Sunday 23 September 2018

A Year of Projects Update - Week 13

Well I think I can safely say that Autumn has hit England.  It's now been raining for two days and it's been veritably chilly!

So, the knitting has to go up a gear...
I have a FO.  My summer shortie socks are done.  Just in time for the cold weather.  Oh well I will have them next year. 
I just used up some leftover yarn for these, I think one is by Stranded dyeworks.
My Ess is coming along nicely, although I am definitely going to run out of yarn.  Therefore, I have ordered another skein from Eden Cottage yarn (amongst other things - I have been so bad!)
Rugged coat is also coming along, but looks very much like it did last week, as does the Hufflepuff scarf, so will update next week. 
Since I have finished my shortie socks, I have to cast on more.  So I cast on my Let's make it to Blackpool socks which are the socks I am knitting for the Little Drops Of Wonderful Strictly Come Dancing sockalong.  I am using an Owl About yarn sparkle sock in Milky Way from stash.
I am hoping to get this pair finished by Blackpool week and then I might be able to get some Christmas socks in.
I think that is it for this week.  We are out again at the racing next week so may not be able to post, but then it is the last one of the season.  To catch up with the others please click on the link to the right.

Sunday 16 September 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 12

And so, I missed another week!  We went to the racing at Goodwood and I just ran out of time.

I have various things to report though.
I finished All the Love last week.  I knit it from Treskellion yarn which is gorgeous.  I used every last bit of it and it means that the sleeves are a little tight at the moment, but I'm hoping a block may improve that.  I have worn it all day today and it is lovely all the same, if I say so myself.
I have put in some work on my Hufflepuff scarf.
And made progress on the Ess shawl.  Each row on this takes ages at the moment, but every row decreases, so I'm looking forward to the shorter rows!
Someone asked about the tassels the other day.  The Ess shawl is clever in that it is knit in the round and then at the end is steeked and the steek stiches make up the tassels - I am looking forward to this moment of magic!
I have also made some inroads to Rugged Coat by Joji Locatelli.
And last but by no means least, I have made progress on my latest shortie socks.
I have also lost all willpower this week and purchased some yarn from Homespun Wonders for my new year socks, some Christmas yarn (Naughty List) from Amy at Stranded Dueworks and I bought the Flower Power fund yarn from Eden Cottage Yarn from her second batch produced.
On the whole it has a planned use so I don't feel too bad.  I will share photos in the coming weeks.
Hope everyone has a great week.  To catch up with the others click the link on the right.

Sunday 2 September 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 10

I didn't get round to a post last week, but should be back on track now.  I don't have a whole load of progress to report however, for two weeks work!

I am still chugging away on All the Love.  I am at the bottom ribbing now so should be on the home straight now.

I have also put in a few rows on the Hufflepuff scarf
And the shortie socks, but I still have some way to go on these.
Despite having all of these still going I decided to cast on some new things this week, since there were some KAL's starting on the 1st.
I cast on Rugged coat by Joji Locatelli for her fall KAL.
And I cast on Ess by Anna Maltz from the Marlisle book to join Katie at Inside Number 23.
I have only just cast on both of these to say I have cast on - I want to finish All the Love before I put too much into Rugged Coat particularly.

We are back to school this next week so my knitting time will suffer but hopefully I will still get on with most things.

Hope you all have a great week.