I never did get around to doing this blog post last night. I laid in bed for 2 hrs and couldn’t sleep and decided I could be knitting, I could be sewing, I have Camp Loopy knitting and sewing projects to work on — so much for laying there awake. The coffee pot is on and I just need to tidy a bit of my sewing table before I can square up my wall hanging and then measure for borders.
But on the knitting front I’ve had my fingers flying this week.
Camp Loopy project – the Ethel shawl – started last weekend. I’ve actually gone past where the pattern says to bind off.
But I didn’t want to waste any of the Shalimar Breathless yarn – it feels so nice, so I’ll continue knitting until most of that ball is gone and cast off – it will just make my shawl a bit deeper which is always a good thing.
I also actually got a bit more done on my blue summer sweater I started a while ago — the back has just a few more inches since I’m more than half way done with the armholes.
But, since I seem to live by the rule that “if here are spare needles empty there are not enough projects in the progress and you should cast on another one,” I cast on last night for the next Customfit Sweater KAL. I finished the “CF Cardipalooza KAL” – yes I actually finish some of those projects on the needles! And now its a CF Summer Sweater KAL –I’m going to be making Erin making a few changes through CF which is so easy. I’m using a different weight yarn, will shorten it a bit since I don’t want it low hip length – I want it for under a navy linen suit and it will be done in this Mango color.
So I cast on this one last night and will work on it around my Camp Loopy projects since the end of this specific KAL is mid-August.
So with all this knitting going on, my Wiggle Wrap has gone into summer hibernation until after Camp.
So time for a refill on my coffee and then back to my wall hanging for Fabric Camp Loopy.
Oh and the Wollmeise I was speedy enough to get at the last update came in — I thought I’d get a truer color photo outside – well heck it’s not even 5:30 so not a whole lot of daylight out there yet. The red is a bit darker I real life and the one that looks sort of greenish is actually a taupe-y brown and the far right is a pretty burgundy.
Yes – now to get the calculator and add up all the latest additions to the stash!