Sunday, September 18, 2016
A real Yop update- Week 12
Well, first of all my computer is in the shop, so I am using my very old netbook, so this could be interesting.
I was very jet-lagged this week, but despite that I finished my C2C experiment which is just large enough to be a doll blanket (12" x 12") for some little one in my life. And I used up some stash, so that is a bonus.
I picked up my Diamondback socks after a two month hiatus. I had one finished, and one just less than a quarter finished on July 3, but then I was working like crazy only on my sock yarn blanket trying to get ahead of my one square a day quota before I left on holidays.
So the blanket has 738/780 squares done. I need to knit two a day until the end of September to get caught up - I am 12 squares behind at the moment.
It took me about an hour to remember how the short rows went on the Diamondback pattern, but after that hour (and having to tink back twice) I was off to the races. I knit ALL day and night Thursday and got to the start of the toe with all the short rows done! Friday I did the toe and ta-da - ta-done.
I then picked up my mosaic socks - Six tastes, which only had the cuff done, and ten rows of the mosaic. Again it took me a while to figure out where I was, but since Friday night I did about 44 more rows. This pattern is a slow go (four charts - two of which are 16 rows, and two are 18 rows so I have to be careful I am on the right row of each section. I have a system now, but it is pen and paper all the way.
I will include a picture of the happy wedded couple from Croatia and, of course, a close up of the wedding shawl I knit her in the spring. It is called Mamie and is an Autumn Moon design.
So that's it for me. I think my sleep schedule is turned around now, but I am hungry at the weirdest times so clearly my stomach is still over the Atlantic somewhere.
My regular pool is closed for maintenance so I have been going over town this week to swim in the fantastic out-door pool that is 137.5 meters in length. That means a mile is only 12 laps. Today, Sunday, is the last day it is open for the season. As soon as I finish this post I am heading out to swim my mile.
Have a great week everyone. And if you want to check out other yoppers (and you are a Ravelry member) then go here.