Sunday 27 September 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 13

 Well last week's promise nearly didn't happen!

We had a bit of evening drama when our second fish tank sprung a leak! Anyway we are now drying out, so I can do a brief update.

I have finished the first dreaming in Paris socks but I don't have a photo.   I will show you next week.   

I have been making good progress on the lacy shoulders tee. 

Just a bit of stockinette down the back and the neckline to go.

I have been making progress on the cornhill scarf. 

Here it is whilst I was watching Stephen West this evening. 

I signed up for his colour play webinar a few weeks ago and I didn't regret it.  He was excellent - I could listen to him for hours.

And I think that is going to have to be that for a minute as I still have some cleaning to do!

Monday 21 September 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 12

 I'm a  day late posting this week.  I ran out of time yesterday and to be honest, there has been little progress made this week.

I have been knitting, but it has been slow and steady- which is fine.

I have made some progress on the socks, and some on the top, but not enough to photograph.   Saturday saw me doing lots of baking - bread, bread and butter pudding  and a strawberry cake.  Again no pics - sorry!

In fact the only pic I  have this week is of my getting ready for barbequeing on Saturday night!

I will be back properly next week, I  promise.  Have a great week everyone.

Sunday 13 September 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 11

 Well it has been a strange week.  Wonderful in many ways.  Wonderful to be back with the kids - I have really missed the interactions with them.   But, of course, so many things are different and we are getting used to teaching differently.   I have to stay at the front as neither myself or the students are required to wear face protection.  I can wear it if I want but I prefer to keep my distance so they can see me, hear me clearly and lip read if necessary - so no wondering amongst them it is!  As things are different and we teachers need to move a lot more, since the students are in their bubbles, I have been very tired this week!

Anyway, crafting has still been done!

This was me this morning.

The knitting is the lacy shoulders tee - I  have completed the lacy portion and now am making my way down the back.  I'm still really enjoying this and should be nearing completion soon.

I have also made progress on my Dreaming of Paris socks.

I have turned the heel and now am on the foot.  Hopefully I will be on the second one by next week. 

And to be honest,  that is it for this week - first full week of school coming up, so I'm taking it a week at a time!

Hope everyone has a great week. 

Sunday 6 September 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 10

This week has breezed by!  Going back to school was good, although we are yet to start teaching - Tuesday is when it kicks off properly.

I have been beavering away at my Projects.  My lacy shoulders tee has seen very little love this week.  I have started the lace though and should get back to it before I  forget!

 The Rowan Summerlite is gorgeous,  wonderfully soft and not splitty at all.
I also cast on my Joji project in the week for the fall KAL.  
I am really enjoying these even though it is everything I don't like when knitting socks.  I am generally a two at a time, toe up kind of girl, but these are none of those!
In other news, I made some curtains and a kind of beanbag for Thomas's bedroom.

I also went through my wardrobe and checked on work clothes.  I realised I didn't post the skirt I hand sewed the other week.  Sorry for the smudges on the mirror!  I  must clean that.

And I altered a dress that was too short and turned it into a tunic top.

I think that will do for this week - I  did some sorting and cleaning of the greenhouse, but otherwise that was it.  I hope everyone has a great week.