Sunday 24 November 2013

Year of Projects Update

Another week has gone by - I have been reasonably productive this week!!

I finished another cloth for Christmas and started a third.

And started and finished a pair of mittens for Thomas - now I just need to do another slightly smaller pair for Daniel!!

Other than that, this will be short and sweet this week as we are about to wrap ourselves up to go to or local farm for the arrival of Father Christmas!  The boys are very excited and making lists as we speak!!

Hope you all have a good week - next week will be busy with decorating the house!!

Sunday 17 November 2013

Year of Projects Update - week 21

I can't believe it is week 21 already!
I finally had a productive week and therefore, feel it is time to consult the list!

I finished the scarf for my mum.

Also, finished 1 cowl for my friend who is unwell and am delivering that today

And finished another cloth for Christmas!

Firstly, gifts for Christmas

  • For Daniel and Lily -  a toy- ?dragon and rabbit using stash yarn
  • For the sisters in law - wristwarmers - finished 14/08/13 
  • For my mum and brother - pot covers and mug hug 
  • For Thomas and Luke - crocodile scarf  - one nearly finished
  • For my mum and mil - dishcloths and bag - finished 4 cloths and starting KAL for 12 on the 1st October

  • Then, there's all the projects just for me

    • Finish tote bag  - hurrah - finished 04/07
  • Hat for me - finished 09/08/13
  • Socks for me - definitely using my A Stash Addict yarn
  • Placemats - in time for Christmas I hope!
  • Scarf for the husband
  • Shawl for me - Dragonfly wings by Boo knits - will be my next project - finished 14/07
  • Winter hats for the boys - finished 01/11

  • Additions!
  • Little Gradient for Thomas - Finished
  • Hexipuffs - more made
  • Bonnet for SCBU - finished 14/08/13
  • Vanilla socks as first sock project - yarn bought from Mellifera yarns
  • MKAL  with One skein - scarflette - finished 26/07/13
  • MKAL with Boo Knits - Morticia - finished 01/11
  • MKAL with Amy Miller group - start 01/09/13 - completed 2 cowsl - 1 more to go
  • September MKAL with One Skein - made into a scarf - finished 15/11

  • Sunday 3 November 2013

    Year of Projects Update - Halloween

     Another week goes by and half term is almost over!  We all went out to see the fireworks yesterday - all wrapped up with ear defenders on!  A good time was had by all!!
     During the week we had some friends over and we all made Halloween biscuits - here they are in the act.
    And here are the finished articles!!

    I didn't get quite as much knitting done as planned - best laid plans and all.  I had to do some marking as well.
    However, I did finish and block Morticia - pictured below.  I did the picot bind off, so meant although it took an incredibly long time, I learned several new techniques including beading and the picot.  In the new year I think I would like to learn crochet as a result, but not yet!

    The colour on this one is not quite right - the second picture is better colourwise.  I would have liked to have blocked the points a bit better, and probably will before I give it away, but it is too big to block with the space/equipment I have.  I have no idea how people managed to block the large ones!!  This is a small!

    Made a little progress on the scarf for mum/dad, but no progress on the crocodile scarves.

    Did, however, cast on an Amy Miller cowl called Basketcase for my childminder.  Think I will make a second one if I like it for a friend who has just discovered she has cancer - something nice and warm for when she starts chemo.

    Hope everyone has a good week - my mum and dad are visiting from Thursday so will have to try to get the scarf out of the way!