Sunday 29 December 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 26

I was so late posting last week,  that I am now posting again in a matter of hours!
We are now back home and I find myself in week 26 of the year of projects (if you do the July start).
Firstly here are the socks I finished last week.
The yarn is actually much more yellow/honey coloured.
I explained why these aren't exactly what they seem in week 24!  I love them anyway.
So now what?  Well, I am continuing with the dust of snow wrap,  although I have run out of the alpaca and so need more on Monday (a trip to hobby craft was on the cards anyway).
I cast on Like a Cloud by Joji  Locatelli  on christmas eve, which is a lovely relaxing knit so far.
I also cast on some socks - no pattern for these,  just toe up, vanilla shortie.
The yarn is some Olann that I picked up at YAK in Brighton.
This does mean that all of my current projects are from stash - hurrah!
I think we are all feeling a little under the weather today,   so a PJ day is in order.  I shall be doing lots of baking.  I plan to make some gingerbread, a sponge for new year, some bread and will be cooking a ham for  dinner.
Edit:  by the time I have uploaded the photos I have done all of that,  plus installed a printer, cleaned the kitchen and am currently winding yarn for another project!
I hope everyone has a great week and wonderful new year.

Friday 27 December 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 25

I'm very late and this is going to be a very quick one with few photos I'm afraid.
We travelled across the country to my mum's last Sunday (I know this is not the same undertaking as in other countries but it took a few hours nonetheless!)  So we have been here in the west country for Christmas.
I have, of course,  brought some projects with me.
I do have an fo - my honey bee dance socks  (kind of) but I forgot to take photos of them,  so you will have to wait to see those.
I have brought my dust of snow wrap which is growing at a rate of knots and I'm loving this and the little pile of advent minis I still have.

I also brought some new socks to cast on and my like a cloud, which I  cast on on Christmas eve.
Well I hope everyone that celebrates has a joyous Christmas and that everyone has a wonderful holiday. 
Here is just one christmas shot.

Sunday 15 December 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 24

It's been a busy week.  I am hoping that this next week will be slightly quieter before heading off to mum and dad next sunday.
First up is knitting.   My "honey bee dance" socks by Helen Stewart.
Now, if you have looked at the pattern and you take a look at the pic above you may notice they look nothing like each other!  This is down to two things (mainly the second reason).  Firstly,  I like to knit socks to up, so I  switched the pattern round and always intended to knit them upside down.  The second reason I found out this week once I had got to the first motif.  I was trying to find instructions in the pattern for making the bobble and realised I couldn't find them because I had two patterns with only the 2 pages of what I thought was the honey bee dance socks.  So I looked the pattern up on rav, which was when I realised I am actually knitting the astrantia socks!  So there you go - they will continue to be known as my honey bee dance socks but they aren't.
I've been making progress on my dust of snow wrap but I will show you next time.
In the week we visited glow wild which was held in the ground of wakehurst place (this is a branch of kew gardens if you know the garden at all).

I will leave you with a couple of pics from there.  Hope you all have a great week.

Monday 9 December 2019

A Year of Projects Update - week 23

I'm a day late this week as we had a busy weekend.   We had friends over on Saturday and went to see father Christmas on Sunday.
Crafting wise I have not cast on a new sweater,  but I have narrowed it down and next weekend I shall wind the yarn in preparation. 
I have made progress on my socks.
This are due to be the honey bee dance socks by Helen Stewart.
I did cast on something new though.   I wanted something different to do with my advent minis this year so I cast on the dust of snow wrap from last year's knitvent.  I'm loving this new project.
And that is all I have been up to  - these are some pics from yesterday.

See you all next week.

Sunday 1 December 2019

A Year of Projects Update - Week 22

We put the decorations up today, so I'm a bit late today.  I am also hosting a christmas meal next week so have been busy planning.  However   Thomas and I have a day off tomorrow, so I can catch up a bit then.
I have an fo this week.  My sock arms is done.  And I love it!
I used stranded dyeworks for the main body and then dragon hill yarns for the arms.  I bought both last year at unravel,  so I should be able to justify some more this next year!
I have also worked on some socks but that is it.
I shall report next week on the meal and what I may cast on next (I'm still thinking about that!)
I hope everyone has a great week   please click on the link to see other yop posts.