Sunday, July 22, 2018
YOP Week 4
Another Sunday and time for my Year of Projects Post (YOP). We are 4 weeks into year 8 and I am still plugging away on my original projects. I did add a new project to my WIP's this week.
This is my Crochet on the Double shawl I am making. I had done this YEARS ago and loved the fact it is a reversible fabric when done. The ladies in my prayer shawl group got me to pick it up again. It is quite enjoyable. I really like being able to switch from knit to crochet during the week. I went through my pattern books and found my crochet on the double books and was so thrilled I had not gotten rid of them. This does take a bit more time to do than normal crochet. Each row is a 2 step process. It is similar to Tunisian crochet. The hook I am using is around the size of an "N" hook and I feel it is way too large for my worsted weight yarn. I used to have a "J" hook but seems that went away when I culled out my hooks and needles a while back. They also call this Cro-Knit. I am doing the shell stitch in it. My goal this week is to find a smaller double ended crochet hook for the next shawl or lapghan. This hook will be fine with bulky yarn.
As for my other projects:
The socks are the same size now. I worked on these the most this week. I wanted to get them caught up. I am not in love with them and I do not know why. They may be put into time out. I am thinking of starting another pair and see if I am just not into sock knitting right now or it is the yarn that is bothering me. I normally love socks but these are not speaking to me at all right now.
The Forest Path shawl is getting plenty of love on Thursdays at the prayer shawl group. It grows quite rapidly because of the size 11 needles. This is done with Caron Simply soft and is so snuggly. The yarn was gifted to me and I am so happy to be able to make something to gift back.
Rising Tide is slow but sure. I am on another row since last time. There are 16 stitches between each marker and those 16 stitches get worked back and forth 7 times. That means I am working 112 stitches in each little area and there are 18 areas. Do the math and you will understand why this does not grow any faster. Not to mention it is on a US size 3 needle and I am working with 100% wool. My poor hands do get a bit itchy and spotty after about an hour of work. Darn allergies.
As for other news.................Hubby went in Monday for his procedure. He did not need it! He had been misdiagnosed by the ultrasound Doctor! I had been in such a dither for 2 weeks. Needless to say, I was relieved and angry at the same time. The original diagnosis he was given was quite serious and usually means there is a serious disease associated with it which leads to death. Come to find out, it is not serious but we do need to see another specialist this week to get some answers as to why he has a problem and how to handle it. Praise the Lord.
As for me.........................I might as well let the cat out of the bag. I have rejoined Weight Watchers. I joined a month ago and am happy to report I am doing well with it and have been able to drop off some very unwanted weight already. I have a long ways to go but am feeling so much better already. I am doing it online only this time. I did not enjoy the meetings the last time and I also did not like anyone else weighing me and knowing whether or not I had made progress for the week. I am too private a person for that. The only other person that knows I am doing this is my hubby. I have not told any other family members or friends. Like I said, I am a private person when it comes to very personal things. Plus, I don't need others to watch me every time I put something in my mouth and wonder if I was supposed to be eating it. Nope, been there and done that before. But since I doubt I will be dining with any of you, my blog readers, I wanted to put it out there. I know there are other bloggers I read, who also are doing WW. Knitting is not an aerobic activity! LOL So the pool has been my friend for the past month. I do water aerobics and swim some laps and do isometrics in it too. Once the weather cools off (about October) my dogs and I will be walking the neighborhood again.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Until next time.........................happy crafting!!