Sunday, July 23, 2017

Yop Update #4 - A month already?



Yes it has been a month already - and I have to say I am further along then I thought I would be.

This week I did finish another square for my Iona and I am half way through number 15, but since they look exactly like the ones before no picture is needed.

However, I did make more progress on my Alhambra socks and as of last night here they are:




The chart is very easy to follow and for the other sock I am going to switch the blue and white around as I read the chart.

We are heading home tomorrow from the little island. It will be hard to leave. There are so many memories here, and it is still unfathomable to me that he is gone and I won't here his voice say my name every again.

Still we will head home and start planning our trip south to catch the eclipse on August 21st.

Another part of my year of projects is to do a more thorough edit on a novel I wrote almost two years ago. The plot of the novel revolves around a post-it note and that is the reason I chose the header I did for this year's Year of Projects challenge.

I plan to get serious about the novel this coming year. I will keep you posted. (No pun intended!)

21 comments:

  1. Your colourwork is gorgeous, that will be a stunning sock.
    Will be thinking of you as you return home.

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    1. We made it home despite a three hour wait at the ferry terminal. Yes, the sock is so stunning that I was thinking of stopping after one and just framing it! lol.

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  2. Your Aunt Georgia is so cute. Alzheimer's. *sighs* My great aunt had dementia and man did it take her away fast. I miss her. In honor of her I try to listen to our G-Men on my little hand radio; she would always carry one in her housecoat pocket as she walked down the steps to get the mail for our building.
    Your colorwork socks are A-mazing! Wow. Did you knit a swatch for that? I would have to for such a project b/c I know my fabric would be tighter than vanilla knitting.

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    1. I didn't knit a swatch and the first repeat my floats were too tight so it was a struggle to get on (but I did), now I have looser floats and it is all good.

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    2. Sometimes by 7 I'm mentally wiped out so watching an hour of Gilmore Girls and winding remnants on my nostepinne helps me to relax.

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  3. Those socks are so pretty. I am envious as I still have not even tried color work. Safe travels and hope your heart begins to heal.

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    1. The healing is slow, but it will be healed with all the lovely and loving memories.

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  4. Your sock is very pretty and I can just imagine the second one with the colours switched round, they are going to look amazing together. Thinking of you as you return home and hope you take and hold all those wonderful memories in your heart.

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    1. Ack! As I read your comment I realize I started the second sock without switching colours!!! Off to frog 15 rounds - silly silly me!

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  5. Such intricate work .... your socks are awesome. xox

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    1. It looks more intricate than it is - but the results are cool,eh? (A little Canadian humour thrown in there).

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  6. Oh my! Those socks are amazing! Safe travels, Mary-Anne.

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    1. Thank you. and yes, we are home safe and sound. (And laundry done too).

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  7. Those socks are -gorgeous!- Safe travels going home. :)

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    1. Thank you and I am enjoying knitting them and learning new cast on, and new heel construction.

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  8. Those socks are coming along beautifully. Safe travels home, look forward to hearing more on your novel!

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    1. Ah yes, the novel - I think by posting my intentions it might light a fire under my butt!

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  9. Hi Mary-Anne :)) Your socks look beautiful, you're so talented. I don't know that I could do that type of stitching yet! I think it's great that you'll be working on your novel. I wrote one, well, got 3/4 of one done many years ago then stopped and never touched it again. I really want to start writing again, good luck with everything! :)

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  10. Thank you. I really do need to get back to writing. Hmmmm. Maybe today.☺

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  11. You sock is really nice. Wish I could go follow the eclipse in Aug.

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  12. Those socks are amazing! Such detail. Safe travels to see the eclipse. We'll be seeing a partial eclipse where I live. I'm looking forward to it.

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