I realized that I have been focused on crochet for the past few days, so I decided to switch it up tonight. Sadly I didn't have enough energy to do more than one row, but it's still progress!
Gift progress (7)
I made unexpected progress on this tonight. I decided to spend a quiet evening crocheting and watching old episodes of the Great British Baking Show. It was exactly what I needed after a long day of work and coming home to a sad, sick kitty. I feel refreshed, and by now I've totally forgiven this... Continue Reading →
Gift progress (6)
More progress today! Even though I am following a chart, this project is still much more relaxing than my double knitting. Probably because I can take the crochet stitches for granted but I still have to think about how to knit. It also helps that this yarn is much softer, even with all the metallic... Continue Reading →
Gift progress (5)
I actually set aside a block of time to work on this today and it felt great. I watched a whole movie and got a few rows done. I think it's almost a quarter of the way finished now, but it doesn't quite feel like it yet.
Gift progress (4…again)
Hooray! I got back to where I was before I had to start undoing so much of my work! All that loose yarn is finally incorporated back into the pattern. Maybe this weekend I can make some actual forward progress.
Gift progress (3.5-ish?)
I only had a little bit of time for being crafty tonight so I worked on this gift again. As you can see from the pile of loose yarn, I still haven't quite made it back to where I was when I had to rip it back. I did at least rejoin the second pair... Continue Reading →
Double knit progress (2)
I couldn't face the mess of frogged yarn I have to deal with for my crochet project, so I am back to knitting tonight. Got a few more rows done and you can finally start to see some of the pattern. Double knitting feels a bit like magic with the way it gives you a... Continue Reading →
I did one row of knitting tonight and then decided I wanted to work on some crochet instead. I got almost two very long rows finished and then discovered a mistake. I had to pull out two entire rows of work, plus pick out the ends I had woven in already when I joined new... Continue Reading →
Gift progress (4)
I swapped back to crochet for tonight. You can see my disorganized WIP table with both projects on it though. I like having them out so I can just pick something up and start working on it if the mood strikes me. The downside is I have to make sure I keep the cats out... Continue Reading →
Double knit progress
I got a few rows done on this tonight. I think I have mostly got the hang of it, although I am worried about getting lost as I start moving up into the pattern a bit. You can see I have stitch markers every 10 (double) stitches to help me keep track of things. I... Continue Reading →
Double knit cast on
I struggled a bit with my previous knitting attempt so I decided to try something different before I go back to that hat. This will be a square that can either become part of a blanket eventually, or just get used on its own as a mini-placemat like the last few things I've made.
Gift progress (3)
Was busy hanging out with the spouse and then hanging out with friends this evening so only got a little bit done on this gift tonight. I did finish off the first 2 skeins of yarn. I hope I have enough to finish the project.