Crafting update

I’ve recently been working on Travelling Woman, using Malabrigo Yarn Sock, in Impressionist Sky. Love the yarn, and I really like the pattern as well. I’m just about finished with it all. I would have had it done by now, but I had to take a brief break as I entertained family for a week. The pattern isn’t particularly hard, but I am at a stage where I need to pay attention to what I’m doing, and that just wasn’t going to happen with everyone around. As mentioned, the pattern wasn’t particularly hard, but I’ve found in the last two or three rows I’ve been having just a little bit of trouble. I’ve missed a few stitches where I have to increase by using a yarn over. I don’t know if I missed the stitches on the right side, or if I dropped them while purling on the wrong side. I think it’s most likely that I missed them on the right side. They always seem to be in the same place in the pattern, so I think I missed it out while doing the repeats. For the most part, I don’t think you can tell where I’ve had to go back and pick up the stitches. I did not rip everything out, but just picked up a stitch from below. I don’t think this is the right thing to do, but it worked for me and we’ll see if it’s glaringly obvious when I get it all finished. I’m really looking forward to finishing this up. The weather here has turned a bit chilly – nothing to write home about – but it would be nice to have something bright and blue and soft to drape over my shoulders, especially at the office, where the aircon is still on full blast.

This will also be the first project I have ever officially blocked. I’m looking forward to how this works. A little nervous about doing it all on my own, but it will be fine I know. I just can’t wait to be able to wear this shawl. Maybe that will make me a little quicker on making the next one. 🙂

I have a few projects that I would like to get underway and I have a load of things I’d like to try. I haven’t started anything new just yet because I like to finish things off before I get too involved in new things.

On top of all of this, my mother has reminded me that I have a large amount of yo-yos that I should do something with. They cover about a quarter of a bed, so I should devote some time to those and make enough to cover the entire bed. Then I’ll have made myself a quilt/bedspread, and that would be very cool. I need to get some more fabric, though. I think it’s about time to investigate the fabric shops around Houston. I started working on the yo-yo’s when I first moved to the UK. I wasn’t knitting at the time, because the cost was prohibitive. Instead, my mother gave me some fabric of hers, and I started to put together some yo-yo’s. I haven’t touched them in years, just carried them around from flat to flat, and my mother discovered them when she was visiting this last week. They are very pretty, aren’t they?



2 Responses to “Crafting update”

  1. Anneli on 29 Nov 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Er… is it a US-UK different words for same thing, but what’s a yo-yo? Obviously the things in the picture aren’t what I consider a yo-yo to be!

  2. sarah on 02 Dec 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    hehe… we have the normal yo-yos too! You know, the toys. These are little fabric things that you can make all sorts of stuff out of. 🙂

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