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#backtoschoolsweatercal Progress Update

It's my turn again on the #backtoschoolsweatercal blog hop and this time I am following on from Sam, from Sam Simple Melody, to record my progress so far.

I am happy to say that I have finished my Ava sweater from the Dora Ohrenstein's Top Down Sweater Book and I have had plenty of wear out of it already.  The fit is flattering and I am so glad that I took the time to read all of the hints and tips and obtain my true measurements so that I have a truly wearable garment.

Pattern and Yarn ChoiceI used the recommended yarn - Berroco Folio in Bayberry and I crocheted a tension square to make sure that I was on gauge. For projects of this magnitude, I prefer to use the suggested yarn (if my purse allows) so that I can obtain the same results.  I chose to make a Large based on my bust and hip measurements and it was spot on.
Getting Started and progress The yoke was the first section of the sweater to be crocheted and I found the pattern straightforward and easy to read.  I must ad…

Free your mind and the rest will follow

When I have something on my mind, I sleep walk.  Whether it is something major or something insignificant, it will play on my subconscious and I will find myself out of bed either hovering over my husband (he does not appreciate this) or ushering imaginary children out of my house telling them to be quiet and not wake anyone up!  This happens to me on a regular basis and I try and clear my mind of anything that I can control.  Writing things down, telling Siri to remind me to buy ingredients - it all aids in the process of "freeing my mind".

I am known for not having multiple WIPs and people can't understand why I can't have various projects spilling out of my stash.  Perhaps this is why.  In a funny way it makes me anxious to have more than one project on the go and as I have said before (in the words of the glorious Ron Swanson) "Don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing".

Putting all of my energy into one project keeps me focussed and takes the …