Sunday 28 October 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 18

We have had a lovely week this week.  Nice and relaxed which was just what we needed.
Me and Daniel had fun making bath bombes this week.  They are very easy and there are lots of tutorials online.  You mix bicarbonate of soda and citric acid and then add your colour and fragrance and just enough water to make it stick together.
I also made some handwarmers this week.  Again very easy with lots of tutorials - I found mine from pinterest.  I made very small ones 10cm by 6cm lined with batting and with some rice inside them.  They take 5 seconds in the microwave and warm your hands!  I made loads!
I also made cakes - gingerbread and orange muffins. I will be making more gingerbread this afternoon as that has obviously gone.
On the knitting front, I made lots of progress with Rugged coat, but it is designed to be quite large so I still have a way to go.
I also made lots of progress on my Strictly socks.  I did hope to finish last night but I still have a little more leg and cuff to go.
I also made progress with my second Delftig mitts from Marlisle - I will save that picture to next week.  Instead I will leave you with photos of our week.

Monday 22 October 2018

A Year of Projects Update -week 17

I am a day late, but now we are on our half term break.  We do not have too many plans so I intend to do a fair bit of crafting.  Me and Daniel made a batch of bath bombes yesterday, and now he has taken quite a liking to them.  We have got some more ingredients coming and then we will make some more.  I will post pictures next week.
So this week...
I have made progress on my Rugged coat.  I have now joined the two fronts and back, so now it is just continuing in pattern until it is time for pockets.
I am really enjoying this but I will not have it finished soon!
I haven't made much progress on my other projects, not enough to see anyway. 
This afternoon I cut lots of pieces of fabric to make handwarmers for Christmas.
Tomorrow I will sew them and add some rice, and they will be done.  Again I will show you the finished articles next week.
For a minute, me and the boys are catching up with Harry Potter.  Thomas got into it over the summer and we watched all of the films, so now we are watching them again.
Anyway, that is it for this week - hopefully I will have lots of nice things next week!

Sunday 14 October 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 16

I finished my Ess shawl.  During the week I quickly realised I was going to run out of the 5th skein!  I decided then that I didn't really want to get another skein and that it was plenty big enough.  So instead of a triangle I have a trapezoid.  Once I had cut the steek of course, which was great fun and then fashioning the fringe from the steek stitches was magic.

The pattern is from Anna Maltz's book Marlisle, and the yarn is Eden Cottage yarn oakworth dk.  I love it.

I am also making progress on Rugged coat by Joji.
And I have made some progress on my Strictly socks.
Of course I am now excited about the next cast on!  I want to cast on a twiddle muff for my gran for Christmas, and I want to finish the second mitt (Delftig - also from the Marlisle book) for me.  I also want to cast on Julgrun by Andi Satterlund as a Christmas jumper for me to join Ruth in an informal make along - I too want a Christmas outfit , and I would quite like to make it myself!
So I think that is all I have been up to and my imminent plans - I hope everyone's week is going well.

Sunday 7 October 2018

A Year of Projects Update - week 15

Well having said I was back, I promptly missed a week.  We went to the last meeting of the season for the Touring cars last Sunday and then it was back to work in a whirl.
I have made some progress on several projects.
My Ess is coming along a treat.  I got a new skein from Eden Cottage but I must have had the wrong ball band so it is slightly the wrong colour!  Not to worry, I am busy fading it in so it should be fine. 
I have also made some progress on Rugged coat by Joji.  I have completed both front shoulders and am now working the middle back.  This is being knit in Knit Picks City tweed in the blue blood colourway. 
I have also made progress on my Strictly Come Dancing socks.  I am using some Owl About Yarn that I have had in stash for a while.
And that is it - I hope to make more progress in the week and have some noticeable progress to show next week.
Hope everyone has a great week.