Once again no FO's for my Friday. But not for the usual reason. (The usual reason is either that I am a slow knitter, or that I got busy with other things, and didn't knit.)
Since I finished my July socks so quickly, I've been working on mainly 2 things. The Echo Flower Shawl for my mom, and a birthday gift for my niece, K, who will be 6 in August.
I am on the middle of the 12th of 13 repeats for the main body of the shawl (yay!). I finally feel like I am developing a rhythm with the pattern. Of course, I might have developed this rhythm a bit sooner, if I had been more monogamous with the shawl knitting.
I made a purse already for K from a free pattern I got (and the yarn to go with the pattern) on the Puget Sound LYS Tour in May.
I am knitting her a Belinda Jane Doll, but probably with different hair (she is blonde), and definitely different clothes, but I think that will be for Christmas. The first Belinda Doll I made was for K's little sister, and I don't want the birthday gifts to be the same.
So she will get the purse, but I want to put 3 amigurumis in it for her.
I plan to give her my best mouse.
I worked on a Ballet Bunny, from the book Amigurumi by Bui and Wan. I bought some Dream Baby DK by Plymouth Yarn in various colors.
I hooked the pieces of the Ballet Bunny.
But I have not stuffed it, sewn the face, nor sewn the bunny together.
What I did instead all day, was play with a sock pattern I am designing myself. I just couldn't make myself put the sock down and finish something. I am really excited because it is my first pattern really from scratch. I have altered other patterns, but never started with a blank slate.
Definitely more to come on the sock. And I hope to post some really finished toys to put into the purse.
I did make myself hit theY, but rather than work on my Better Than French Vanilla Socks (which are almost ready for the heel flaps),
I worked on the new design while riding.
Where in the World is f1bercat?
Since I did not post yesterday, but did ride, I am adding yesterday and today together milewise. This gives me about 13 miles for the 2 days. I have now knitted 318.93 miles.
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I am more than halfway through Oregon.
Stay safe and well.
shaping the planet with pieces of bunny and almost, sort of, an echo flower shawl