Tuesday 1 August 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 5

I'm late this week for A Year of Projects  but thought I would post anyway and combine it with Craft Along.
We have been camping - hence the late post.  We went to watch the Touring Car championship at Snetterton and again had a brilliant time.  Here are the boys with one of the drivers

I have an FO!  I finished my July socks.  These are My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth socks by Ruth at Knitterarium.  Yarn was Life in the Long Grass in arcade.

I have not worked on a lot of my WIP's as we have been away, but I did make some progress on my test knit.
These are again by Ruth at Knitterarium - yarn is Little French meadow in the every flavour beans colourway.  I have just started the gusset increases.  This is the first time I have done this type of heel toe up so I'm interested to see how this fits.
I have also cast on another pair of shortie socks.  I took them camping but there was a lot of rain so these did not get much attention.
These are the Rose City rollers toe up and the yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners at the moment and then some Knitting Goddess.

I subscribed to a surprise club from Little French Meadow a few weeks ago and have not been disappointed yet.  The first installment was Up, up and away which is pictured here.  It came with yarn, a notions pouch, sachet of tea and stitch markers.  I love it all.  I love the second installment as well but won't post yet just in case some people don't have it and read this (unlikely but you never know!)
The big skein I am going to use for my August socks and is already caked up ready to go - the contrast mini skein I think I will use as contrast to some Christmas socks.

 Other crafts/reading
I have not done any other crafts or read a word, so I am still on A Handmaids Tale by Margaret Attwood and waiting to watch the finale of the series recorded while we were away.

We are going to my mum's this week so more knitting will be done and we will have to see how the blogging fits in with that!


  1. The boys have grown!!! They are so cute and I bet they were excited to get their picture taken with a racing star. Glad you are enjoying your Summer and the socks are all so lovely. I love the yarns and the patterns. I'll have to look into Little French Meadow.....what a fun club!

  2. Sounds like such a great camping trip that you all had and your Elizabeth socks are just perfect! I love them so much! Your surprise package yarn is just delightful and I can't wait to see what Knitting Goddess yarn you mix with the West Yorkshire Spinners in your Rose City Rollers socks.

  3. Glad you had a good time. Your Elizabeth socks are so pretty. I love the colors for the test knit socks too. That box of yarn is lovely and will make some gorgeous socks.

  4. Your trip is a wonderful reason for a late posting. Great picture of your 'boys'. Love your finished socks and your toe up beginnings. I like toe up socks - great when I am stash busting and wondering if I will have enough for the leg.

  5. Hi Lucy! :)) Your socks look amazing! I love the heels! :) Enjoy your vacation, blogging can always wait! :)

  6. Love the picture of your boys with the race care driver. I think (from a past picture I've surely seen of you) you're oldest son looks just like you, Lucy! They are both adorable - and growing up right before our eyes. :) Your socks are all great - and your goodies from Little French Meadow are lovely. I look forward to seeing the goodies you can't show us yet!

  7. Your finished socks are lovely so are your WIP socks. I love the yarn you got from your box, I haven't heard of Little French Meadow, it sounds a lot like Knitcrate. I am sure there are lots of those boxes :) they are fun to receive. I like all the other little goodies they throw in there too.

  8. Enjoy your vacation, blogging can always wait! :)

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