Sunday 14 July 2019

A Year of Projects Update - Week 2

Since revealing my new list last week, I have mostly worked away on existing projects.
The majority of my time has been spent on Sanctuary.  I am loving knitting on this.  It is slow going, but that is because it is virtually laceweight.  It is very addictive where every round is different, but also easy to memorise.
The yarn is my repurposed Eden Cottage.
I have knit a little on my shortie socks.  I also decided that I needed to start the second stripey sock, or I might never do it.  So I have added it to the same needle just to do the toe and then I will transfer it to the short circular needle.
I have one new cast on (one!)  I cast on Bishi (the water bottle carrier) so that I have it in time for the summer.
I am not entirely sure what my next cast on will be.  I would love to finally cast on sock arms, but I don't really want to have two fingering weight sweaters on the go - I think it might be Epistrophy (which I have had in my queue forever) or the Enchanted Mesa.  Anyway I'm going to stay reasonably monogamous for a minute.  We have a busy week this week.  My grandmother passed away last week and so we have to travel to her funeral.  And when we come back it is the boys last week in school and so we have various leaving activities to attend.  No new cast on's this week!
Anyway that is it for this week, please check out the rest of the group using the link to the right.


  1. Sorry for your loss. Concentrating on the socks and water bottle holder seems a good idea, I really could do with starting one for mine so I am more tempted to take it with me when I walk the dog...I am pretty rubbish at drinking enough.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmother.

    Your projects are smashing. The sweater is so pretty and the yarn suits it 100%. The short socks are really nice. That yarn is so interesting and I love the way the colors go on it. A water bottle holder is a great idea especially for walks. I drink copious amounts of water daily and take a bottle with me everywhere I go. That would be great for the days I am running in and out of stores so I don't have to carry the bottle in my hand or try and squeeze it in my purse.

  3. Condolences on the passing of your grandmother. Good idea about the water bottle carrier - I don't bring mine on walks cause it is a pain to carry. I will have to crochet one for myself. I love the Sanctuary pattern. Beautiful.

  4. I'm sorry to read about your grandmother, Lucy. Safe travels for all who will be making their way to the funeral.

    Sanctuary is absolutely stunning. I look forward to watching that continue to take shape.

  5. So sorry about your grandmother. I need to make one of those water bottle holders. Loving the socks..

  6. Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. They are often the ones who got us started in crafting, so it's hard to lose them for so many reasons. I hope your trip is safe and that your busy week goes well.
    I do love the color you are using for Sanctuary, it's gorgeous. great progress on all of your projects

  7. I am so sorry about your grandmother's passing. Glad you are enjoying your sweater making and such pretty yarn. I so admire people who can knit 2 at a time socks. I may have to try it someday when I'm feeling brave! LOL! The water bottle carrier is a great idea.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother Lucy, condolences.
    The projects are all coming along nicely, specially Sanctuary. I'm thinking I might cast on my lace weight jumper next as it would be ideal for the late Summer early Autumn weather. It sounds like you've just enough on your plate for the moment and I do hope that second sock flies off the needles. Hurray to the Summer holidays!

  9. I too send my condolences for the passing of your Grandmother. Safe travel thoughts are sent your way too.

    Your sanctuary is so very pretty-but I cannot fathom knitting a lace weight sweater! I am not even able to consistently work on my fingering weight Boxy. :) Looking forward to hearing all about your summer fun.

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