Sad but true, the Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson requested by The Prophet (20-something son) is the last project I performing any clicking of the needles on. Not sure why I’ve lost my knitting mojo…perhaps it might be because I’ve re-established a very close relationship with my spinning wheel (more about Levana on another day.
I cast on for The Prophet’s Memory Blanket in December of 2019, and have been using leftover yarn, mostly from my hand-knit sock projects. Some of the chosen yarn brands are the following: Madeline Tosh, Miss Babs, Malabrigo, Dashing Dachs, Woolen Rabbit, sunshine Yarns, Dream in Color, Scott’s Swag, Handmaiden, DogEared Dyeworks, Spunky Eclectic, Unique Sheep, Koigu, Briar Rose Fibers, Woolmeise, Sundara Yarn, Socks that Rock and Austerman. There are a couple of squares in which I’ve lost the yarn band or never added a note to the sandwich bag housing the leftover, so unfortunately a couple of unkowns.
At least, I graduated to the 4th row so I am up to square #38…but then again that is only 38 out of 144 as ultimately the blanket will be 12 squares by 12 squares. AND I will also add a border of some sort…lots more knitting to get this moved from WIP to FO status. It is a great pattern and easy to remember…basically potato-chip knitting if you know what I mean. I really need to balance out my knitting versus spinning. Any suggestions for getting back on track with my knitting?
It is time to resurrect WIP it Wednesday. Well, not exactly a current WIP, as this project is a real deep dive into the vault of very sad and lingering pile of half-knits. In this case, even less than half as the heel flap is barely started on sock #1!
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This past weekend, not only did I have to brush off the cobwebs on my bakeware, but also perform some summer cleaning on the blog. I decided to get back in the saddle and start blog writing again. It has been too long. And I needed to decompress my brain to pursue other writing topics other than COVID-19 (as dictated by my day job). Great plan, right?
Continue reading “Back to Baking Basics” →
It is such a feeling of accomplishment to tick off finishing pair #1 for Box O Sox KAL 2018. A bonus was using yarn in my stash and completely a pattern that I admired and coveted for many years. Continue reading “Finished Friday” →
Since visually, other than one completed Crusoe, my knitting progress looked very similar to last week. I thought that today I would share my knitting plans for the future…goal knits and what I have in the works for February. Continue reading “Plans for a Hugs, Kisses and an Olympic Trip” →
During the past week, I’ve done a lot of reflective introspection. Following Shelby at LittleFoxCoffee, I asked myself a number of questions and here are the answers that I’m sharing today. Continue reading “Reflecting on 2017” →
Back on Labor Day, I decided to take the bull by the horns and enact #GYST (Get Your S$@t Together) and stop the vicious cycle of almost completing goals on my to-do list that just didn’t quite make it to being accomplished. Continue reading “#GYST Redux” →