I know this is week three, and normally by this time there are finished objects on my blog. Not today. I have devised a plan to be able to work on each of my main projects each day. Each one is given at least 30 minutes per day and more if time allows. That means, I have 1.5 hours of crafting time daily. Normally I have more time than that, but this is a minimum so I can start to see some progress.
I have photos of this weeks progress. First up:
Azel.................You may be saying to yourself................that's where you were last week, Leftycrafter. No, it's not, blogging buddies. I measured this against "small blonde child's" clothes, that are in her closet here. This was WAY too short to even cover the tails of her blouses. So frogging I did go. I went back to just before the neck opening and continued until I had used up the skein of yarn I had at that time. It actually added about 4-5 inches more to it. So, now I am well past the neck opening and it is pretty straight forward knitting from here out. I try to do at least 5 rows a day on it. The big needles (size 13 US) hurt my hands.
Hubby's socks. I know, it doesn't look like much, but trust me, these have been worked on each day. I told you, TAAT slows me down quite a bit. I actually have thought about putting them on DPNs to finish, but my tension is very different on DPNs then on magic loop. So I will continue on. Wonder if hubby would like a pair of no show socks for his sneakers. LOL
The most progress was on:
The C2C blanket. I have started the decrease and can see where, the main body of the blanket will be completed shortly. Then on to the border. When it is completed, it should be about 36" square. I think that is a nice size for a baby.
On Friday, hubby and I went to a wedding. When we walked in, I noticed one of our Deacon's wife knitting. I knew she knit prayer shawls for our cancer ministry at our Parish and she has invited me to join several times. I decided we should sit next to her so we could chit chat before the wedding started. She informed me they were begging for men's shawls. They actually have a waiting list of men needing prayer shawls. She asked me again to join the group. I told her I was pretty booked until after the first week of August. Then she did the one thing I could not deny....................she asked if I could find some spare time in my day to work on shawls at home. Well....................ya................I could squeeze in some extra crafting time to do God's work.
After the wedding we came home and I went stash diving. My mind was whirling around thinking I would need to go and buy some yarn. The church has yarn there and they told me I could come and get some if I needed it. Stash diving proved fruitful...............I have quite a bit of 'male' colored yarn. So instead of having a FO, I have a new project on my hook:
This is all further I have gotten on it. But then I only worked on it for about 30 minutes Friday night. I didn't touch it at all yesterday as I was learning how to decrease my C2C and by the time I learned that, it was time to get ready for Mass. I love to crochet shawls, as my crochet is much faster than my knitting. I will be knitting shawls for myself and my mom this year, but when someone says they are in dire need of a shawl................out comes my hook. I am hoping to have this done in a couple of weeks. Hubby and I have a couple of trips coming up and this pattern is very easy to remember, so this will be my traveling project. Well, this and socks.
Did you notice anything different? The last project is NOT purple. I had many comments last week wondering if I had planned on all the purple projects. Not really. In fact, I have one more purple Azel to do and then a forest green one and a gray one. Of the socks I have planned, none are purple. So, the purple you see, is the last of the purple projects for this YOP.
On Friday evening, I also did a bit of ordering for a project I am so looking forward too. I have one of Ruth's patterns called Fodhla. I have had my eye on this pattern for some time and I now have it and have ordered the yarn and the beads for it. I have never put beads on an item before, so this will be my "learn something new" for this year's YOP. Once the new items come in, I will post pictures of what I purchased..............................No, it is not purple. Infact, it is black. But the beads will make it pop!
Ok, this is long enough. Now you all know why I post more than once a week. Do you know how long this would be if it was my only post of the week?
So, until next time..............Happy Crafting!