Kind of a slow week for progress but we had a wonderful visit with family we hadn’t seen in almost 2 years, so that counts as a win in my book!
I worked on 2 projects for YOP this week. First up, the Foss Sweater. I finished the body, knit the boatneck ribbing, did a 3-needle bind-off for the shoulder seams and then started the first of the sleeves. In looking at this image, it looks like there’s another “dye lot” issue at the shoulders which is really odd because that is all the same skein of yarn. So apparently an overdye bath will help more than the glaring skein-change issue at the bustline. The color in real life is more like the stripe of redder hue near the top of the sweater. I’d like to try to get this sleeve done this week, and then I’ll feel like I’m really in the home stretch on this one once sleeve two is started.
I also cast on for another YOP project, which was the Stillness Shawl, designed by Helen Stewart. It originally was a mystery KAL but you can get the pattern as a complete one now. My random number generator selected a light purple speckle dye sock yarn skein ( A Homespun House’s Bakken fingering in “Always”) which I paired with 2 other purples from stash. Just a small start, but here’s my progress:
The lighter purple section shown above actually has 2 different yarn stripes in it, but I chose lower contrast ones for the B and C colors, so the stripes are really subtle. No goal on this one for the week but it is a pretty easy knit so I’ll probably pick it up for Zoom work calls here and there.
No progress on my spinning project or my wool applique this week but hopefully those will be back on deck in the upcoming days. Have a great week everyone!