2022: Wk 0f May 1 – 7; Tank Repair and WIP Updates


One of the things I love about this Ravelry blogger group is all the new things I learn. Again I’m adding tracking ideas from BackstageKatKnits. I like her idea of tracking what WIPs start the month and how the month looks at the end. I’m starting off the month of MAY with 4 WIPs. One is the repair of what I thought back in January was an FO but it turned out not to fit properly. Another WIP is my husband’s sweater which is hybernating indefinitely (does this count as a WIP since I never should have cast-on the collar??) While he wears sweaters now, he is not upset that it constantly falls to the bottom of the list as I want to make other items. I do hope to finish the other 2 WIPs this month so that I can a) maintain my goal of a pair of socks per month, and b) get that baby blanket DONE!!! Here’s a screenshot of the excel sheet I use to track what project(s) I knit on each day and how many stitches I knit.


I have watched all the intro videos. The swatch videos launched Friday night and I will start working on my swatches tomorrow. The class has 4 patterns; hat, fingerless mitts, and two scarfs, but I don’t plan to complete any of them. Hence I will not add them to my “WIPs”. The patterns are simply additional “swatches” to work on skills. The brioche swatch making will certainly slow down my ability to finish WIPS this month but I want to be ready for my next sweater, Newspaper by Joji Locatelli, which will be brioche.

WIP Update

So I’ve finished lengthening my daughter-in-laws Heldig tank. I’m hoping blocking will help blend the lengthened yoke with the rest of the body. I will be seeing her in a few weeks at my daughter’s wedding so I’ll be able to return it to her. It will be perfect to wear at the beach as we all are taking a week to enjoy Charleston, SC.

I’ve made a little progress on the baby blanket. I really don’t enjoy blankets as they simply take too long to knit. I saw my neice, and her baby, this weekend due attending the funeral of her grandfather, so it’s a shame I still don’t have it done. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to mail it to her by the end of the month.


It’s Mothers Day here in America. What a wonderful Mothers Weekend I’m having. Friday my son’s girlfriend gave me the potted plant (it was the craft for the preschool class she was helping in). Friday night a surprise delivery turned out to be flowers from my son and his wife in Florida with some yummy champaigne flavored gummies. Saturday brought another flower delivery from my stepdaughter. This afternoon I’m going fishing with my youngest son and his girlfriend. I haven’t been fishing in 50+ years. (My hubby has steaks thawing in case we don’t catch any/enough fish for dinner).

This week it should finally feel like spring finally or in more classic Cincinnati weather – skipping straight to summer. The cold April weather has been brutal for my husband. I’m looking forward to finally getting to start putting out deck pots of flowers and herbs. I hope all the mothers in the group had a wonderful Mothers Day. Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting.

This is a year of projects (YOP) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts. YOP is in it’s 11th year. It’s my second in the group.


14 thoughts on “2022: Wk 0f May 1 – 7; Tank Repair and WIP Updates

  1. What beautiful flowers! I hope the blocking works on the vest, I’m still amazed at how different an item can be after blocking. I enjoyed your brioche update, there seems to be a lot going on.

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  2. Blanket do take forever to knit. This is the reason I prefer to crochet them. The elongated tank looks great. I can not see where you picked up and reworked it. I chuckled about your hubby thawing steaks ‘just in case’. I will be curious to find out what you had for dinner tonight.

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    1. I still need to learn to crochet. My first attempt to learn did not go well. Actually we (mainly my son’s girlfriend) caught LOTS of fish so we had a wonderful fried fish dinner.


    1. Thanks. I’m feeling okay about my current status. I’m certainly not ahead of plans but neither am I far behind. Trying to do better at accepting mistakes/delays as learning experiences. The Patty Lyons class is definitely an experiment. I haven’t always been real pleased with her so I’m approaching the class with a lot of trepidation.

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  3. You had a great Mother’s Day! Beautiful plants and glad you caught enough fish for dinner! The lengthening of the tank top looks great and the blanket is so pretty, You and Lucy are both taking brioche classes but from different instructors…interesting. The weather here is the same….from having the heat on to having the AC on! It’s supposed to be 88 today! What happened to my window washing weather? Have a great week!

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  4. Everyone seems to be taking brioche classes right now – how fun to have a new skill to put in the toolbox and then have plans for a project next! Hope you had an enjoyable fishing trip and mother’s day weekend. 🙂

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