Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Antarktis & Me


I'm trying to ramp up my summer knitting. I'm trying to realize those hopes and dreams from the beginning of the summer but I do not seem to have the momentum to even conquer a quarter of my goals. So I joined My Sister's Knitter Sock Yarn Knit Along. It encompasses all that I need.
  • Sock yarn obsession: everything I want to work on, socks, tank, shawls all seem to beg for sock yarn.
  • A sense of completion: I have 2 pairs of socks that I know will get done this summer, but I wanted a deadline to drive me. I'm an adrenaline junkie (code for procrastinator). Push me. Give me a list, I want to check something off. 
  • Good company. Even if I finish one item, this group is always a joy to go read and catch up on -- so supportive and kind.
So I cast on for Antarktis. The first try had me thinking how can I be doing something wrong? The pattern is so straight-forward. Before I could really rant on my lunch hour about the evils of lace I looked within.

Me, voila! Basic techniques are not so basic for me.Yarnovers re-learned. (I was a wrong way wrapper with YOs between knit stitches. I should've just brought the yarn forward and knit like a normal person)


I think Kathy B. would describe this as potato chip knitting. I have to "kinda" pay attention, but it's easy to follow so far.

Current To Do:
  • Finishing Prodigy (well the Legend trilogy, really) for Mother/Son summer "book club" reading.
  • Finish Dr. G's summer socks
  • Finish summer rainbow socks
  • Recast on a pink pair ... this time in Hermione's Everyday pattern
  • Cast on Purlwise Rib Tank
  • Maintain 60 mins of sustained cardio at 3x a week
  • Take more pictures where I'm in them for The Kid
  • Work on a homemade pie dough. "Easy as pie" my a..
Remember it's not too late to enter the sock yarn/project bag giveaway!  I'll pick a winner on 4th of July, because I'm a party animal like that ;)

10 comments:

  1. Your yarn overs look pretty good!

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  2. I love the idea of a knit along. Something I should try I think! Lovely pattern, and really good yarn, I'll look forward to seeing it finished. CJ xx

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  3. yikes! that's a very very ambitious list!!! Can't wait to see these FOs come flying off your needles!

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  4. About two years ago, I discovered I had been doing yarn overs wrong for nearly 40 years. It was a "duh" moment! I have no idea who taught me my bad habit. My yarnovers look great now.

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  5. That edge is an eye magnet. So striking. You're doing good Mama. In my opinion of someone who doesn't like "triangle-shaped" shawls, the end really is pretty much kicka**.

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  6. That's a pretty shawl - it will be nice and cozy!

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  7. That is a great shawl. I hadn't come across it before!

    Your list is impressive!

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  8. I'm all for potato chips and potato chip knitting :) lovely stitches and yarn overs. I'm rarely in photos as well!!

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  9. I think you are on a roll, and I would love some potato chip knitting.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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