knits in progress

Hey fiber artist

Knit a stitch, crochet a row, make just a little progress on your current project. If you don’t have a project find a pattern, even if it’s just to stare at it in longing. Just a little progress every day keeps your project from falling into dust and disinterest. 

Finished the front (or back) panel today.  The gauge is right on, which I’m really happy about.  This yarn is super soft and not scratchy like I thought it might be.  I’ll start another sleeve today, since I frogged the last.

Zinone progress.
Ended up having to double back and knit more rows for the back and the front. I am making gauge in stitches, but not in rows. Which is ok for this piece, but I really wish I spent the time to knit a second swatch and figure out the right needle size.
Now I will just have to guess for the shaping on the way down. At least it is easy to try on, and I have a blocking schematic to go off of for size.

July Temperature Blanket Update

July has not been kind, we had one day when the high was below 90- it was 87. With warmer days come with warmer nights 56 was our coldest and 74 our
highest low. I could wish for cooler weather, but it is giving my blanket the look I was anticipating when I started. 

It is difficult to take pictures of the whole blanket, but I wanted to show the overall look of it so far. I’m sorry it’s a little wonky, I had to lay it out on the floor and even then I couldn’t get a good shot of it, so I folded it in half. There are two repeats of this pattern, as implied by the first picture. Notice how similar July’s lows (bottom left) are to January’s highs (top right)? 

Making some good progress on my sweater. Probably be wrapping this up by the end of month. I am feeling pretty good about it. The neckline might be a bit bigger than I had planned, but hopefully the ribbing will help tighten it up a bit.
Loving the yarn choice though… really hope I get more yardage out of it then I think I will.

Pattern: So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Yarn: 80/10/10 Fingering, Madeline Tosh, color way Minimal Havana Optic