Sorry for you folks who'd like to hear about the rest of my life. I'm not doing much really. Okay, so I am traveling to Atlanta to go to a friend's wedding this weekend. I'm very excited, I get to see my best friend and her family for the first time in almost a year (and hopefully other friends). Plus I still regret missing another college friend's wedding due to work craziness almost two years ago (they hit a crunch period and were not approving vacation time, a work-buddy nearly quit over that). Other than, I'm not doing a whole lot I swear.
Anyway, my knitting progress.
I made TheHusband a camping hat to keep his head warm at night (since nights do get a bit chilly). This is thinner and lighter than his alpaca hat I made him in December. It is my basic hat non-pattern, I didn't do a gauge swatch and just did a test fit after about 3 inches. Which meant of course that I had to rip out those three inches and cast-on 8 stitches fewer than the first time. Here are the stats:
Yarn: RYC cashcotton DK in sage and RYC cashcotton 4 ply in seafoam held double
Needles: US5 (16" bryspun circs, then bamboo dpns)
Cast-on: cable (I know it isn't very stretchy but I like the look), 112 stitches
4 rows or so of garter stitch then stockinette, no clue how many rows…
I am also almost done with the toddler sweater that I started at the end of March. March people, sigh, it is a good thing I picked the larger size otherwise the recipient might have outgrown it before I finished (fingers crossed). I think it is what I deemed my June UFO challenge, cause I was just getting tired of knitting it, and now it appears to be part one of my July UFO challenge. I have about 8 more rows to go on the sleeves, the bottom edging, the sleeve edging, blocking, some seaming, the shawl collar, and more seaming and blocking plus a button to find and attach.
I am knitting the sleeves at the same time, which is both a blessing and a curse. I've had to stop a couple times to count my rows because I forgot which direction I was knitting and had one sleeve on each end of the needles. But no wonder if feels like it is taking forever:
The sleeves (which I am knitting at the same time, sigh) are way bigger than the front. Oh the front pieces went so quickly once I got over the shaping hurdle. What are those pink threads? Various markers of mine to keep my brain straight. I have a pink bit between the sleeves so I don't knit them together, I have pink stitch markers so I know when I finally get to stop doing my decreases, I have a pink line from when I got mixed up in which direction needed to be knit and the number of stitches did not help (no more knitting this while visiting with friends). And I really need to finish these sleeves* so i can use the needles for my next project, a pink tank top, and hopefully finish while it is still warm enough to wear it.
*the edging and collar is worked on a smaller needle
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