Good morning. ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗYes, I am up early, been up since 5:56 a.m. I was feeling slightly dehydrated so I put on the kettle and made some TAZO Mint Mosaic which made me feel better. The husband got up with me but he went back to bed; the dames of course are (-, – )…zzzZZZ snoozin’ away. I’m smackin’ my lips as I’ve just finished off some Elvis toast (Skippy peanut butter on Boudin sourdough, topped with banana slices) so my belly’s happy.
Can you believe a whole year of A Year of Projects is now on its last week? I totally fell off the YOP1617 wagon. I mean if you look back here, you’ll see my original list. I maybe worked on two of the listed projects.
I seriously thought I had nothing to show in today’s Round Up and just had the small progress on Edginess to show you. However, I surprised myself after going through old YOP posts. But let’s take care of the unfinished first, shall we?
OMGosh, remember this one? Honestly, I don’t know where I’ve stashed this WIP. It’s somewhere in the bedroom closet. Having different dye lots and then the striping of the teal and grey not working really put me off this WIP. I think my plan will be to frog the whole thing and use the yarn for something else.
#2: Pink Flamingos on the Lawn
Sadly, I don’t have an updated photo of Pink Flamingos on the Lawn. It still hides in its project bag, stuffed into the coffee table. This HFO knows I’ve been avoiding it. With the weather having warmed up, I didn’t want to deal with a heavy top. But it is cooling down a bit so I will tackle ripping out the ribbing of the neckline and the sleeves out and reknit them to better proportions this summer.
You see here what I’ve knitted up to. I finished the first section of garter stitch, over 300 stitches. This part was a good WIP to work on during pick up and swimming lessons.
Then I got to the lace section which isn’t hard, but I have to pay attention even though it’s simple. So my progress halted as I had found it difficult to concentrate even while watching Gilmore Girls.
A close up of how the black yarn is a dramatic contrast to the speckles:
And here’s a glimpse of all the stitch markers (basically used them all) I’m using to keep track of lace sections:
And now for the finale! I present you the FO’s I’ve managed to get done within the 2016-2017 year:
I’m happy I have a couple of projects to show diligence and completion. I may participate in Year 7. We’ll see.
Off to make some more tea and to read the posts of those who have posted already. Thanks for poppin’ in today; have a good Sunday. TTYL.