Sunday, 13 July 2014

2014 WIPocalypse - July Full Moon

Well we're over the halfway line and heading downhill to the end of the year.  Where did the last six months go, folks?  The kids haven't broken up yet and the supermarkets are full of back to school uniform already!

This is going to be a shortish post - I had a late night last night and need to catch up on some sleep.  I got sucked into the computer and didn't escape until well gone midnight.

So, on the stitching front:

From a standing start on Monday morning, I have stitched a whole row on Corgi plus the half block which starts the next row.  As you can see, there is also quite a bit of overlap into the row below which should speed things up a bit.

On the knitting front:

Having handed over the baby booties and mittens last week, this week I was working on my secret sampler scarf again.  In amongst the yarn stash from last week are four more balls of this yarn, so this piece has gone from nearly finished to about two thirds done as I intend to add another ball to give it better length.  I did 40 rows of garter stitch in order to have a plain area onto which I can add more fancy patterns.

I have also bought myself tickets for Fibre East later this month and Yarndale in late September.  I'm looking forward to checking out different sorts of yarn and meeting other knitters.

This month's WIPocalypse question relates to Christmas: do you start work on Christmas pieces yet?  The answer for me is No!  The only Christmas stitching that I do is a tree ornament for each of my nieces, and I won't start thinking about those for another couple of months at least.

In other news, I put on 2lb this week which is not good.  I'm back to 11 stone 9lb, which means that I have lost less than a stone now, so this week I'm going to be stricter with myself.  I did walk to town and back yesterday, so hopefully that will have helped.

As I said earlier, I need an earlyish night so will leave you now - wishing all the best to you and yours, and may the frog stay away from your stitching.


  1. Nice progress again on both Corgi and the scarf - I might start coping your 'rotation' of one stitching and one knitting/crochet project at a time, I'm getting to a point were I can't handle to many projects going on at once. Plus, your progress is very motivating ^_^