Happy mid-week everyone! I’ve been very monogamous in my knitting since I last blogged, but that does mean I have a good amount of progress to share.
This is *surprise, surprise* a new test knit I’m working on, called the Feels Like Summer Crop. I’m really excited for the finished product . I think it will be a really great summer layering piece. I’m on the stockinette section now and I think I’ll just zoom through it, especially because I’ll be decreasing to the next size down. As always, I asked the designer before doing this since it was a test. The benefit to my project tracking spreadsheet is that I’ll be able to compare the original stitches with my final product, so I can estimate the yardage for the larger size with pretty good accuracy.
The yarn is Moodrake Yarn Merino Linen, which I bought for a test knit I knit, funnily enough, at this exact time last year! 🤣 I bought an extra skein of each color than I needed for my Sun and Solace tee, and so I had plenty of this yarn. I’ll make the top with the grey so it will be a color block type thing. I really love working with this yarn and it is so ridiculously photogenic. I mean look at that middle picture from Sunday morning. The sun hitting it is just perfect.
Even though there’s not a whole lot to share in terms of progress on this project, it feels SO GOOD to actually write about what I’m working on again! Basically from March-July I was working on secret tests, which I loved knitting, but it really drained my desire to be engaged in Blogvillle. It’s great feeling energized about this space again.
Life has been pretty good this week. I’ve stopped voluntarily going into the office as COVID continues to surge a bit in my area, which I know is the right thing to keep myself and the community safe, but I had been struggling recently to be productive at home. So this weekend I actually bought a small desk for downstairs in my living room, since being in my bedroom all the time was I think contributing to it. It’s been a little better this week which is good!
Hope you’re all having a wonderful week!
What a gorgeous project! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much.
I hope the new desk helps with your focus. Plus – it’s always a good idea to separate work from your resting space, so I’ll be interested to see if you notice any other benefits from your changes.
That is working up lovely. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!
That yarn looks so yummy. It is going to be a gorgeous crop top.
It’s going to be beautiful when you’re finished! Working at home is hard sometimes but I agree 100% that having a dedicated work space you can walk away from helps a lot. Good for you for trying to keep those COVID numbers down! 🙂
That’s a beautiful piece of knitting! The yarn is lovely, and it pairs so well with the pattern.
That tops looks right up my alley. I can’t wait to see the final result. Merino linen sounds like a great combination. I’m on the outlook for summer tops and yarns. Sad to say it’s looking like you will need a home “office” again this winter.
I can definitely recommend this yarn! It’s soft but has a little bit of structure from the linen. This particular one is single ply, so it’s maybe not for the most hard-wearing of garments, but it sure is beautiful!
Moving desks around, deciding to abandon the idea of a desk, setting up a desk again … that’s a recurring theme in my life. I’m so glad to see I’m not alone! Funnily enough, having spent a year desperately not wanting a job that involves working from home, my new job definitely has the potential for home-working if I want to, and I’m coming round to the idea.
Interesting! I am happy to work from home when it feels like the right thing to do COVID-wise, but overall I think I need to be in the office. My work/life balance is best when there is a place and time for work and a place and time for other stuff. But having a desk downstairs and not in my bedroom has definitely helped with that this week!
That top will look gorgeous on you, especially with the lace at the bottom. Woot! I’m really happy to see the finished project! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you and for your productivity – I totally get that working from home is or will be harder now that you adjusted to the office again, but I’m glad that you are keeping safe! (Numbers have been surging, too, here. It’s crazy and people are nuts). It’s so good to see that you are back. ❤
Good to see you back in Blogville again 🙂 Your new top is looking beautiful already! Moving your work area out of your bedroom is a good idea – it’s better to have things be in separate areas.
It wasn’t really possible at the start of COVID because my roommate was working from home too, but she is a college librarian so she’s back 5 days a week
Glad it is a possibility now!
Glad to hear you are feeling a sense of renewal regarding your blog. I enjoy your posts very much.
The yarn and top so far look very pretty. It is lovely as a follower to see what you’ve been working on so that’s great this one isn’t a secret one. Your accuracy in record keeping must be so appreciated by the people you test for and I’m sure there are other people who may also need to make some size modifications, I usually always need more stitches or bigger needles when doing arms. Everyone is different. Moving your desk out of the bedroom sounds a great idea.
I ❤️ all the cute cropped sweaters that are popping up all over IG.