Sunday 19 August 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 8

We are nearly at the end of the holiday.  We are off to Cornwall as a four next week!
As I have quite a lot that I have done this week I thought I'd get in a quick update but may not be able to next week.
I have plural!
I finished the cables down the back socks by Joji.  I made a few mods to this pattern, namely I did it toe up as is my preference these days.  As a result I changed the heel to a fish lips and modified the cables to go the other way and fit a short row heel.  I also would have run out of yarn so decided to stripe so as to finish up both skeins.
I like them a lot!
I also finished the simple slippers.  I may finish off the tops but that will be in a week or so.
I also have a HO - well sort of.  I have 'finished' one mitten.  I say finished - it does not have the ends weaved in and it lacks a thumb but I am counting it as a HO (half finished object).

I still have my All the Love - I will be taking that with me so hope that this will be early done on my return. 
I have also started a scarf for Daniel.  We are into Harry Potter at the moment so he wants a house scarf.  He is in Hufflepuff with me.
That is about it for a minute .  We went to Brighton in the week to visit the Harry Potter shop.  We picked up some fridge magnets and it wouldn't have been a trip to Brighton without a trip to YAK.  I picked up a couple of skeins!

Tuesday 14 August 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 7

I am somewhat late again this week.  Not to worry.
I have been making steady progress on my three main projects.
My All the Love by Joji has been coming along nicely.  I have joined for the body and am now making my way downwards.
The four panels are not cables as they look, they are actually a lace pattern that is lovely and easy to memorise.
My cables down the back socks (also by Joji) are doing very well.  I have altered them to be knit toe up.  I started the cables as written in the pattern but with a fish lips kiss heel, but the heel then turned out to be too tight.  So I ripped back and added some stitches and reworked the cables to be running the right way round, and now they fit perfectly.
I also started running out of the yellow yarn so I have decided to stripe them with the pink.
My mitten is also coming along beautifully.  I love the look of the marlisle but it is taking some time - such is life!  I checked out my dad's hands and have decided these will not be for him as they will not be big enough.  I will knit him some coffee mitts after mine.
I also started to knit some slippers - the simple garter stitch slippers which is a free pattern.  It also uses two strands of fingering weight yarn held together so is a brilliant stash buster.  I have chosen a slightly rustic yarn from the Knitting Goddess held with a gorgeously soft yarn from Hedgehog fibres.
On the sewing front, I cut the fabric to make a third Cleo dress - this time from a cream linen.  I may put that together today.

We are going to have a quiet week this week before packing up to travel to Cornwall for a week.  Last week we were with my mum and dad and had a great week visiting the beech, a zoo and going stock car racing. 

We may make it to Brighton on Wednesday - we want to visit the Harry Potter shop and possibly YAK (which is my LYS).

Anyway, hopefully I will post on time next week - to see what the rest of the group have been up to please visit the link in the sidebar.

Sunday 5 August 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 6

Since I only posted on Tuesday, this has been a short week for me.  I have made some progress on my projects, but not as much as other weeks.

I have put in the most work on my All My Love ( a dk boxy winter sweater) and the mittens - the irony is not lost on me!  Since we are in the midst of the hottest and longest heat wave we have had since records began!
Oh well lets see them shall we?
All My love is knit in BFL from Triskellion yarns.  I have done the back to the bottom of the armholes and am now making my way down the front.
The mittens are Delftig by Anna Maltz (from the Marlisle book). I was going to knit these for my dad, but I think they might be too small, so I may keep these and knit him some other ones.  I shall assess the size of his hands this week when we return to the West Country to visit.
My final WIP that has had some love is my Cables Down the Back socks by Joji Locatelli.  I am more than half way along the foot and should make the heel before we go back to mums.
I haven't done much sewing this week, but I am hopeful that I will be able to cut out another Cleo by Tilly and the Buttons before we go.

Anyway that is all for this week, I may be later next week as we are away on Sunday, but I will update as soon a s I get a chance.  To see what the other members of the group have been doing, please hop over to the link on the side.