Sunday 28 July 2013

Year of projects update

Today is just a summary of this week.  We broke up for the holidays this week and I have therefore, blogged about our summer holiday project here.

I also have a couple of finished items from the list - of which I posted pics here, but included this one of my son modelling the wristwarmers!!  As I said in the Wednesday post all the finished items this week are parts of presents so not really finished!!

I am still plugging away at the mystery KAL - had to frog it at one point but now am coming along ok!!
Have had to abandon the roses for the cake (not a year of projects but a project none the less) - as it had been too hot for the sugarpaste.  
Good news is that we finally had lots of rain yesterday and seems a bit fresher today so may get back to the roses tonight - can't even think about it with the pocket rocket awake!!!

Anyway, here is the current list:
  • For Daniel and Lily -  a toy- ?dragon and rabbit using stash yarn
  • For the sisters in law - wristwarmers - finished one pair 
  • For my mum and brother - pot covers 
  • For Thomas and Luke - crocodile scarf 
  • For my mum and mil - dishcloths and bag - finished 1 cloth!

  • Then, there's all the projects just for me
    • Finish tote bag - I'm nearly there - just finishing off to do.  Am hoping that could be my first FO post next week - hurrah - finished 04/07
  • Hat for me - possibly using my A Stash Addict yarn
  • Socks for me - definitely using my A Stash Addict yarn
  • Placemats - in time for Christmas I hope!
  • Scarf for the husband
  • Shawl for me - this is my knit-along piece - so will be knitting dragonfly wings by Boo knits - will be my next project - finished 14/07
  • Winter hats for the boys

  • Additions
    • MKAL - with group on ravelry - One skein


    1. The wristwarmers are looking good. Hope the heat has subsided enough to get back to your flowers.

    2. Nice colours on the wrist warmers. We're in fresher, less humid weather too now, and sock knitting progress has really improved!

    3. Very cute of your son to model the wrist warmers :) They look great!

    4. Wristwarmers are such a great gift. They're a nice fashion accessory to sport with an outfit. How awesome you're into cake decorating too! I have a friend who's currently taking classes at Michael's and had to make 50 flowers for an assignment.

    5. Oh-I am truly sorry for the frogging which happened in your world this week--hope it helps a bit knowing we have all had to do the same at one time or another! I am thinking of doing dishcloth sets this year too-there are so many fun patterns out there.
      Have a super week-

    6. What a cute pic of your son! As for the frogging, well I know how frustrating that can be so here's to a great week of knitting with no ripping!!!

    7. The wrist warmers look great, very cheerful. And well done on two finishes already, not bad! I wish people would stop talking about gift knitting though, I'm still in denial :P

    8. Your son looks so happy to have a hand knitted project. Hope they keep him warm in the coming fall!

    9. I love the purple and yellow together! He does a good job modeling too. LOL! You're getting more done than me. I would never get anything done her in the South if I didn't have AC especially "frosting roses"....impossible here. Have a great week and I hope your weather cooperates.

    10. aww the purple and yellow mitts are cute, he looks really happy!!! Have a knitty weekend xx