On the Needles – August 21, 2015

It seems that I always think I will get more done than I manage to get done. I brought 5 or 7 projects to Chad & Nicole’s .. thinking I just might finish something and didn’t want to sit idle after Addie went to bed. Between playing with Addie, visiting with Chad and cooking with Nicole, there was very little knitting time. 

Here’s my Camp Loopy third project . . with way less done on it than I had hoped to have done by this time. 

Blanket

Blanket

One more skein of yarn and I’ll have the required 800 yards. I had hoped to keep knitting and make it a bit larger since I have a 5th skein of yarn but the deadline may cause me to have to stop short. I’ll do what I can . . 


On the Needles – August 14, 2015

August is half over, or close to half over, and I’m not yet half finished with my Camp Loopy project. Why is it with the easy projects, I keep putting things off and then have to scramble at the end to get it done?

I haven’t even done enough to take another picture since the picture I took last week. This is the same picture from last week.

Camp Loopy Third Project

Camp Loopy Third Project

With my two big sweaters (Kynance Cove and Lakehouse) finished, I feel kinda lost without a sweater to work on but I’m going to finish the Camp Loopy blanket and a couple other projects before I start another sweater. Yes . . really, I am!

Kynance Cove Completely Finished

It’s been a couple of weeks since I finished the knitting on Kynance Cove but yesterday, I finished weaving in the ends and got the blocking done. The buttons were already on but now  . . it’s officially finished. 

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

I have no idea why it took me so long to finish it. I seriously love the colors and I love the way it fits. I guess other projects just kept taking priority over this one. 

The yarn is Madelinetosh DK and there’s nothing Madelinetosh that I don’t love but the Maple Leaf (yellowy green) makes me smile. I love that color!

The pattern is easy to follow, well written and I had no problems with it. I’ll be happy to wear this one a lot . . if ever it gets cold enough.

This one will earn me the Long Haul Badge (more than 9 months to complete) at Eat, Sleep, Knit.