Sunday 28 February 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 35

 I don't know where the time goes at the moment?  Given that I don't leave the house except to go for a walk sometimes!

I have a couple of updates on my Projects.

I finished my January socks (mid February!)

These I knit in some yarn from Kate Seline with a contrast from West Yorkshire spinners. 

I have made progress on my Oare Water.  I put in several rounds today while out in the garden.

This is knit in John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic. 

It has been beautiful the last few days,  so I shall leave you with a few snaps from the garden and our walks.

Sunday 14 February 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 33

 Another week has passed in much the same way as every other!

However,  it is the  half term break now, and the three of us could really do with it!  My husband, unfortunately,  has worked throughout and continues,  so no break for him (we realise we are privileged that he has a job).  Anyway,  me and the boys will enjoy!

I have made progress on my sweater - it is bottom up - so I about 10 inches in.

This is Oare Water, knit in Yarnadelic by John Arbon.
My socks are still in progress.

These are knit in a yarn from Kate Selene.
I have also put in some rows on my blanket.  The only thing I haven't really worked on is the Battenberg blanket,  but maybe this week...
Right I'm off to make the most of my week!  Hope everyone has a great week.

Sunday 7 February 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 32

 And another week has gone by.  Our days tend to end up much the same at the moment.   The boys can usually squeeze all of their lessons into the morning and I pop in a couple of Zoom lessons.  Then we talk to my mum via Alexa with a hot chocolate.  Weekends aren't much different,  but we sit on the sofa rather than at the table!

We had some excitement today with the arrival of some snow.  We don't get much snow here so it was quite a thing.

I have been chugging along with my projects this week.   My blanket is still coming along, and my socks are now past the heels.

They were on hold for a few days - I was just going to do them in the same yarn throughout , but then I watched the Stranded podcast!  So by the end of the episode I had been on the West Yorkshire Spinners website and had ordered 3 skeins (milkbottle, Silent night and Robin!)  Anyway, I've done the heels.

I also have a finished object!  

I loved knitting this.  It is a slightly modified painting honeycomb hat by Stephen West.  I used two yarns from my stash - the yellow is an Eden Cottage and the green is by Mellifera yarns who stopped dying years ago, unfortunately.   Now I cannot wait until the sweater comes out!

That's all for this week, I hope everyone has a good and safe week.