Sunday, April 29, 2018
Seventh Year of Projects - Week 44
I can't believe how close to the end of the YOP year we are getting!! And I can't believe I have consistently posted for so many weeks!!
This has been a productive week. I started and finished my Sock Madness Round 3 socks! The pattern was released on Sunday morning and I cast on in the early afternoon. I knit like a fiend and managed to finish by 1am on Friday morning! This might be a record for me to knit a pair of socks! I managed to finish fast enough to make the cut and to advance to Round 4!! I was the last one to cross the line and move ahead! I took spot #20 of 20 places! Next round will have only 10 advance - I am not sure I am fast enough to manage that, but we shall see! The pattern was fun and really did knit up fast! Here is what they look like:
Once my hands were rested a bit (not really, but...) I got back to my Impressionists MKAL shawl. I finished the third clue and am now working on the fourth (and final) clue. I have eight rows left to do (ranging from 514 stitches to 534 stitches per row...) plus the cast off. Right side rows increase by 4 stitches and wrong side rows increase by 2 stitches... The cast off is a picot bind off and I am considering adding beads to the picots! I have a bit of time to decide on that before I cast off. I hope to have this one done and blocked for next weekend. I had hoped to have them as a finish for today, but I didn't make it... I can't wait to have this off the needles!! The picture is all scrunchy and bunchy since it is on a relatively short cable (especially for the number of stitches). My progress since the last update is from the green marker.
And I want to spend some time with my Rowe Cardigan this week coming up!