This post is being written a day earlier than normal. Since I will be out of communication for the next 4 days, I decided to do an early YOP update. Trust me, there will not be much crafting between now and tomorrow morning. So let's get started, OK?
First up, the Rose City Roller sock knit from the toe up.
It is completed and will be going into the trash bin. While, the sock is made perfectly and all instructions were followed to the letter for the FLK heel, the yarn has NO stretch to it. None, zippo, nil, nada! Hubby could hardly get the thing over his heel! Once on it did fit perfectly though. As said in previous posts, I have no idea what yarn this is as the ball band is long gone. I know it felt pretty scratchy to me but I was enamored with it's self patterning. This yarn would be fine for a shawl or something that doesn't need to stretch to be put on. There is only about 75 grams of this left, so it may all go into the trash bin. I know this has been in my stash since I started making socks YEARS ago.
With that disaster behind me, I have been working quite a bit on my Spotting Clouds top. I am loving the looks of this sweater.
Oh looky........Someone photo bombed my project picture. Hi Enrique! Anyway, this has been quite easy to work on. As you can see, the sleeves are just a cap sleeve but I plan on working on them a bit after I complete the body of the top. Your eyes are not deceiving you either. The bottom of the sweater is a dark forest green. I had just 2 skeins of this color and thought I would just add a little stripe in the sweater for interest. I will continue in this color until it runs out and then switch back to the sage green. As stated before, I am making the size S/M but using DK weight Cascade Ultra Pima and a size F and G hook (3.75 & 4 mm). It is working into a size L/XL. It should be a perfect fit. I have tried on the top before I closed it to work in the round. I should probably try it on again now that all the increases have been made for the body.
Since the last Rose City Roller sock was a bust, I decided to do another one. This time it will be cuff down.
I started this last night about 30 minutes before I had to make an airport run to pick up the Grand and her parents from their New York City adventure. I plan on starting the other sock today so I will have both of them on the needles before I go to the airport. TSA doesn't seem to mind the knitting needles as long as a project is on them. These are the Stiletto Signature needles and they are soooooo sharp. I have stabbed myself with them a few times and they go through skin quite easily! The needles were my Christmas gift from the hubby last year. Best gift ever!
This is the last YOP for the month of May. Therefore it is time to show you my dishcloths made this month.
Ta-Da. I made one! Yup, only one this month. This was done after finishing my shawl and hubby's HES socks, when I needed to cleanse my knitting palette. This one is headed to my kitchen. I noticed some of my cloths were starting to get a bit worn. But then, it has been 2 years since I have had a new one!
That is all for my crafting. Can you believe there are only 4 weeks left in year 8 of YOP? Looks like I need to start thinking about what my goals might be for year 9. Hopefully my sweater will be done before the start of next years YOP. Being crocheted, it does move along quite quickly.
On a personal note.......hubby and I are headed to TX (and might be there by the time you read this). We are seeing off our son, who is in the military. He is headed to the middle east for a year. This is a tough one for this mom. It was hard for me when he joined the Navy, 22 years ago. This is even harder since it is his first deployment. He is eligible to retire, but they really need his specialty at this time. I pray he stays safe and comes back home to us and his wife and children. Things are not looking good over there right now. This momma will not be watching the news for the next year! I do not want to know.........I do not want to hear........I truly believe ignorance is bliss in this case.
In other happier news.........my traveling son and his family arrived home from NYC last night. They had a wonderful time. The Grand Daughter was ecstatic over seeing Hamilton on Broadway. The whole family loved it and were amazed at the quality of the performance. They also saw all the highlights of NYC. They saw the 9-11 memorial, empire state building, statue of liberty, top of the rock, central park, the MET museum, shopping on 5th avenue, the worlds largest Macy's, the American Girl doll store (3 stories tall) and a few other things I can not remember. They were so happy to be home and going to sleep in their own beds. The one thing they really want.................a home cooked meal. I get that!
Until next time............................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!