On the WIP Side – 4.24.2020

As always, I hope you are still all staying safe, happy and sane. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope it brings you some joy during this tumultuous time. I’m happy to distract you with some fun crafty projects. Definitely check out my YouTube channel to see any projects “in person.”

Same picture. I made progress, but this is good enough…

Total: 5 WIPs (3 active)
3 projects – 1 shawl, 1 pair of socks and 1 blanket
1 project – 1 blanket
1 project
Finished: 1 project
2020 Total Finished: 12

Sam’s Hat – DONE!
Pattern: Sam’s Hat / Tidal Yarns
Yarn: Tidal Yarns / Worsted / Multiple Colors
Needles: Size 3 and 5
Gauge: IDK
Cast on: 4/12/2020
Cast off goal: 4/19/2020
Cast off date: 4/19/2020 (basically)

I finished this hat! Woohoo. Like I mentioned last week, it went very quickly. Over the weekend, I finished up the crown and (mostly) cast the hat off. Well, technically, it’s still on the needle, but here’s what happened. I only have one tapestry needle, for some reason. I use it for my business and so it lives on my work table instead of in my notions pouch. Do you see where this is going? Instead of getting up to get the needle, I’ve yet to sew the end through the last few stitches on the needle to tie up the top of the hat. Oh well. It’s mostly done.

Drachenfels Shawl
Pattern: Drachenfels / Melanie Berg
Yarn: Suburban Stitcher / Single Sock / Darkest Hour, Clementine and Sweet Adeline
Needles: Size 4 Needles
Gauge: IDK
Cast on: 3/18/2020
Cast off goal: None

I really haven’t made much progress on this one, so just look back at last week’s photo. I really haven’t been setting aside my quiet time in the morning, which means I’m not working on this project. I’m still hoping to start using the third color soon.

Honey Bee Dance Socks
Pattern: Honey Bee Dance Socks / Helen Stewart / Curious Handmade
Yarn: One Twisted Tree / Prime / Rare Woman Claire
Needles: Size 0 DPNs
Gauge: IDK
Cast on: 3/29/2020
Cast off goal: 4/19/2020

Sock 2 is also done. Again, I’m repeating pictures. That’s the story of the week.

I am basically finished with these socks. I have about 10 rows left on the cuff and hope to finish it tomorrow as it’s getting pretty late already tonight. I’ve been continuing to work on these sock as I watch tv or dyeing. Slowly, but surely the socks are getting. I’m sorry there’s not been much in this post, but I hope to have some exciting projects coming soon. I haven’t really had much crafting time, but I find it good to keep up with the progress posts. Read on for some upcoming projects.

1. Spinning – Did not spin
2. Northeasterly – I made a bit of progress as I work on this before bed.

1. Neat Ripple – This is on hold until I finish up the charity items with the colors that I have used so far.

What’s Next?
A few projects are coming up. I’m going to probably cast on a Stephen West pattern, Painting Bricks out of my new Neon Unicorn gradient. I’m pretty excited about this and I hope to cast it on soon. I do need to dye the yarn for it and I’ve been very busy on the dyeing front.

I also plan on casting on a colorwork sweater out of the Rauma yarn in my stash.

I also plan on casting on this upcoming epic project, but I need to plan the yarn for it still. Keep staying tuned.

The virtual trunk show with my local yarn shop, A Knit Sheep, is up on my Youtube channel. Check out the video by clicking here. You can shop for the yarn here. The yarn will be posted there until May 2nd! Watch the video now to see how you can enter to win a mini skein gradient set of Neon Unicorn or patterns.

You can win this mini skein set!

Check out the shop here. There are some great kits for shawls and socks along with good pairings for sweaters. Let me know if you need help with some color selections.

My new spring colors are live and happening so check out my shop update post.

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