Thrilling Thursday!

OK, there’s nothing that thrilling about it, other than it’s one day closer to the weekend, cause you know, not having a real job means I so need my weekends. LOL! But then again, it’s when a lot of stuff happens, so Yay. This week I have lots of progress to show, in knitting and sewing. OK, so maybe not a lot, but it’s something.

I cast on Midnattsol this past weekend and with a few sessions of knitting I have the ribbing done and 1/3rd of the body chart.


Instead of 6″ of ribbing I just did 2″

The middle photo shows me slipping the yellow in one row so I could come back around and knit the 3rd color in the row by itself. There’s 20 ROWS!!! of 3 color knitting. Why didn’t I look more closely at that chart? I finally gave up the 2 times around for 1 row and just went to holding 3 colors per row. Talk about slow going!

In sewing I finally have all the parts for Footnote ready to sandwich and let the spiral quilting begin.

I was planning to put a dark border around the white, but I don’t have enough of the fabric I was planning to use for a border and binding. So I will just do a larger binding. I still don’t have quite the depth of circles I wanted, but it was a good exercise for learning the pattern. The next one might be less shades of a few colors.

Wednesday was helpful in getting a little of this mess corralled. But it still needs some help. I need more focus, less projects, or better helpers!!

Cause this one is worthless.


He’s actually in 2 dog beds stacked together. Talk about spoiled!

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18 thoughts on “Thrilling Thursday!

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Chris! Your helper wasn’t a big help?! That’s a shame because he sure is cute – he’s needs another chance for sure. Is there too much on the calendar for this weekend to start spiraling? I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits says:

      No, the spiraling will commence today! I skipped my Wednesday fun and stayed home to get the top bordered and the back made. Now it’s spray basted and waiting for me to finish blog reading!! > >

  2. Karen Goad says:

    looks like you got a bit done in your sewing room – when you knit something with so many color changes is there a trick so you do not need to be tying in so many pieces that will need to be woven in when done?

    • chrisknits says:

      Thanks! I try to not have to clip the yarn in between its use in the piece. But sometimes you just have to cut and then weave them in. I will try to remember to take a photo of the insides after I am done with the hat. It’s usually pretty fringey! LOL > >

    • chrisknits says:

      I love the look, but hate the stranding 3 colors while knitting. The one big project is now all cleaned up, so half of the mess is gone. But there is still some putting away that needs to happen. Oh, and the fix button on Hubster’s pants and alter his ball cap. Why do those items seem to take forever? Maybe because I don’t want to fool with them? LOL > >

  3. Maggie says:

    Lovely hat! One of these days I will try color work. I did once and like it, but it requires a lot of focus and I’m not good with that lately.
    Love your helper. He looks like he’s giving moral support. 😉

  4. Jeannie Gray Wiant (@JGKnits) says:

    Wow! I’m impressed. I’ve never attempted 3 colors on one row knitting before.
    LOVE your helper! He is so adorable! He also reminds me of my childhood dog. His name was Useless. He’d had a fancy name as a pup but he was supposed to be a watch dog and my dad was the only one he barked at. The neighbors began calling him Useless and the name stuck.

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