This week I’ve mostly been working on my Sonoran shawl project while I’ve been focused on some advent box knitting. I’m happy to report that I’ve reached the halfway point in this large project. The center lace (in dark green) is a fairly wide section. The remainder of the other patterning/yarn color changes will mirror what’s already been knit for the second half of the stole.
I also worked on the little wool applique mug rug project a bit this week. I have 2 of the 6 motifs finished up with the edge stitching. (Those are the two with the buttons on them, although the stitching is hard to see.) I need to add in a few mini red buttons on the wreath to completely finish it. The candy canes are kind of fussy with the small sections of red but I do think they are worth it for the detail.
I probably won’t have much, if any, update for next week. I’m heading back to the east coast to visit my parents midweek and I know the Sonoran project is too big to take on the plane with me as I’m trying to stick with just a carry-on, so I’ll be taking something small…. socks maybe?
Once I’m back I want to do an update/reboot of my YOP list post. I had asked over in the Ravelry group if I could reset my counter for the year to start January 1st as a lot of the tracking I use works off a calendar year and it’s much easier for me to keep up-to-date with things using my planner that way. It’s been helpful too that I’ve had 6 months to see how my plans have worked out (or not), and I think I’m going to try to work towards a yardage goal rather than specific yarns since things like test or preview knitting throw those long-range plans of using a specific yarn out the window. I am going to try to work through the yarns I’ve pulled already as those are easily to hand, but I’ll be mixing in other yarns and projects as we go through 2022. I also want to revamp my spinning fiber choices for 2022. I know I’ve gotten burned out spinning basically the same color and yarn weight/type for this sweater spin, so I need to switch up some other types of yarn to try to keep myself motivated to spin down the fiber stash. I’m also thinking of including some other embroidery-type projects along with the wool applique ones. So long story short, look for an update on all of those plans likely for next week’s update.
Have a great week YOP’ers!