It is that time of the week again. Do you look forward to Sunday? Since I have been doing the YOP for the past 9 years, Sunday's have been one of my favorite days of the week. It is so exciting to read other's blogs to see what kind of crafty business has been happening throughout the world. Before I head off to read other crafter's blogs, I must get mine written. So let's get this blog going. Warning, there are quite a few photos this week.
Let's talk about frogging items. Actually, it was only 1 item I frogged last week. It was an Eva Shawl I had started in July of 2011. I was crocheting that shawl in a lace weight alpaca. What was I thinking? Obviously I wasn't. Frogging the 11 grams of lace was a royal pain! I managed to reclaim all but 3 grams of the yarn. I found another pattern to make with the yarn. I started it on Friday and here is where I am at.
See how much halo this yarn has? Imagine trying to frog that from a crochet project! Not fun. I am just kind of winging it with this pattern. I have already cast on almost twice what the pattern called for. I changed where the lace rows will pop up. So basically, I am doing my own thing. This will not be done anytime soon. It is just nice to have this yarn being turned into something I will use.
Do any of you remember this shawl?
Wow, that is some crappy night time photography. It is country blue and lime green! This is the Forest Shawl I started in July 2018. I pulled it out this week and have been adding a section to it here and there. I really am trying to clear up some of those UFO's that have been hanging around for way too long.
I also have been working on my cardigan. There is no photo of it. All that has happened on it is the addition of about 20 rows to the first sleeve. So, basically, it looks like it did last time.
There was quite a bit of Cozy Alpaca yarn left over from my Great Nephews layette. I really did not want to just stick it on a shelf and forget about it. It is such a lovely soft yarn. So I went searching for patterns for the amount of yarn I had left. I found this:
Sleeveheart shawl. It is based off the PI shawl and it is a very relaxing knit. This was also started on Friday. I have no idea how large it will be by then time I run out of yarn. Hopefully, it will be large enough to be either a shawlette or a caplet. We shall see. It is going pretty quickly so far. Could be because there are only 64 stitches on the needles. It will increase to 260 stitches before I bind off.
There were more squares made this week also.
Only got 2 completed this week.
There must have been a startitis virus going around on Friday. Here is the third project I cast on, on Friday.
OK all you Harry Potter fans. I am sure you will know who/what Fawkes was. (He is a Phoenix bird) Hubby wanted to know if these socks were for him. He had quite the sad face when I told him these were for me this time. These need a little bit of attention when working on them. There is counting involved. The pattern said to cast on 60 stitches, and yet I know, I am a solid 64 on a 1.5 US needle. That means I had to play with the pattern a little bit but it is working out just splendid.
That is all for my crafting this week.
Life happened this week.
If you do not follow me (shame on you) I will let you know we ended up purchasing a new washing machine on Monday and it was delivered on Tuesday. Laundry is all caught up!
I started working with my Sony A6300 camera again this week. I had been ignoring it as I felt it was too much of a pain to use. After setting it up and working with it I remembered why I bought it to begin with. Love all the different things I can do with it and all the lenses I have to go with it.
Our local Grand Daughter is on the swim team at her high school. She had been on a swim team about 6 years ago but dropped out when they refused to heat the pool in the winter and still demanded they swim. But, I digress. She had a swim meet this week that I was able to attend. This is where my Sony camera came in handy! It stops actions so well!
The top photo is of her beating her breast stroke record by 26 seconds. Yes, that is twenty six seconds!!!!! The bottom photo is her going in for her free style swim. It was about 102 outside and I was quite tempted to jump into that pool myself! This place does heat the pool in the winter.
Hubby was busy on Thursday running the vacuum cleaner. We had little rolls of dog hair floating around everywhere.
Enrique is not a fan of the vacuum. He is burrowing between my two pillows. Poor baby boy LOL.
Saturday night was homecoming for our local Grand Daughter. This was her first 'date' since going into high school. Her dad was having a good time with her before her 'date' showed up.
(Please, no negative comments about the fire arm.) Not that her dad is protective or anything. She is an only child and the apple of his eye. This man even donned a tutu to do a daddy daughter dance routine when she was around 5. Yes, he is that dad!
Here is her and her date just before the dance.
They clean up pretty good, huh. I am sure I will hear all about her date later today. We are going over there later for smoked brisket and some American football.
I am really looking forward to the coming week. We are supposed to get some rain and our temps are going to drop down to 90 and some 80's. Night time temps are heading to the high 60's. This means our swimming pool has seen the last of my body this year. It is time now for me to clean off my rocking chairs on the front porch so I can enjoy the cool morning air with a cuppa and my knitting. Fall is going to come to the desert!
Until next time...................Happy Crafting!!!!!
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