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Year of Projects 2023: Week 10

A mixed bag of things to report on this week, so I’m going to jump right in.

I finished up the Quill shawl and posted about that in my FO Friday post, so you’ve likely seen that one already. I’ve been working on some smaller projects including picking up the Bumble Hat I cast on for cast-on-mania last month. I actually finished it this weekend, and then realized the one row that I had worked incorrectly was much more annoyingly visible than I thought it would be, so I frogged back to that point, and am now getting ready to work the crown decreases again. I’m knitting this up using the remaining 150 or so yards of the Northfield DK merino/silk blend from Valley Yarns. Additionally, I have a new pair of socks on the needles. These are the Kingsfoil socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer. I’m knitting mine using Long Dog Yarn’s Bounce Sock in the LOTR Book Nook colorway, which is a light herby-green with some scattered speckles. Finally, I have decided to participate in #the100daysproject this year and I’m making a small crochet hexagon for a scrappy style fingering-weight blanket using pinks, roses and reds in sockweight yarn.

A new spinning project is on the wheel for March. I pulled a 4-oz braid of blue-faced Leicester out of deep stash from Pigeon Roof Studios and I’m spinning that up as a sportweight 2-ply. The colorway is Mestophiles and it’s a blend of grays, black, and red-purple. I also realized I forgot to post progress on my cross-stitch project, Winter’s Encounter. Minimal progress on this as it’s the hardest thing for me to work on right now – my right hand has still been affected by whatever weird autoimmune stuff is going on and while I can knit left-handed, I haven’t mastered stitching yet. The lower edge is slowly coming into focus, tho, and I will be working on those blue-grays for a while.

That’s it for me this week YOP’ers! Have a good one!

14 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2023: Week 10

  1. I love the yarns and the projects. The red yarn is stunning. The little hexies are so precious! I like that you have a color scheme going on. I hope your hand heals soon!

  2. I’m amazed you can keep all these project straight!! And good for you frogging to make your hat amazing! I would have documented it and called it a feature!

    1. Those hexies are going to make a darling blanet. I like the color scheme you have chosen. Pretty colorway on our wheel. Love the xs. Do you frame all your xs when they are completed? How many do you have completed and how many in progress?

      1. Thank you so much! I do frame these big pieces. I have some smaller ones I’ve done as little pillows (but much much smaller – like 3 x 5″).I should get some photos of those for y’all – I’ll try to post them next week. Of ones I’ve kept I have 4 bigger ones and um….. this one in progress plus 7 others. So I am well into my dotage to finish them all!

  3. I love the colors in the new spinning project. I really enjoy BFL for spinning but then I am fairly new to wheel spinning. The socks are beautiful. Best of luck with the red hat. I hope it zooms off the needles.

  4. Great projects! I love the little hexagons especially. (But I’m being strong. I’m not starting a hexagon blanket until I’ve finished at least one of the blankets I already have on the needles.) πŸ˜‰

      1. LOL! I at least want to get my longest-standing blanket project off the needles. I’ve been working on it since 2016. I really don’t want to let it get to a decade of “in progress” status. πŸ˜‰

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