Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seventh Year of Projects - Week 3




Back again!  I am back home from the conference and have a progress report.

I made some excellent progress on John's Socks - that 6+ hour train ride allows for some serious knitting time!  My knitting from the orange to the green marker is what I did after last Sunday until I got home from the conference and from the green marker onward was from the last few days after I got home.  I am happy with my progress on these!!



And once I got back home I picked up my Find Your Fade Shawl and managed to make some progress with that as well!  I have finished with the second color and have melted in the third color.  Maybe you will see color number four next week - stay tuned and see!!  The rows are getting longer every two rows so the going seems to be slowing down now.  At the end of color number four the row lengths stabilize and there is no more increasing without a cancelling decrease.  Here is what my Fade looks like now:



Saturday morning marked the beginning of Tour-de-Sock - I have been participating in this challenge for several years now (I think this is year four or five for me now!).  I had actually forgot it was beginning on Saturday morning and did not take yarn with me when I went out of town for the weekend (worked on John's socks instead) so I plan to cast those on this evening.  Each round lasts ten days and I am going to try to complete all six rounds on schedule (even though my Stage 1 will only have 8 days...)  Check back with me in another week and see what I got done!  I am suspecting I will spend time on my Fade and the Stage 1 socks - we shall see!  I am using some of my own hand dyed for this round of the contest:


10 comments:

  1. Look at you go! And hand dyed yarn by you? Excellent! Did you buy all your yarn for your Fade all at once? I want to do one but I cannot buy all that yarn in one fell swoop. Do you think I could buy one at a time and still fade properly? I have to buy it all online anyway. I love your hand dyed yarn and you really got a lot done on those socks! Good luck on the Tour-de-sock. I've not heard of it so I think I will go check it out. Have a great week! I think you're on a roll!

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  2. You made great progress on John's socks. Your shawl is pretty. I am liking the color changes. The fiber for your Tour de sock is gorgeous. I am excited to see what pattern you use amd how the coloring in the socks will show up.

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  3. The Tour de Sock sounds interesting. I like the yarn you chose for that project. The fade shawl is beautiful. I took a look at your project page, love that you dyed your own yarn for that. I can't wait to see how it works up.

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  4. Wow - you have made great progress. The socks and your Fade are looking wonderful. And what pretty yarn you dyed. I can imagine what pretty and fun socks it will make. I look forward to seeing you knit that yarn.

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  5. You made great progress on Johns socks and I love the melting of yarns 1,2 and 3 and I cant wait to see 4 added in. Best of luck with your Tour de Sock, it sounds like fun!

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  6. I'm cheering for you on Tour-de-Sock. The pace is frenetic and I don't know how anyone keeps up!

    A six hour train ride is awesome knitting time! Next week I've got an eight hour road trip. I hope to make some solid progress when I'm not driving :)

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  7. Hi Karen :) That's a cute name Tour de Sock lol...love it, good luck! The socks look great! :) I'm really impressed by the hand dyeing...maybe something I should be looking into as well.

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  8. Way to go participating in Tour de sock. I have only ever been a cheerleader - but maybe one of these years I will give it a shot. Your Fade is so beautiful and yay for 6+ hours to knit! Your socks look great.

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  9. John's socks are coming along nicely, you will have them finished in no time. Love how the fade is progressing and good luck with tour de sock.

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