Sunday 29 November 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 22

 I missed another week.  We hardly have time to stop at the moment and I just ran out of time to post!  I have been able to squeeze in some crafting though. 

I have made progress on my socks. 

I am hoping to finish the cuffs today for this to be an FO next week!  I am knitting these from Stranded Dyeworks gingerbread haus.  On that note, I finally managed to snag a   skein of Stranded's zooming home for Christmas in this week's update!

I also updated Christopher's look for Christmas.   If I get time I will Christmas trousers!
Thomas and I have a day off tomorrow,  so I am hoping to decorate the house.   We like quite a number of decorations any year, and that is when we spend Christmas with mum and dad.   This year we will not be going so I shall be going all out!
Right, so now to post this and get on with the days chores.   I hope everyone has a great week. 

Sunday 15 November 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 20

 And yet another week has gone in a flash!

Before we know it, it will be Christmas.   I am trying to get organised, but, this year, of course, is much more complicated!  I'm hoping the boys will be able to tell me what they would like from Father Christmas today.  I am also going to put my advent calendar together today.  I usually buy a yarn advent, but couldn't really justify the expense this year.  So I have been accumulating miniskeins that I am going to ball up and place into bags so I  can randomly pick one out each day.

In crafting news, I  have made progress on Winterberry. 

I am really enjoying this, but it is slow going.  Mind you I don't have many wips, so I am working pretty exclusively on this.

Apart from ...  

My Christmas socks!  I am very nearly at the heel - I will be doing a short row heel.
And that is it for this week.  Time to settle in for our film!
Hope everyone has a great week. 

Sunday 8 November 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 19

 Another week has gone by and Englanĸ is back in lockdown where all of the least risky places are shut and the most risky open!  By that I  mean schools and universities - I hope I  am wrong and shall eat my words!

Anyway in knitting news, I  have only really made progress on Winterberry.

I have split for the sleeves and and making my way down the body.  I am really enjoying it and the yarn is delightful (viola by John Arbon).

I did do a few rounds on my Christmas socks, but not enough to see any difference.  We went to get more fish for our tank and the shrimp are doing nicely.

And that is about it.  I hope everyone has a good week.

Sunday 1 November 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 18

 We have had such a nice week!  We did a bit of socially distanced shopping, some picking of pumpkins, (although we got the car stuck in the mud) we took possession of some shrimp for our new aquarium and met with a couple of friends for a socially distanced bbq!

I also made progress on my knitting!

I made lots of progress on Winterberry.

I am knitting this in John Arbon Textiles Viola and am really enjoying it.   The technique is a bit different - the yoke was knit in a band then stitches picked up and now I  am knitting through the raglan increases.

I also made some progress on my Christmas socks. 

I am knitting these in Stranded dyeworks gingerbread haus. 

We are back to school next week - numbers are going up and while the rest of the country is in lockdown,  we will be carrying on as normal!  Anyway, I  think it is just a matter of time before we have an outbreak in school.  Lets see!

Hope everyone is staying safe.  Have a great week.