Sunday 22 December 2013

Year of Projects - Nearly End of Year Update

So here it is (Merry Christmas) - well nearly - it is the last update before Christmas and it has flown by!!
Iam still doing presents but should be there by Wednesday!

Finished the second crocodile scarf on Friday and so now have cast on the last present which is a little pink bag for my niece.  I still have one sock to finish for my SIL, but now that I am on holiday I am hoping I can fly though that today and tomorrow.
The yarn ordered from Mellifera yarn came this week and here it is - lovely!!

So here is the list as it stands - I have updated with pictures here

Firstly, gifts for Christmas

  • For Daniel and Lily - a bag for Lily and will knit Daniel an elephant later in the year
  • For the sisters in law - wristwarmers - finished 14/08/13 
  • For my mum and brother - pot covers and mug hug - another change of plan - scarf for mum and gardening things for my brother
  • For Thomas and Luke - crocodile scarf  - finished 20/12/13
  • For my mum and mil - dishcloths and bag - finished 01/12/13

  • 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! - next Christmas!!
  • Scarf for the husband - for mum finished 
  • Shawl for me - Dragonfly wings by Boo knits - will be my next project - finished 14/07
  • Winter hats for the boys

  • 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 - start 01/10/13 - finished 01/11/13
  • MKAL with Amy Miller group - start 01/09/13 - completed 2 cowl - 2 more to go
  • September MKAL with One Skein - nearly finished - changed into scarf and finished
  • Poncho - Lemonade from lemons - Linda Blakeley
  • Learn to crochet
  • Willow boot socks - possible Xmas gift for SIL
  • Sunday 15 December 2013

    Year of Projects Update

    Several things to report this week!

    I finished one crocodile scarf and am furiously working away on the second.

    Also, finished the cowl for the childminder.

    Have cast on a pair of socks for my sil, although she already has 2 knitted gifts, so may save them for me!!

    Have decided to take part in a KAL with a group on Ravelry - it is titled a poncho along as that is what we will be making.  I have sort of decided on cranberry capelet by Thea Coleman but may change my mind yet!
    I have also again purchased lots of yarn - 6 skeins of Malabrigo merino worsted in cypress to knit the poncho with!

    And finally - Mellifera yarn had a birthday discount today so I succumbed to some of her sportweight yarn in cherry.
    Hope you all have a good week!

    Sunday 8 December 2013

    Year of Projects Update - Yarn!

    This weeks update is all about yarn!!

    On Monday I had the day off and went to London.  I had a lovely day and came back with this...

    I blogged about my day here
    I also received a parcel from my swap partner in a group on Ravelry, and got some more yarn - Malabrigo rios in Solis and Paris Night.  So am feeling very spoiled!!

    Finished the cowl that was a present, but found it a little too tight, so tuned it into a hat for my dad.  Also finished a couple more dishcloths.  Am hoping to have a crocodile scarf and 2nd attempt at the cowl finished for next week, so will post photos of those then!

    Monday 2 December 2013

    Yarny Day in London

    Have just got back from a lovely day in London.  Went round the yarn shops and ended up at Hamleys.
    Was a bit dissappointed at first as the Handweavers studio was exactly as stated - was lovely but not exactly what I was after!!  Still came out with some hand-dyed Peruvian sheep wool - decided against the nettle!!
    Loop was shut so very dissappointed there.  I don't recall seeing that on the website and can't believe they would be shut this close the Christmas.
    Iknit however, more than made up for it - very friendly staff that were not too in your face and some lovely yarn to be had - spent a bit but not too much.
    Hamleys of course was great and picked some bits for the boys - again spent a little but not too much.
    This is the whole haul.  Minus some bits for a Christmas swap I am taking part in.  The colors aren't great as I am taking the photos by fairy lights!!  The grotto is now ready!

    Some arun from the West Yorkshire Spinners to make into gloves

     Some sock  DK to make into.....socks!!

     Some lovely DK by Fyberspates to make into a top - haven't decided which yet.

    And this is the interesting Peruvian wool from Handweavers!

    Sunday 1 December 2013

    Year of Projects Update - 1st December

    Another week has flown by!  Last week the boys and I went to Tulleys Farm to meet Father Christmas.  It was quite magical, we went for a ride on his horse and cart and they had a winter wonderland where we wrote letters, picked up our reindeer food and listened to Christmas carols.  All in all a fabulous day!
    Today is the day we put up our Christmas decorations, so will pop on the Christmas music in a bit and get decorating!!

    Have done lots of bits in the knitting department and finally finished the cloths and packaged them for presents.
    I'm also in the middle of the cowl for Daniel's childminder.

    Tomorrow I have a day off.  I'm planning a day in London.  I have planned my route to take in some yarn stores and end up at Hamleys (a big toy store).  I intend to mostly shop for me apart from a couple of toys.

    I will report back next week with pictures of my wares!!
    Have a good week.