Sunday, 5 March 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 36

I have done quite a bit this week, not for the best reasons, but there we go.  Thomas was ill for most of the week and, therefore, I was at home with him.  And what is a person to do when at home with no work?!

I have two - but both are test knits so can't show you yet.
I finished the shawl first, have taken photos and will send it to it's recipient tomorrow. Unfortunately, her husband passed away during the week, so hopefully it will bring her some comfort.
I also finished the socks which were lovely to knit and will be my third pair for the boxosox KAL.  I immediately cast on some socks for Daniel in the same yarn as he has been eyeing it up all week.

I have made a little progress on From Way Back.
I love this yarn - it's from Mellifera yarn who sadly does not dye any more.
I have also made some progress on my gift socks and have turned the heel so just a bit of leg to do.
In addition, I was watching the Adelaide Cottage podcast who was talking about knitting an Om shawl to wear when she is camping.  This got me thinking, we go camping now and I have the yarn for Jokull.  So, I got very excited that I could knit this for camping.  I am knitting it in a Hayward chunky which is a mostly acrylic yarn, with 20% wool, which I think will be perfect for camping and throwing in the wash afterwards.
So that is me for this week.  I will need to bring work home this week so there will be less knitting done!  Have a good week.


  1. That's a great idea to have a shawl for when you go camping as it does cool down in the evenings. I hope the first shawl brings wrapped-arms-comfort to your friend who just suffered a big loss.

  2. Your shawl will be a great comfort to your friend. I hope Thomas is on the mend now.

  3. How timely that your friend will have a beautiful shawl to wrap around her at this very difficult time for her.
    So sorry that your son was sick...I hope he is better now. I adore the Jokull and faved it as someday I know I will knit again. That is something I could really use around the house here in the Winter and yet no sleeves to push up when I need to wash dishes etc. What a great design.

  4. Congrats on the finishes. Such a lovely gift for your friend in her time of needing comfort. Your camping shawl is such a good idea and it looks like it will do the job perfectly. Hope your son is well again soon.

  5. That shawl is so interesting folded up like that and photographed. I love all the texture in it and well, it's just beautiful. It will be a sweet comfort for your friend.