Sunday 27 November 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 22

It's been another busy week here, and that's without thanksgiving.  Of course it's only going to increase in the next few weeks, hopefully only in good ways.
I finished the Christmas jumper this week!!  I did the finishing touches (noses and collars) and now he's ready to wear it.
My socks have not progressed much since last week as I was finishing the jumper and progressing on another new project.
Thomas wanted some mittens - so I used some John Arbon that I had in stash.  This is, I think, the nicest yarn that I have ever knit with.  It is John Arbon Knit by numbers and is splendid.  I am making up the pattern as I go.
I have also wound up the yarn for some more socks - however, Daniel has decided he wants some first, so we will see if we can get 4 pairs out of it.  It is candy cane by Mothy and The Squid.
Stash Enhancement
Last week I said I was expecting some bits and pieces.  One was the candy cane already wound.  I also took ownership of some yarn that I wanted for a special project.  I wanted to join Dani of Little Bobbins podcast with her Christmas eve cast on of socks.  She did a special kt in collaboration with Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, who wrote a pattern called vintage fairy lights and she made a bag and there was some yarn from an indie dyer.  I new that I would miss out on it as there were only 20 kits made so I made my own.
The material for the project bag came from Plush addict and is fully lined.  The yarn and stitch markers came from Mothy and the Squid in the frosted holly colourway - it has stellina so is all sparkly.  I also purchased the pattern so I am all set!!
Now I just need to finish a few projects for presents and to free up the needles for the new year.  To see how the others are doing click the link.


  1. The jumper is splendid and those mittens are very nice. I love that you can make up patterns as you go. What a talent that is. The candy cane yarn is so nice and I can only imagine what it will look like made into socks. Your Christmas eve sock project yarn is very pretty too. Looks like you are all set once you get those gifts off your needles.

  2. That is a fabulous christmas jumper :) I love the name for the yarn candy can, looking forward to seeing how the socks turn out.

  3. Oh my is he ever cute and you can just tell he really loves his sweater and who wouldn't? You make everything look so easy and you must be an expert at time management! Love the mittens too. Oh, that yarn is so cool....I wanted to join in also and got my yarn awhile ago but then stopped watching LB as she was absent for awhile....I need to catch up again now. So, I have my yarn but love your idea of making your own kit! Brilliant! I think I'll do the same! On Christmas Eve I watch Santa on Nexrad radar I think and I will be thinking of you casting on when Santa stops in the U.K.!

  4. Oh my goodness. That Reindeer Sweater is wonderful - and your son so cute! I agree... you make everything you do look so easy, Lucy. Can't wait to see what lovelies come off your needles with your new yarns.

  5. Clever you making your own kit. It looks fantastic!

  6. That first pic, lol, so cute, and the jumper is fabulously gorgeous too.