Halfway through the year already! Here we are for week 26 of my Year of Projects. This week, I worked on:
My Beach Walk Blanket. After working the 5 rounds of granny stripes, I realized I had done something wrong on the transition round between the small granny squares and the stripes because the rounds were very ruffled. I think I missed a * designating a repeat instruction in setting up that round. At any rate, I ripped back those 5 rounds and redid them and it is MUCH better, laying flat and cooperating much more nicely. Next up on this project is another round of large granny squares.
I have also been working on two pairs of socks this week, for Summer Sock Camp 2022. I decided I’m going to do the 26-pair plunge for the next 12 months that starts July 1, so be prepared for lots of more socks. The two pairs I’m working on right now are: Curling Mist socks, designed by Helen Stewart, which are the pair in the sea green. I’ve got sock #1 finished and have turned the heel for sock #2. The second pair is a highly personally adapted version of The Faded Socks by Northwoods Knit Co. The original pattern is toe-up with a standard short-row heel. I’m doing mine top down, with some added rounds just after the cuff and just before the toe, with a Fish Lips Kiss heel. I’m using a set of minis from Spun Right Round for these fuschia into teal transition of colors.
I also cast on a simple 2×2 ribbed cowl for my DH. He’s going to Yellowstone in January and wanted to have some extra warm layers to take with him since he’ll be outside a lot. I knit him a double-knit ribbed hat several years back he wears all the time and wanted something similar for around his neck. I’m using a worsted weight from Knitter’s Brewing Company in the colorway “Camouflage”, and its a nice soft merino wool.
Finally this week, I’ve gotten started on the corner design on my Desert Mandala. One of 2 feathers is done and I have one of the 2 cacti started. This corner has a scorpion in it (which we don’t have up here really – it’s too cold in the winters), but gives it an appropriate desert Southwest feel.)
I did decide to stick with this project rather than switch to a full coverage piece for the Tour de France stitchalong my friend, Kim, is hosting. I’ve got several other things starting in July that will take some of my craft-time attention, including the Tour de Fleece, which kicks off June 30th, I believe, and I have a couple of larger projects (my colorwork cowl and the Roses of Avon shawl) closer to being finished, so I will keep adding stitches to this as I can because small progress is still progress.
Have a great week YOP’ers!