Sunday 30 August 2015

A Year of Projects Update - week 9

We are all back home now - feeling a little sad that the holiday is nearly over, but there are a few days left.  I got a little knitting done on holiday, mostly on the socks.
Curiosa are nearly done!!  I have a few more rounds on the foot to go, then I'm onto the toe - I hope to finish these today.

Rather than knitting, I have been dreaming about my next projects, even though I have a thousand already set up and on my list!!  I have updated my list slightly as a result.
First addition is From Way Back (linked below) - I am hoping to use Mellifera Yarn in Paynes for this but I need one more skein, so we will see if I have any luck in that.
Second set of additions is for sewing.  I have been following Sarah from Crafts from the cwtch and she has made lots of sailor tops by fancy tiger crafts.  So I have signed up for creativebug and got the pattern as well as the tutorial and I have lined up lots of fabric to make lots (I'm hoping I like it!)
The pink gingham I want to use to make pyjama bottoms, the purple tartan I want to use to make a skirt, and all of the others I will use to make sailor tops!!

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 August 2nd
  • Second chance frog cowl - made with my frogged yarn from my cardi - finished
Projects for me - knitting
  • From Way Back - 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
  • Sailor Top by Fancy Tiger Crafts
  • Outfit Along - Megan by Tilly Walnes
  • Knickers!!
  • PE bags - Finished
  • Pencil cases - Finished
Gift knitting
  • Quilted owl for mum
  • Sun hat for Daniel
  • Rainbow hat for Daniel - finished August 11th
  • Ongoing swatch baby blanket - yarn bought - patterns from Lets Knit
Products to develop
  • Hot water bottle covers
  • Furry hats - started July 25th
  • Hat and bootie sets - started August 11th
Techniques to learn
  • Double knitting
  • Quilting


  1. From way back looks gorgeous, that is going to be such a pretty cardigan and you know I love your Curiosa, I can't wait to be through all my self striping sock yarns so that I can get more solid colours and knit myself a pair!

  2. Your socks are coming along nicely, I really love that colour

  3. Like Ruth, I was going to comment in the From Way Back cardigan. It looks fabulous ;). I am looking forward to seeing how yours turns out!

  4. From Way Back is a lovely pattern ... I had it faved for a while until I remembered that I don't knit cardigans and don't wear cardigans, LOL!

    Still love the socks!

  5. Your socks are great - pattern and color choice. I'll bet you're itching to get those off the needles. I too am dreaming about other projects that aren't on my list. I blame Ravelry and all those productive designers who keep listing new patterns. I hope you like the Sailor top. I love the red, blue and white fabric. It reminds me of crewel needlework designs.

  6. I still love those socks!
    I really must learn how to do magic loop. I would love to finish two socks at the same time!

  7. Those socks are awesome! Like Ruth, it makes me want to do a solid color now. Your cardigan is going to be gorgeous. So glad you had a great holiday and especially with a few days to spare! Good luck at school boys!

  8. Oooh, Lucy...I love that From Way Back sweater. And I really like the turquoise of the sock yarn. Hope you get them finished today!