Sunday 27 December 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 26

 Well this is two weeks in a row!  And  I have a finish!

My finish is my Winterberry.

You will have to excuse the bottom half - we have been isolating and so I was dressed for comfort!  I loved this knit and knit it from John Arbon Textiles Viola which is splendid.

Having finished this, I now have few WIP's.  My Battenberg is coming along.  I also picked up my garter stitch blanket for the first time in ages.  I haven't worked on my skirt, but may do in the coming days.  

So, what next?  There is a lovely pattern from the John Arbon annual called Oare Water and I  have some more John Arbon yarn which I  think will be perfect.   I also have some lovely pink yarn for a pair of socks for the rainbow chronicles KAL hosted by Jooles at Sew Sweet Violet. 

Christmas day was lovely, we have an Alexa Echo Show, which means mum and dad were able to watch us open our presents and spend the morning with us as it were.  We were very spoilt!  I got lots of lovely things which I  hope to be putting to good use!  And the boys were very happy.  

Well I  think, there is more cooking to do! I hope everyone has a good week and here's to a happy new year!

Sunday 20 December 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 25

 I seem to be on a biweekly schedule at the moment!

It's been quite a couple of weeks.  We had a couple of Covid cases in our sixth form in November, then we cruised along a bit.  But this last couple of weeks saw a bit of an outbreak in year 8.  We are not allowed to shut the school, so we sent groups of students home until sending all of year 8 homd on Tuesday.  I made it to the end of the week but at present Thomas is self isolating until the 25th as he came in close contact with a positive case.   We almost made it!

Anyway, I have been able to do some crafting.

I am progressing with my blanket. 

I am knitting this with an advent that I put together myself.   I am still loving it!
I have also made progress on Winterberry. 
Sorry about the photo,  I try to do sleeves two at a time so they are the same,  but it makes photos tricky!
I am looking forward to a week relaxing, I think we are all ready for the big day.   Hope everyone has wonderful Christmas if you celebrate and a lovely rest.

Sunday 6 December 2020

A Year of Projects Update - week 23

 Despite having a lovely day off this week, I still did not manage to get around everyone this week.  I don't have much of an excuse, I  did spend all of Monday making the house look Christmassy  and we did have a parents evening on Tuesday, which caused the whole week to disappear!  I shall again make a real effort this week.

I have made good inroads into my first (new) project.  It is my advent project for this year using the minis I  wrapped myself to make an advent calendar.   Before I show you, I am very well aware there are some very accomplished chocheters in our group, and my efforts pale in comparison to others amazing projects.  However,  as a first time chocheter I am quite chuffed!  (I also know that no one here will judge me!)

I also know it needs to be blocked but while I'm very excited about it, I  need to keep the momentum going, so I  am not blocking yet and am joining as I  go (as well as sewing kn ends) as I  know full well I  shall run out of steam otherwise!

I have made a tiny bit of progress on Winterberry. 

Sorry for it being on its side!

And, I  nearly forgot... I  finished my Christmas socks.

These are knit from a sock set from Stranded in her last year's Christmas colourway gingerbread haus.   I may have just taken possession of this years 😉

I shall leave you with part of my efforts from Monday.   I hope everyone has a great week.