Sunday 25 April 2021

A Year of Projects Update - week 43

 Thought I would update nice and early and take advantage of the weather.

Here's my first coffee and a sneak peak of the project I have been working on!

We have had a bit of an up and down week.  Restrictions are continuing to ease here in England,  but on Friday I had a call to say that Daniel had been in close contact with someone who has now tested positive for Covid.   This means he has to isolate for 10 days.  As I wrote yesterday this could be much worse of course, but it means I now have to work from home this coming week.  I shall be projected into the classroom by Zoom to take the lessons - what fun!

Although remote teaching is tiring it does mean I should have a bit more time and can organise my time better at home - every cloud ☁️

So, what have I been working on?

I have been working non stop on my Antiquity blouse.  

This is an absolutely delightful pattern by Fabel knitwear.  I am really enjoying it,  and the yarn is gorgeous  - it is Keld fingering by Eden cottage yarn.  This is a merino, linen blend which is so soft!

I have finished the Sewing on Olive and now just need to attach press studs.  I will show you when that is done. 

Later I will be making chocolate marmalade loaf with some marmalade I made yesterday.   In the week I will be working in my Me Made May plans.  Other than that a lazy day is what is needed!  

Have a lovely week. 


  1. It looks lovely and I like the sound of the linen and cotton yarn. Hope your son is fine. Frustrating to be back remote teaching I am sure but less commute time = more knitting in the garden hopefully. Where does Me Made May come from? I have followed your last 2 years doing it but don't think I know its origins

    1. Ha ha - I tried to reply but it came out as a comment! Mmm was started by

  2. I hope to put up an intro to mmm in the week, but it was started by years ago!

  3. Looks like a beautiful day where you are. The sun finally came out here. I agree ... I really like your Antiquity blouse. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hope the quarantine results in nothing more than rest and crafting and negative covid tests. Love the Antiquity!

  5. I pray everyone will be healthy at your house! The Antiquity is so pretty. It's going to be gorgeous when it's finished. I read the post on MMM, thank you. I have done no wardrobe sewing but keep wanting to make cobbler aprons as I have 2 and need to make a pattern from them.
    My heart goes out to you trying to juggle everything since Covid came on the scene. It has not been easy for teachers or their children. I hope you find some time to relax, knit and out your feet up, and of course, that your son is fine.

  6. Whoa! Tell me more about this Chocolate Marmalade Loaf! I love marmalade, and am literally the only person in my house that eats it.... Does it freeze well?

    Your top is very beautiful! It looks like it will be a joy to wear.

    I hope everything goes smoothly on the health front, having to rapidly switch gears professionally must be exhausting and frustrating. Best of luck!

  7. Hoping that neither Daniel, nor the rest of you, end up getting COVID. And I hope your working from home goes as smoothly as it possibly can. Your Antiquity is just gorgeous. And I look forward to seeing Olive soon!

  8. I hope you all stay healthy. Your Antiquity Blouse is a very pretty color. Looking forward to seeing Olive.