Sunday 24 December 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 26

A very happy festive period to everyone.  I hope everyone is safe and enjoying this time however you celebrate, if you do. 
This is a very short update just to check in really.
And brag a tiny bit as I have managed to finish 2 projects this week in time for gifting.  I finished grans mitts
And I am extraordinarily pleased with the socks I have knit for mum under her nose (I finished them today - that's two days knitting them in front of her).  I made up the pattern and have done some owls for her!

And that is it for this week.  I hope everyone has a brilliant week and I shall look forward to checking in next week.

Sunday 17 December 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 25

This time next week we will be at mum's so will see if I can update, but I may be a bit late.  This week has been filled with festive comings and goings.  We went to the panto this weekend as well as seeing both boys Christmas productions.  Will add a pic at the end.

I have made much progress on both of my advent cast ons.  It's actually got to the point now where I think I will cast off.  I am going to switch around 17 and 18 so that I finish on some speckled yarn.  So I hope to finish tomorrow.

I have also made much progress on my Tchaikovsky mitts.  So much so I am hopeful I can finish these today.
I have made no progress on Thomas's jumper or my mum's socks, but I am hoping with the completion of these three projects I can make good progress on these.

I hope everyone has a brilliant week, I shall leave you with some pics of our week.

Sunday 10 December 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 24

The week's keep flying by in a blur!  I am feeling much more prepared this week though.  The house is decorated, the presents are wrapped and cards are written.  That said I decided to add to my WIP's this week.
The projects that have had all of my attention this week are both for me.  My advent socks
and my Land of Sweets cowl by Helen Stewart
Both are out of my advent calendar by Little French Meadow. 
I do now have three projects that are on a deadline - Thomas's Christmas jumper, mum's Christmas socks and I have decided to knit my gram a pair of mittens/wristwarmers.
Now, of course I only have 2 weeks to do all of these.  But if Thomas's jumper isn't ready for this year it will fit next year, I can always knit mum's socks and give them to her before we leave (that gives me until new year) and I should be able to whip up a pair of DK wristwarmers.  So we will see what we can do.
I hope everyone has a lovely week, do check out what everyone else has been up to from the side bar.

Sunday 3 December 2017

A Year of Projects Update - week 23

Still don't feel prepared but I do feel much more festive this week.  We all started our advent calendars this week and this year I have a yarn one!

I don't have much knitting wise this week as I was fairly monogamous trying to get my November socks done.  I am pleased to report I did get them done in time and here they are.
Yarn is by Mothy and the Squid and the pattern is Dragon Pox by the Knotty Gnome.

In Works in Progress, I knew that I wanted to knit my advent calendar into socks, but I figured that I would have far too much yarn for just one pair.  Here are the socks so far.
So I decided to also knit Helen Stewart's Land of Sweets cowl from her latest knitvent collection, and so here that is.
I have the advent calendar from Little French Meadow and am loving it so far.

So over the next week I am intending to get on with Thomas's Christmas jumper and mum's Christmas socks. 
We went to see Santa today, so I will leave you with a couple shots from the morning while I go and make more mince pies (for those of you that asked last week, I use shop bought mincemeat so it does have suet, I am quite sure there are suet free versions)