Ahem. Two weeks ago I set a weekly goal for my knitting, thinking that that would motivate me. Such easy goals, too.
Check out a few boxes of stash
Knit half a leg and a heel on a plain sock
Work on my cardigan, just one 100g ball of aran weight yarn
Finish my Stripe Study shawl - about 50g of 4ply in garter stitch.
Now i don't usually do much knitting during the week, not much time and I'm usually too tired and busy doing domestic stuff, like cooking and eating, but with this being a long weekend I had LOAS of time to knit.
Sock knitting? Frogged. Yes, The yarn used had partially been knitted into a sock for MrC, which turned out to be too small, Instead of froggins his sock to start this sock, I started knitting from the partial ball. And have lost that sock, so don't have enough yarn. Harumph.
Shawl knitting? Abandoned, I found a dropped stitch right near the edge, and another and another about 40 stitches in. Rather than frog the entire border (the stitches had ran!) I opted to tink back 40 stiches a tthe edge, right the way down, so that I had long loops to reknit. That took a while and when casting off (that clost to finishing!) Iit looked terrible at the 'join', I had loops mixed up, and on some rows I had too much yarn left, so big holes,, other rows I had too little yarn to knit with and had to slip stitches. I'm just crap at keeping the same tension when attemting this sort of thing. I have not given up, but the hsawl is in hibernation until a time when I can bear to look at it again!
Cardigan knitting? 100g of aran weight is not that much, but I only managed abut 70g. Too bus trying to find missing sock yarn and repairing the shawl! I've still not finished that ball!
Stash rummaging? That went well! OWhen the sun came out I was outside with boxes and one bin of cottons. I didn't do much, just sorted through stuff, reacquainting myself with yarn I haven't seen for several months. I've pulled out some Debbie Bliss baby cCashmerino stash, jsut a few whole balls and partials, really, and am thinking of either baby garments, hats or cowls. A great weay of using up thoddments is using three colours and using that Helix method of knitting, whern you work half a round in colour 1, drop it and pick up colour 2, work half a round in colour 2, drop it and pick up colour 3, repeat. No having to twist yarns at colour changes. I suppose you could work this in more colours and not work half a round each time, but this suits me fine and is, as I said, a great stashbuter. The yarn is soft enough for next to neck skin wear (I can't wear even mildly scratchy yarns here, unless I'm wearing a polo neck)
II'm not making plans for this weekend!
The thrird round of The Shawl Society is out and I'm mightily tempted by this. I joined the first TSS, but decided not to do the second, purely because I thought I'd like a break from shawl knitting for months. I'd like to knit a large shawl (just one!) and am veering between TSS or just one of the myriad of individual shawl patterns out there on ravelry, I might jsut might do a little ravelry surfing this weekend too.