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.
Front:


Side:


Sole:

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!

26 comments:

  1. Super socks... And love Yoda...Cute he will be!
    Glad it's not me sewing in all the ends of the blanket squares!
    You continue to inspire... Even contorting in the name of yarn art.
    Xx

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    1. yes, what fun to combine knitting and yoga!

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  2. Good job using those itty bits if sock yarn. I think switching up the colors on your socks is a great idea. Yoda is adorable too.

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    1. he is adorable - but as a newbie crocheter he is taking a long time.

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  3. All those little bits of yarn are making a gorgeous blanket. The sock is beautiful. Can't wait to see the second one.

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    1. Yes, I had trouble deciding which should be the main colour so making a fraternal sock is a good plan for the indecisive me.

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  4. Oh my word, your blanket is beautiful. I just started one but have no sock yarn to speak of so it's old worsted acrylic for me. There are mini skeins of sock yarn you can buy exactly for that purpose. Look on Etsy....they're gorgeous!
    Your socks are amazing and look very complicated. Good luck on the 2nd one and what a cute little Yoda. Have a great week!

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    1. I know about the mini skeins - but I am trying not to buy any yarn - stash busting and all. I do have some lovely Sweet Georgia fibre that I will try to spin up in fingering weight. My goal for Spinzilla. It is BFL and I think I can spin singles that will be thin enough.

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  5. Your sock looks great. They must take a great deal of concentration. I'm working on Christmas bunting at the moment but my progress is much slower than yours. Good luck with the spinning challenge.

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    1. yes, lots of concentration. Four charts and every row is using a different colour yarn so I HAVE to pay attention.

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  6. Thanks for the invite to your group. I joined today!

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  7. Love Yoda! He's going to be so cute. Your socks and blanket are both beautiful. Just the word Spinzilla sounds daunting! I'm sure you will have fun it.

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    1. lol. Yoda is more daunting...I am definitely out of my comfort zone here.

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  8. WOW, a sock yarn blanket. You are a better person than I am. LOL I would not have that kind of patience. Love your sock. I have been away from my sock knitting too long. I've been crocheting a lot lately.

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    1. The blanket was a way to get rid of my huge stash of leftover sock yarn - it's almost all gone now.

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  9. Your blanket is brilliant, well done on finishing all those leftovers. Not far to go now even to get to 800. I love the socks and I'm looking forward to seeing the twin!

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    1. Even if I go to 800 I should be there by around the end of October!

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  10. Your Mosaic sock is just beautiful. And I love watching your sock yarn blanket grow.

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    1. Me too - I love watching it grow and can't wait till it is permanently on my bed.

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  11. Oh that blanket is going to be stunning. Your socks are gorgeous and Yoda is going to be so cute. Good luck with the spinning.

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    1. Thank thank you....I am starting to prep my fibre so I am ready to go on the 3rd!

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  12. Wow, love the blanket, very interesting to see how it grows.
    "May the force be with you" as you create your Yoda (sorry, but someone had to say it, haha).
    The Mosaic sock is way out of my own comfort zone, and I applaud you for making it.

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    1. Poor Yoda - still just a body and head - not enough force I guess! Too much time spent on sock number two and the never-ending sock yarn blanket!

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    1. thank you - I hope to have its mate done by Sunday for the next update. Almost at the heel turn.

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