Monday 21 August 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 8

The summer here is whizzing past in a blur of camping and knitting - definitely not complaining.  We went to the New Forest here in England last week that was absolutely gorgeous.  We stayed in a campsite right next to a steam railway and subsequently caught the train on the days we were there.
So that was the camping and this is the knitting - I have FO's!
I have finished a second pair of shortie socks.  These are knit in Mellifera yarn in bluebell.
I also finished my Bon Bon mitts from Pom Pom magazine.  These are knit from Malabrigo Arroyo in the Archangel colourway.  I love these and will omit the pom poms as I think they will get in the way.

I, as always, have several.  I am making my way down the first sleeve of Breathing Space.
I have cast on my August socks in Up, Up and Away from Little French Meadow.  These are a splendid colour and I am going to be using the Spattergroit pattern by Knotty Gnome.  I will be taking these with me this next week (as we head off for our last holiday to Cornwall).

My triangle socks and Sevilla are still ongoing.
And finally, I have cast on my Christmas jumper.  I shall be following the tender heart pattern from Heart on My Sleeve.  They suggest you use the sleeve as a swatch and given that I don't like to swatch this is a great idea.  I shall adjust the sleeve as I go and then take my gauge from that to knit the body.
I am using John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers DK which is gorgeous and was going to insert a photo here but then my computer broke so it is not to be!
I received the third instalment of the surprise club this week, but here is a sneak peak at parcel two.

I also signed up for their advent club so that I can knit some scrappy advent socks.  And that is that.  Next week we have our last holiday but I will try to post when we return - it will probably be late again!  Have a lovely week.


  1. I wish our winter would whizz past quickly .... freezing here today and we're supposed to be almost into spring!!! I very much like your mitts - an interesting pattern that looks very difficult (to me). What a great idea to use a sleeve as a swatch. Sounds like you're going to be busy with those needles. Hope you have a good week.

  2. Hi Lucy :) Your socks and mitts look great! I love the colours you chose. I'm not looking forward to summer ending this year :( but I do love the fall too :)

  3. Loving those mitts, socks and the new yummy yarn. Sounds like you have had a grand summer. Wish our summer would leave but we still have 2 months of HOT weather yet.

  4. What a great holiday(s) you are having! Love your shorty socks and the mitts are gorgeous! I agree...pom-poms would be a bit much, I think. I've heard great things about John Arbon yarns and your club yarn is so pretty. Who makes the club yarn and the Advent Club? I'm thinking of signing up for Opal's as that seemed the most reasonable....some were like $140.00....yikes Batman! Enjoy your last trip!

  5. Your Bon Bon Mitts are so cool. Pretty pattern and the yarn color is gorgeous. Enjoy your last vacation of the summer! :)

  6. Knitting and Camping - My two favourite things. I love the colour combo on your socks! So summery.