Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Monday, November 4, 2013

Go the Distance

In week 5, day 2 of Couch to 5K - Walking 15 minutes, running 16 minutes. Some days it seems like I won’t make it through the walk/run intervals and other days are a breeze. Well, a breeze with lots of huffing and puffing and very little speed. Going for distance and not dying.  My knees are still aching and it is difficult to do a deep knee bend or squat. My body protests but still planning to go the distance.

Apparently, going for distance in yarn-y goodness too.  Progress continues on the Locke Street Cardigan by Glenna C. (Baby Alpaca DK, size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles).  Each 320 stitch row is still taking about 20 minutes to complete. It seems a little quicker since taking the “Look Ma, No Cable Needle” class from Melissa Leapman at the fall TKGA conference in Concord, NC, the beginning of October.  At least, the two stitch cables are much faster now. There are 9 per right side row. The goal is to be finished by March, 2014. I would like to wear this dark green sweater of goodness for St. Patrick's Day.  

Looking for a project that would be quicker, I cast on a top down Icelandic colorwork yoke sweater using Misty Mountain’s natural colored dk weight yarn that I bought at the Carolina Fiber Fest last spring. I am using various colors of Andean Treasure from Knit Picks in a dk weight for the colorwork. Nice fall colors. The neckband and yoke are finished and the sweater has been divided at the sleeves.  About 3 inches past the sleeve division has been completed.  It is so nice to work stockinette in the round. Very relaxing after all the cables of Locke Street.

The woven Denim Scarf is finally off the Baby Wolf loom.  

It has been washed, dried, ironed, fringe tied and trimmed and given to my friend, Lisa. She wore it to SAFF. It looked great on her. (Forgot to take her picture. :-o ) We both look forward each year to spending time together at her home in the mountains and then wallowing in yarn-y goodness at SAFF.  Thanks, again, Lisa, for such a great weekend.

Until next time . . . . . . .