And I have finally finished my Ommegang sweater. It just took two years and some but it’s done and I love it.
It’s super warm and squishy. And has made me cast on another sweater in Neighborhood Fiber Co. worsted.
This will be a Storm Tracker sweater.
Another January is making its way out the door and another set of 31-ish posts is done. And while not 100% successful it did remind me what I like about blogging and why I do want to get better at updating again.
Some kind of schedule would be good. Maybe at least one post a month; that isn’t a shop update. If I can do ~31posts I can do a handful or so per month.
Plus it is a way to get me thinking and crafting more. And a way of just putting thoughts out there. So as February rolls in and I’m thinking about how I want the next month and the next few months to be. And lots of what I have mentioned here comes to mind. So this seems like a good place to track how things are going.
It’s a very slowly finishing WIP.
I’m about halfway through the first rounds of decreasing for the yoke and getting excited about finishing this sweater. I’m still on the fence about making the turtleneck but haven’t really come up with an alternative neckline yet.
You’d think after two years I’d know how to finish this sweater. Maybe a cowl neck? Things to ponder for the next week or so as I near the end of the line.
I have some finished projects! They are iterations of the same project but hey they are done!
The red one was the pattern Drej available for free on Ravelry.
The blue was mostly me making it up. I also made it in black. It was the first time I’ve used my size 13 needles in…possibly ever.
Both versions were just some simple knitting. I’ve wrapped these up and next up is to finish Ommegang!
Well I’ve decided to make a Turkey for this weekend…because I love making my life easy.
But I’ve set up the brine and will be throwing the Turkey to roast Saturday. I’ve also made a herb butter.
This is the third time I’m making this recipe for a turkey. Now I just have to work on everything else I’m going to make.
Side note a turkey does not easily go into a
So this WIPW I’m looking at something really new. Or moderately new.
I’ve picked up a dotted journal and my plan is to use it to keep track of things throughout the year. I say moderately new because I always tend to have a notebook on the go and jot things down but for the most part things like that tend to be show prep, and the like.
I’m still working out layouts, and plans but I’ve added a page filled with WIPs by category and general goals. The plan is to take advantage of things like the table of contents and page numbers and start sorting things.
I’ve never kept a notebook like this, and I’m avoiding the term bullet journal as I doubt I will keep track day to day. But themes? Themes I can do. Other than my WIPs I have notions of what I want to do and my thought is I can update, elaborate, clarify, and expand on the go.
Like I’ve been thinking making a set number of different items a month, like five project bags a month or 20 pairs of skein earrings.
But I would not like the same thing on stitch markers for example. As it’s hard to say when I will have new ideas and when new supplies will come in handy. So I’ll continue to work on this notebook in progress and see where the next few months takes me. So if someone has something fun that I can add to this endeavor that will help my success let me know.
My Ommegang continues to grow. I have finally started the yolk decreases.
I’m starting to get really close to a sweater here! 2 yoke decreases down 16 to go. I really want to wear this sweater this winter. I also really want to cast on Zweig soon so that’s another layer of motivation.
Though this sweater has long gone past the subway knitting phase. I need to sit down with it for a few hours and follow that cable chart.
And the first shop update of the year begins. Some items were restocked. Lots of the Critical Role sets back in stock.
And a couple new ones. A new take on Dungeon master and the Vox Machina collection.
And the other items that made it out of Vogue Knitting Live. Not a ton.
So two days of VKL are in the bag. As always the show is an awesome adventure in old friends and new. And shopping…so much shopping.
One would think I would be safe in my own booth…but I’m sharing with Woolyn. And LexiCorp is right there too. All of a sudden I have yarn and ornament kits. I hadn’t even left the booth.
Then there is Youghiogheny yarns across the aisle from our booth. Suddenly I’m going home with a skein of Ravager Funeral and a skein of Vulcan with matching heel toe yarn in coal dust.
That was just Friday. Today I got a chance to wander the 6th floor. So more yarn happened. But more importantly enamel pins happened. For someone without a place to put them yet I have a lot of pins.
I still have to stop at Shelli-can and see if there are more pins that I would like. And I got some La Bien Aimee yarn. And a skein of Dragonfly Fibers in Firecracker.
Or at least until Monday-ish. Setup has begun for the show.
I will be doing full set up tomorrow. But booth #117 is starting to shape up.