Sunday, September 25, 2016
Yopping - Week Thirteen
This week has been all about catching up on my sock yarn blanket, and getting going again on my mosaic socks.
I have 757/780 squares done on my blanket which means I am caught up to my one a day (and it also means I knit 19 squares this week). I am thinking now that to make the blanket symmetrical I will need 800 squares instead of 780 so the beginning and end of the blanket have rows of twenty squares. I am running low on leftover fingering sock yarn. My sister is sending me some, and as soon as I finish these mosaic socks I will have some more leftovers. I am having to get very creative about combining small bits to make squares. Cases in point:
blending two different yarns in these two squares (blue/green one and orange one)
many many little bits to make this lovely striped square:
I did finish one of the mosaic socks. I love it, and have decided to make a fraternal sock with red as the main colour and gray as the contrasting colour, and I will also use two of the different patterns that were available to choose from. That way it won't seem like I am knitting the identical sock which means no second sock syndrome.
Good thing I am flexible - taking this photo involved a yoga pose!
I also started Yoda, a crochet project, because I knew bringing the mosaic sock to knit night wouldn't end well. So here is his head and body - ears and feet to follow and of course his little jedi jacket.
I have joined Spinzilla which is a spinning challenge that runs the 3rd to 9th of October. The goal is to spin as much yardage during the week to help your team win. My local team was full so I joined the Hawaii team. Because. Hawaii!! (What Canadian doesn't dream of going to the Big Island.)
That's it for my week. Now I have to go check on everyone else's progress.
Happy yopping everyone!