Sunday 28 March 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 39

 I had no intention of missing two weeks,  but it's been one thing after another!  Nothing dreadful, just niggles.

Apart from school, which is really wiping me out this term, our internet stopped working two weeks ago.   Not a terrible thing,  but it took a week to sort out and meant that I  couldn't do my blog that weekend.  Then, when it returned, my son's phone stopped working.  Again not terrible, but it took about a week and various calls and trips to sort it out.   The phone, we think fixed, returned yesterday.  So I am really just awaiting the third thing!  Last weekend, apart from trying to fix the phone, I  had my covid vaccine - hurrah (double hurrah as I  am not in the age bracket they are doing at the moment,  but think my asthma bumped me up the queue)!  As a result, I didn't feel great on Sunday and didn't  blog then either.  And this week I  have been very unmotivated to do anything apart from sleep.

Luckily,  I did make some progress on my Projects before this shenanigans began!

I am making headway into my garter stitch blanket.   I have under 200 stitches on the needles and am decreasing by one each row, so not far to go now.

I have also been really getting on with Oare Water.   This is knit in John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic and I  am loving it.  I am now doing the top back section.

I haven't really touched anything else, but I  have grand plans for Easter!

So that is that for today, I am going to bake bread and Easter cupcakes today, and try to keep out of trouble!

Hope you all have a great week and have a good Easter weekend, if you celebrate it (have a great weekend anyway, of course).

Saturday 6 March 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 36

 It has been a lovely week, weather wise.  We are due to return to school next week (almost a year since we closed the school doors), so this week has been mostly preparing for that.  We have a slightly staggered start, with Daniel starting back with me on Monday - Thomas returns on Friday after going in for his first test on Thursday.  So next week will be interesting - at least Easter is not far away!

I've continued to work on my garter stitch blanket and Oare water, but I will show you next week when, hopefully, I can show real progress!

I have been working on a new project!  When we were out for a walk, Daniel saw a lovely dog in a beautiful coat.  He happened to say he would like a Christmas jumper like it.  So (always eager for a new appreciated gift) I looked for a similar pattern and found one from Deramores.  So here is what I  gave so far.

This is knit in John Arbon knit by numbers as I  had that in stash.  It is knit in pieces and usually I  would convert to in the round, but I  thought I would try it and see if I can learn a new technique!

And that is that for this week.  Hope everyone has a good one.