HAHA! I finally feel like I’m making headway again! Last week I finished up the knitting of TWO projects! Bringing the total of YOP Projects to 11. I’m over half way to my initial goal of 20. The Good Family Christmas Stockings are ready to be lined, as soon as I get out my sewing machine for the task. I also finished my Cute-Fight Sweater!
Over all, I’m rather pleased by this project. I am thrilled that I decided to do a different toe- these are the same depth and ley significantly flatter than the initial iteration. These were knit with Stylecraft Chunky on a size 10/6mm in Lipstick and White. Each stocking was less than 1 skein of red, and I used less than 2 skeins of white for the set. The letters were done in fair isle, with the exception of the “J”, which was done intarsia. The cuff section is tacked down to the body, I could be crazy and let the floats be unruly. I still captured the float after 7-8 stitches, I didn’t want the project to pucker if I hadn’t left enough yarn.
I still need to block my Cute-Fight (Colorways: But You Would Look So Cute and Fight from AT Haynes House Yarn). Its done. All the ends wove in. The arms are a bit snug to get on, but fine to wear. I hope this grows in body length when blocked. It took me almost a year to complete, “blame” DK weight. This sweater completes my goal of finishing 3 sweaters for me in 2020! YES!!
Having finished the stockings and my sweater, I decided to dive into a different version of Chaos Cables before doing a testing call. This version is in Malabrigo Rios and Knot House Yarns Worsted weight. I’m very excited by my progress thus far. It is working up WAY faster than the 300 stitch version.
Yesterday I went hiking with my daughter and some of my friends. A hike that was anticipated to be 2 miles turned into 6 miles. Needless to say, we were pretty worn out (and I was a bit dehydrated because I didn’t want to keep moving my mask to drink) yesterday evening. My daughter did phenomenal, I was really proud of her. Next time, I’ll look at the trail map and be certain there is an actual PLAN for the hike; 6 miles was too far for her. Unfortunately, turning back would have been EVEN LONGER than just pressing on. Lessons learned.
Until next week!!