Another busy busy week. Of course Camp Loopy started the 1st at 12:01 a.m. I, being a night owl, cast on my TGV at that time and was happily knitting away when all of a sudden I looked at how much I had done, and thought — GO TO BED, you have to get up for work soon!!! It was 2:30 a.m. LOL
So between those week morning hours of knitting and knitting my bus ride to and from work yesterday, I got this far.
Amazing how quickly something takes shape when you are using worsted weight yarn rather than sock yarn! LOL Most of my shawls have been sock yarn so it seems like I’m really flying on this one. I was too lazy to go pull it out of its project bag (even tho it’ a new cute project bag explained below) to take a photo of it tonight. After 5 to 6 hours of knitting time last night and the bus ride to work knitting away, I’ve got the main “body” of the shawl done and now on to the ribbed ruffles, which means my stitches will go from something like 320 to nearly double that in one row and then continue to grow with increases at each end since I decided to do the “Pointy” end option. It’s definitely going to be a bit slower going once all those stitches are added since it will take a while to get across a row!
In the meantime, between finishing my Camp Loopy project 2 and the start of project three – I finished off this Linnie baby sweater. I still have nearly half a ball of yarn left. Just need to bury ends and block it but it turned out really cute. Amazingly, the sleeves even sort of match since when I ended one I just started the other where the yarn was figuring there’d be no way I’d even get close. Pretty neat.
After dinner with a friend we stopped to do a little shopping and if you saw that huge box of thread I was given — I found the solution to how to store it.
Yes – the back to school sales are on and storage containers are on sale for really good prices. I’ve been eyeing one of these and tho they aren’t that expensive normally, $10 off is even better! Not only can I store the thread in it but I can probably get rid of this.
It’s a blurry photo but you may recognize it as one of those over the door shoe holders - minus shoes. It contains all kinds of “gadgets” in my sewing room – scissors, rotary cutters, marking pencils, fabric markers, machine parts , random trims and whatever other odds and ends I find. I think I’ll be able to get rid of it and put the “stuff” from it in the new drawers too. And just my own personal commentary on those over the door shoe holders — I think they are made in the Land of Oz for Munchkin shoes!!! Seriously, I’ve never laughed so much as they day I hung it up intending to use it for shoes. Not a single one of my shoes would fit in a pouch. I expected them to stick out more than the “average short footed person’s” shoes would and I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I have big feet, but this thing was a joke! Shoe holder indeed! LOL
And lastly, I may or may not have placed an order for a few items I want to make after Camp Loopy has ended.
That could be an OLD box with that Box of Fun sticker on it that I’m just storing stuff in…. yes it could… except it’s probably not. It’s probably got yarn for three different projects inside AND – it was a super duper box of fun since I made the next reward level and got a new Loopy project bag! I’ll take photos of the yarn inside once I have a little chat with Lil’ Loopy about just where he thinks I’m going to store this yarn…… I think I should have bought another plastic tub at the store! Hmmm what If I took all the “beans” out of a bean bag chair— just how many hanks of yarn do you think you could store inside one of those.