I finished my Tidal Wave socks last night and today I knit a cute dishcloth which I am calling Fiesta Stripes.

My Tidal Wave socks

My Tidal Wave socks

I love these socks. I wore them today and they are so comfortable.

My next sock project will be for my daughter Rachel. She needs more socks, so I better get going!

Fiesta Stripes dishcloth

Fiesta Stripes dishcloth

Such a fast cloth to knit up. It took me only a couple hours. I love all the colors!!!

Another thing I finished day before yesterday was a swatch for the Secret of the Stole iii Yahoo group. The KAL actually starts Aug 15th but the swatch pattern was posted last week. I am using Jagerspun Zephyr in White on size 3 needles and gold beads. The swatch shows blue beads as well but I think I will use the gold beads in this project.

Secret of the Stole iii Swatch

Secret of the Stole iii Swatch

Other stitching done today was all practical. Sewing hems in pants, putting patches on Boy Scout and Girl Scout shirts.

I can’t seem to go a day without needles of some sort in my hands. But I’m not complaining!

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I finished the 2nd clue in the Casablanca Shawl KAL.  It looks good!  I even started the 3rd clue today.  It is going pretty fast.

Here is a picture of Clue 1 & 2:

Casablanca shawl clue 1 & 2

Casablanca shawl clue 1 & 2

And here is a look at my Medieval Sampler that I designed.  It is coming along.  Just a few more letters to go and then the bottom motif and beading.

Medieval Sampler

Medieval Sampler

This summer, I hope is going to be productive.  I do want to work on my UFO & WIP piles.

Today was gorgeous.  After Friday when we had severe thunderstorms and Tornado warnings and yesterday of the gale force winds.  Today was beautiful, even though still a bit windy.

I made good progress on my Casablanca Shawl today.  I will probably finish clue 2 today.  I will post a picture tomorrow.

I have been in the knitting mood lately.  Yesterday, I worked on my socks and made some progress, the gusset is done and part of the foot, probably only another day or so to finish those up.  Today, was shawl day.  I love this shawl (Casablanca).  This is my first success in large scale lace knitting.  I have done some small lace cloths and socks but not a shawl.

I think I have too many projects going right now. So progress is slow on all. I need to make a rotational schedule so I am more productive. I would like to finish at least 3 projects before the end of the summer.

I’m not quite sure which ones to focus on.

I have 3 knitting projects and 4 cross stitch projects going right now.

  • Casablanca shawl
  • Goddess Knits Anniversary Mystery Shawl
  • Tidal Wave Socks
  • Book of Ink Circles Mystery
  • My Medieval sampler
  • My Traditional sampler
  • Carnation Mystery Sampler

My Tidal wave Socks are 3/4 done so I will probably finish those for sure. I would like to finish my Medieval Sampler this summer. Now I need to pick one other project to finish – I am leaning toward the Casablanca Shawl.

Casablanca Shawl