Sunday, September 12, 2021

WEEK 11

 


Remember those socks I said I would finish after I posted last week?  Well, I did that.  They are now in hubby's drawer ready to be worn.  Don't be alarmed but, there are not any socks on my needles at the moment.  It happens!  Not sure if I will be casting any on soon.  I have been concentrating on my Roe Cardigan.


This is the back.  I am in the middle of the armhole.  Once that is completed, there are only 4 rows before binding off.  This is going so much quicker than expected.  I did shorten the length by 2 inches.  I already have a tunic length cardigan and wanted this one to hit me mid hip.

In case you have a hard time seeing my progress keeper..................


I gave you a little help.  This is being knit with Cascade Anthem yarn in worsted weight.  I had never used this yarn before.  My friend in Las Vegas suggested it as she has used it for garments before.  It is quite easy to work with and has a lovely feel to it as it slides through my fingers.  It is an acrylic but does not have a plastic feel at all.  Well, at least to me it doesn't.

There was a new start this week also.


This is a Giant Granny Square blanket in the makings.  Our YOP member Sam, has made these in the past and I have always loved the looks of them.  It is a great stash buster too.  This one is being made with my DK yarn.  I may run out of some of the colors and that will be a very good thing.  As the colors run out I will just move on to the next color in the color cycle I have chosen. I have over 7000 yards of DK yarn that has been sitting in my stash for YEARS!  Since I want this to be large enough to cover my king sized bed, my hope is it will use up almost all of that stash yarn.

The only other 'crafting' item is a jigsaw puzzle I started over a week ago.  No photo as it is really slow going this time.

That is all for crafting this week.  In other news................................

We got two new exterior doors installed yesterday.  What a difference solid steel clad doors make.  It has cut down on road noise as well as the amount of heat that was coming through.  They are not 100% complete but our handyman will be back in a couple of weeks to complete them.  It is mostly some trim work.  He will also be installing new interior doors as well as doing a few other jobs to get this home in shape for our golden years.

Last Monday, hubby and I went to Home Depot and got our 2 main bathroom vanity areas designed.  It will be the end of the year or even the first of next year before the installation will be taking place.  I am so excited.  This is something I have wanted redone for years.  

This coming week, hubby and I will be doing some major clean out of our back room.  That is one of the rooms our handyman is going to be working on and we need it accessible for him to move around in freely.  This is also something I have wanted to do for several years.  It has kind of been a catch all room as well as our work room.  All of hubby's tools are in there.  They used to be in our outside shed but after the third time of the shed being broken into and things walking off, we made our backroom our tool/work room.  Haven't lost a tool since.

That is all for this week.  Today is bread making day as well as the first day of the NFL season.  That will keep both hubby and I busy for several hours.

Until Next Time.......................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Love you Roe Cardigan. I look forward to seeing it all done. You made an amazing amount of progress in one week!! I think the granny square blankets are so pretty and so classic.

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  2. The Roe cardigan is coming along nicely- it will be such a wearable piece. The giant granny square will be lovely and a great stash buster.

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  3. The Roe cardigan looks amazing! Good luck with all your home improvement projects

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  4. Your Roe is so pretty. Your granny square blanket (and Sam's) make me want to make one. I must not start any other blanket until I get this blue, white and gray one done, but 'till then I'm dreaming of stash busting with a giant granny (or maybe a round granny blanket - bought the pattern a few years ago). I hope you have a good week, Marsha!

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  5. That Roe cardigan is a beauty and glad to hear about a good garment yarn! Your blanket is big already! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Great for football season! i don't have regular channels for watching the games but I think I can listen to them on Freefootballradio.com It worked for the college game but the Bears didn't play until 7:30 p.m. so I didn't listen to it. They lost so I'm glad I didn't bother! LOL! Enjoy your week!

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  6. love the sweater!! Solid doors are amazing at blocking out noises! Same with windows :)

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  7. Oh I love your Roe …it’s going to be beautiful!

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  8. What a lovely cable pattern your roe cardigan has. That must be an exciting thought to use up all that DK stash and have something so pretty to show for it.

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  9. We so need a vanity for our bathroom. I swear the current owners found the current one on the street somewhere, waiting for the trash. It is truly hideous and doesn't match the rest of the room.
    Your sweater is coming along. I really like the textured section.
    If I ever learn to crochet, it will be to make granny squares. Love your blanket so far.

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