Due to the horrible weather the Community College I work at was closed Wednesday and Thursday, SNOW DAYS! This was fortunate since I was feeling under the weather and would not have been able to accomplish much, there was also a staff meeting that was rescheduled. Because of this I not only finished the first quarter of the shawl pattern I completed as much as I can at this point. Let me clarify, this shawl is supposed to be knit over a period of three months, with each month’s kit building on the last. There are two more repeats of the white portion and another type of stitch that are supposed to be a part of this month’s construction. Many of the (very fast) knitters on Ravelry have commented that they have run out of white before finishing the portion of the shawl that I am on and have been unable to start the final portion (bobble stitches). Jimmy Beans has apologized and sent out extra yarn to those that have let them know, they are also including extra yarn for everyone in the next installment. Since I know that I do not have enough yarn to complete this portion, do not want to halt the pattern in the middle of a section, and have plenty to do, I have decided to wait until the next installment arrives before I continue. That being said, this kit is amazing! I am having so much fun as well as learning that I am capable of knitting much better than I believed.
The bottom of my crocheted ottoman. This is the first installment of the Jimmy Beans Crochet kit, there were four skeins of yarn left over (tiny skeins) but the next portion is supposed to take a lot of yarn so these bits will be used there. From what I understand the next portion is building up the sides of the ottoman. The way things look I think I will have plenty of pillows for stuffing this thing, even if it is much taller than anticipated. Much like the knitting kit, this spinning kit has brought me hours of enjoyment for very little investment. While I honestly haven’t learned as much I did begin this journey with a wider base of knowledge, and I will have a neat ottoman when I am done.
Since there is going to be an installment of each of these clubs every month I am going to try and keep up with the stitching as well as reporting how they are going. I have a couple more projects going on this week and will be writing posts about them shortly!