Not so productive after all!

I just reviewed my last post with knitting, back at the beginning of February. I wanted to see what was the last knitting project I showed you, so I could catch you up.

Well, now, two months later, tons of knitting hours later, here are the FOs

Two chemo hats and a gnome. Seriously, that is all I finished all year? Ye gods.

I do have a few long term projects that I am working on, one that is near to do. That is a second Milky Oolong shawl, this one in a soft pink. Not as dramatic as the purple and orange one, and the larger size. I am on the endless picot edge. I hope to finish it in a week or so. I do a bit on it every night. It is pinker than this.

I also have a year long mystery knit along scarf going on. So far I have kept up with the monthly clues. Lace weight with beads, Estonian lace. It is fun and I think will be pretty. This isn’t a great shot of the first three clues, sorry! April is out now, so I will be working on it this weekend.

I don’t have a current picture of the sweater on the needles, it is one I am making up the pattern for, changing a basic worsted weight raglan to a sport neck raglan with a deep v-neck, a la Volition. It is taking forever because the rows are sooooo loooong. I am near the sleeve divide, perhaps I will get a photo of it after that.

And I am working on a lace scarf from a pattern called icy shores. I went with larger beads,and opted out of contrasting nupps, but I think it is going well despite the design changes. I am quite a bit farther than this, but you can see the color and the beads in this one.

So, as if that isn’t enough, I signed up for Romi Hill’s Mystery knit along shawl. That starts a Friday and will be intense, a clue a week. I anticipate falling behind.

And oh, yeah, I have a pair of snow fling mitts on the needles for A for Christmas.

That’s all the knitting, for real. At the moment.

There has been some spinning, too. I started spinning some silk/merino I got at a couple of fiber festivals. I have about 15 ounces, I am going to make a traditional 3 ply. I have one bobbin full and one bobbin half full, and at least a dozen ounces to go!

It is surprising to me how the fiber turns out when spun, the colors mostly disappear, leaving a blue gray. That is ok with me, I like blue gray, but I was still surprised.

There also was sewing, but I will leave that for another day. Nothing is finished there, either, so no rush!

It seems I am just plugging away at things,and I know, I will suddenly one day have everything done as if by magic. I will be sure to let you know when that happens.

11 thoughts on “Not so productive after all!”

  1. This is so beautiful! And you had a lot going on, make no mistake. It’s not a competition! The shawls are so pretty, the Oolong in particular!! And the gnome looks super fun, too. 🙂

    1. Thank you! There is a lot going on, bit I have also been doing a lot of knitting, so I was a little disappointed in the number of FOs. Maybe if I didn’t cast everything on? 😜

  2. I love the hats but not the reason for them. Did you make up the pattern ? My former Sister-in-law is undergoing chemo and is in need of head coverings. I know she would appreciate something like that.

    The spun yarn is beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️ It will be a tonal-type colorway and absolutely gorgeous when you are finished.

    1. Thank you! I did not make up the hat pattern, if you search chemo hat on Ravelry, the cancer sucks one comes up. It’s free, too! But the live, love, be happy one I did chart out the lettering for, because our niece tries to always have such a positive outlook, I knew she wouldn’t want cancer sucks to be her main message. 😢and thanks for the compliment on the spinning, I think it will be interesting to see how it turns out. The other two plies have more color in the fiber, but are coming out fairly gray.

  3. You have a lot of wonderful projects going on there. All are looking fabulous, too! just think, you will have so many finishes all around the same time. That will make you feel really good. I think we are all trying to figure out our new normal, and it definitely has put me off of my game. Relax and enjoy each and every project. Stay safe and healthy.

    1. Thanks, Ginny! They are all projects that I love, so that is good. This new normal takes some getting used to, for sure. I am trying not to stress, but do everything reasonably possible to stay safe. And of course, I am still working, so it isn’t as if I suddenly have empty time on my hands. It’s a strange combination.

    1. Thank you! I seem to want a lot on my needles right now, not sure why.

      As for big projects, I think it’s mostly because I want to wear them. I have smaller things on the needles as well, because I do like to finish things!

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