Monday 26 October 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 17

 We made it to the half term break!  I am looking forward to a week of relaxing.  We can't go very far as the car is in for it's MOT and of course everywhere has restrictions anyway.  We will be getting our pumpkins on Thursday  and hopefully a couple of my friends that I  haven't seen since last Christmas are coming over on Saturday to sit in the garden!

And... I have not one, but two, finishes.

Modelled by Patricia,  here is my finished lacy shoulders tee and Cornhill.

The tee is knit in Rowan Summerlite 4ply which was a delight!  Cornhill is knit in Eden Cottage yarn in the Keswick fingering.  Both need a block but other then that, they are done.

So what next?

I wound up my Stranded dyeworks gingerbread haus last week so have cast on a pair of socks.  I have also cast on Winterberry by Jennifer Wood in some beautiful Viola from John Arbon.

I would like to make some candles this week to use a few of my mug stash!  I don't think I have any sewing to get on with but I may sort some out.

I hope everybody has a good and safe week.

Sunday 18 October 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 16

 I am determined to get this up earlier today!  We have one more week of school before the half term break and I can't wait.

We had our first parents evening this week via zoom!  It was ok but hectic.  Despite that, I  did manage to get a bit of knitting done this week.

First up, I  knitted Christopher an autumn jumper and pumpkin!

I'm tempted to try to fashion him a witches hat for Halloween!

I also finished my Dreaming of Paris socks. 

I love these!  But I'm not converted, I am looking forward to winding some Christmas yarn to knit a pair of Christmas socks, two at a time, toe up and with a short row heel!

I am still making progress on my lacy shoulders tee, but as you can see I  am so nearly there - this week I'm sure of it!

This is knit in Rowan Summerlite 4ply.  I really like this yarn and is the nicest cotton I  have ever used (not that I  use it much!)  Now to prepare the roast and hopefully,  get more knitting in.  I hope everyone has a great week x

Sunday 11 October 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 15

 So, last week went by in a blur, and I  didn't really have any progress.  The upshot was, no blog post.  Anyway I am up early this week, have a lazy Sunday planned, and have some progress to share.

First up is my lacy shoulders tee.

I am just making my way down the back and then it will be finished with a neckband.

My Dreaming of Paris socks are now coming along.  I am at the heel flap.

I am really enjoying these despite the fact that I am knitting them in all the ways I  dislike!  I prefer toe up, magic loop, short row heel and two at a time!  These are exactly the opposite!  I think it is the helical knitting which I am particularly enjoying.

We don't have much other news.  We have a new, smaller fish tank to replace our second, leaky one!  I may go out into the garden and get some more potatoes - we have a few left along with beetroot and carrots.  And we have a parent, teacher meeting this week via zoom which should be amusing!

And there we have it.  We shall settle in to watch Forest Gump in a bit and try to do some knitting.  I hope everyone has a good week and stays safe.