Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 38

Oh the holiday is getting tantalising close!  I have been becoming increasingly obsessed by podcasts of late (you may notice the influence today - including the use of the word obsessed!)
WIP's ( I have no FO's)
My Bracken for the anything goes KAL is progressing nicely and I am now up to the sleeve separation.  I am loving how this is coming along although I am about to make a few mods which will be on my project page.
I have also purchased some gorgeous buttons for this and will show those off in a bit.
My sock club socks are coming along.  Just churning away the foot, but I'm nearly there.
And lastly, at the moment, I am nearly done with Daniel's new socks.  This is the second sock - so I have a HO!  (A half finished object - common in podcasts!)  Again I'm making my way along the foot, but his are much smaller!
Oh I have saved a few of these up.
My yarn from Mel - sadly her shop is now empty and will be full no more (luckily I have quite a stash of it already).
I also received my next sock club yarn a little while ago, but still have no pic.
I ordered and recieved the previously mentioned buttons (and a few extras that caught my eye).  These are from Textile Garden here in the UK.
Future Plans
I have started to keep a knitting journal and have bought washi tape!
My next sock project is going to be from the book New Directions in Sock Knitting - mitered triangles.  Now this actually calls for 18 yarns, but I have decided to do it as a memory blanket type affair.  So these are the yarns (leftovers) that I will use.  Some I only have enough for two triangles, but others I can get several, so no need for 18.
I have also become quite obsessed with project bags, however, the budget can only stretch so far and I have a sewing machine and lots of fabric.  So that is my task for today - to make two.  Edit - here they are!

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  1. So much lovely stuff ... so where to begin?

    Those buttons are great! Looks like you scored a bunch of distinctive buttons from the shop. We have entire stores of buttons in the fashion district here, but I find it harder than picking out a birthday card. Maybe too much choice?

    The Mellifera yarn is stunning. Sorry she's closing up shop. Time to try new dyers!

    18 yarns for a pair of socks?!?! Imagine the ends! I was already questioning my sanity for starting a pair of socks with five yarn colours. I bow to your energy!

    And I'm still loving the orange socks!

  2. Glad you got a stash of Millifera yarn that will last you a while. It's beautiful! And those sock are great. I especially love the stitch design on the orange ones. And nice project bags! You just made them today?!? That's inspiring!

  3. I love your jumper/sweater? Is it a cream that color. The new yarn is also gorgeous and I especially love your yarn journal. I posted about a fiber design/project notebook I started using too. The orange socks are daughter the teacher, would love those too's her favorite color. And the buttons? Whoa Nellie....aren't they darling and I can't wait to see them in use! My daughter went back today after 1 week off and she was happy they all got to go watch the St. Patrick's Day parade. It doesn't always fall on Spring Break. Have a great week!