Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Episode 97: Bring Out The Bodies

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Reading: Bring out the bodies by Hilary Mantel 
Running app I'm using is C25K.  It's week 2 for me.

Knitting Time:

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I'm using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. Finished the first one.

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s - 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT! 

Seamless Salomas Slipper Pattern by Megan Williams. Holding Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy held double in the Turquoise Thunder Colorway. US size 6s - 4.0mm needles. Used 268 yards

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s - 4.5mm needles. Used 1,282 yards.

Roland's Maja by Agnieszka Rupnik with Lion Brand Cotton Ease with US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I'm at 5,274 yards!  96% of the way through my 5K.

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  After this week I'm down to 29 UFOs.  Setting a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.  

Sprout Blanket in green Berroco Vintage Chunky cast on July 2011 has been frogged.

Little Man Sweater in Patternworks Bretton cast on Febuary 2013 has been frogged.

Cream Caramel Cardigan in Berroco Nostalgia cast on July 2008 has been frogged.

Blanket of Insanity made of sock yarn scraps cast on November 2008 has been trashed.

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