Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 24

Finally getting back to a YOP post. It’s been two weeks but with so much course work on for the two missing weeks I really hand’t done enough to blog about. A couple of modules have finished so I’m able to spend some more of my free time now knitting again, well when I can drag my head out of a book that is!

But there has been some progress on my knitting at least. I’ve still to get a start made on my Hollyburn skirt that I’m hoping to make as part of my Christmas outfit and time I am aware is getting short! Hopefully this week I’ll get to at least cutting it out!

The Bouquet socks that I began in November for the November Solid Sock Group challenge are now complete. I really loved this pattern and even though each row was a pattern row I found the whole process, from the yarn used to the pattern picked, to be relaxing and it was a project I couldn’t put down.

Sock 3 Bouquet Socks

After the first Bouquet sock was complete, I started the Triwizard Sock, a slip stitch colour pattern. As you can see I did complete the first sock. The colourwork did draw the sock in and although snug it did fit.

Triwizard sock 1

But here is that first sock now.

Triwizard sock 2

I frogged it, not because there was anything wrong with the pattern, but because I really dislike knitting colourwork socks and when it came to thinking about casting on the second, I just didn’t want to. So I frogged the sock and will reuse the yarn in a pattern and sock that I do want to knit and wear.

The theme for the December challenge for the Solid Sock Club is Neon. Neon definitely isn’t something I’m really into but I have this one skein in my stash. Why I bought it, I can’t say but I have it and I want to start using more of my gorgeous yarns in my stash next year. So I thought now was as good a time to start and a great opportunity to use this skein up. I’m thinking I’ll either cast on the Aussie Sunshine pattern by Claire Devine or the Couplet pattern by Bonnie Sennott of Blue Peninsula. I’m going to modify both patterns to knit them toe up as that’s my preferred method and I’m going to use as always, my preferred heel and toe. I like both patterns though, what about you?

Neon pink

The only other piece I’ve made progress on is my Bentley cardigan. I finished the first sleeve and while catching up on podcasts the last two evenings I’ve gotten the second sleeve knit and all that remains is the cuff, which will be done today. The button bands and neck bands are already complete so this will be cast off and blocked ready in time to wear as part of my Christmas outfit. Now to just get on with the skirt.

Bentley

Once the Bentley cardigan is off the needles though, I’m going straight back to working on my Cumulus Blouse, which I’d like off the needles for Christmas as well. I’ve the body complete so it only needs some sleeves and neckband.

So my list now looks like this;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments

Socks

6 pairs

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

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE

Ruth.

Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 21

This week has been a whirlwind of course classes, meeting and parent teacher meetings. This has meant that knitting time, as that was the only crafting I got to do this week, was limited. I started the first sleeve on The Bentley cardigan one evening but got so tired after half an hour into picking it up that I just had to put it aside and head to bed. So I haven’t really made enough progress on it to show you anything. Yesterday when I was free, I had course work and assignments to prepare so when it did come to knitting time I really only felt like working on socks, so the Cumulus blouse hasn’t seen any work on it this week either.

So really all I’ve picked up and worked on has been socks. 

I did complete the first Bouquet Sock. I really enjoyed this pattern and although each row was a pattern row to some extent it really became very potato chippy. 

Bouquet_Sock_1_small2

I have been dipping back in and out to the Sock Knitters Anonymous group and I know I originally said I didn’t want to participate this month with the featured theme of Mosaic or slipped stitch colourwork, but I came across the Triwizard Tournament Socks and really felt like joining in with this months challenge. So a bit of a stash dive happened and I came up with three Schoppel Wolle Admiral 4ply colours and with my free time yesterday I cast on and began the sock. I did decide to modify them to knit them toe up and the pattern tells you to work the pattern on the sole of the sock, which I don’t normally do but for these I am, so it remains to be seen if this is a feature I like. This is the progress from yesterday. 

Sock_Triwizard_small2

I’ve been thinking about the third pair of socks I’ve cast on and left to one side in favour of both of these new socks and I’m just not excited enough about them. I think for now ,I’ll leave them but if I still don’t feel like knitting on them once both these pairs of socks are done I’m going to frog them and use the yarn for something I do want to knit on.

So my list now looks like this;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments

Socks

6 pairs

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

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE

Ruth.