Sunday, July 20, 2008

Q3 Challenge update and July Progress Report

The Muir stole I am working on for my sister-in-law is moving, but very very slowly. I've only been able to work on it while on the bus, since I've been so annoyingly busy that I can't see straight. How did I miss the fact that knitting a lace chart on a bus is next to impossible? Argh. And the people on the bus are so very uncooperative with the whole thing. I mean, why can't I get you to hold my chart while I knit? That's not a problem is it? Some people! lol (jk)

Once I got past the first repeat, I was able to see more clearly what was going on with the pattern. It seems I way doing one of the stitches incorrectly. Well, at least I was consistent! I'm doing it correctly now, and have sped up quite a bit since I started since I don't need to keep going back and looking at the pattern notes to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong.

These photos were taken at the 10% mark, I have about twice as much knitted up now.

Q3 Challenge Update!
  1. Finish a work-in-progress: COMPLETE!
    Toe Warmers my dad (pattern)(ravelry)(blog). These were started the last week of June and finished July 7. Very quick and easy, but I'm happy they're done!

  2. Start and finish a gift item: 20%
    The Muir stole (pattern)(ravelry), will fit into this category nicely!

  3. Knit something for yourself:

    Part 1 — Arbor: COMPLETE
    I would say I'm 50% done because I challenged myself to finish Arbor (pattern)(ravelry)(blog), which I finished July 5th, but I wanted to start and finish something brand new for myself. I knew that finishing the pullover wouldn't be much of a challenge and needed more.

    Part 2 — Voyager Lace Stole: Pending Start
    My plan for the second part of this challenge is to use my Fiddlesticks lace yarn that could make a lovely wrap (ravelry)(pattern) for me ^_^
July Progress Report
  1. Toe Warmers / For my Dad / Christmas / December 25, 2008 / Finished July 7, 2008
  2. Muir Stole / For my sister-in-law / Christmas / December 25, 2008 / 20%
  3. Bridesmaid Stoles (swatching) / For my Bridesmaids / Wedding / September 2009 / Pending start (probably will rollover to August)
  4. Stole in Fiddlesticks lace yarn / For myself / Q3 Challenge / September 30, 2008 / Pending start
  5. Arbor — Lace pullover / For myself / Partial Q3 Challenge / Finished July 5, 20008

1 comment:

Sara said...

Wow, great progress!