Welcome to “What I’m Working On Saturday!” It doesn’t quite have the same ring as Works in Progress Wednesday, but what cha going to do? It’s been raining/storming like crazy here so I haven’t been able to go out and take pictures until last night. And even then, it started pouring maybe 30 minutes after I got done. Thanks, Texas!
After my mini breakdown and reevaluation of all my projects, I’ve been more deliberate about what projects I’m working on and finishing. It’s really working for me! I focused and finished the quilted vest I was test knitting for Lanie. I have sneak peak pictures up on my Ravelry project page but it will be featured on the blog soon! I was hoping I would finish it quick enough to wear before it got sweltering hot here and I took a bit too long. Fingers crossed for a cold snap!
Even though I’ve been really good about not casting on new things, I did spontaneously cast on a cactus. I featured it on my Knits for the Home post and its cuteness was calling to me! It was a super quick knit and really surprisingly easy. There weren’t even decreases! I had to learn how to crochet a small flower, which was probably the hardest part of the whole cactus! He doesn’t have a pot yet and without context you can’t really tell what it is, so I’m holding off on pictures until later.
But this week and next week I am focusing my knitting time on the Umaro blanket for my grandparents, socks for the boyfriend, and a new cast on – a top for me. I’m at the point in the blanket where I can work on it for hours and not see any progress. It’s really disheartening! But I added a progress keeper to mark where I was at the beginning of each week. It’s really motivating because, you know, you can actually see the progress! I’ve added a whole skein to the blanket and hope to add another this week.
But since the blanket looks pretty much exactly the same as it did in the previous WIP Wednesday update, I’m not going to share a picture of it directly, but use it as the background for my other photos!
First off, I’ve been working on these socks for the boyfriend. I finished the first one and am now working on the second. They somewhat recently got shared on Instagram and on Ello. I’m alternating a variegated green yarn with a grey yarn. I’m doing two rows green, one row grey. I only had 53 grams of the green so I’m hoping the grey would give me enough yarn to make a pair. So far so good! I’m pretty much saving these for Game of Thrones knitting because it requires zero attention.
Next, I’ve cast on something for myself! When I was cleaning up, I found a top that I had knit last summer but never wore because I wasn’t completely happy with how it fit. So I frogged it! I have a whole post about it coming up but I wanted to share the progress I’m making on the new project. I’m knitting a Cordia top. I’ve pretty much been in love with this top since I saw it on Instagram. Love at first sight is pretty magical, you guys! Lets hope this works out better than the last one.
Usually at this point, I mention the surprise sweater I’m knitting for my sister. Well… it’s been put in timeout for a while. I set in one of the sleeves (pretty successfully!) and tried it on. And it’s not good. The body is really long on me, like past my butt long. My sister is much shorter than me so I could only imagine it on her. So that’s going to have to be tinked back and reknit. LUCKILY I knit it from the top down because I was anticipating these type of fit issues so it shouldn’t be too hard. But that’s not the worst of it! The sleeve is way short – like goes to the middle of my forearm short. Again, my sis is shorter than me so has shorter arms but I don’t think it’s going to work. So more tinking back the ribbing and knitting.
It’s a good thing I love her! But it’s sitting in time out until I get the motivation to work on it again. Sometimes things go really smoothly with my knitting and sometimes I get months like these were there is more unknitting than actual knitting!
Interested in what I was working on last month? Here is the previous WIP Wednesday!
What are you working on? How’s your knitting month going? Smoothly or filled with trips to the frog pond?