Since I was in Connecticut last week helping my sister unpack her new apartment, I did not post for WIP Wednesday. In the two weeks since my last post, I have made progress on several projects, started and finished a couple projects, and started a new WIP!
Begonia Swirl Shawl
When last I posted, the Begonia Swirl Shawl was at 40% complete. I got it to 50% complete before I left for Connecticut, and have not touched it since. My original goal was to have it 75% complete by the end of June. Then I thought I might want to finish it up before the end of June. Right now, I’m so far behind on my goals for June that I’m not sure if I will get back to it at all before the end of the month. Here’s what it looks like at 50% complete:
Spinning Pin-Drafted Wool
When last I posted, I was at about 4 ounces spun out of 8 ounces. Just yesterday, I finally finished spinning this!
This will be plied with 8 ounces of a 50% Shetland / 50% Mohair blend that I bought from Psalm 23 Farm at the Fiber Event in Greencastle, Indiana. I just started spinning that fiber last night, and have about 1 ounce of it spun so far.
I need to have at least 4 ounces of this fiber spun by the end of June in order to meet the 50% mark for my HPKCHC OWL. I’d like to have all 8 ounces of it spun and possibly plied by the end of the month!
Granny Square Blanket
I brought 3 projects to Connecticut. While I was there, I mostly worked on the Granny Square Blanket. I got 9 squares done: 5 green and 4 purple.
With the 13 I finished last month, that is 22 completed squares. I wanted to make a total of 35 squares for this blanket, but it looks like I might not have enough yarn to do that. I think I have enough yarn to make one more purple, one more green, and 6 more multi-colored squares. that leaves me short by 5 squares. I either have to stash dive for another appropriate yarn or reconfigure the blanket. Once I finish all the squares I can with the yarn I have, I will lay them out and play around with the configuration, then decide what to do.
MAPLE LEAF the Third
In the airport on the way home from Connecticut, I cast on for MAPLE LEAF the Third. I’ve knit about 15% of it.
Preview of the Week Ahead
On Friday, Chris and I are heading to St. Augustine, FL to spend the weekend at a retreat for his job. I will be working on spinning while I’m home, and bringing knitting with me on the road. It is a 2 hour drive each way, we will be driving in daylight both directions, and Chris will probably be doing all the driving. That means lots of time for me to knit! I will definitely be bringing MAPLE LEAF the Third with me. I’m not sure yet what else I will be bringing. I am far behind on my goals for this month, and I am itching to cast on a bunch of my planned projects!