Sunday 25 March 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 39

This will be a short one this week.  The cold I had last week turned out to be flu and me and Thomas have spent the week feeling very sorry for ourselves and lounging around the house.  I seemed to do lots of knitting, but made little progress.  I was also able to do lots of dream knitting and online shopping. 
I think I will start with that.  I was watching Joji's journals the other week and she showed a cardi she had designed for the Curious handmade retreat.  I am now in love with it.  Joji made it with 2 strands of laceweight held together and so I have bought some Blacker BFL laceweight from Brityarn who are closing down so have the yarn on sale.  I am going to make up the second strand with some drift from Amy Florence of Stranded Dyeworks but I am gong to wait for the pattern to be released so I can see how much I need - Joji said May!
I have been working away at Reflection.
And have finished the penultimate ball of yarn on Zinone.
And I have turned the heel on the Winter Rose socks.
Next week is Easter and we have some holiday coming up so I am hoping to finish some if not all, of these.
Now I am going to rest up some more - have a great week.

Sunday 18 March 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 38

I'm feeling a little under the weather today, but it has meant I have done a fair bit of knitting.
We have also had a little more snow. 

I completed three more little socks for my advent calendar this week. 
I have made progress on the winter rose socks.
The yarn is a Wensleydale Shetland blend from the knitting goddess.  I am on the heel now and am going to add a fish lips kiss heel.
I have also made progress on Zinone but it looks much the same so will report next week on that project. 
I have cast on socks for Thomas in another yarn by the knitting goddess in tiger feet. 
and I have added the next bits to reflection - I decided on a contrast colour as I think I will run out.
 I love this shawl, and I'm not really a shawl person!
Anyway, I'm off to bed now!  Hope you all have a good week.

Sunday 11 March 2018

A Year of Projects Update - Week 37

I have been making a little progress on everything this week so lets just jump straight in! 
I have been doing a little on Thomas's Christmas jumper and have started the sleeves.
I'm really hoping these will fly by as he has thin arms!

I have been making progress on the winter rose socks by Helen Stewart.  I really like this pattern so far and each pattern repeat is nice a easy to memorise.  I am using some yarn from The Knitting Goddess.
I am also loving Reflections by Veera Valimaki - this is very addictive and is going to be so squishy.  I think I will need some more yarn so have picked a pink from stash!
I have also been progressing on Zinone but have also realised I will need some more yarn for this - I think I was a bit optimistic when I ordered.  Anyway I have ordered another skein from Blacker.
In other news I have been making progress in the garden - I am going to build a barbecue doing the Easter holidays.  And it was mothers Day here in the UK today so I got some nice bits from the boys including chocolate and coffee so I am happy!
Have a great week.

Sunday 4 March 2018

A Year of Projects Update - Week 36

It's been a bit of a week here!  On and off snow all week, enough for snowballs, but no snow day!
I have an FO this week and two cast ons.  I wanted more, but have refrained.
FO is my Christmas socks.  These are an improvised pattern and Little French Meadow yarn.
As a result I have cast on my Helen Stewart socks.
I'm using my Knitting Goddess yarn that I was using for my pumpkin spice mitts.
I have made some progress on Thomas's jumper, and some progress on my Zinone.

I have also made a little progress on my garland socks.
I recieved my copy of interpretations 5 yesterday.  And if I didn't want to cast everything on before, I now definitely do.  I have wound up lots of yarn in preparation.

I have cast on Reflection by Veera Valimaki out of my Riverknits yarn, which I am now having trouble putting down.  Also in the pile of yarn is my Stranded dyeworks yarn which I will be casting on Quiet stars by Joji Locatelli with.

I must finish my Zinone before I cast on Quiet Stars and I want to finish the garland socks before I cast on some socks for Thomas (that is the orange and black yarn in the picture).  Let's see what next week brings!  Have a great one.