Sunday 20 October 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 16

I didn't mean to miss last week, but again, time got away from me!  However, I now have two (yes two!) finished objects.  And both are sweaters!

Ok so I say finished - they are both knitted and the sewing is complete.  Both now need blocking and one is awaiting buttons, but I am calling them finished.

First up is Epistrophy.  I finished the main piece and then steeked the front.  This wasn't half as scary as I thought it was going to be. 

I didn't do any reinforcement before cutting since I had used non-superwash yarn, I have subsequently sewn up the steek to keep it in place on the back.  I have no photo of that because it isn't pretty!

Having finished the knitting I discovered that I did not have enough buttons and so I have ordered them but they are not here yet.

My other FO is Faience.  I have finished this, but it needs blocking - I would like to block it longer at the front.  I will get a picture of this when it is blocked.

Both of these were lovely knits, now I just have Askews me as a sweater knit on the needles.  So I shall look to my list to pick the next project.
I went out today to get the penultimate harvest of the year!  I have one one lot of potatoes and I saved some carrots for next time.  Lots asked about the potatoes last time - they are Pink Fir Apple.  This is a variety I love but you can never find them in the shops so I have to grow my own.
Anyway, I think that is enough for this week.  I will be back next week as the start of the midterm break kicks off.  I hope everyone has a great week.


  1. Congratulations on two FOs and you doing some steeking. I just don't think I will ever be brave enough to try that, I'm so clumsy I worry I'd ruin it. The colour is perfect for autumn and it looks nice and cosy which is perfect as the weather is turning. I look forward to seeing the second jumper once you've blocked it.

  2. Congratulations on the 2 FO's. A bigger congrats on the steeking. I would be terrified of doing it. Looking forward to seeing the buttons you for the cardi. I had never hear of Pink Fir Apple potatoes. Might have to look those up on Google.

  3. Oh wow - Epistrophy is beautiful! I wasn't around last week either, so I'm glad you didn't post and I might have missed the pictures! I still don't understand how steeking works. I think I need to find a video that shows it in action. But I am impressed! Pink Fir Apples, huh? Thank you for sharing that. Your harvest looks yummy!

  4. Congrats on the successful steeking. Not for the weak hearted that is for sure and your sweater is beautiful!

  5. Congratulations! So glad the steeking turned out too. Your sweater is so pretty. I did not understand what you meant about the steeking in the back? Great produce from your garden!

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