Sunday 24 November 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 21

And we get another week closer to December!  We have lots of plans for the month not least Christmas plays and carols.
I have finished both hats for the mystery kal.

I really enjoyed this - mystery kals sometimes scare me but this one was wonderful and the finished object(s) are lovely.   I have already worn the blue one and am pleased to report it is not bothersome around the face at all.  I thought it might be but isn't.  I knit the blue ond in a combination of eden cottage and some old Rowan alpaca cotton.  The reddy one is knit in some malabrigo that has also been in stash for some time.
I have made progress on the sleeves of sock arms.   I am getting on ok with one sleeve so I think I will start the other to prevent second sleeve syndrome.
So we are about to go and make some more bread.  I hope everyone has a great week.

Sunday 17 November 2019

A Year of projects Update - week 20

Steady progress has been made this week.  I am onto the sock arms of sock arms!
The photo shows the body but I have completed the sleeve cap for one sleeve and am now powering down the arm.

My Woolly wormhead mystery kal is going nicely too.  I finished clue 2 with hat one and am now completing clue 2 on hat 2.  Clue 3 came out today so I will not be too far behind - but I do want to finish the body of hat 2.

Otherwise the car broke down twice this week - I hope this isn't the beginning of the end!  And Daniel made his first bread.  Inspired by junior bake off he made a loaf yesterday that was delicious.

Sunday 10 November 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 19

It's back to school here for the last slog before Christmas.   This half term is always a bit of a whirlwind of preparations,  Christmas performances and such like.
Anyway this last week has seen a bit of progress - again mainly on sock arms.   I have split for the sleeves and have  finished the front shaping.

I have also started the second clue of the mystery that.  I will again just post pics on Ravelry just in case anyone fancies it as a kal.

I am also making my way through some more bookmarks for gifts.
And that is that for this week.  I am really enjoying the colder weather at the moment - gives me a great excuse to wear all the knitwear on my walks to school.

Sunday 3 November 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 18

We have had such a lovely week here.  The start of the week saw lovely weather and  so we went to get our pumpkins and went to the park to play football. The end of the week has been much quieter but we have still had fun nonetheless.
I have managed to do a fair bit of crafting.   I have been fairly monogamous,  although at the end of the week saw me tempted by something!
My main project has been sock arms.  I have done the bulk of the body in merino nylon from Amy of stranded dyeworks in her smoked colourway.   I picked this up at last year's unravel.
I just really have the yoke to do and then the featured sock arms!
Now this was all I was working on, but then I got completely distracted by the woolly wormhead mystery kal.  I knit a couple of woolly's hats earlier in the year and it's been a long time since I have done a mystery kal.  So I have now not only completed clue one for one that, I decided since I have a week to wait for clue 2 I would cast on a second!
The first is cast on in a malabrigo Arroyo in archangel and the second I am holding two strands together - an eden cottage fingering and an alpaca cotton which has been in stash forever.  I have not posted a picture, but have linked my projects here and they are there.
And that is that for a moment. Happy crafting and I will be back next week.