Sunday, August 7, 2016
Year of Projects - August 7-13, 2016
It has been a crazy week.
First, because I had a headache for all of it. (Thankfully it is finally easing off)
Second, because we were in the process of booking our European holiday and were having trouble making decisions.
However, knitting (and crocheting) prevailed so here is my update.
I finished spinning 25 grams of burgandy Corriedale and then plied it as well as plying some sparkly art fibre I had made eighteen months ago in my spinning class.
I used the sparkley peach yarn and knit six more rows on my sampler shawl.
I ended up with 168 yards of the Corriedale so I think I will knit another pair of socks with it sometime in the fall.
Look how thin I got it -
I knit 22 squares on my sock yarn blanket. Here I am knitting in the park on Saturday as part of an event sponsored by the West Coast Knitters' Guild.
This is all I am knitting during the Olympics, and I have challenged myself to knit 30 squares in August. I am leaving on holidays on August 11 so I have four days to knit those 8 squares - I am pretty sure I will surpass that watching all the Olympic events. As you can see it fits the bed now - just needs a bit more spill over before I start the i-cord edging.
I bought a kit of Star Wars crochet figures that I am going to add to my list. My list used to just include Yoda, but now I am going to make a few more.
And lastly, thanks to the inspiration of other bloggers taking part in this Year of Projects challenge I have started a C2C crocheted blanket using up leftovers I have in my stash of dk yarn. C2C, as I have just learned, means Corner to Corner and it is quite simple to do with a lovely effect.
I will be traveling for the next four-five weeks and I will pack enough wool to make my husband two pairs of socks that are on my list. I will update if I am near internet.
Happy crafting to all you Yoppers out there, and all you non-yoppers, and for that matter all you non-crafters. Just Happy.
I hope to be blogging about my travels when and if I have internet.