ll graft the ends together to finish it and give it a bath and a bit of blocking. Then I’ll knit a similar cowl outContinue reading “Making Progress”