I realised during this week that we are half way through our year of projects already! Time sure is flying, I should have realised last week but some things just kind of slip past me lol.
I’ve been looking through my list and I’m happy with the progress and am confident with the most of the items left. The section on scarves I’m just not feeling the love of at the moment. I’m not even sure if I’m going to knit a scarf from the list let along all 6 of them so am in a quandary now as what to do..
A. Leave them on the list in the hope I find the love with them and knit them…or
B. Ignore them for the present in favour of other projects I want to do..
What other projects I can hear you ask!…
Well as it so happens I have thought of an item or two..this year I really want to get crocheting and get to grips with patterns and stitches and get confident in it and have thought up a couple of projects to help get me there with the hope that next years yop list (yes I am thinking as far as July!) may hold some crocheted items!
While all that has been buzzing around in my head this week knitting has been a bit slow this week. We have been busy with taking down decorations and putting the house to rights before back to school happens tomorrow morning (I’m sad about this) and I’ve been getting other projects both stitching and reading ready for the coming year.
So after ordering needles and some yarn, well lets face it I was always going to order a bit lol, I decided while waiting I’d start the Hermiones Everyday Socks that are on my list. I received two hanks of Diamond Luxury Collection Foot Loose in an Autumn colourway and decided I’d try this out on them and its not looking to bad. I’m just coming near the heel flap now.
|Hermiones Everyday Socks|
This is how the list is looking this week.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 1/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Strib Hat– I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children – COMPLETE 3/3
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat
Cowls :- 0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one
Fingerless Gloves :- 1/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts – COMPLETE
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks – STARTED
Dishcloths :- 10/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing. – Weekly Challenge
Advent Garland :- 24/24
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children. – COMPLETE
Items for Baby :-
Baby Kimono 1/1 COMPLETE Demne Cardigan 1/1 COMPLETE Sabine Jumper 1/1 COMPLETE Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – COMPLETE Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 COMPLETE Owlie Sleep Sack 0/1 COMPLETE Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1- COMPLETE Burp Cloths 1/1 COMPLETE Wash Cloths 4/4 – COMPLETE Baby Mitts 1/1 COMPLETE
Items for the children :-
Childrens Mittens 3/3 COMPLETE Jacques Cousteau Hat 2/2 COMPLETE Basic Beanie 3/3 COMPLETE Godric’s Hollow Hat 1/1 COMPLETE
And what would be a post without a little picture of my little Lady. Miss Evelyn is now one month old! The time seems to be going quicker and quicker. Yesterday she smiled for us, her first non windy smile, I’m hoping I’ll catch it on the camera soon.
|Princess Elizabeth and Lady Evelyn|
|Ruairí catching a snuggle and kiss with Lady Evelyn before bed|