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.

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    1. Me too. I have been wearing them constantly since finishing them.

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  2. I'm loving how those colors have shaped up on your blanket. Almost done!

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    1. Only 37 squares to go - the end is in sight.

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  3. Every item a work of art. You're so very multi-talented. How'd you get to be so wonderful? Xx

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    1. Cause of my wonderful friends supporting me I think.

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  4. Wow, you go on swimming 12 laps. I struggle with one! The socks are so crazy; it's neat how the colorway worked so well with the pattern. I cannot believe how many squares you have for your cozy memories blanket! That's amazing.

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    1. The yarn was dyed by a friend (Koolaid) and I was so happy with how the short rows picked up the colour changes.

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  5. That shawl is so pretty. So is the young couple. Good job on completeing the diamondback socks. Your blanket is almost there too. Those mosaic socks are certainly beautiful too and I can see how you could get lost on the pattern.

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    1. Yes, no watching Ophan Black while I work on those socks for sure!

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    2. Should I add that to my "watch" list?

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  6. I love your diamondback socks. Wow, what stunning colors! I want to start a memory blanket but I have to knit some socks first. I don't have any scraps of sock yarn since the first pair I did was a beginner pattern that used worsted weight yarn. I plan to make one though! Your mosaic socks look super complicated!

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    1. The complication is really the fact the charts are different lengths, and that my left/right challenge makes me have to continually check which yarn I should be knitting with and which one I should be slipping. It is getting easier though.

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  7. Those Diamondback socks are amazing! And what a pretty shawl! The bride must love using that beautiful gift.

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    1. She seemed very happy with it. And it really suited her.

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  8. The diamond back socks are wowsa! YOu work on some complicated projects...way over my skill level but they are gorgeous! Your friends do look very happy and the shawl is lovely. I hope you get your schedule back and congrats to you for swimming a mile a day!

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    1. I swim a mile every other day, sometimes I swim back to back days, but usually have a day of rest/walking in between. The mosaic socks aren't complicated to knit just complicated to follow which chart I am on. lol

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  9. Thank you Mary Anne for dropping by my YOP post. Yes, it's been busy with school starting back up but that's why I'm home to take care of the front of the house while my man brings home the bacon ^__^.

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  10. Very cute doll blanket! Love the socks. Beautiful shawl!!!!

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    1. Yes, I think I will one day make a full size C2C but it was a good learning experience for me and got me back in touch with my crocheting mojo.

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  11. Love both pairs of socks and your blanket is stunning. Can't wait to see it finished. Hope your routine settles to normal soon!

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  12. You've been productive; it's a gorgeous shawl. How did you like the C2C?

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    1. I really like the C2C, I will definitely make a bigger one in the future.

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  13. What a fabulous finish, fabulous socks :) The other socks look super complicated to make so you are progressing extremally well with them. I must start my sock yarn blanket, I think it was your's thay has inspired me to have a go. The bride looks lovely with the shawly make. Have a lovely rest of the week. Leah x

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    1. I am getting so close on the blanket - the mosaic socks aren't that complicated but you do have to pay attention to which colour you are knitting and which one you are slipping because it changes every row.

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