Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Year of Projects - July 27th 2014



This past week I was able to cast on my Stage Six socks.  They are toe up and double knit and are taking me forever to finish!!  Who am I kidding - I am am making very slow progress with these!!  I find DK to be very slow and tough on my hands.  I also find it difficult to get my tension nice and even...  This is all I managed to get done this week (not likely I will finish before the deadline of July 31st...):


I also think I may be suffering from sock knitting burnout.  I have knit a lot in the past several months and all of it has been in speed/time limit conditions.  I am thinking I am ready for a break!  SO I started my sock scrap yarn afghan!!  I am thinking I may be addicted to making these little mitered squares!!  I am also not doing this in any planned design.  I will randomly choose each color as I am ready to add a new square.  The only condition I will place is that I do not want to have two colors that are too close in color to be side-by-side.  Otherwise the more random the better!!

So far it measures about 11.5 inches on each long side.  I have also tucked in all the tails except for those showing.  I will need to do the tails on a regular, frequent basis so it is not too overwhelming later!  Here is where I go to in the past few days:


Over the next week I am hoping to continue to work on the scrapghan, get a bit more done on my Stage Six socks, and maybe start assembling the crochet squares.

Progress Summary:
Sock Madness 8:
1. Chill Thrill (round 6 socks)
2. Alexandrina (round 7 socks)
Tour de Sock
1. Dazzle Them From Behind (Stage 4)  DONE!!  Finished July 18th 2014 Link to finished project page
2. Arch-Nemesis (Stage 5) Started July 18th 2014
3. Double Flake Squirrel Socks (Stage 6) Started July 21th 2014
Other WIPs to finish:
1. Advent Calendar scarf
2. Crochet scrap afghan 
3. Sock Scrap afghan Started July 24th 2014
Designs:
Coming soon :)

My Ravelry projects page for YOP4 is here with a full list of wips and completed projects.

To check out other blogs taking part in YOP4 or to join head on over to the Ravelry group over here.

18 comments:

  1. Your scrapghan is just gorgeous x

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    1. Thanks! It is a lot of mindless fun to make!!

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  2. I am not at all surprised that you are feeling sock burnout - Tour de Sock seems just too intense and too pressure-filled! Good idea to go with the afghan blocks for a while :)

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    1. Before Tour de Sock I was in Sock Madness. I have been speed knitting since March... Crazy!

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  3. Hey there! I like that scrap than...love the beginning of the dock. My friend and you were both in Ireland at the same time, so I saw pics from both of you in my fb feed...it was fun!

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    1. Ireland was amazing ♥ And I only bought two skeins of yarn!!

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  4. Wowza! Double knit socks? That's a first for me. This looks like an extraordinary start!

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    1. Thanks!! I made another pair of socks that had the cuff in double knit - this one is the entire sock!

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  5. I'm making a sock blanket too! It's so much fun to knit :)

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    1. I am having so much fun with this one!!

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  6. I can imagine the burnout after tour de sock, but the start of that sock is gorgeous.

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  7. The scrapghan is gorgeous, I love the randomness of it! With the sock being dk I'd say your doing awesome, it always takes longer I find anything in dk

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    1. Thanks! I find I have trouble getting nice, even tension with DK - that is part of what slows me down (and the double number of stitches - basically knitting four socks...)

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  8. The sock is gorgeous! I never knew there was such a thing as DK socks. The design is beautiful and those are 2 things I wanted to learn this year...actually 3... double knitting, toe -up socks and stranded color work. Who knew you could do it all in one project? Although I don't think it would be wise for me to try and learn all 3 like that! LOL! I have enough trouble learning one skill at a time.
    You went to Ireland? Awesome and how wonderful.
    I love your scrapghan. I don't have enough scraps but someday hopefully after I make my zillion pairs of socks. It looks great so far.

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  9. The sock is really pretty but looks very complicated to me. I have never done double knitting but would like to learn it sometime. Maybe on a hat or cowl. The scrapghan is great too. Glad you are enjoying it so much. Your list is really shaping up already. Good job.

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  10. The sock is so lovely. If you made that in turquoise and white, it would be a perfect Elsa sock for a Frozen obsessed little girl!

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