Sunday 27 May 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 48

And so I missed another week!  Yet again time got away from me.  We went to the touring cars last Sunday and then I was into the last week of school for some of my students.
I do have a few bits to update and there are only four weeks left of the year of projects!!  We are nearly into year 8.
I have no FO's but several things nearly there.
My shortie socks are almost done.  At the time of writing I have turned the heel on both socks and since they are shortie socks, there is very little left.
I started the girlfriend market bag with my leftover Blacker Lyonesse (which is a linen blend yarn) and I am making good progress through this.
My Quiet Stars by Joji is coming along but it looks very much like it did last time I posted so I haven't taken a pic this week.
Dream Knitting
The Outfit Along (OAL) is a knit/sew along hosted by Andi Satterlund and Lauren of Lladybird blog.  I took part in the first 2, but I definitely didn't do last year and I might not have done the year before.  This year I thought I might take part and then I saw the two featured patterns.  Waters is a tee shirt style top by Andi which is similar in style to Zinone of which I have 2 and love.  The sewing pattern is the Lander pants.  Now I have wanted to make some trousers for a while but thought this may be the motivation I need.  So I am ready for the start date of the 1st June (it runs until the 31st July). 
The fabric is a lovely linen I got from Fabric Godmother here in the UK.  And the yarn is yet more Blacker Lyonesse that I love.
I also decided to make a muslin of a pair of shorts from the pattern - I have cut the pieces and may start to run that up this afternoon.
I also purchased Like a Cloud this week as I already have the yarn for this.  As soon as I cast it on I will share - I think it may go into my year 8 list.
And I think that is it for this week.  I have this week off and although we are going camping for a couple of days I envisage getting lots of knitting in.


  1. It is hard to believe we only have 4 more weeks. A knit and sew along sounds fun. The Waters pattern looks super comfy for summer. The colors you've chosen are great too.

    Like A Cloud is so pretty and does look quite cozy for cooler evenings. It will make a perfect year 8 start up.

  2. Love the socks and also your plans and yarn for the sew/knit along. Those slacks are cute but I couldn't be bothered with the buttons....I'd never make it to the bathroom! LOL! They'll look cute on you though and I think shorts would look oh so vintage! That used to be the style...wide high waistbands and wider cuffs....many styles seem to recycle after so many years. Have fun camping and knitting....perfect combo! Well, and eating too! See you next week!

  3. You are getting quite a bit done, despite your busy life.
    I can't imagine sewing pants. But then, I 'm not very good at sewing anything!
    I love the idea of shortie socks, but I don't know when I'd wear them. I pretty much go from winter to summer footwear.

  4. I predict many FOs in the near future for you. I love the idea of an OAL.

  5. Hmmm... your shortie socks have me wondering if that might not be a good introduction to knitting socks. I know I'd have second sock syndrome and that is the main reason I don't try to learn how to knit socks, but a shortie sock might not feel as overwhelming. You've given me something to think about, Lucy. The yarn you're using for yours is cute!