I can’t believe it’s September! I’m looking forward to fall and some more knitting appropriate weather. But I got a lot of great knitting done in August so let’s talk about it!
WIPs/ UFOs on August 1: 6
Projects cast on in August: 1
Projects cast off in August: 1
Projects frogged in August: 1
WIPs/ UFOs on August 1: 5
Blanket squares completed: 38
New Blanket count – 342 (71%)
Total Stitches in July: 82,793
Days stitch goal met (goal changes daily based on what’s needed to meet yearly goal): 21
Projected 2022 YE stitches: 853,302
August was odd because it actually didn’t feel like I did a whole lot of knitting, but this was a pretty average # of stitches to hit in a month. I think because I concentrated really on two main things- the blanket and the sweater, and since neither of those are done, it doesn’t really feel like a ton of progress. The sweater especially builds slowly because of the total lack of stockinette. I’m still a little bit worried about getting this done on time with rehearsal starting, but I think I will be ok. I haven’t done my usual thing of plugging in all the stitches because I need to figure out how many stitches will be in the shawl collar and sleeves. But a placeholder of 50K stitches still has me at a manageable # of stitches per day. This will take up most of my knitting time in September.
The blanket is down to 34 or 35 squares per month if I want to finish by the end of the year, which is definitely doable in theory. Last time I did a show, the first month of rehearsals I actually got a lot done, and since they don’t really start in earnest until the 18th, I am hoping I can get 38-40 done again this month. It might be a little hard with the sweater, but we’ll see. The sweater is definitely going to take priority, but it’s nice to have a more mindless option.
I’ll finish off as I usually do with my 1SE video for the month. I hope you all had a wonderful August and have some fun things planned for September!