Hi everyone! It’s been way too long since I’ve been here. I was in a bit of a fog for the month of April. Apparently that’s a thing, it seemed to happen last year too, one of the benefits to keeping a blog haha. But now that I’m fully vaccinated, it’s getting nicer outside, and I’m through my friend’s wedding, I’m feeling a lot better! It’s also been hard to write on here, given that the secret test knit has really been a slog. I had grand ideas to write about old projects but just wasn’t really feeling writing about knitting in general. In test knit news, the deadline got extended a month (which is great, I was NOT going to make it on time) but also means, it’s another month of knitting it. I’ve worked on this almost every day for 9 weeks, and I still have probably close to two weeks to go and it’s just exhausting. The good news is I’ve been able to break up what section of the project I’ve worked on a bit so that’s been good. And I’m definitely on the home stretch. I’m excited about the eventual final product but not quite enough to be motivated to knit a lot on it. And it’s not just motivation, it just takes a long time to knit this thing! The total stitch count is 99,944 and none of those represent stockinette or garter so it’s just a lot of thinking which is nice but really exhausting after 9 weeks!
Ok, that’s enough complaining. Let’s do a quick April Wrap-Up and then I’ll talk about what’s been happening since I’ve last caught up with you all!
WIPs/UFOs on April 1: 7
Projects cast on in April: 1
Projects cast off in April: 1
Projects frogged in April: 0
WIPs/ UFOs on March 31:7
Blanket squares completed: 0
Total Stitches in April: 37,215
I’m not too upset about 37K stitches, as that’s more than 1K a day, but it’s actually the smallest amount of monthly/ daily average stitches since I started tracking in August, by a good deal. Not really a problem, just interesting. Like I talked about earlier, most of it has been on the secret test knit which is naturally slow going. I had some personal stuff going on and yeah, it’s all good 🙂 I am going to frog the wedding shawl, unfortunately I didn’t finish it for the wedding and I don’t really like knitting with lace weight. I like the idea of it much more than the actual thing.
The one little FO I was able to get through is Jabby!
I made this little guy on the day I got my first vaccine shot. I meant to make a second one to give to the person giving me the shot when I got my second one but it just didn’t happen. It was a fun little one day pattern which made me smile 🙂 The pattern is extremely well written and really fun!
The other reason knitting didn’t get a whole lot of love in April was because I volunteered to make masks for the bridal party for the wedding! I made 8 masks total, plus several prototypes to make sure it would work. They turned out really well and I’m super happy 🙂
To finish it all off, here’s my April 1SE clip! Hope your week and month went well, and hopefully you’ll be hearing more from me soon!