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. 


  1. Love those bright stripes on your sweater and your gingerbread socks. So fun. Hope all goes well with school. I have a teacher friend that has been teaching since August and not a single case of Covid yet in her school. Hopefully that can be maintained over the holidays the next few months.

  2. Oh I'd love some Stranded Dyeworks....but just can't seem to get's all sold out so quickly! Yeah, my district is in the red again, but we are still in school...although a hybrid model, so the most kids I have are on Monday and Tuesday with 8, but many days I have less than that...

  3. I like the texture on your winter berry. Sounds like pumpkin shopping was quite an adventure. The socks look like autumn. Very pretty.

  4. The colors of things in your pictures puts me in the mind for Christmas! :) Glad you had a good week as a break from school/work.

  5. Look at you go with your knitting! I love the gingerbread haus pretty! My daughter is the same way. Her state has high numbers and there were 12 staff out so she too thinks it's only a matter of time before they shut down. Stay well and stay safe!

  6. Well that sounds like a great week off. I'm on my phone so it's a challenge to see the jumper details yet but sounds an interesting construction. I love Amy and her Yarns.

  7. Love seeing all your project progress. I hope you stay safe with back to school too. It seems the numbers are really climbing here and I am staying away from stores and people as much as possible. Good thing my husband isn't sick of me yet! lol