Sunday 26 February 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 35

It's been the half term break here.  We have been out and about and even managed to get the first throwing stones in the sea shot even though the weather wasn't great.
I finished my Hermione's Valentine socks at the start of the week and added them to my box of socks.
This week has mainly been about the test knit.  I signed up to do two at the end of last week in my great wisdom!  I can therefore, only show teaser shots of these for a moment.  I started a sock test, and here is the cuff.  I am much further along than this now - I am currently on the heel on both socks.
 I also started a shawl that I will gift to my friend.  The yarn is Adelaide cottage and is gorgeous.  I have decided to add some of the beads to the bind off.  I am currently on the last lace repeat and hopefully will be near the bind off by tonight.
That has really been all my knitting time this week, so From Way Back has seen no love.  I have made some acquisitions.
I was fully enabled by a podcast called Snuggly Stars this week, who talked about an Etsy company called Little French Meadow.  She mentioned that they had Harry Potter inspired yarn and as I am trying to take part in the Harry Potter KAL with Inside Number 23, I wanted to grab some.  So I purchased Bertie Botts every flavour beans and Mandrake.
Whilst in Brighton this last week, we went to a lovely yarn shop with the intention of getting some yarn for sock bash for March (spring).  The boys picked out the lovely skein of Life in the Long Grass yarn in rosehip.
 I also got round to dying my yarn for Breathing Space.  So, bar winding, I am now ready to cast this on.  Just in time for Interpretations 4 to come out, which I totally succumbed to.
 I think I like every pattern in this, but I really love the cover pattern (Double Trouble), East or West and a shorter version of Winterfolk.
Well that was my week - hope this next week is good for you all.


  1. Love the Hermoine socks! You are so Harry Potter in this post. Your new yarns are amazing -- and I am trying very hard not to see if I can get them in states.
    I loved all those sweaters, but especially Double Trouble.

  2. I am trying to only knit from stash this year so I am living vicariously through your purchases. Thank You.

  3. Beautiful projects, Lucy - and lovely new yarns. I especially love the Harry Potter inspired colorways. Can't wait to see what you make out of it. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the half-term break. Your picture by the sea looks just wonderful.

  4. Wow, thanks for the typical UK seaside shot, lol, I remember them well (I'm from Dorset).
    Hermiones socks are great. I bet you are glad you got them finished and in the sock pile.
    I must admit I am rather envious of your stash additions. Oh what lovely things you can create with that lot, mmmmm.

  5. It must be wonderful to live close to the sea. I'm glad someone has some Hermione socks to show! LOL! Mine are in deep timeout right now...actually the knitter should be! LOL! I love the pattern book....those are some great ones! Your stash enhancements are lovely. So glad you enjoyed your week off.

  6. I am in love with all your acquisitions this week. The colors are all lovely. Love the green of the test sock and the Hermione sock turned out great. I am anxious to see the new Knitterarium shawls she has. The one you are doing looks scrumptious.