Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 9 – week 4

It’s a bit later than normal as I was at work today, but I wanted to still get my update in. There wasn’t as much progress as I’d have liked this week but there’s been some.

Firstly the Victory socks by Wendy D Johnson are finished and off the needles. They only came off the needles last night and had the ends woven in just before I started to write this post. I will work up a finished object post for them perhaps this week. They’ve now gone into my box of socks which is a little behind as there is only 4 pairs, counting this pair in it….oh well, it wasn’t exactly meant to be done in a year.

Victory socks

I’ve caked up the yarn for the Etna jumper by Veronik Avery and when I’m finished writing this update I will make a start on the gauge swatch for it and hopefully begin work on it this week. The yarn I’m going to be using is Eden Cottage Yarns Titus Lace in the Copper Bucket colourway.

Etna

That’s all I have for you this week, and the list is updated and here;

Year of Projects 2019-2020 List

Knitted Garments

– Patterns

  • Etna by Veronik Avery started Jul 28th – 
  • Cumulus by Petite Knit
  • Seven Tees by Katrin Schneider
  • Myrtha by Katrin Schneider
  • Honey Bop by Amy Appel
  • Alaska Sweater by Camille Descoteaux
  • Spellman Sweater by Dragon Hoard Designs
  • Spellbound by Dragon Hoard Designs
  • Polaris by Hiroko Fukatsu

– Vintage Patterns

Sewn Garments

Socks

  • Victory Socks by Wendy D. Johnson started Jul 3rd – finished Jul 28th
  • Heart to Heart Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips Socks By Wendy D. Johnson
  • Wrought Iron Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Diamonds and Cables Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Bob and Weave Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Basket Case Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Manly Aran Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Belle Epoque Socks by Wendy D. Johnson

Blankets

  • Woodland Blanket

 

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Ruth.

Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 9 – week 3

I’ve made a small amount of progress this week on the Victory socks. It took a few more days than expected to finish off that ribbing on the first sock from last week, Tuesday night to be exact. This meant that it was on Wednesday evening after work that I finally got to cast on the second sock. I am now working the heel flap on the second sock and with it being a wet and windy Sunday and no major plans only to relax and take things easy I’m hoping to make some progress on the second sock.

Victory socks

I have also decided on the next garment I wish to make so will be caking up some yarn for that at some point this week so that I can begin once the socks comes off the needles. I’ve opted to begin the Etna jumper for a couple of reasons. It is knit in lace weight yarn and I may get some wear out of this garment before Winter. I just don’t have the brain space at the moment with everything else going on with new routines and adjustments to work on the math of my own pattern or re-working the math on a vintage pattern, so picking a pattern to just work from seems like the best option at the moment.

The next thing to think about this week is when I might get some sewing worked into the schedule. I’m almost 3/4 of the way to my target weight goal and I’m keen now to make some items that will continue to fit me. I will by mid August have any items I need in my bought wardrobe so will be able to begin my no purchase of new clothes for a minimum of six months, I’m excited to begin this endeavour now that I am so close to my target weight, which I’m hoping to be at by Christmas so the no-purchase aim should be relatively easy to maintain.

The list for this week remains the same like this;

Year of Projects 2019-2020 List

Knitted Garments

– Patterns

– Vintage Patterns

Sewn Garments

Socks

Blankets

  • Woodland Blanket

 

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Ruth.

Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 9 – week 2

Last week you may remember that I had started a pair of socks while I was deciding what garment was the next one I wished to make…well I’m still deciding as I just didn’t get quite as much thinking time as I thought and I’ll tell you why towards the end of this post but I have made some progress on the socks.

I am working away on the rib of the first Victory sock and it will be off the needles later today, most likely tonight as I’ve a few things to do today. I like this pattern and how it looks and think the pale pink colour of the Eden Cottage Yarn sets it off nicely. It was a really quick knit, when I had time to work on it, it went quickly.

Victory socks.jpg

And that’s it, that’s all I worked on and for one main reason only and that is because I’ve returned to the work force. I left the work force to become a full time stay at home Mum when I was expecting my third child. Now I find with school that quite a large chunk of my time is free in the mornings so have been looking for something with part time hours that might still work for me. I eventually found something and started this week. It’s going good so far and I need to just juggle the hours now with school holidays and then school itself, find a new routine for everything and see how it all works together. It may or it may not work but we shall see. I was scheduled to be in three days this week and to be off from Friday to Tuesday but was called to see if I could cover some hours on Saturday which I did, I thought I was going to have the first sock finished and the second started but with extra hours on Saturday I ended up crafting only a little last night. So lots of adjustments happening right now. Today I’m off to town to run a few errands that need doing so it’s not going to be much of a relaxing Sunday although I may squeeze in a coffee and an hour with my book at some point!

So this coming week I’m going to be working on the second Victory sock and I’m going to hopefully decide what garment I’m going to knit next. I also need to figure out my sewing time and when that is going to work for me…lots of adjustments.

So that just leaves me with showing you the list, in it’s usual format of course.

Year of Projects 2019-2020 List

Knitted Garments

– Patterns

– Vintage Patterns

Sewn Garments

Socks

Blankets

  • Woodland Blanket

 

If you enjoyed reading this post and are interested in finding out more or indeed joining in, we love new members you can check out our Ravelry group and weekly posts here.

Ruth.