Sunday 25 September 2022

A Year of Projects Update - week 13

 It's been a bit of a strange one this week.   The queen's funeral was on Monday, which we watched most of.  The rest of the week, although shortened, seemed to stretch on forever!  Last weekend we went to the Goodwood Revival which I will talk about in a moment and today we are going to the beach to go swimming with a friend. 

In terms oc progress, I have done a few more rounds on Tegna 

I have also completed another motif on my festive yoke KAL dress  but not enough to photo.
While we were at Goodwood (which was fabulous - 2 days of dressing in period and Period car racing!) I spotted this jacket/cardigan.

I took a photo to remind me - as I knew I could make something like that (as you do as a knitter!)  I also thought I had a similar pattern on my YOP list.  As it turned out it wasn't on the YOP list  but I had bought ghe pattern and that is See You There by Joji Locatelli. 
As you can see I have printed the pattern and bought my yarn - Gilliat by de Rerum Natura.   I havd resisted the urge to cast on as I can't have 3 sweaters on the needles at once - none would get finished!
Anyway,  must finish up as I need to make a flask of hot chocolate to accompany our sausage baps our friend will make on her camping stove whilst at the beach!  Have a great week. 

Sunday 11 September 2022

A Year of Projects Update - week 11

 I don't have much to report this week.  I  went back to work properly  (with students) this week and so had less time to knit. 

All I have done is another motif on my dress. 

And the lacy part of Tegna.

So chugging along.

I don't know what to say about the late Queen Elizabeth II.  I am sad and I will miss her being there - I think she did a lot of good for our country.  I am not sure about King Charles, so for a minute I will just say goodbye to Elizabeth and reserve judgement!

Next Sunday we will be paying our respects and will be busy all day so there is likely to be no post (I have a ridiculous week at work as well so unlikely to do much knitting).

So I hope everyone has a really good couple of weeks and I will catch up later.

Sunday 4 September 2022

A Year of Projects Update - week 10

 Well, I think it is week 10?  I have not posted the last few weeks as we have been all over the place.

Three weeks ago, me and my youngest son went camping at Snetterton to watch the touring cars, which was really good but a bit warm (we went during our second heatwave!)

On our return we had a couple of days turn around and then went off to Yorksire as a family.   This again was wonderful, but next time we will visit for longer.

When we returned from Yorkshire we again had a couple of days turnaround before heading off to  first my mum and dad's, and then to Cornwall and St Ives.

Here we had a brilliant time with lots of sea swimming and hiking.

And now (last Thursday) I am back to work and the boys return to school this week (they will both be attending my school from this year).

With all of that going on there has been little time for crafting, but I have got a bit to report.

Firstly, a finish!  I took these on the drive to Yorkshire and was able to finish them off when we returned. 

These are my spring socks (they have been on the needles that long!)  The yarn is from West Yorkshire Spinners snd I think it is mojito.  Pattern is just a plain sock, toe up, short row heel and 1 by1 twisted rib to finish.

Another finish was an impromptu foot rest made from a box and some old work jumpers of my husband's!  It is currently being used as a footstool and housing several WIP's. 

I also took m Festive yoke KAL with me and have done a little on that.  I decided to get the sleeves done, so now all I have to do is keep going straight for miles!  I am going to make this into a dress.

And finally, I have a new cast on that I am loving.  I have cast on Tegna by Caitlin Hunter.

This photo does the pattern or yarn no favours  but I loved the way the sun hit it!  The yarn is from Lay Family Yarn in the Sweetpea cottage colourway and is beautiful. 

And finally,  that is that.  As I havd already mentioned,  we are all at school this week, so less may get done, but we shall see!

I hope you all have a great week.