Sunday 17 September 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 12

Settling back into a school routine has been a bit hectic this week.  We went to Goodwood last week to watch some vintage cars racing and despite the fact I fully intended to post an update last week, it never happened.  Hopefully I am now back to some sort of normality after the summer.
So how has my progress been?  It seems very slow after a few finished objects, but I have worked on several different things.
First is my September socks.  These are the Dragon Pox pattern by the Knotty gnome, and the yarn is Hedgehog fibres in the Arcade colourway.
I have never used Hedgehog fibres before and this is absolutely gorgeous - so soft but definitely has nylon in it so should wear ok.
I have also made good progress on my candy cane socks.  I am have just turned the heel.
This is just a vanilla sock with a fish lips kiss heel.  Yarn is candy cane by Mothy and the Squid, with a contrast heel in West Yorkshire Spinners yarn.  I have lost count of how many heels I have done in this yarn now and a pair of socks for my older son, but it is now finally finished.
I have also made good progress on the body of my Christmas jumper.  I have already finished one sleeve and the body is coming along nicely.  The yarn is John Arbon textiles knit by numbers and it is delightful.
I have done some work on my scarf, but I will post a picture of that next week when, hopefully, the progress will be tangible.

I have just been uploading photos and just realised I do have a finished object that I have not shared here!  My Breathing Space is finished.  I love it and have already worn it before blocking.
I think that is about it, I have just dug up our third crop of potatoes and now going to settle back with some knitting and an iced cappacino, before making up packed lunches for the week and doing the ironing.
Hope you have a great week.


  1. Lovely projects...I might have that Candy Cane yarn..hmmm...Love your Breathing Space! It's beautiful!

  2. I love the color of your Christmas jumper. Your breathing space turned out just lovely. Socks are such a great project and both of yours are pretty. You got a lot of mileage out of your heel yarn.

  3. Breathing Space is just beautiful. And it fits so perfectly. That fit thing really does keep me from making more sweaters. Honestly, I think I'm denial about my current size!

  4. Everything looks very pretty, and I love your Breathing Space, looks so comfy!

    Oh potatoes...I certainly didn't plant enough this season, the 40 or so I dug up last month are long gone!!! :)

  5. As always you never cease to amaze me with all you get done! I love your socks and both yarns are so gorgeous! Your sweater is awesome!!! After the holidays I am going to start my first sweater...not sure what pattern or what yarn but I am definitely wanting to make a garment out of yarn! LOL! One can never have enough potatoes....ask me...I'm Irish! LOL!
    Your Sunday sounds like mine...change sheets, iron, Sunday dinner and relaxing with some handwork....have a great week!

  6. Love the turquoise heel on the candy cane yarn socks! Also love the blue of your Christmas sweater!

  7. Ooooh! Your Breathing Space is so cool, Lucy. I'm just so in awe that you knit clothes you can wear!

  8. I must add my accolades to all the others about your Breathing space. Perfect colour and fit. Beautiful.