YoP '20 - #2
Week 2 is here, and believe it or not, I have three !!! F.O.s! I know, right?
One is a long-term project I don't have a photo of - I finally finished sewing the living-room curtains. I bought the fabric about two years ago, to match the wallpaper and sofa we had then. The good news is that the fabric still fits in beautifully, or to be honest, even better now that the walls are papered in grey fake stone instead of dark red. I don't even remember why I didn't start sewing the curtains right away ... I guess it was just a case of "one thing after another". Anyway, a few months ago I finally sat down to start the sewing part, and developed a healthy hatred for the fabric because even though it is really beautiful, it's also very slippery and at least three hells to work with. Once I finished the top and side seams (and learned a few new choice words along the way), I couldn't hang them up because we didn't have enough of those little rings to slip over the rail (please insert eye-roll here). By then, we were in lockdown so buying options were kind of limited. By the time we got a few more rings, I was so fed up with that stupid fabric I just wanted to forget about it. Well, to cut a long story short (too late, I know), Saturday I finally grabbed the curtains, put them up, meassured the correct length, shortened them accordingly, sewed the final seams and put them back up. Voila, living-room curtain sewing duty crossed of the list, much to the relief of everybody involved.
Would you like to see the other two F.O.s? I knew you would, so I took some photos for you:
I finished two Pembroke Scarves this week. The purple-ish one is last week's WIP, I finished knitting it on Monday, and since it had been such a fun and mindless knit, and I loved the result, I cast on another one right away. The second one is a very dark grey with small sections in various colours. I suppose in a sock it would have resulted in alternating stripes of grey and colour but the garter stitch pattern and regular increases make it look like colourful confetti strewn all over the scarf. I love both, and I guess I'm going to wear them equally next autumn and winter.
Unfortunately, I've discovered that my oldest WIP, the Stripes and Squares Blanket, is damaged, and I have no idea how it happened. It looks like somebody cut into the edge - maybe it got stuck somewhere, or maybe the yarn was just brittle and broke. After all, some of the yarn I was using had been in my stash for quite a while then. There is no way to repair or replace the part in question so I've decided to frog it all and start over. For now, that means I'm going to take it off the WIPs list.
Speaking of which - here are my updated lists:
Works in Progress:
- 30 Years Blanket - crochet - started 22nd December, 2019
- Simple Rag Quilt - sewing - started 31st March, 2020
- Fox Paws - knitting - started 25th April, 2020
- Sockyarn Habitation Throw - knitting - started 25th June, 2020
- Vanillas - knitting - started ???
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