A Week Of Projects: Week 5

I’m late! I’m late! For a rather important date.

Last week was pretty slow in terms of crafting. I’ve been diligently working on my projects: Until We Win: Fight shawl, and my Wheat Stitch Crochet Wrap/Big Scarf (no new pictures). This past week I planted additional mums and attended an outdoor birthday party at a park for a friend.

Until We Win: Fight.

My current work follows the pattern, but with a notable yarn substitution. My original is a MCN (merino, cashmere, nylon blend) and this is a previously frogged wool/nylon blend. With the main colors totaling less than 400 yards each, I’ve brought in a 3rd color to finish out the remaining section/bind off.

I am optimistic that I can finish the project by the end of the week. Unless I decide I want to keep going until I’m out of my 3rd color. We’ll see how I feel about the number of stitches on my needles in 20 rows.

I made a little accessory pouch to put into my giant Girl Scout tote. This way I can easily find a pen/pencil/mini-stapler. I made the little patch less busy than the one on the outside of the tote. Why yes, I AM the person who uses the label maker to identify all the storage bins in a drawer/closet. How did you know?

Lastly, here are my mums flanking my little front walk. I have 10 total plants, 6 yellow and 4 purple. We didn’t fully weed out the bed and I have no intention on doing that or adding mulch. I dislike mulching, regardless of how nice the finished product looks. I hope the mums mound enough to cover up the dirt. I could add another pair of plants closest to the front stoop, but don’t really feel like buying MORE plants that will be dead by the end of the year. Again, I know mulch would help. And as I type this, I have somewhat resigned myself to knowing I will likely break down and buy a few bags of mulch.

And that’s all for today. See you next week.


4 responses to “A Week Of Projects: Week 5”

  1. Those last rows on any big shawl project tend to be epic quests for intestinal fortitude. Just getting through a row takes an extra half cup of some warm beverage sometimes. It’s looking wonderful tho! Can’t wait to see the finished piece. 🙂

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    • This last section is just knit and purl, so I may be able to finish 2 or 3 rows tonight while playing D&D with my friends! The non-lace sections have been GREAT for auto-pilot knitting while watching TV and Movies!


  2. Best Christmas present I ever got is my label maker. Essential for identifying leftovers in the frig!!! Your front walk garden looks great with the mums. I am really happy with my rubber mulch (chopped up tires). Still get some weeds but much less. Cute pen/pencil pouch!! So fun.

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