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Year of Projects 2022: Week 24

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week:

More progress on two different pairs of socks. Both are designs by Helen Stewart over at Curious Handmade. The purple is a well-marinated stash yarn of Madeline Tosh’s Sock in “Logwood”. This is sock 2 of the Scribbly Gum Socks pair and I just turned the heel. I’m planning to put some more time in on this one and try to get it further along today. The other is Helen’s Curling Mist pattern, and I’m using Suburban Stitcher Sock in the colorway Lazy River. This is sock 1 of 2, and I have about 2-1/2 inches left before I am ready to start the toe on this one.

I’ve also made some progress on my Meadow Knots cowl. Design is by Bunny Muff, and I’m using stash Harrisville Shetland in some bright and cheerful spring-ish colors. I have finished up the third of 5 chart sections and have started on the fourth, so I’m about 2/3’rds of the way done.

I’m also really happy to report I have finished making and assembling all the blocks for the Battenberg baby blanket I’ve been working on. Design is by Cherry Heart and I’m using a bunch of stash minis of Scheejpes Stonewashed and Riverwashed for the colored blocks and their Stonewashed in “Moonstone” for the white blocks. I have 6 rounds of a picot edging to add, but this one is in the home stretch!

After I finished up the BFL “Eowyn” spin from last week’s post, I pulled out two gradient packs of a mixed BFL roving, hand-dyed by Greenwood Fiberworks. The colorway is “Persimmon”. Each pack has 1 oz each of 4 colors, so I’m spinning up 1 oz from each pack (a total of 2 oz) and then I’ll ply those together so I’ll have four 2-oz skeins of each color. I’ve spun up the first ounce of the bittersweet orange, and I’ll work on the second ounce this week.

Finally, not a ton of progress, but I did work on my Desert Mandala to get the outer border brought down along the right-hand side. The little curved cluster of black stitches at the bottom is where the interior edge of the corner happens, so I’m not too far from working my way down to the bottom. I want to make sure the border lines up correctly with the interior pieces, so I’ll probably start adding those in so I make sure everything aligns.

That’s all I’ve got today. Have a great week YOP’ers!

15 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2022: Week 24

  1. Your Battenberg is so pretty, that’s a lucky baby that gets it. I love that pale purple yarn, really pretty. I’ve said I’ll join in with our Guild’s TDF team so I should get some spinning done for a change, if only I had such pretty stashing fibre as you keep pulling out.

    1. Thank you! I know you’re a purple fan too – I like the subtle tonal nature of it myself. I’ve signed up for a friend’s TdF team which is also pretty casual, but I’m hoping it’ll help me get some continued focus on my spinning.

  2. I love all the variety in your projects. The socks are very cool and you rarely see green socks…I love green as long as it’s not next to my face….lol! The blanket turned out so precious. The XS is really coming along. The colors of the yarns you have spun are simple wonderful….those are my kind of colors. Beautiful makes!

    1. Thank you! I find the variety helps keep me moving along on things. A little bit of progress adds up over time, I suppose. I love green too – these are going to a friend who loves sea green and turtles.

  3. Those socks are so pretty! Love the mug, I’m going to have to see if Kay restocks it. I wanted to get my yarn order in and totally. Missed the mugs, lol. The BFL is beautiful. Do you know what you’ll make with the yarn once it’s all spun up?

    1. I think she was going to try to – but they went so fast! I think it took her by surprise. 🙂 I will have about 8 oz and maybe 600-700 yards when I’m done all the spinning, so was thinking maybe a shawl? I like BFL for socks too but it seems like a waste of half of it if I “just” make socks out of it.

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