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Year of Projects 2023: Week 13

Still chipping away at three main focus projects right now.

  1. The Kingsfoil socks are almost done. I have 3 more repeats of the pattern on the foot and then I can work the toe and get these off the needles. I’d really like to try to get these done by the end of the month.
  2. I’ve hit the 30% mark on the Pebble Beach shawl I’m working up out of a skein of handspun superwash merino from Oceanwind Knits. This is a nice, easy relatively mindless knit so I’m pulling it out to work on while I sit on hold or on a Zoom call where I just need to listen in.
  3. I’m 3 rows away from being ready to split the upper body off from the sleeves on my Copenhagen cardigan by Petite Knits. I love the heathery, slightly halo’ed fabric courtesy of Rauma Finullgarn and Rauma Plum held together. I think this is going to be a wear every day kind of garment when it’s finished.

4. I am perhaps 30% through the singles of the first batch of merino roving from Portfiber. This fiber is super soft and bouncy, and spins up like a dream. My DH is on travel this upcoming week/weekend and I usually spin on the nights he’s not here so hoping to make good progress on this over the next 7 days.
5. I also have hit the 55% mark on my cross-stitch piece, Winter’s Encounter, and while stitching right now is the most difficult thing for my hands, I am trying to put 100 stitches or so into the project each day, which does add up!
6. Last, but not least, I’ve been keeping up with my version of #the100dayproject working one of these mini hexagons a day. Someday they’ll grow up to be a scrappy style blanket but for now, I’m just collecting them in a bag and will figure out the joining and finishing when I have enough (I think around 350 is what I’m shooting for. This is 30.)

Have a great week YOP’ers!

13 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2023: Week 13

  1. Lots of progress this week! I really can’t wait to see the Copenhagen cardigan finished, the original pattern is a little drear, yours promises to be something you’d want to wear a lot!

  2. Wow, you have been busy! Looks like your socks will go nicely with your shawl. Your Copenhagen looks yummy. Your cross-stitch looks amazing. Sorry that it is hard on your hands. Your spun yarn also looks beautiful for a future project.

  3. I love the mini hexagons and think it’s going to be a fabulous blanket one day. The Copenhagen cardigan looks very similar to the type I used to wear to work and smart but practical. 100 stitches a day still sounds like a lot to me, take care of those hands of yours and don’t over do it.

    1. Smart but practical – that’s it exactly. I hadn’t knit a Petite Knit design before but she has a lot of really nice detailing incorporated into it so I could see making more than one of these (or others of hers) in the future.

      1. I knit her Sunday Sweater, but without the balloon sleeves and wear it on Sundays…lol. I did wonder if she does other “day” patterns and I could be like the days of the week underwear but with jumpers lol

  4. This is great progress on everything! I do love having a super simple project sitting by my desk for when I’m on a conference call or watching a training or something. Those mini hexagons are so much fun. I’m trying really hard not to be tempted by them right now…

    1. Yes! Mindless projects for the win on those long calls you need something to keep your hands busy! You should likely ignore the fact I’m gonna be starting yet another blanket shortly…..

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