Still chugging along on several bigger YOP pieces but here’s my weekly update on progress for them.
Foss Sweater: I managed to get the front and back divided and worked the short-row shaping for the shoulders on the front. I did all of that in the evenings while my DH was enthralled with a TV program. I didn’t realize until I looked at the progress in the light of day that there is a noticeable dye lot difference (although the yarn was labelled as coming from the same dye lot and looked very similar in the skein) where I joined in a new skein. I am going to continue on with this, but when it’s finished, I plan on giving the entire garment a soak in a dye bath to try to even the color out a bit. I’m pretty sure I can accomplish that as I’ve used that technique on another garment I overdyed and it should be fine. (Or at least I will make it so.) It’s a little less noticeable in real life but still… noticeable! I have the last bit of short-row shaping for the shoulders to do and can then work the 3-needle bind-off for the shoulders to finish up the body.
City Lights Shawl: See Friday’s post; this one is completed!
Pigeonroof Studio “Dovecote” Spinning: I finished up the 2 bobbins of singles for these 4 oz, so it’s on to plying next.
Wool Applique Camper Project: I am at the halfway point on the motifs now. Two of the campers and two of the trees are completed (the ones with buttons attached), except for a few French knots to work. I thought maybe a photo with something for scale would be a good visual aide to show the size of it. Not huge, but not a tiny piece either. I likely won’t get any work done on this over the next week with work and family things, but I’ll plan on getting back to this one before August is finished.
Plans for this week include continuing on with the Foss Sweater. I should be able to get one sleeve started this week and can use that as my mindless/evening knitting project to continue to make progress. I’m on the fence about which project to start next off my YOP list. I want to save some of the smaller (under 500-yard) projects for group classes for the fall term, so I”m leaning towards another shawl since I’ve got the Foss sweater on the go (plus the two other non-YOP sweaters) and I think focusing on a non-garment project is probably the smart way to go.