Are we really a full week into 2020 already? I’m in that weird place where time seems to be speeding by and standing still at the same time. At least this week I’ve got a firm handle on what day it is 😉
And I am so happy to be getting back to the routine of sharing about knitting on Wednesdays. I have two projects on the needles – Nightshift, looking a bit more colorful since I shared a photo on Friday.
I am nearly done with the 5th (of 9 planned) repeat. Adding 20 stitches with each repeat, the rows are getting longer and longer (and slower and slower). The balls of yarn are still huge. I suspect this is going to be on the needles for a while!
My second project, however, should be much quicker. That “sorting through my stash” I talked about on Friday led to swatching Saturday morning and a colorwork pullover cast-on. Yep, it’s Soldotna (not-so-cropped). I know I’m late to the party (just like with Nightshift), but this is a FUN – and fast knit! Here it is on Sunday afternoon
I’m meeting a friend to knit tomorrow and my plan is to be ready to try it on to assess the yoke depth. Now that I’m through that “arrows” chart, it’s totally doable. Those gray arrows on a cream background were a challenge … it’s only counting to 3/2/3/2 … but I’m sure y’all know just how hard that can be! especially when the colors look the same except in just the right light!
One thing that’s nice about being late to the party is that I have the benefit of learning from 3,000+ completed projects (including a few of yours – thank you for your notes!). I’m planning a not-so-cropped version that will show off untucked shirt-tails or high-waisted gathers.
The stash toss also popped two more projects to the top of my queue
Most of the “queue updates” I share here seem to fall into a black hole before they actually reach my needles. Maybe because I have the yarn for these – and that Polar Coat has been in my queue for years (I’ve had the yarn since 2010?), that won’t happen?!
What’s on your needles? Be sure to check out the link-up party at Kat’s to see more unraveled updates!