Sunday 28 December 2014

Year of Projects Update - week 26

As always Christmas flashed by in a blur of wrapping paper!!  The panto was great, even though there were a few tears at the dragon (we were a little scared) but we sang our way through and now they want to book for next year!  Christmas day was fab just the 4 of us and boxing day we went to the crematorium and lit candles and we all fared ok.  On Monday I am making my way across the country with the boys to spend a few days with my mum and dad - my husband has to work so we are leaving him behind.  He likes a little time to himself!!  He will work and play golf so he is happy!

Anyway to knitting.
I am almost finished on some more booties for the stall (I sold all the rest)

At the start of the year of projects I was going to do a baby blanket but that didn't happen so I am going to follow a knitalong with a magazine I get to knit up sampler squares  I am half way through the first one.

I have made good progress on my Raspberry Tart, but this will be my only project that I take to my mums so I hope to crack on with it there.

Also whipped up a bunny purse for Debs.

I thought I would finish the year with a look at the list to check on progress and update (added some bits in red!) where necessary - so here it is:

WIP's and Deadlines
  • Christmas jumper - timetable is here - hope to finish by Christmas (2015!)
  • Myrna - FINISHED 19th July (accompanied by Delphine skirt)
  • 2 baby hats - for Thomas's teacher's twins - FINISHED 19th July
  • Raspberry tart - test knit for 24th August - FINISHED 17th August - second started
  • Wedding Outfit project - whole ensemble for 4th July 
  • Rainbow KAL socks  - year long KAL with UK sock knitters will not do every pair but aim for some!
Projects for me - knitting
  • See You There - gillaitt yarn
  • Aquae tank top - mellifera yarn
  • Spiced cocoa mitts - malabrigo rios - 4 pairs fnished
  • Take it Easy - mellifera yarn
  • Socks - will aim for six pairs - yarn from stash 1 pair completed
  • Samantha
  • Hat - Odd Stripes - Finished
  • Fragile heart - shawl for the wedding
  • Miranda - Sweater using Madelinetosh Pashmina worsted
Projects for me and the boys - sewing
  • Pyjamas - pink gingham fabric - FINISHED 1st August - will continue to make more
  • Delphine skirt - FINISHED 12th July to accompany Myrna
  • Blouse for work - Spotty fabric in stash - Finished
  • Dress - as part of wedding outfit - muslin completed 
  • Quilted owl
  • Coco dress in tartan fabric already purchased
  • 2 Jumpers for boys - we think abate
Gift knitting
  • Bunny purse for Debs
  • Little Tourist Poncho for Lily - completed
  • Sun hat for Daniel
  • Ongoing swatch baby blanket - yarn bought - patterns from Lets Knit
  • 3 baby hats
Products to develop
  • Bangles and knitted jewelry - finished
  • Small purses for boys
  • Lavender bags - Completed - more to follow
  • Wreaths - nearly finished 4
  • Baby range - hats and socks - developed - more to follow
  • Christmas decs - completed some - more to follow
  • Pom Poms!
Techniques to learn
  • Double knitting
  • Quilting


  1. You are so organised. I especially like the knitted sampler square.

    1. I do try, but trust me, it doesn't always work out!!

  2. Love your projects, especially the bunny purse..too cute!

  3. I too like the sampler square. Looking forward to seeing that come along! Have fun at your mum's

  4. I'd like to do a sampler type project to learn more. Yours sounds interesting. Your booties look so precious and the yarn looks so soft. Your profile says you've only been knitting a year? How do you do so much, so well, so fast? I keep making mistakes and don't know how to get out of them so I have to start over. Plus, I'm a slow knitter evidently . Do you sit and knit for long periods of time? I usually do it on breaks and I'm thinking maybe that's my problem? Maybe i should focus more? I'm crocheting now for a bit so I can feel like I'm accomplishing something, lol! I love the sweater....your 2nd one? You are truly amazing! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so much. I have been knitting now for about a year and a half - should update my profile!! Usually I only get to knit properly once the boys are in bed, but I definitely knit at the expense of housework!!

  5. I love that sampler square. That stitch pattern is so interesting. Always enjoy seeing your gansey coming along.

  6. Lots of gorgeous wollyness going on here, I love it. The booties are so cute I'm not surprised you sold out and I hope you get lots done on your Raspberry Tart. The sampler square looks really interesting. Your making good progress on your list, it's nice to stop and look through it all half way through.

  7. The booties are so cute and adorable. The pattern of the sampler is one of my favorites. Your RT is coming along nicely and you will probably get so much done on it this week while visiting your Mum. Your list is coming along so nicely. Good job.

  8. Great projects, and the jumper looks fab - looking forward to seeing it finished!

  9. Happy New Year! It sounds like your holidays went by well--and oh how I love that baby blue! It would make a beautiful baby blanket and your stitches are so pretty and even-on the white booties too!