Thursday, September 25, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Grandpa Cardigan

I'm so happy to say that I completed the body of my sweater today. Woohoooo!! 

This specific pattern introduced the tubular bindoff. 

It took about 5 steps for each pair of stitches. This added up to about 1 and a half hours. Although it took a long time, it was worth it. The result is stretchy and the look is finished and professional. 

Here is the completely bound off sweater body.

Now, it's time to attach the sleeves, and add the button band. I have about 3 skeins of yarn left. I'm hoping that it is enough. We shall see.  

Happy Knitting everyone!!! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hexipuff Madness - Week 37

This week, I completed 8 grey hexipuffs. (I apologize for posting a day late.  Yesterday was crazy) 

This brings my total for the 2014 KAL to 176.  I am 45.83% complete with the hexipuffs I need to make for the year.

Overall, I am 26.67% complete with the entire blanket, which will be big enough to cover my full-sized bed.

I must admit, I haven't made a whole lot of progress on hexipuffs, because I have been focusing my at-home knitting time on my Grandpa Sweater that I am hoping to complete by Rhinebeck. So, these hexipuffs were mostly made on the train ride to work.  I have been working so late, that I get a car service home, and it's hard to see at night.  So, there goes one potential hexipuff that I could have knit... down the tubes.  

I intend to catch up on these while I binge watch TV.  Scandal is premiering this Thursday, and I still need to see some of last season's episodes.  I know, I should hang my head in shame.  LOL. 

Happy Knitting!  I'm looking forward to sharing my sweater progress on WIP Wednesday.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday - JOJI Fall KAL Update

Today is Wednesday, so I decided to post an update on my Work in Progress.  The Grandpa Cardigan.  I am aiming to have it completed in time for Rhinebeck on October 18th.  This gives me about a month to complete it.  I am not trying to be sewing on buttons at the last minute. I just don't roll like that anymore.  I am more mature now, and more in control of managing my knitting time.

My days are spent knitting my sweater in the early afternoon before work.  During my transit time, I work on hexipuffs.  Knitting 2 different projects during the day is the only way I can see that they will ever get done.  

Here is my sweater.  I made it past the second waist shaping decrease row.  I have a few more rows to go before I start the increasing, and then complete the rest of the body.  This is the 5th skein attached (I think).  I may have lost count, but I feel like I will have enough to complete my sweater.  I'm actually looking forward to starting the sleeves, because there is this short row sleeve technique that I am excited to try.  I love it when a pattern challenges me to do new things.  

So, without further adieu, here is my sweater. I love it.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hexipuff Madness - Week 36

This week, my Hexipuffs took a little trip to the Stitch and Pitch game at Citi Field. 
Spending time with my friends at the game was so much fun. 

The Mets didn't score at all, but I was able to knit 6 hexipuffs in total and get these souvenirs. 

I even posed with the iconic Jackie Robinson exhibit. 

And to add even more excitement to the day, I gave myself a New York Mets Manicure. 

Altogether, I knit 11 hexipuffs this week. 

This brings my total for the KAL to 168.  
I am 43.75% to my yearly goal, and 25.91% complete with the whole blanket. 

I still have 216 hexipuffs to complete in 105 days. Yikes!!!! 

Hexipuff Madness - Week 35

This week, I completed 14 hexipuffs.

 This brings my total to 157 for the year.  

I'm 40.88% to my goal for the KAL. I'm 24.86% complete with the whole blanket.


Hexipuff Madness - Week 34

This week, I only managed to knit 6 hexipuffs.

This brings my total for the year to 143. I'm 37.24% to my goal. I have so much more to go.

Hexipuff Madness - Week 33

This post is from about 4 weeks ago. Over the summer, there has been a lot of off and on weeks, when it came to my hexipuff knitting.

I have managed to knit 33 hexipuffs.

This brings my 2014 Hexipuff KAL total to 137.

So much more to go.