Sunday 26 December 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 26

 My, December has flown past!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas day if you celebrate, and now is about to have a lovely relaxing time.

I can't believe it is Boxing day.  We were supposed to be going to my mum and dad's today, but it is not to be.  Daniel tested positive in the week and so we are confined to the house.  Not to worry, we are homebodies anyway and we see mum on the Alexa.

I have started many projects this week.   I started my cross-stitch. 

I cast on  some spring socks - this is a yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners  - I think it is mojito.

I took possession of some tops for needle felting after the success of Finley.  

I am going to make some things for mum's advent calendar.   Liz gave me the name of a YouTube channel - Living Felt - that I am going to watch before I do anymore.

I saw a pattern this week and watched the podcast.   I'll be honest I was going to do it anyway, but then she mentioned it would be nice as a dress... and that was it.  So the Festive Sweater KAL by Skeindeer Knits was cast on.

I am using Navia Duo which was one of the recommended yarns. 

I also cast on a second Sweater as my Christmas eve cast on.  This is Susurrus by Joji Locatelli which was in Pompom magazine and I am knitting it in some yarn from Countess Ablaze  which has been in my stash for  while waiting for this project to be cast on. 

I also finished my advant hardwares.

I also received this book for Christmas. 

It is amazing and I want to make almost everything in it!

I think that is enough for now!  I hope everyone has a great week however you are spending it and I will see you in 2022.


  1. You're an ambitious maker! Lovely to read your starts and plans, and I hope we'll see your progress. Happy new year!

  2. You might enjoy the recent Patty Lyons' interview of Gudrum Johnston. Look on Youtube. You definitely have some big projects on needles. Enjoy as '21 closes out.

  3. What a great collection of starts, possibilities, and a FO too!
    Hope you have a fantastic week.

  4. I love all your starts! Look at you with the XS too! Your WYS socks are going to definitely be Spring-like! I love their yarn. I can't wait to see more of your felting. The sweater is gorgeous and I need to watch her podcasts as I lost track of her. I hope Daniel will be alright. Covid is nothing to mess with. I will pray for him. I hope the New Year is all you hoped it would be!

  5. Oh I love that festive jumper and the colours. When we were watching Top Gear Christmas special I thought to myself I need a Christmas jumper but not a naff one like they were wearing. I’m excited to see how this one grows but it looks great already. Good luck with whatever you felt next. I hope Daniel gets better soon.

  6. I have always wanted to do a Skeindeer Knits pattern! I was on a few Zoom knitting get togethers with Ellie several years ago, she's awesome. I hope everyone is ok in your house and you were still able to have a nice holiday.

  7. Your needles are on fire! You have some lovely items going on and even more lovely ones planned. Hopefully, Daniel is doing well with his virus and none of the rest of you get it.

  8. Love seeing all your new projects and your finishes. I hope Daniel is on the mend and that you enjoyed your week between Christmas and New Years. It is one of my favourite weeks of the year.

  9. Beautiful projects! I hope Daniel is feeling better and you were able to enjoy your holiday.