Sunday 26 March 2017

A Year of Projects Update - Week39

It's going to be short and sweet this week as we have some beautiful spring weather today, so I am looking forward to getting out in it (it may not last for long!)
These are not from my list, but are finished nonetheless.  A host of chicks for a craft fair next week.
I haven't made a whole lot of progress on much else this week (I think a flock of chickens is sufficient) but I did get my socks onto the needle for four at a time.
I am quite enjoying it - the yarn management is no more difficult than two at a time.  It is, of course, taking more time to make progress.
Will I do it again?  Possibly, but will probably stick to two at a time mostly.

We did go to Tilgate this morning and saw the animals.
Next week I have the craft fair and on the Sunday we are going to the car racing, so, in all honesty will probably be back in 2 weeks.  Have a good week!

Sunday 19 March 2017

A Year of Projects Update - Week 38

Firstly I have to apologise.  I have been getting more and more behind at reading and commenting on the blogs in the YOP group. Last week I didn't get to even read most of them.  I don't have a good excuse other than completing levels on Pet Rescue on my Kindle instead of reading blogs! This week, my mission is to catch up and get up to date.
I have been knitting too but most of my projects look much the same, so I have few photos this week.
No finished objects, so straight into WIP's.  I am still working on Jokull and From Way Back, but they look no different so will show them next week. I have made lot's of Easter chicks as I have a craft sale coming up, but they are not finished so I will show them next week when they are done.
I also have Daniel's socks, but I haven't even picked them up, so hopefully, again, some progress next week.
Now the projects I have made progress on.  I have made great inroads into my March socks in Life in the Longgrass yarn in rosehip.  The yarn is gorgeous and I can't wait to wear these.
I am up to the heels and at which point I have grand plans!
I am also at the heels for my mum's Christmas socks - some Rose City Rollers in some leftover Knitting Goddess yarn.  The photo isn't great, but it's difficult to angle the shorty socks!
Now I really fancy having a go at four socks at a time.  I always knit them two at a time, but as I am at the same point I am going to have a go a four.  If it gets too complicated I can always take them off again.  I will report back next week.
And that is about it.  We went to the wildlife centre yesterday as there were some baby otters we hadn't seen yet.  They are now nearly the size of mum and dad!

Sunday 12 March 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 37

This week has gone by in a flash.  Thomas is better, although has lost his voice at the moment.  I have made a fair amount of progress so let's get to it!
I finished my first pair of gift socks.
These are for Lily.  I have cast on a pair for Daniel but these are not a Christmas gift so if I am going to make them all for Christmas, I need to get going.
In addition to the socks for Daniel above I will cast on my March socks today and hopefully have enough time to cast on the second set of gift socks today.
I have made some progress on From Way Back and have now split for the sleeves.  At the moment this is the only project that I really have to concentrate on so this may wait for a while until I have some quiet time to work on it!
I have also progressed on Jokull.  I am now at the handholes.  This is getting quite a lot of love at the moment as it is chunky weight and is mindless.
In other news, the boys wanted to make a cake, so we made a 'Stampy' cake!

Sunday 5 March 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 36

I have done quite a bit this week, not for the best reasons, but there we go.  Thomas was ill for most of the week and, therefore, I was at home with him.  And what is a person to do when at home with no work?!

I have two - but both are test knits so can't show you yet.
I finished the shawl first, have taken photos and will send it to it's recipient tomorrow. Unfortunately, her husband passed away during the week, so hopefully it will bring her some comfort.
I also finished the socks which were lovely to knit and will be my third pair for the boxosox KAL.  I immediately cast on some socks for Daniel in the same yarn as he has been eyeing it up all week.

I have made a little progress on From Way Back.
I love this yarn - it's from Mellifera yarn who sadly does not dye any more.
I have also made some progress on my gift socks and have turned the heel so just a bit of leg to do.
In addition, I was watching the Adelaide Cottage podcast who was talking about knitting an Om shawl to wear when she is camping.  This got me thinking, we go camping now and I have the yarn for Jokull.  So, I got very excited that I could knit this for camping.  I am knitting it in a Hayward chunky which is a mostly acrylic yarn, with 20% wool, which I think will be perfect for camping and throwing in the wash afterwards.
So that is me for this week.  I will need to bring work home this week so there will be less knitting done!  Have a good week.