Sunday 31 July 2022

A Year of Projects Update - week 5

 OK, so midweek blogs did not happen - maybe next week.   I have been doing much crafting, but it doesn't 'feel' like I have.   Perhaps it is because I felt like a project was nearly finished and all I have really done is finished that.

Anyway, what did I finish?  There are technically 2 things.

I finished my ripple bralette/camisole.  I actually love it and think I could be brave enough to do a bralette version...

I knit this in some Yorkshire Dale's yarn (who are not dying anymore).   I still have at least half a skein left and I'm toying with making the bralette in the leftover skein.  We will see - I made the straps double the thickness on this version  so I think I would have enough.
The other thing I finished and packaged up is my mum's advent calendar. 
This is now ready to take to mum tomorrow when we pop down to see her and dad.  Then I don't have to worry about it in the post. 
So on that note I am spending the best part of the week in Somerset with mum and dad.  I'm taking both boys this time (even though Thomas would rather stay at home now).  Crafting wise, I am only going to take the Festive yoke KAL  and see if I can put a dent in that.
I will leave you with a couple of shots of the pond where we walk most days - it's just down the road from us, so only takes about 10 minutes to get there - we are very lucky.

Have a great week everyone. 


  1. Busy indeed, it looks like a lovely break. And well done on finishing the cami, it looks fabulous.

  2. Your bralette looks great. Certainly hot enough this year to wear it!! Your advent box is sooo cute. Hopefully someday my kids figure out an advent calendar would be a great gift. Sadly knitting ones are pretty expensive for "young" families.

  3. The bralette camisole looks so comfy. Nice job. Your area to walk around is great. Very serene looking. Your mum will be so happy with her Advent calendar. You are a great daughter.

  4. The camisole looks like it fits perfectly - well done. And it looks nice and cool for these hot summer days so you'll get lots of wear. from Minding My Own Stitches

  5. Great finish and thank you for the lovely nature pictures!

  6. The camesole came out great. Hope you are having a lovely time in Somerset and having a cider or two.

  7. The camesole came out great. Hope you are having a lovely time in Somerset and having a cider or two. Liz

  8. Your knitted camisole fits you perfectly, Lucy. And Yay you on getting your mum's advent calendar to her so early. :)