Sunday, 5 February 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 32

It's been a week of finishes, starts and acquisitions this week.  We better get going!
I finished the sunshower vest this week.  I have weaved in the ends and sewn on buttons, it's just not blocked - in all honesty I probably won't.
It fits nicely, although as I have found with most of Andi's knits, it is a little baggy at the top.  I think once I have worn it and washed it that will sit better.
I knit this with stash yarn from Skeinyarn in blush - now discontinued and the black is cascade 220. Pattern is sunshower by Andi Satterlund.

My Christmas gift socks are coming along nicely, I am nearly at the heel.
I have cast on my February socks for both the Grocery Girls KAL, Inside number 23 KAL and the boxosox KAL.  These are my Hermione's valentine socks using the Hermione's everyday sock patern.
I have also cast on the chain for the provisional cast on for From Way Back which has been in my queue with yarn for what feels like forever.  However, once I did that I remembered I hadn't wound the yarn, but now that is done and I shall be off again.
And that leads me to acquisitions.
I said a couple of updates ago that I had won a competition.  I won a prize in the Adelaide Cottage knitting for a cause KAL.  One of the prizes was an Interpretations 3 book which I already have, so I told Shauna to give that to the others and I would happily take the stitch markers.  Anyway she got back to me and said she would send a skein of her yarn if I would like (If I would like! - Of course!)  While I was waiting for it I came up with a plan.  One of my relatives is suffering with cancer right now and his wife is of course being really strong, but it is really difficult for her.  So I have decided to knit her a shawl - I love knitting shawls but don't wear them myself. And I think that will be very much in keeping with the original intentions of the KAL.  I have chosen Fodhla by Ruth Mckeon (Knitterarium) and hope to have that cast on by the end of this week.
Here is the prize - the yarn is gorgeous - a lovely coffee colour with wisps of black and specks of red. Also came some stitch markers and some labels to sew onto your hand knits - beautiful.
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  1. The vest is fabulous. Your socks are great and I really like the color of the Hermione socks I have made the Fodhla shawl. It is the first one I have kept and worn. It's a great pattern and I am sure she will love it.

  2. Your vest turned out gorgeous! I may have to try my hand at that one....but first my 3rd go at Hermione's! LOL!
    Your socks are so pretty and I love the idea of the shawl and look at those lovely stitch markers, labels and yarn! Oh my!

  3. Lucy, that is a beautiful vest! Oh how I admire all the pretty things you make to wear. What a lovely gift that yarn and the other goodies is. The shawl will be very welcomed by the recipient. How wonderful to do this for her.

  4. A really lovely vest. It looks like it fits very well too, and a great colour.
    Good progress on the socks projects, and a great yarny prize that probably won't make it into your stash pile as you have already got a fabulous purpose for it. What a lovely gift to show someone that you care when they are trying their best to be strong.

  5. Beautiful gifts and beautiful gesture for your friends wife.