Monday Morning Project Report – Imagine (if the front was finished too)

I warned you that the weekly reports are not very interesting when I am working on sweaters – but they push me to get things done and that’s why I keep doing them

Chip’s sweater is still out of it’s basket and on my desk.  I managed to get two more pattern repeats done this week – which brought me through the first 24 rows of shaping the raglan sleeve opening – but there is still alot left to be done before the front is completed.  I should be alot closer by next Monday.  Here is what is done so far on the front.

I have reduced the sides so that the outer rows of seed stitch are now gone and instead of the rows having 120 stitches they now have 94 stitches.  Each decrease makes it go that much faster.  Have I mentioned that my photo of the completed back is one of the project photos for the pattern on Ravelry?  That’s probably because only 2 of us have ever made this pattern.  🙂  Anyway, I am going to try to have the front finished by next week – but I have alot of court appearances this week so it is still iffy.

I did, however, finish the back of Elaine’s Imagine pullover.

I wish the yarn had pooled throughout the way it pooled at the top – but that was with alot less stitches (only 88 across instead of 130 or 260 in a round) so the patterning worked differently.  I am a little concerned about the length of the overall pullover and hope that it will be longer after blocking.  (Of course it will – because I will block it to be longer!)  I like the different looks of the different skeins – I just hope Elaine will too.  I have so much done on the front of this one that the front is almost complete too.  But back into its basket it is going now because I have to work on something else – I start feeling backed up when I work on one thing too long.

So next week I will make the second blue bunny fur fingerless mitt.  The first one was completed in May – 2 days before Mary passed.

They were supposed to be her Christmas present – to match the blue bunny chemo hat we made her.  I don’t know who we will give them to now – but its time to make the match – and another Odessa hat to go along with it – and then it can go in the Xmas stash box.  I do love working with this Kimono Angora yarn.  The colors are deep and beautiful and the yarn is so soft.  Love it!!

My Lorna’s Laces grab bags from Jimmy Beans Wools that I ordered last week should arrive early this week – so I should have new yarn to show you in the next project post.

Enjoy your knitty week.

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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11 Responses to Monday Morning Project Report – Imagine (if the front was finished too)

  1. pentalia says:

    Wow, you have accomplished so much. Chips’ sweater is amazing!!

    • Shelly R. says:

      Thanks Amanda. I realized that your blog does not automatically post on your Ravelry page. Did you know you can add it? I mention it only because I usually check each morning to see what my friends posted on their blogs and yours does not come up – and I LIKE your blog.

      • pentalia says:

        Oh gosh, thanks for letting me know. When I set up my blog, I didn’t know much about how Ravelry handles them. I’ve been going merrily along, oblivious. I’ll check on it right now.

        • Shelly R. says:

          Oh good – because you can then connect your blog posts with specific projects so that someone who is looking at your project can see that there are blog posts about it and click on them to get more info – which is soooo great for your tarn projects.

  2. danielle says:

    I can’t wait for you to finish those two sweaters! I’m so excited to see how they come out.

  3. Barbara Antonelli says:

    Your projects look great….pressed for time….Love,mom

  4. pentalia says:

    Okay, I changed the RSS feed from blank to my blog URL. But I can’t figure out how to link projects to blog posts, other than just putting a link in the project text. Am I missing something?

    • Shelly R. says:

      Go to your notebook in Ravelry. You will see a link that says blog posts. When you click that a list of your blog posts will come up. Then click a specific post. You will see a box open up that says link to a project with a pull down list of your projects. Click which project(s) you want to attach the post to and it is done. Then, when you look at your project page, it should list one post in the tab on the upper right side. Click that and it should bring you to your blog page. Let me know if it works.

  5. pentalia says:

    Ah, found it. At the moment, it just says, “Your blog posts will be picked up soon.” That’s probably because I just gave Ravelry the RSS feed today. So I will check back tomorrow. I’ll let you know when I get something. Thanks!

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