Sunday, August 13, 2017
Another week has flown by!! This week I finished another pair of socks, made a little sweater, and worked on some BAMKAL squares.
First I completed my Tour-de-Sock Stage 3 socks. These were a fun knit - lace and cables! What is not to love? I used my own hand dyed yarn for these and the speckles work fairly well with the cables.
The Stage 4 pattern will be released on Monday night so I will have pictures of another sock in progress next week (I doubt I will finish a pair before Sunday morning as I am busy Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with work stuff!)
Next I finished my July alternate BAMKAL square and am nearly half complete with the August alternate BAMKAL square. I plan to spend some time working on my August squares today so I hope to be able to show you two more completed squares next week.
And finally a friend pointed me in the direction of a miniature sweater challenge. I signed up (and I think sign ups might be closed now) and got the first pattern on Friday. Once my Stage 3 socks were complete yesterday I cast on and completed this little sweater! It was a fun knit! The four patterns are each examples of typical sweater designs to give us an idea of what is involved in knitting a sweater (on a small scale). I used my leftover yarn from my Stage 3 socks and now only have a tiny little ball left over - maybe enough for one Scrap-ghan square - we shall see later!
And on another note - I got my hair chopped off on Thursday and the hair will be donated to make wigs for cancer patients ♥ They cut off well over a foot of hair! It was not very thick but certainly long! Now I need to remember to use a lot less shampoo and conditioner!!
So for next week I plan to work on my BAMKAL squares (finish my August alternate square and make the August Main square), my Stage 4 socks (pattern is available on Monday night), and (time permitting) the second mini sweater (pattern will be emailed to us on Friday). Tune in next week and see what I accomplished!
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Another week with some nice progress made!!
First up - I finished my Tour-de-Sock Stage 2 socks in time! The heel is loose on my foot, but I am very happy with the colourwork. It is nice and even!! This was not my first colourwork project and apparently practice helps (who would have thought?). Here is the finished pair:
Then I got back to working on my Block a Month Knit project. Each month a main and alternate square pattern are posted and by the end of the year you have an afghan. I did not get around to making my July squares while it was still July, but at least I made some progress in early August! I also hope to finish the August squares while it is still August. Keep posted to see if I actually did manage that!
I finished the main July square and made some progress on the alternate July square as well. Here is what I got done:
And then the Stage 3 sock pattern was released late Friday afternoon - so I had to cast on!! I love the design!! It is cables and lace. I am using some of my own hand dyed yarn (again) and am enjoying the knit so far! Here is my progress:
Until next week!! I hope to have another finished pair of socks plus three knit squares - tune in next week to see if that is what I managed to accomplish!