Sunday 2 June 2019

A Year of Projects Update - Week 49

We have had a lovely week.  I got all of the DIY jobs done that I wanted, Me Made May was completed and me and the boys got out and about a little, but there was much time for crafting.
Firstly, I completed Me Made May which was on my YOP list and I blogged about it here.
I have an FO!  I finished the Moss Rose mitts.
I think these are beautiful if I say so myself.  The yarn (Eden Cottage carlisle) is fantastic and gorgeously soft.
Otherwise, my WIP's have been progressing nicely.  I am pretty much at the botttom band of my understated by Joji Locatelli.  I am knitting this from de Rerum Natura Penelope.

My hat, Azula, is progressing well, I am currently on repeat 6 out of 8.
I have put a few rows on both pairs of socks, but nothing really to write home about.
I am also planning for three KAL's (well two really)  I am going to play along with the outfit along again.  This is a yearly event hosted by Andi Satterlund and Lladybird (a sewing blogger).  It runs from the 1st June to the 31st July and consists of participants sewing an item and knitting an item.  Both have to be adult garments.  This is going to be the last year so there are no featured patterns, but one has to be a WIP.  So I am going to enter two.  I am going to make two new modified Coco dresses, pair one with Vianne by Andi Satterlnd and the other with Sanctuary from the latest Pom Pom magazine.  As a result I have cast on Vianne in some splendid Viola from John Arbon Textiles.  This yarn I purchased during the week and didn't take a picture as I was so excited to wind it!  I became a member of the John Arbon mill earlier in the month as I often use his yarn and so used the discount that comes with membership.  This yarn is beautiful, I got it in the fern colourway and is much more green than it is showing.

Finally, in terms of WIP's, I thought I would show my blanket which I forgot about last week.  I am getting there with this but the rows are very long now and I only do it now and again and I don't mind that at all.  I love the fact it looks like something Stephen West would put together (that is not blowing my own trumpet about my knitting or belittling his designing - just a comment on the colours!)
I have started planning for the other KAL which is the Colours of Fall KAL ran by the Yarniacs podcast group. This one runs from the 21st June - 21st September.  The idea behind this one is that you incorporate one of the colours from the Pantone colours of fall collection and knit/crochet etc a garment.  What they really want is that you style your FO in the way you might wear it.  I love this KAL.  I am going to knit Faience which is also from the new Pom Pom.
And so there you are for another week.  Please catch up with the rest of the group by clicking the link.


  1. You have an exciting few months planned with your KALs. I am going to pick up a sweater quantity of John Arbon yarn when I’m at Fibre East in July. The fibre from him that I spun is soooooooooo gorgeous. A spinner friend came round this week and she squished it and agreed about its softness. I look forward to seeing how you get on.
    I can see what you mean about the blanket colours being reminiscent to a Stephen West design.

  2. Those mitts are very pretty. Love the design work in the middle of them. Your hat is splendid. The play of colors really makes it pop. Understated is moving right along. It looks so comfy. The blanket does look like a Stephen West inspired piece. Great work! Your will be busy with your "a-longs" you have planned. How fun they sound.

  3. Very Stephen West indeed - I LOVE the colours. Your Rose mitts are exquisite. Your Azula is so intricate. Well done.

  4. Ooooh... Your Moss Rose Mits ARE beautiful. And your Azula, too! I bet you're looking forward to cooler weather. :) I look forward to seeing what you make in the Outfit Along in June and July. And another A-long in the fall! I just continue to be amazed at what you produce. In awe, really.

  5. The mitts turned out so pretty and you're almost done with your sweater. I have Joji on my list this coming year. I adore that Azula hat. Is it difficult...not for you I know but for my skill level? LOL! I love the colors daughter would love it. I need to look into John Arbon as I've heard great things about his yarn. I love green but I can't wear it but that color is going to be gorgeous. Love the blanket! How have I missed it? Is it a pattern? It reminds me of "the coat of many colors". You know how I love blankets! I'll look on your project page. Good luck with all your plans and above all have fun! Like Becki, I am always in awe of your productivity too. Have a great week!