Sunday, 29 November 2015

A Year of Projects Update - week 22

I hope everyone that celebrates, enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  I have a nice long weekend this week as we have Monday off (and the boys are at school). I am so looking forward to it, I don't have many plans, just going for a coffee, wrapping some presents and knitting!
In the meantime, I have made progress this week and finished two items.
Firstly, Bluejay is now finished.  This was a lovely knit and fits Daniel nicely.  He wanted a yellow pompom and a yellow pompom he got!  Love this yarn too, it's Gilliatt by de rerum natura.
I also finished a test knit for Jennie Santopietro - featheround.  This was a great knit as well, quick but interesting.  I am going to give this to my son's teacher.
I have also done a little more to Rhombing around - I'm down to the single colour section of the first sleeve.  I'm hoping to progress on that this week so hopefully next week there should be a real progress shot!  And I have done another repeat on my socks, but again, at the moment not enough to show off.

We are off to see father Christmas today, so we are very excited.  To see other Year of Projects posts click here.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

A Year of Projects Update - week 21

I feel as though Christmas is speeding up at a rate of knots!!  I did my first Xmas craft fair yesterday and next weekend we are going to see Father Christmas - how many days to go?!
I have been making steady progress on my knitting - I am making my way through the hood of Bluejay, still feel like I have forever to go on this though!

I have also taken up a second test knit from the same designer (Jenni Santopietro) - this time it is a hat pattern.  It is not a secret so here is my progress on this.  I am using Eden Cottage Oakworth DK in plum, leftover from an earlier project.  This will end up being a present for Daniels teacher - hopefully.
I haven't worked on anything else as I was getting ready for the fair.  I have another in 2 weeks and have a few things to replenish, but otherwise should make progress this week.
Check out what everyone else is up to here

Sunday, 15 November 2015

A Year of Projects Update - week 20

And yet another week flies by!  I've been quite busy at work this week so progress has slowed down.
I have mainly worked on Bluejay and have made good progress on that.  Here it is as of this morning.

I have finished the body and am now on to the hood.
I also did some work on my socks and have knitted 2 quick baby hats for the first Xmas craft fair next week.
This week will probably be much of the same (busy!!), but hopefully I will knit up some baby booties to go with the hats for the stall and finish Bluejay - that is the plan.
To see what the rest of the group are up to check here

Sunday, 8 November 2015

A Year of Projects Update - Week 19

Back to work this week after the half term break, but I still feel I have made reasonable progress.  I have, as I like, lots of projects on the go - so here they are.
I have started the sleeves on Rhombing Around and I am now trundling through the short rows.
I haven't worked much on my socks but they have progressed a little.  Love this yarn, it is by Skein Queen.
I am onto the stockinette section of the tank top, so this is my mindless tv knitting at the moment.
And what started as a test knit has morphed into a knit a long as the designer wanted to release the pattern for the Indie gift along.  I got an advance copy of the pattern though so I am already onto the body section.  It is Bluejay by Jennie Santopietro.

To see how everyone else is progressing please see this thread.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Year of Projects Update - week 18

Having cast on all the projects in the week, I have made reasonable progress!
First up is Rhombing around - I'm pleased to report I have CO the body - hurrah!  I had to take a certain artistic licence as I feared I may run out of my main colour.  I need a little for the arms, but now I should be ok.
After much umming and ahhing and starting other patterns I settled on Waving lace by Joji Locatelli.  I am nearly at the end of the bottom bit of lace.
I started a new pair of socks, two at a time again as this makes me happy!
Pattern is Cuboid by Claire Devine - I wanted some reasonably straightforward socks that I can knit mindlessly!
Otherwise, we went to a theme park on Thursday to see the animals (my boys aren't thrillseekers - yet).
We carved the pumpkins and went to a party yesterday.  Today we are off swimming.
Have a good week, to catch up with more see this group.