Accomplishments of the Week - May 19, 2018

by Elizabeth Sullivan May 19, 2018 1 Comment

Meandering Pathway Shawl WIP

With two young kids at home, it often feels like I run around all week and never get anything done. So... this is my effort to reflect on the week and celebrate successes both large and small, knitting-related or not.

Accomplishment #1

I made good progress on my Meandering Pathway Shawl (shown above). I love that the rows are getting shorter rather than longer so it feels like I'm knitting faster the further into it I get.

Accomplishment #2

I taught a geography lesson on Hungary to a group of young homeschoolers and showed off some of my Hungarian/Transylvanian textiles. The colouring sheets based on traditional Kalocsai embroidery patterns were a hit!

Hungarian textiles and colouring sheets

Accomplishment #3

I grafted the toe and blocked my Wayfaring Stranger sock. My quick phone photos don't do this colour justice I'm afraid. It's the Tree Frog colourway of our Pizzicato yarn and I love it so much that I knit THREE socks with one skein. The first two got donated to Dans La Rue during our Socktober KAL and this singleton will get added to our sample box to bring to festivals and trunk shows.

Wayfaring Stranger sock sample in Tree Frog

Accomplishment #4

Not knitting or yarn related, but we booked our plane tickets and accommodation for Hong Kong!!! I've been dreaming about this trip since Christmas and the whole family is so excited that it's turning into reality.

Travel guides for Hong Kong

What did you accomplish this week? Feel free to share in the comments below. We love to hear from you!

Elizabeth Sullivan
Elizabeth Sullivan


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May 20, 2018

You accomplished a lot. A trip to Hong Kong ! WOW, this is exciting news. I am so glad for you. Have a good week !

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