Between work and the weather, July was definitely a month of non-accomplishments.
I finished a modified Reyna shawl but it's still laying in a heap on the corner of my desk waiting to be blocked. And if I'm honest, it's also waiting to have it's loose ends woven in.
I started another pair of Outlander inspired gloves but I haven't taken a single photo of them, nor knit a single stitch on them since the first week of July.
I did start and finish the Great White Thing. I haven't photographed the final 'thing' yet because it's been too humid. It's so humid that the interior of our house is dark and dreary like a super rainy day and the outside is just too damp. I tried, for all of five minutes, to take outdoor photos recently but due to the heat and humidity, my sweat was dripping on the camera lens. Eew! One day soon I'll get photos taken and I'll also get Great White put into the mail (it's a gift) then I can give you some details.
I've started Twisted three times. Hopefully, as they say, the third time's the charm. It started out on Knit Pick's Options needles but look how close the yarn color is to the needle color. Even though Twisted is all stockinette, I couldn't deal with the lack of contrast between yarn & needle. I also realized that, although I'd done a gauge swatch (for once!) I wasn't getting close to gauge. I frogged it and started over on larger needles. Four inches of re-knit Twisted and.... Yep, you guessed it. Still not getting gauge. I had to go up 4 needle sizes from the needles I'd swatched with. This is why I rarely bother with swatching.
Anyway, Twisted is back on track and I'm five or six inches into it. But still no photos. Have I mentioned the heat and humidity and sweat on the camera lens issues?
|#SheepWithAView, borrowed from www.thesun.co.uk|
So that I don't leave you hanging with thoughts of my sweat, here's a #SheepWithAView photo. I'm in love with #SheepWithAView.