I finished my open waters shawl, with some edits. Well mainly I didn’t want to buy another skeins to get the full repeats of the pattern. So I was short by 14 rows, give or take. So I decided to get in a similar point in the pattern and start to bind off. Keep in mind this was at 5am, I was already mostly through the bind off so all of the thinking was done the night before. So I finished fairly quickly, wove in ends, and now it is blocking, waiting for cooler weather. We got another heat wave here, not too high at least, the highest being 90F. The mornings are still brisk but not conducive to wearing anything with wool or cashmere. So it’ll wait for next week when it should be closer to fall weather here. Which Can I just blocked it yesterday, it has been waiting since Monday to be blocked. It’s mostly dry now, so I’ll be able to wear it next week since it will be cooler then.
Speaking of finishing I also completed my Slide socks on Saturday. Even with my big feet I was able to get them done fairly quickly. It’s a neat looking pattern, though some of the instructions seemed a little weird to me and I had to double check myself. Some were so off that I decided to go with my inner knitting expert and it turned out alright, like making the stitch count odd and then decreasing to an even number of stitches, probably just an error or was intentional. But I did not follow those instructions. But now that these are done, I think I need to cast on some more socks but what will I knit next. I did consider casting on a pair of plain socks in the new yarn I got. But I decided that should wait a little bit, I need to work on some socks for gifts. I think it is time that I work out of Knit. Sock. Love. and make some socks for my mom. She has been wearing the skews that I made out of handmaiden casbah a lot, so I think she needs more socks.
Speaking of completed, no I did not finish my Viajante yet, but I did finally start the second ball. It is not the fastest thing in the world, but it makes for some pretty nice easy knitting. I will say I will be glad to have it done so I can work on other things. The next things have been prepared and are ready to go, I just need the needles off of this project. Apologies I have not posted last week, haven’t had enough energy to get myself to write, get pictures, and such. Doesn’t seem like a lot of work, but things happen and I just don’t have the time sometimes. I’m still working out a posting schedule so I can get these posts up regularly. For now, no photos, those will wait for the next blog.