Sunday 27 January 2019

A Year of Projects Update - Week 31

We have had a busy week this week, what with a birthday and a parents evening.  Thomas' birthday was this week.  We had a cake on the day, and we went karting and out for a meal yesterday.

I did manage to get some pics of my FO's this week.  I really like my Julgrun and am very happy that I have a new Christmas sweater for next year.
I also finished blocking the scarf - Sevilla.  I have plenty of scarves and so this will be a gift, probably next Christmas as well.
In between events I have done a little knitting.  I have made some progress on the Flax for Daniel.  I really like this sweater as it comes in so many sizes and is a breeze to knit (it is knit in aran weight so goes quickly).
I do have a couple of finished objects this week. I was invited to go along to a knit group last month, which I attended, and there is another meet up in a couple of weeks.  The organiser suggested that we might like to knit some preemie hats for our local hospital as they were in need of some. So I have knit a couple but intend to knit many more before the meeting, so will post a picture then.
My Christmas socks are coming along, but very slowly as I am only doing one repeat at a sitting. These are the hazelnut socks by Helen Stewart, but I have modified them to be my bauble socks.
I have made a little progress on both the legwarmer and the hat, but not enough to photograph!
I also intend to cast on the grass river tunic today, so I am back to having loads of WIP's having got them right down!
I think that is enough for this week - hope everyone has a great week.

Sunday 20 January 2019

A Year of Projects Update - Week 30

I shall be posting a bit later this week, as I need to take photos of my blocking party!
I finished both my Julgrun and my long term wip of the Sevilla scarf/shawl.
So that is them blocking, I have even decorated my Julgrun, which I'm very happy about!  Next week I will show you blocked photos.
Other than that I haven't worked on much else.  I still have my flax for Daniel, Christmas socks and blanket but now I'm ready to cast on.
My next sweater will be the grass river tunic by blue bee studio.  But this going to wait today.  For today I have cast on some legwarmers and a hat!  And I've always got Daniel's sweater if I need a jumper fix!
They both start off with ribbing so that's where I am at at the moment!  Ribbing island.
So what have you been up to this week?
I hope you all have a great and crafty week.

Sunday 13 January 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 29

It has been the first full week back at school and so my crafting time has been limited.  Still  have managed to do a few things.
Thought I would share a photo of my only long term WIP.
This is a scarf that I cast on one and a half years ago.  I am using a yarn that was gifted to me from Painted Desert.  I am trying to do two rows a day and so I am now about 3/4 done.
I am also slowly ploughing through my Christmas cast on.  These are being knit in yarn from Little French Meadow and the pattern is loosely based on the hazelnut socks by Helen Stewart.
I am nearly done with my Christmas jumper (Julgrun) by Andi Satterlund.  I have done all but the sleeves and it knits so quickly I don't envisage these to take too long.
I also had a bit of a purge in the bedroom yesterday.  I cleared out a whole lot of clothes, partly to make more room and partly to tidy the place a little.
And I think that is all I have been up to this week.  Check out the link in the sidebar for more.

Sunday 6 January 2019

A Year of Projects Update - Week 28

We had a lovely relaxing week and now we are pretty much back to normal - most of the decorations are down and we are all back to school.
I have done some crafting this week and some planning.
In the Yarniacs group there has been some discussion about the make nine challenge.  Now the make nine is not for me as my year of projects list is testament to!  However, I do like a good list so I came up with this instead.
This is essentially my YOP list in grid form.  I also was inspired by something I saw on the East London Knits podcast.  She said that she had taken a photo of herself from head to toe in her underwear, printed the photo, drawn around it to produce an outline of her body so she could see the proportions of her body rather than a stylised one.  So I have done the same  I also took all of my measurements at the same time so that I have an image together with figures to refer to when planning the next project.  This is hopefully going to serve two purposes - one to see what garments might suit and two to hopefully reduce some of those measurements by the end of the year.
I did finish my headscarf this week - here is a bad photo of it in action.
I have also made lots of progress on my projects.  I have worked on every one of them but will photograph next week.  I have also cast on one new project which is a jumper for Daniel in a huge ball of yarn that a friend bought me.
I also ct out all of the fabric for my next few sewing projects.  I now have fabric ready to sew for two more Coco dresses, a pair of PJ bottoms, a Mina skirt and an Agnes top.  I also found a dress that I have all but made that just needs the hem doing and the facing.  So now all I have to do is get the sewing machine out and get sewing!
And to be honest, that is it for this week.  I will endevour to document all of my WIP's next week as I am quite pleased with them all and there is a very real possibility I shall cast on another - now a pair of legwarmers is calling to me!
I hope everyone has a great week.