Sunday, August 13, 2017

Maybe this should be the Error Blog

I was about five rows from the end of this project, and the count was off.

Apparently, the instructions have a small change for the setup of the last two pattern repeats. That's fifteen rows, with beads, to rip back. Fifteen! With beads!!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Tour de Sock 2017: Stage Three Oops

Apparently I cannot make a pair of socks without ripping something back or attempting sock surgery. I found I had added an extra cable cross at the base of a cabled section of the sock.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Office Fish!

My office is windowless. It is my own and has a door that I can close, but no natural light. This means I should not have any actual plants or fish to liven it up, but I can make some yarn ones!

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in Blaze and Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Worsted in Great Lakes
Hook: USB/2.25mm
Timeframe: July 18 - 19, 2017
Mods: Taped the line to the lid instead of a button, got seashells instead of gravel because that's what they had!
Problems: None!
George the Fish even has his own plant! No water or sunlight necessary!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

July Wrap-Up

I spun some yarn and of course didn't finish everything I wanted to (and bought a little bit more yarn...) so I'm slightly ahead on stash yardage. Again. Surprise, surprise.

It's also a new record high for the second month in a row! I did finish a surprising number of things this month, eight yarns spun and seven additional finished items. I've made it past the 3k finish line for Stash Dash!

We're in the final third and I'm still hoping to finish nearly all of those "quick and easy" WIPs I was planning in the beginning. So far I've only actually finished one of the four I thought I'd finish in May. Poor planning there - apparently I base my knitting goals with the assumptions that all I do is knit and all of the knitting time is when I'm in the zone, zooming along and making no mistakes or having yarn tangles. These assumptions have proven themselves invalid - just check half of the last four posts!