Sunday, 29 January 2017

A Year of Projects Update - Week 31

Another busy week, but I do have some progress to report.
I finished the winter socks.  These are knitted in the last of my Frosted Holly by Mothy and the Squid.  I knit a full pair of adult socks with these for Christmas so I ran out before I would normally start my ribbing, but I don't mind I like the colours anyway and it means I used every last cm.
I have now entered these for both the boxosox KAL (Yarngasm podcast) and the sockbash KAL (Grocery Girls podcast)

I have no photos this week as I have been lazy and not taken them!  Will take next week and then real progress should be seen.  I have made progress on my Sunshower vest and am now onto the bottom ribbing.  So just the button band and arm holes to do.
I also started the first of my Christmas gift socks (I am startting early as I want to knit everyone socks next year!) for Lily - so little pink socks.

Last week we went to the wildlife centre to see the otters - they love the ice.
This week Thomas went to a climbing party, the first time he has tried anything like this - I think he enjoyed it.

Monday, 23 January 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 30

It's been a busy week - Thomas was 9 yesterday so we had a party on Saturday and went out Sunday.  We had a football party at the local community center.  A football coach came over and the kids had a great time.  So much so, Daniel now wants the same, so I won't complain, it was very easy to run and organise.

I finished my sock club socks this week, which was very exciting, these more complicated designs take me so much longer (but they look so good!)
I have made progress on my January socks for the boxosox KAL and the grocery girls KAL.  I have completed the heel and am now finishing the yarn before I do the cuff.
I have also made progress on the sunshower cardigan that I am making as a vest for the Andi Satterlund KAL.  I did realise a while ago that I was going to run out of yarn so have got some black to finish it with - black ribbing and button band, I think it will look ok.  Sorry about the photo, the light is dreadful and the yarn is camouflaged with the carpet!

I have nothing else this week but I did win something this week.  Hopefully it will arrive this week and I can share the excitement next week.

Hope you all have a great week

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 29

It's been a little bit slow here on the knitting front.  I'm not totally sure what I have been doing instead but there we go.  We had some snow on Thursday night toying with us, but it turned to ice by the morning.  It would be lovely to have just one snow day - then I could have a guilt free kitting day!!  Anyway, one day.

I, yet again, have no finished objects.  However, I have made progress on all three of my wips - something will be finished by next week!
My sunshower vest is coming along.
I have decided that to do it to the length I want, I will need some more yarn so I have ordered some black to do a contrast button band .
My sock club socks are coming along as well - I have now done several inches along the foot, a couple more and I am onto the toes.
I have made some progress on my winter socks, but not a lot.
Well that's about it for this week. Hopefully next week there will be more to show.  Have a great week.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A Year of Projects Update - Week 28

A week into 2017 already!  I'm a bit late today - I am hoping to organise myself a little better next week.
I have no FO's this week, but that is to be expected as I finished lots of things last week.
I have made some progress on my sock club socks but it is very slow going.  I have decided to just continue in a rib along the top of the socks rather than continue the cables and wrapped stitches.  I am now at the heels so hopefully we will speed up now.
I have also cast on another pair of socks - I was going to do these anyway but have decided to enter these in the first month of the Grocery girls KAL for socks (I can't remember exactly what it is called but they have to be done that month and should be linked to the time of year somehow - I have gone for colour).  These will have the blue toes, heels and cuffs and the frosted holly for the rest.
I have also cast on a vest that I will attempt to enter in 2 KAL's.  It is Sunshower by Andi Satterlund.  I shall enter it in the Inside Number 23 Andi Satterlund KAL and in the Yarniacs self indulgent KAL.  This is knit in a worsted yarn and I am always pleasantly surprised by how quickly these knit up.
I think that is all this week.  I have organised my bags with projects in and have invested in some dyes so I can finalise some of my plans for this year.

Monday, 2 January 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 27

Happy New Year everybody!
I am a little late this week as I only traveled home yesterday.  As hoped I did finish a few things whilst away, so lets see how the start of a new year shapes up.
I finished Daniels candy cane socks in time for him to be able to wear them on Christmas day.
I also started and finished my Christmas eve cast on with Dani of Little bobbins.  I used the vintage fairy lights pattern and some yarn from Mothy and the squid in frosted holly.
I have made progress on my sock club socks and now I am home I have cast on my top by Andi Satterlund - sunshower.  I am doing it for two KAL's - the self indulgent KAL by the Yarniacs podcast and the Andi Satterlund KAL with Katie of Inside Number 23.
On Ravelry, I have reorganised my queue (deleted all and started again) to reflect my YOP list, so I feel ready to start the year!