2022: Wk of 8/7-13; Ranunculus update and New Cast-on

RANUNCULUS

I did rip back the ribbing as I had made multiple mistakes. The ribbing in the pattern is a 1×1 Half Fisherman’s Rib. It is much more attractive than the 2×2 ribbing I did. The pattern calls for going down 2 needle sizes for the ribbing but I only went done 1 to allow for my tummy and hips. I have finished the body and should finish the sleeves today as I plan to make very short sleeves. I’ll only be adding about 8 rows to each sleeve before binding off.

I’m liking the fit and I love the collar. I love the yarn, 10 Questions colorway in Hella Hank by Emma’s Yarn, but it definitely hides the pattern in the yoke. I will be knitting another Ranunculus with a solid color yarn so as to show off the yoke pattern. I’m thinking of going down a needle size or two to get a tighter fabric that won’t require and a top underneath.

With the focus on the Ranunculus this week, very little got done on my Dragonfly socks. They should be an FO by next week so I’ll post a picture next week.

BABY BLANKET

We are going to be visiting my stepdaughter, our granddaughter, and new great grandson this coming Saturday. So while I won’t get a blanket done in a week, I did decide to start one for the new great grandson. Hoping I will have it done by Christmas. It will again use up some of the acrylic yarn I have. I am just knitting a basic garter stitch striped blanket so it doesn’t get any more “brain dead”. It will be a good project to take along for the trip since I don’t need a pattern.

IN LOCAL NEWS…

Still trying to start-up a monthly knitting group. There were only 3 of us yesterday as 2 folks cancelled at the last minute. Hoping for a bigger turn out in September.

It’s been a quiet week on the home front for which I’m grateful. We have caught a break from the heat so I’m hoping to spend some time outside on my deck knitting this week for a change. I’m looking forward to my sister and brother-in-law coming into town this coming weekend for an extended visit. We are going to meet up with my brother and father at a pizza joint we used to visit 50+ years ago when I was in high school to celebrate my brother’s birthday and retirement.

Hope you have a wonderful week of crafting. 

This is a year of projects (YOP12) 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 started it’s 12th year in July and I’m starting my third year in the group. I’ve been knitting for five years.

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10 thoughts on “2022: Wk of 8/7-13; Ranunculus update and New Cast-on

  1. What kind of venue do you have for your monthly knitting group? It’s too far away for me, though! Of the knitting groups in which I regularly participate, two meet at my LYS, and two at different libraries. Covid knocked back participation at the ones at the libraries, but the LYS rarely has fewer than five people – and if something special is going on, a dozen or more. But all those groups are weekly, and all were established long before Covid! Be patient; don’t give up, be consistent.

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    1. We are meeting at Panera. We like meeting at a coffee place so that we can have coffee and snacks. I probably will go back to my LYS for their monthly session although I’m extremely dissatisfied with the LYS so I’m not sure about going back. Knitting is clearly an after thought for the shop owner (she is a seamstress only) and she treats her employees poorly.

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  2. Love the Renunculus! The baby blanket is going to be so cute with all the different colors. Congrats on the new babies! It sounds like you will be having some fun family get togethers. Yes, keep going with the knitting group….it will catch on eventually!

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  3. I understand your struggle with the knitting group. I was just getting into one (had been going for 3 months) when CoVid struck. The group seems to have fallen apart since. I’m thankful for my Zoom group. Not sure if that’s an option for you, but I’ve really enjoyed connecting with my “old” group in NY via Zoom.

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  4. I see you ripped back and re-did it and it looks good like that too. I hope you’ll share a photo of it on, is it very sheer and you’ll need a top under it? Have a wonderful weekend with your sister and BIL. Pizza sounds good to me.

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