Hey y’all, happy August! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these WIP wrap-ups, so let’s see how getting back into it goes! 😃
WIPs/ UFOs on July 1: 7
Projects cast on in July: 1
Projects cast off in July: 2
Projects frogged in July: 0
WIPs/ UFOs on August 1: 6
Blanket squares completed: 40
New Blanket count – 303 (63%)
Total Stitches in July: 65,610
Days stitch goal met (goal changes daily based on what’s needed to meet yearly goal): 18
Projected 2022 YE stitches: 835,533
Well July was an interesting month for knitting. I didn’t really do a lot in the beginning half of of the month, and then did a lot the past two weeks, mostly all on the blanket. Which is actually a really good thing, because even though I didn’t work on it for basically all of May and June and half of July, I’m almost back on track to maybe finish by the end of the year? I still need to do more than 1 square per day, but it’s down to 35/36 per month vs the 38 or 39 it was looking like being. As I said in my post on Wednesday, I don’t know that I can complete that pace, but I do have most of August free, so if I can knock that number down a bit we might get there.
But, on the other hand I really need to start spending some more time on Bee’s Knees. This is my Rheinbeck sweater so needs to be finished by mid-October. While I put in a few rows on this in July, I probably can’t delay much more than September 1 to work on that, especially since rehearsals start around then for my next show! I am stage managing A Christmas Carol, the musical. I plan to take that on my vacation at the end of this month and work a lot on it.
This post is also showing off two newer projects that haven’t made their way here yet, the Sizzle Pop shawl and Musselburgh Hat. I cast on Sizzle Pop for my vacation to Seattle, I wanted something a little bit more complex than socks, and didn’t feel like lugging a worsted weight sweater across the country. I probably won’t touch this again until October or November, which is fine! For Musselburgh, I actually cast this on Saturday morning, because I knew I had lots of outdoor knitting time, I could start this without winding yarn, and the blanket has stopped being transportable for the moment (well I could have started quadrant four but I didn’t feel like it). I’m using some single ply scraps, most of which were sent to me by a Blogville friend. They were for the blanket but I forgot to say I didn’t use single ply in the blanket so they are becoming an awesome marled Musselburgh. What you see up there is basically two days of work. Between knitting club, an outdoor concert I was helping set up and tear down for, and an early evening Shakespeare play (all amazing!), I got a lot done!
I’m looking forward to an August filled with lots of knitting and some really good things ahead career wise. Next week, I’m doing a 6 day intensive that I’m hoping will help me move forward with some parts if my work in a different way. It’s a combo of live lecture and hands on work, so I expect a good chunk of blanket knitting to happen during that! 😁
I’ll finish off as I usually do with my 1SE video for the month. I hope you all had a great July and have an even better August!