Sunday 26 July 2015

A Year of Projects - week 4

Thought I would get the list out this week!  Just to see how I'm doing at the start of the holiday compared to the end.

WIP's and Deadlines
  • Christmas jumper - timetable is here - hope to finish by Christmas (2015!)
  • Socks  - I aim to complete 6 pairs this year - Hector - finished July - I want to do the Rachel Coopey MKAL, Otis and Jesse
  • Rhombing Around - sweater using Mellifera yarn in stash
  • Outfit A Long - Vianne by Andi Sutterland and Megan by Tilly Walnes - finished July 22nd
  • Second chance frog cowl - made with my frogged yarn from my cardi
Projects for me - knitting
  • Take it Easy - mellifera yarn
  • Hitofude - Mellifera yarn
  • Samantha
  • Miranda - Sweater using Madelinetosh Pashmina worsted
  • Wind Wave by Jo Allport form The Knitter magazine
  • Drumcliff - vest from The Knitter magazine
  • Byeline - by Jimenez Joseph
Projects for me and the boys - sewing
  • Pyjama bottoms for me
  • Coco top
  • Outfit Along - Megan by Tilly Walnes
  • Knickers!!
  • PE bags
  • Pencil cases - 1 done - 1 to go
Gift knitting
  • Quilted owl for mum
  • Sun hat for Daniel
  • Ongoing swatch baby blanket - yarn bought - patterns from Lets Knit
Products to develop
  • Hot water bottle covers
  • Furry hats - started July 25th
Techniques to learn
  • Double knitting
  • Quilting
We broke up on Wednesday and I got myself home to finish Megan.  I did finish and I am so pleased with it.
I am not going to show a modeled shot until I have finished Vianne to go with it.  And Vianne is here...
 I also finished the christening present (the cheeky Kea) without pockets (what does a six month old want with pockets!?)

I finished my second chance frog cowl and I have finished clue one on the mystery socks (only 3 clues behind)!

I have already added several things to the list - 2 PE bags and 2 pencil cases to sew for the boys and I have been completely seduced by Byeline by Jimenez Joseph (so much so I had to purchase a little yarn to add to some I had)!
I have started my furry hats - I want some for the stall in November, I should be able to knock a few up by then.
So this week, the plan is to knit clue 2 for the socks, ?knit both sleeves for Vianne and finish a hat.  That will do for starters!  To see what everyone else has been up to visit us.


  1. Megan is gorgeous, looking forward to seeing it and Vianne together when it's done. I love the look of those mystery socks! and I'm smiling at what a 6 month old might need pockets for :)

  2. Ooo, your outfit along looks fabulous! I'm excited to see them together. Your comment about what does a baby need pockets for made me chuckle - you are so right of course. The sweater looks so sweet as is.

  3. Love the Cheeky Kea. I expect a six month old might want to jam handfuls of semi-digested cookies into those pockets, so I expect by excluding them you are doing the parents a favour!

    Those mystery socks are looking awesome so far! Love the travelling stitches!

  4. As long as we get a modeled shot at some point :)

  5. I got distracted by the fact you are doing the Hitofude. It's on my list to do as well. I like the look of the MKAL socks you're doing. I had to track it down to add it to my favourites. The 6-month old can put her pacifier in there as she eats something :P

  6. Great looking progress... That cheeky kea still eludes me...
    The MKAL socks!!! I look forward to following their progress ;)

  7. So many great projects. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this already commenting on one of your posts, but I truly do love that Rhombing Around sweater. It will be fun to watch your completion of your projects this year. :^)

  8. I am loving the Vianne that is going to go with the dress. You have been making good progress on your lists.

  9. I am loving the Vianne that is going to go with the dress. You have been making good progress on your lists.

  10. I am loving the Vianne that is going to go with the dress. You have been making good progress on your lists.