Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yopping 33



So this week I finished the socks and I am very happy with them. I had to rip out 17 rows of the first sock so I could match up the amount of yellow I had left, but it was an easy re-knit. The gusset uses the riverbed architecture so the gusset is under the instep - very cool idea.




On Monday my niece, who teaches biology at at local college, asked me to knit her this. It was a cool knit and both of us are happy with the result. Here is the link to the pattern and the double helicies can be done with colourwork like I did, or with cables. AND it is a free pattern.



My dh was a good sport and modeled it for this pic:


I have done 13 repeats on my peace cowl. I pick it up when I need to do a relaxing knit and I find the repetition of the pattern is very soothing.



I did another ten rows on my christening blanket



and another inch on my Cookie A socks. I am still doing these two at a time, but on two separate pairs of needles because my circular needle wasn't cooperating and I spent more time fighting with the loop than knitting. Now things are going much smoother.



My tibetan socks were the only wip that didn't get any attention this past week. I'll probably pick them up again soon.

Happy yopping everyone. The sun is out, the snow is melting AND I got to the pool three times this week plus a yoga class.

So things are looking up.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

19 comments:

  1. What a cool hat for a Biology teacher! Everything looks so nice, Mary-Anne. And that lacy christening blanket looks so soft - Heavenly! That's that word! that blanket is going to be heavenly. I look forward to seeing all of your projects grow.

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    1. Yes it does seem heavenly - like a cloud.

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  2. Good progress - knitting and otherwise! Well done :)

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  3. Wonderful progress this week. I like how your niece asked you to knit that helix hat for her. She's representin'! Love the start of that christening blanket.

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    1. I don't always knit for asks, but she is definitely knit worthy!

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  4. Three swims! Not overdoing it are you?

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    1. No, I usually swim 3 times a week - and as my back improves I am swimming between 30-50 minutes. taking it easy - I promise.

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  5. Wow! I guess I really am a slug! LOL! I love your yellow socks...my fav color the Helix hat is awesome! My Peace Cowl is put aside for now and i had some trouble with circs this week...I may have to go back to DPN's....I'm so fickle! LOL! The christening blanket is going to be beautiful...it already is! What yarn is that...it looks so soft and almost like angora. Pool 3 times and yoga? You are a better woman than I! Have another great week and Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. It is a Patons yarn called Fairytale Dreamtime 3ply. It is 100% wool, and washable. I couldn't find it in North America so I ordered it from England.

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  6. Your Peace Cowl looks so warm, soft and snuggly!
    Beautiful. Nice to see lots of finished projects from you. :-)

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    1. Yes, the peace cowl is coming along nicely. I think it will become one of my favourites.

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  7. Oh wow, love that hat, and ideal for a biology teacher too. One lucky lady and one great model, lol.
    The cowl and the Christening blanket are progressing nicely.
    That is a lovely rich Royal Blue for your Cookie A socks.
    All in all, a very good week on the stitching front.

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    1. Yes, he was a good sport about modelling for me!

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  8. That's a great hat, and the finished socks look fabulous! :-)

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    1. She really likes the hat - I am so happy about that.

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  9. So many awesome projects. The Riverbed heel construction sounds awesome... I'm going to look it up. I think it might be the heel I did on my Ludwig socks but I didn't know the name of it.

    I just love the beginning you've made on that Christening blanket. Looks like it's destined to be a cherished heirloom!

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    1. I hope it will be cherished. No grand-children yet, but I am still hoping.

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  10. I love the hat - I teach biology too, I will have to check this out!

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