Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 32

This past week I picked up the extra buttons needed for my Coloring cardigan that I finished last week and that’s as far as I got with that. It seems that the faltering with this project lies in putting the buttons on. So it will be a surprise for you and me if I have it ready for next week or for a new episode of the podcast.

What I did work on this week was the Aster by Marie Amelie Designs. This has such an interesting construction with provisional cast on and stitches left on hold not just for the sides and back but for the neckline also. The Aster has now been joined altogether and I’m working on the body of it so for now it’s just a matter of knitting to pattern. I am planning on adding in waist shaping to this shortly. It’s not in the pattern but I like my garments with some shaping to them. I like how it helps the fit and look of them.

Aster

And that’s it, it’s been a monogamous kind of week again which doesn’t make for an exciting post but my knitting week has been relaxing and I’ve enjoyed it.

I have been checking out a few tutorials, on a couple of things I wasn’t clear on, for the Hollyburn Skirt and later, after dinner I’m going to cut that out. I’ve only made skirts before in a class, so the teacher has always been there on hand, but after reading through the instructions there were a couple of things I was wondering about so I looked up some tutorials, then there are a couple of things I want to do with the skirt that I wasn’t sure how to do, so I had to look those up to. You see where I’m going with this. In short I like to be prepared and know what I’m doing somewhat with it when I start.

Perhaps we shall have progress pictures of that next week? Who knows.

All that remains now is the list which lies unchanged from last week, but here it is none the less;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

  • Fintry – started July 7th – finished August 9th
  • Lichen – started August 11th – finished October 10th
  • Bentley – started October 13th – finished December 9th
  • Gingerbread
  • Coloring – started January 1st – finished January 20th
  • Aster – started January 27th – 
  • Cumulus Blouse – started October 20th – finished December 20th
  • Magnolia
  • Mae Cardigan

Sewn Garments

Socks

6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th – FROGGED
  • Sock #1– started August 10th – finished August 26th 
  • Sock #2 – started August 30th – finished September 30th 
  • Sock #3 – started October 11th – FROGGED
  • Sock #4 – started November 4th – finished December 6th 
  • Sock #5 – started November 17th – FROGGED
  • Sock #6 – started December 10th – finished December 30th
  • Sock #7 – started January 4th – finished January 27th
  • Sock #8 – started

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE

Ruth.

Crochet · Projects in Progress

PIP (Project in Progress)

This weeks project in progress is my Woodland Blanket.

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The Woodland Blanket was started as a CAL on the Attic 24 blog and the colours and style of it just captured my attention. Originally I was late in joining in but worked along to my own pace anyway. Then life happened as it so often has a way of happening and work on the blanket stopped.

I’ve completed the first section and the second section begins with the tomato colour. Originally I purchased the kit for this blanket from Wool Warehouse so I didn’t need to worry about having the exact colours in my stash of Sytlecraft DK which is the yarn that comes in the kit and happens to be they yarn I like for most of my crochet blankets. I like its softness and yet I love that I can throw the blankets in the machine when I need to and the blankets don’t get destroyed. I am working the colour rows to the suggestions on the Attic 24 blog. I’m making the blanket to the 4ftx6ft size and I’m using my 4mm Addi crochet hook which are my favourite hooks to use.

I’m ready to begin work again on this blanket and have it ready for snuggling in and under this winter.

Ruth.