Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Present & Future

I finally have an exciting update on my Emmanuelle Sweater: I've started the Chevrons on the front piece! Woo hoo!
So far, so good; I'm hoping the other colors I have planned will play well with everything else. With any luck, I can get this final piece knitted by the end of next week, which means I am on track for finishing this by the end of the month (I hope I didn't just jinx myself there). This would mean that it'll be one of the fastest adult-sized sweaters I've knit to date.

I've also made some major progress on the Mountain Moss lace edging and it should be finished by the end of this coming weekend, too - which means I can start something new! I still have plenty of gift projects to knock out between now and December, so I'll be less stressed once I can finish this 'selfish' project and get back to gift knitting/crocheting.
Of course, life has a way of throwing monkey wrenches into the best-laid plans, doesn't it? First, I'll be participating in the Yarn Nation 30-Day Sweater Challenge during the month of October (more on that next week). It's not an ideal month to knit another sweater for myself from start to finish, but I just couldn't pass it up!

Secondly, I'll be leading a Sock Knit-A-Long with the Baah Yarn Knitters group, also during the month of October. You can click here to join in the fun - I'll be knitting my newly-updated Scallop Rib Sock pattern with Baah La Jolla in California Poppy; all are welcome to join, whether you use Baah yarn or not (but it really will look prettier in Baah)!

Thirdly, I received the news yesterday that my grandfather in Kansas City has pancreatic cancer. When he was given the news, his response to the doctor was this: "Well, it's been a good run." That's actually not a surprising reaction for those who know him (and it's kind of funny, too). However, I know it was a huge blow to my mother (his daughter), as it was to his other children, us grandchildren - and, most importantly, it will be a huge shock to my grandmother (his wife). Since I am the closest of the relatives who haven't remained in Kansas City, I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot more time there in the months to come.

Sorry for ending on a sad note! On the positive side, it's times like these that I am extra thankful I have crafty things to keep my hands busy.

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

4 comments:

  1. i can almost see your needles flying! how busy you are.....which i know will actually be a comfort in the coming months. prayers.

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  2. Oh wow, so many WIPs! Also, best of luck to your grandfather and family.

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  3. I love the blue and yellow colors that you are using for the chevrons so far. What a cool sweater pattern! The 30-day sweater challenge sounds like a lot of fun, also. My thoughts go out to you, your grandfather and your family.

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