Happy Sunday, and if you’re in the US, happy Labor Day weekend! Today I’m sharing a Year of Projects update. YoP is a great group of bloggers who plan projects for the year and share progress each week. I joined a little late this year, but so far I’m enjoying my looser plan.
I made a lot of great progress this week in a bunch of different areas. My next big project will be a baby blanket for a friend, but I am getting yarn tomorrow, so I had some time this week. As I said Friday, I did a bunch of blanket square knitting and now I’m a quarter of the way through the project! I’ve also been working a bit on two socks – the Ace Pride socks as well as a new test knit called the Twist and Shout socks. They’re fun little shorty socks that use different CCs for the cuff, heels, and toes so they’re great for using up leftovers. I started those yesterday, there’s taking a current break due to some errors in the pattern, but I hope to finish them off this week.
I have also been working a bit on my Grandma. This will definitely be a long term project. It’s really satisfying to see this come together, but a bit tedious to make. Yesterday I figured out I could do some carrying along of the yarn not being used, so there isn’t an end every sing time (the back of this shawl is hiding many, many ends). But that means that you have to carry it along which adds to the time, both to do the actual carrying and then to keep untwisting the yarn. So I’m moving a bit slowly with this. It’s good and bad that you can kind of stop after any square, I have my stitch counts by square, so I don’t feel like I need to get to the end of the row every day. But that also means that I don’t finish rows sometimes which makes it feels like it takes longer.
Life is pretty good outside of the knitting front. This week I got a new car! It’s really pretty and it’s a hybrid and I love it. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous so I spent the afternoon at a brewery starting my socks and enjoying some live music. I’ve also been enjoying a lot of tennis as the US Open is happening, and today I hung some new artwork on the walls which definitely adds a lot to my living room space!