Sunday 27 December 2015

A Year of Projects Update - week 26

Gosh this week has gone fast (as always).
In amongst the festivities I have managed to do quite a lot.
Firstly, I finished Rhombing Around - just in time for the start of the self indulgent KAL with the yarniacs podcast - I will be doing Hitofude.
I also knitted up a quick Olaf!!  I was going to give it to one of the boys, but I may keep it for myself.
I have made progress on the Waving lace top.  It is lace weight yarn and lots of stockinette so I'm taking it with me to my mums and hopefully will be able to get through quite a lot there!
I also decided to cast on a pair of Christmas socks before I get my first installment of yarn from the Knitting Goddess sock club (a pressie to myself).  This colourway is also by the Knitting Goddess and is called elf - I love it!
I've updated the list - note that I have put the Christmas jumper back another year!!  I have promised my form group I will be done next year.
WIP's and Deadlines
  • Christmas jumper - timetable is here - hope to finish by Christmas (2016!)
  • Socks  - I aim to complete 6 pairs this year - Hector - finished July - I want to do the Rachel Coopey MKAL, Otis and Jesse
  • Rhombing Around - finished December 
  • Outfit A Long - Vianne by Andi Sutterland and Megan by Tilly Walnes - finished August 2nd
  • Second chance frog cowl - made with my frogged yarn from my cardi - finished
  • Test knit - for Celtic Knits - Finished September 
  • Test knit - for Jenni Santopietro - Finished November
  • Test knit for Betsy - finished December 
Projects for me - knitting
  • From Way Back - mellifera yarn
  • Hitofude - Mellifera yarn
  • Samantha
  • Miranda - Sweater using Madelinetosh Pashmina worsted
  • Wind Wave by Jo Allport form The Knitter magazine
  • Drumcliff - vest from The Knitter magazine
  • Byeline - by Jimenez Joseph
  • Waving Lace Top - Joji Locatelli
  • Worsted Boxy - Joji Locatelli
Projects for me and the boys - sewing
  • Pyjama bottoms for me
  • Coco top
  • Sailor Top by Fancy Tiger Crafts - third finished 17th Ocober
  • Outfit Along - Megan by Tilly Walnes
  • Knickers!!
  • PE bags - Finished
  • Pencil cases - Finished
Gift knitting
  • Quilted owl for mum
  • Sun hat for Daniel
  • Rainbow hat for Daniel - finished August 11th
  • Ongoing swatch baby blanket - yarn bought - patterns from Lets Knit
Products to develop
  • Hot water bottle covers - Finished November 
  • Furry hats - started July 25th
  • Hat and bootie sets - finished November 
Techniques to learn
  • Double knitting - September - now to do some socks
  • Quilting
Finished Projects


  1. Love the Rhombing Around and how cute is Olaf, think I'd be wanting to keep him myself. I love that Elf yarn, what is the pattern your using for these socks? Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2016.

  2. Congratulations on finishing Rhombing Around. It is adorable!
    As always, you have ambitious knitting plans. Actually, I'm impressed when anyone has knitting plans. I just kind of flit from project to project.

  3. Olaf is adorable and great job on the Rhombing Around! Good luck on the KAL, I have joined many and never finished any...*sigh*

  4. Olaf is so cute :) Well done! Merry Christmas :)

  5. Your Rhombing Around looks great. And I love Olaf. I also love that you're thinking of keeping him for yourself. Cute.

  6. Olaf is so cute! And I also love your cardigan. I will be looking forward to seeing your progress with Hitofude, it's been on my list for ages!