Sunday 4 December 2016

A Year of Projects Update - week 23

This week seems to have gone by in a flash and as a result I don't appear to have done much.
For the second week in a row I do not have a finished hat and I have 3 more to do.  That is mainly as I have been working on a commission for some socks.  They are nearly done, so when they are completed I shall get back onto the hats!
Here are the socks - they are knit in a WYS DK wool and nylon.  I am not following a pattern just making it up as I go and I think I have about 2 inches before I start the toe.
I have made a little progress on the own dyed socks (pebble socks by Mina Phillips), but that is about it.

I only have a sewing finished object.  I bought some tea towels from a fellow teacher who was raising some money for her daughter with the intention of covering my cushions and that is done - here they are.
Otherwise, we went to Tulley's Farm yesterday to see father Christmas.  Here we are aboard the sleigh to get to his cottage.
 Hope you all have a great week - to see what others have been up to click the link to the right.


  1. The socks are coming on well, love the cushions, lovely family photo.

  2. They look like very nice warm and cozy boot socks. That's just the kind my husband would like!

    I love the idea that Father Christmas has a cottage on a farm! The kids look pretty happy to be on the way to see him ;)

  3. Pillow covers from dish towels is a cool idea. Glad you got to see Father Christmas in between knitting those great socks.

  4. Both pair of socks are great. What a clever idea to do with tea towels. Father is so great to have blogging buddies from all over the world in which I learn different th7ngs. Like your name for Santa Claus

  5. A commission? How much does one charge for handmade socks? I love your hand dyed pretty! And your cushions turned out darling! I love your tea towels! Father Christmas on a farm with a cottage....I would love to visit! Merry, merry!

  6. I love what you did with the towels. I hate wasting the pretty ones on dishes!
    I don't think I could handle a socks commission. I am too slow of a knitter.

  7. Your socks look great and the tea towel pillow cushions are fun! What a great idea! I will be looking at tea towels with new eyes now. :)

  8. Oh what fun, to get to ride a sleigh and see Father Christmas. Sometime I wish I had small kids again, or grandchildren, lol.
    Love your socks. One day, I'm going to attempt to knit myself some socks, but most of the time I'm barefoot in our climate, lol.
    Great idea for the cushions, they look rather good there.