Sunday 30 October 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 18

It's been the half term break this week.  We have had much fun and I have done a fair bit of knitting.
We went to Hever Castle, a year to the day that we went last year.  We went to the wildlife centre and we carved our pumpkins.

I started and finished two objects this week.  First up I converted the dog sweater to being knit in the round and here it is - I will pass it to the new owner and try to get a modeled shot from her!!
I also finished another hat for Christmas - that's three now - four more to go and various pom poms.
I am still going on both pairs of socks and the cloth, because I have been rocketing through my Miranda.

I have bound off the body and am now about to start the sleeves.  I want nice long sleeves but this just flies off the needles so I am hopeful to have it finished by next week (I want to wear it to the firework display).
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Sunday 23 October 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 17

I've done some bits this week, but mostly it has been preparation for this coming week, as it is the mid term break and I have lots of plans.
I have one - another hat again in Malabrigo Rio's and the cuffed hat.  This is number 2 of 7.
My bird socks are progressing slowly - I am nearly at the heel.  I will be doing a fish lips kiss heel and making a nice long leg!
My Miranda is also coming along nicely, I still love this pattern and yarn.  The yarn is Madelinetosh pashmina worsted and it is a delight.  I have a few more rounds to go to get to the pocket.
I have also cast on a cloth as a Christmas present, I have stalled slightly on Thomas's socks but hope to get these on track this week.  In other crafty plans this week, I hope to dye some yarn this week, I have some undyed yarn from Devon Sun Yarns and I have some undyed to spin, so I will try to get that ready for the end of the week.  That is the plan anyway.  We also have pumpkins to carve and cakes will be baked!!

Sunday 16 October 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 16

I seem to have made little progress this week compared to last, but that is because I have been completely obsessed with one project!

I do have one of these - the next hat.  I am doing these for the whole family and teachers, so I have 7 now to make as presents and this is the first.
I have made a little progress on both pairs of socks, but not a lot.
This is the project that has taken my time this week.  I cast on Miranda by Josee Paquin.  I am loving it, the pattern is lovely and the yarn is just delightful.  It is Madelinetosh pashmina worsted in baltic and is fantastic to knit with.
I have no more this week!

No knitting related acquisitions this week (well not directly).  I purchased some peanut hottie (a peanut butter hot chocolate drink) that I tried this morning and it is gorgeous.  I also took delivery of some Christmas teas from the English Tea Shop.  I have tried 3 of them and they are all splendid so far (I have tried the gingerbread, Christmas punch and apple spice).
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Sunday 9 October 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 15

I meant to blog late last week, but it just didn't happen.  We went to the last meeting of the season for the touring cars on Sunday and that put me out for the week - we did have a great time though!
I do now have lots to show.
I finished Thomas's hat complete with pom pom but I haven't photographed it so you will just have to take my word for it.
I also finished the sock blank socks that are gorgeous - I now really want a Christmas one - I will be looking out for one!
 I also finished my Xmas jumper - yay, only 2 years in the making.  It went really quickly in the end.  I am not happy with the bottom ribbing, since I started it such a long time ago I think I cast on the wrong size.  I could rip out the bottom and reknit, but since I will wear this at my mum's at Christmas and at school for festive Friday (I promised my form I would finish it this year) I shall live with it.  As an added bonus I have enough yarn to knit Daniel a sweater so I chose Flax by Tin Can Knits.  Of course now Daniel has decided he wants the reindeer image on his sweater so we will see what we can do!
As a result of my finishing the sweater, I have gone cast on crazy!
I continued with my bluetit socks.
 I cast on another hat, this time for my dad...
And I caked up this yarn for a hat for my mum.  Both are some Malabrigo worsted that I had in stash.
 I cast on some socks for Thomas - Toe up this time so I can make them nice and long for him.  Yarn is the Knitting Goddess scooby doo colourway.  I am going to do blueberry waffle and fish lips kiss heel (to make a change!)
 I have also caked up the yarn for my next sweater - Miranda and the yarn is Madelintosh pashmina worsted in baltic - it's gorgeous and I can't wait to get underway.
 Hare is the leftover yarn from the Christmas jumper all ready to be made into Flax with a reindeer twist!
 And finally, just because it is ridiculously cute.  My friend sent me a picture of her dog in the jumper I knit it - look at him!!
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