Sunday, 5 July 2015

2015 WIPocalypse - July Full Moon No. 1

Yup, I missed last week. Why did I miss last week? Because I lost my mojo!  And why did I lose my mojo?  Because I had to frog Hitchhiker.  I waited so long to start that project and then I bodged it and then I had to frog it.  It's a garter stitch shawl - you can't get much simpler - and I still managed to bodge it.  Depressing, huh!

However, this week my mojo is back and I feel good, despite the extreme (for my part of the UK) heat.  And here are some progress pictures.

Baby Express has come on well this week.  The whole of the rear of the engine, including the giraffe, is stitched, so I just need to do the front end and the backstitch before moving on to the rest of the border.
This is my re-started Hitchhiker.  I have done the first 9 points out of 42 so am slightly ahead of where I was when I frogged it.  I do think the colour is gorgeous and am looking forward to wearing it.

And this is what is making me really happy!  This is a selfie of my foot wearing my work in progress toe up sock, and as you can see, I have turned the heel.  I did it at Knit Club yesterday afternoon - it took a lot of concentration so I didn't do much talking.  Now I just have to keep knitting up the leg until I run out of yarn!  Plus I have new needles - those are Addi Turbos that I am using (and for Hitchhiker) - and they are so much easier to use.

And in other news, I went to Slimming World this week and I have maintained - so still 11 stone 8lb.  I am putting some of that down to the heat, because that always tends to affect my appetite.

Anyway, time is getting on so all the best to you and yours, and may the frog stay away from your needles.


  1. Your projects look great. So sorry about Hitchhiker. I hate having to frog. Congrats on maintaining your weight. I am on a weight loss journey myself. I am a week in and 3 pounds down.

  2. Sorry about the frogging, but Hitchhiker is looking GREAT now (so is everything else) and I'm really hoping it will go smoothly from now on :)