Sunday, April 12, 2015

YOP Week #41

 I missed last week but I had nothing much to show and what I had was a surprise for some so I couldn't show it anyway, lol!  But I am back with a vengeance this week!
A finish finally and you can probably guess what it is............
I haven't washed or blocked it yet and  I need to order the backing fabric which be a dark brown minky dot fabric.  The little guy this is going to is big on texture so I think he will like both sides.
Here are my 2015 Limited Edition Easter Eggs...........
The grands each got one and I still need to make one for my son and myself but we are older and more patient....I think.  I'm not sure by which end I should hang them.  The wider bottom actually looks better with the loop on it but then in actuality that is upside down.  Oh well, the kids won't notice nor will they care! LOL!
I need to keep a supply of this yarn in all different variations...I love it and you never get bored like you do when you're working on a solid.  The Noro is constantly changing before your very eyes!  It's magic!
I'm still not caught up with the preemie hats but I am almost done with March so it won't be long but I am needing some variety as I don't want to get tired of making the hats so.....
inbetween I will be dragging out this old project.  Do you remember it?  Stay tuned next week and maybe you will be able to tell........
Now that I've finished the blanket (knitting for someone else), I get to do something for me now...a WIP for sure.  I know you'll remember this project...please don't gasp at the fact I am still not finished!  At least it is the 2nd sock!  It shouldn't take me long now and I discovered a dropped stitch and fixed it myself!  First time!  Remember how I would tear it all out and start over? 
Unfortunately I noticed another dropped stitch but this one I am not sure how to fix and I am hoping against hope that one of you expert knitters will be able to help me.  
See where the orange marker is?  I just found the dropped stitch and I'm quite a bit down the road now.  I know how to pick it up with a crochet hook but how do I knit it back in at this point?  If I have to tear it out just tell me....I'm used to it but I don't want to if I don't have to.  Has this ever happened to you?  How did I not notice?  I would certainly appreciate any help you could give me on this "dilemma".

Yesterday I mowed the yard for the first time, cleaned out the garage (there's more to do), filled 2 garbage cans with brush and weeds and was still able to get out of bed this morning!  I was thrilled!
Today I'm going to try and get some paint on the shed as more rain is coming and of course, eventually it will get REALLY hot here but Spring is perfect temps so far so I need "to make hay while the sun shines".  I hope the sun is shining where you are.
Happy Trails!


  1. You have been busy, love your patchwork will look great once backed. Sorry do not know how to fix dropped stitch as too far down to go back to pick up and knit in........

  2. Your blanket is fabulous - hurrah for finishing. I think I would catch the dropped stitch when weaving in the end - leave a long strand and weave all the way back - but I am not an expert so someone may know a better way.

  3. You've been busy, haven't you? Well done on that blanket, it looks great, and I am in awe of all those preemie hats you produce.

    Good job on all that gardening as well!!

  4. Lovely blanket - and I love the idea of two textured sides!

    Hurray for you for fixing that first dropped stitch! That dropped stitch on the orange marker? I'd seriously consider taking a length of yarn and duplicate stitching across several stitches until you reach it, knit it and then use your crochet hook to knit back across the loose loops until the fabric evens out and then duplicate stitch some more. Which all sounds very similar to what Lucy is suggesting :) Unless you really want to RIP back!

  5. What a whopper of progress. Congrats. The preemie hats are adorable.

  6. You rock! That blanket is so pretty, actually it is a work of art! I love the way it turned out! I cannot help you with the dropped stitch...but there must be a you Tube for that! :)

  7. All of your projects are beautiful. Those eggs turned out adorable!
    My goodness, you are always so busy.... painting the shed, cleaning out the garage..etc...
    We need to paint our new shed too... just waiting for the weather to cooperate.


  8. The dropped stitch can be fixed right where it is - get a length of yarn (about 6 inches) thread it through the loop of the stitch and weave in the yarn first one direction about an inch and then back toward the stitch.


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