Sunday, 7 July 2013

Year of Projects - week 1

Today has been absolutely lovely again, although it has clouded over a little this afternoon. Had a bit of a nightmare this morning - went to pick strawberries but the PYO was closed then went to the farm shop to buy some to find I had left my purse behind anyway!!  Scatter-brain!!  Boys didn't mind though  - meant we could get back to the padding pool earlier.



This is my first proper week of a year of projects and it has started well.  I have finished the bag and started the Boo knits shawl for the knit-along.  I have put pics and updates on the Year of Projects page.
I have chosen Dragonfly wings as my pattern as it looked OK as a first shawl/lace/knit-along project!  It isn't going too badly but there are some areas I could improve.  (Oh sounding like a teacher there!!)  I am using Debbie Bliss andes as it was similar to the yarn suggested - I probably wouldn't use that again as it is a bit too fluffy - however it feels gorgeous.  Am hoping to get to the lace part tonight - lets see!
This is how far along I am at the moment.


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  1. You've made a great start on that shawl. Every knitter on every project can usually think of some way they could improve on their efforts - no need to let that stop you :)

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    1. Thank you - I started the lace part last night so will see how that goes!!

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  2. Great start on the shawl, and Dragonfly Wings is such a pretty shawl, best of luck with it.

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    1. Thank you - it is lovely, just need to master the lace part!

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  3. Oh that's pretty! My daughter is a teacher also and has 2 boys about the same age. You gals amaze me although I guess I was pretty amazing back when I was your age too. LOL! I have no energy now though. I had 4 children so maybe I used it all up because I sure don't have any nowadays! Ha! Ha! Be careful....save some for when you get old!
    I love your shawl and I have to go check your list now! Great job!

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    1. With 4 children you must have been amazing :)

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  4. I love how you're a mum and have mommy brain like me. Your boys look around my daughters' ages. YOu have made a lovely start on your shawl.

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    1. Definitely mommy brain!! Not sure how I get out sometimes;)

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  5. Wonderful shawl, it seems a lot of our blog along group is working on one..it will be fun to follow along with you!

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    1. Thank you I am enjoying it but am starting the lace now, so am entering with trepidation!!

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  6. I think that blue will be perfect for a dragonfly wings pattern. You are coming right along--further than I am on mine!
    Have a super week--
    *smiles*

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    1. And you - the yarn is a lovely colour:)

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  7. Another one making Dragonfly wings! It looks great, I love the colour you're using

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    1. The yarn is lovely I hope I can do it justice!!

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  8. Love that blue shawl! And adorable kids! So much fun to see them all running around at summer time.

    Looking forward to seeing more Year of Projects posts from you!

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    1. Ah, the boys are great and love this time of year.

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  9. Your shawl looks lovely. I would love to see what other projects you'll be doing for the year.

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