Crafty Updates

Above is my progress on Muir.  This represents 2 pattern repeats.  Not bad for a little over a week, especially since I didn’t work on it 3 days last week.  It seems like every damn thing I’m doing these days has a hard deadline (does this sound familiar?), which I also seem to do to myself regularly.  I have to stop that.  This shawl needs to be finished before we head to California in early October.

I ALSO need to have some sewing done by the same time.   This afternoon I worked on the test bolero that I’m making to send to M. so she can try it on and make sure she’s happy with it before I make the real one in silk.  I don’t have photos.  It’s going a lot slower than I had hoped.  It’s not so easy to make ruffles look good when you have no pattern to work from!  I made 3 versions of a little cap sleeve ruffle before I was happy with it.  I now have to take out the first one to make it look like the third one.  I hope to have the whole thing finished by the end of next weekend.

I’m so happy with how this sock is turning out!  I’m just making it on the fly as I go.  When I knit the second sock I’ll write everything out as a pattern you can follow.  Yesterday I made wrap-less short rows for the heel turn and I’m a little over half way through the gusset decreases.  I’ve only worked on the heel turn at home because it was too fiddly and complicated to deal with on the train.  The rest of it has been done only on the train all last week.  I started it 8 days ago.  The more socks I make, the easier and faster they are to make.  Perfect train projects.

So, that’s my crafty update.  Tomorrow night is our SnB night so more progress will be made on the sock.  Tuesday night we’re going to go see the new Harry Potter movie.  Oh boy!  I can’t wait for that!

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