Unraveled Wednesday

No unraveling here, just lots of casting on. I haven’t had the brain power to start the sleeves on my Vintersol so I picked up a long neglected hat and then cast on a vest for the tiny person. Both of these projects are good TV knitting and feel like they can be finished by the end of the month. But I do want to get back to those sleeves so give me your best advice on picking up the stitches in a way that doesn’t leave gaps or holes in the underarm.

Have a great Wednesday and be sure to visit Kat and friends today.

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Unraveled Wednesday

My knitting is slow going so not much to share – fortunately no unraveling. But lately I have found myself looking at sewing blogs and Instagram feeds. Sewing was my first fiber love. I made a red corduroy jumper when I was just 6 (with a lot of help from my mom). I started another tunic this weekend and found some lovely, pumpkin corduroy for a simple dress. Then I came upon some posts about this fun jacket and decided to add it to my queue. I will need to go fabric shopping but isn’t it a fun project? There is even a sew along!

Anyone want to join me?

Happy Wednesday.

Unraveled Wednesday

I have been steadily knitting along on my Vintersol sweater and have about 1/2 inch until the hem is completed. I decided not to add the color-work at the hem and to make it shorter than the pattern. Next I will work on those sleeves. I might try and drop in at a stitch circle at my LYS to get some help with that because the last time I picked up stitches for sleeves, I ended up with some holes.

I am almost finished with Inspired. We have a discussion for this book in a week and I am the discussion leader so I will be going back and making notes. I have really enjoyed this book. Next up? Some fiction I think but not sure what.

We are having cooler mornings and I am planning to get out my pumpkins and fall decorations this weekend. I made bacon wrapped pumpkin last Friday – yum – and look forward to soup season.

Be sure to visit Kat today and happy Wednesday!

Unraveled Wednesday

Rather than risk some unraveling, I set my Vintersol sweater aside until class on Saturday. I need to figure out the neckline. I did managed to unzip the provisional cast on and got the body knitting started.

My week has had some unraveling that is not fiber related. When I find myself a bit stressed, I find that hat knitting is the best answer. I have cast on one hat for our #tinyperson and will pull some yarn for another hat to take with me as I travel later this week.

Hope your week is not unraveling but be sure to visit Kat for more stories.

Unraveled Wednesday

Instead of unraveling, I was able to get my backpack straps restitched! I think it will hold this time. I like the size and shape of this bag and I think the lesson is to stop carrying so much stuff. I need to re-evaluate this idea. I am back and forth between two campuses and I often drag things back and forth without ever taking them out of my bag. So maybe I can be more realistic about what needs to travel with me.

There was some unraveling at my first sweater class but I am happy to say it wasn’t mine. I was one of the few who had not started so I got to take advantage of the wisdom of the teacher. I learned how to use a crochet hook for a provisional cast on and managed to join my knitting (280 stitches) without twisting! After a few short rows I am now into the color work and so far, so good.

This week is filled with training and classroom set-up. Thank goodness for an audio book to keep me company. Be sure to visit Kat and read more unraveled stories.

Unraveled Wednesday

Sadly, there was some unraveling this week. I finished the binding on my new backpack and looked forward to taking it in my Sunday travels. About two hours into my day, I noticed that one strap had worked loose from the seam. Very heavy sigh. I’ll need to unstitch the binding and restitch the seam, making sure to really catch the strap this time. And while I am there, I think I will reinforce the other strap, just in case. Fortunately I was at my dad’s and was able to safety pin the strap so it would last for the rest of the day.

It is fire season so on top of the heat, we have smoke filled skies. And as much as I would like to head out for a walk, I decided to start tracing the patterns from my new book. If the heat doesn’t subside, I may bring my sewing machine downstairs.

I am one book away from a full bingo card which is so exciting! And I had such a lovely time with Lori and Michelle last weekend. I bought a piece of fabric that will make a great background for a little house quilt that is percolating.

Off to visit Kat and see if anyone else has had some unraveling this week.

Unraveled Wednesday

I am trying to ease back into a reasonable work routine but will very much miss the time for sewing and knitting. Warm weather has returned so the making life will also slow down. Fortunately the only unraveling this week is the unraveling of vacation mode. I am ready to start sleeve #2 for my Stopover and hope to get all the pieces on a needle before my Vintersol class begins on August 18.

My Bingo card it looking good. Thanks for all the book ideas last week. I have added those titles to my For Later shelf of at the library so I can return to them. I ended up listening to Forgetting to be Afraid. The author’s journey into politics and her efforts to use her position to support those who don’t have power reminded me of a lot of my blog friends.

Off to visit Kat this morning. Happy Wednesday.