January felt fast this year. Do you agree?
Do you know what also went by quickly? The time it took me to finish knitting my current sweater project! Three weeks exactly. I am definitely getting faster, although I am starting to think that speed comes at a cost (doesn’t it always?). My knitting gauge has gotten loose enough in the last few years, that what I once knit on size 7 needles, I now have to knit on size 5s to get a similar gauge. And even then, it’s a bit loose.
I’ll chat more about this sweater in its own post later this week.
By the way, if you want to see January go by really fast, take a look at my #1secondeveryday video – January in 31 seconds!
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 (the theme for 2018 is mornings: #myyearofmornings2018) and any other extra images I may have posted.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Jan 27 – At the risk of making my Saturday morning look a lot like my weekday mornings, I’ve got a keyboard and a cup of coffee. Today, though, I’m working for myself, fiddling with my website and setting up a digital calendar for this year’s Clayathon 😊
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Jan 28 – Hot chocolate and knitting on this foggy Sunday morning. I’m not finished with the body of my #vintersolsweater but I’ve started the sleeves anyway. I feel like I’ll have a better handle on how long to make the body if I can try it on with sleeves. The more progress I make, the more I wish I’d knit a smaller size… This is definitely going to be big on me. I hope I can love it despite that 😊
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Jan 29 – Now that is a Winter sky.
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Jan 30 – We got a wee little bit of snow.
Instagram 📱: Knitters, can we talk about gauge? Over the years, my gauge has loosened considerably. These two sweaters were knit with the same weight wool, but the one on the left was done several years ago on size 7s, and the one on the right is in progress on size 4s! It doesn’t seem to matter what size needle I go down to, my stitching doesn’t seem to shrink accordingly. So, any suggestions for tightening my gauge for the next project? (I’m afraid it may just come down to slowing down and being more mindful about it…)⠀
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Jan 31 – Only in shadow form will I ever be considered tall 😆 [Taken at work.]
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Feb 1 – Kicking off the new month with biscotti for breakfast and crumbs in my coffee ☕ [Taken at work.]
Three on a Theme 📱: Theme: In the Kitchen – We haven’t been able to use one side of our kitchen sink for months due to a leak. I took this picture this week, before I left for work, on the day the plumber came and put in shiny new pipes.
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Feb 2 – I’m in the home stretch. I just have to get through the next 10 hours it so, and then I’ll be able to finish the last inch and a half. So excited! #vintersolsweater #knitlovewoolkal
Instagram 📱: Almost done! I guess I have to put the sweater down and eat my pizza, eh?
Instagram 📱: Hello, filthy bathroom mirror selfie 😁 … #vintersolsweater is off the needles! It doesn’t have the fit I was hoping for at *all* but I think I can finesse it a bit when I block it. I’m off now to weave in ends and give it a good soak. Yay!
Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥