This morning I’m feeling very blue as are most of the family, we woke this morning to find our lovely Sam had passed away in our sleep.
Sam was our St. Bernard and we’ve had him from he was a big ole ball of fluff of a pup when Caoimhe was only a baby so coming on 9 years. He was very much apart of the family and was the gentlest and kindest creature round the children so it is a sad day and we will miss him dearly !
On the actual YOP front I’ve gotten a couple more finishes in and if you saw my WIP Wednesday post you’ll know I had a major case of startitis but first the finishes.
Remember the clock I showed you last week.
Well it went from the left to the right in its transformation. I can now read it clearly and I love looking up at it now on my sitting room wall.
I called this Cool Mint Tic Toc, I’m having great fun thinking up of names for my projects this year lol.
Another yarny goody for the house. Link to the project page on my list below.
As some of you know from Thursdays post I cast off the Quite Continental shawl, which really is just called Leprechaun. I have it blocked and here are some photos from it. Again Caoimhe came to my rescue and modelled it.
So projects this week that I was telling you about.
That other pair of socks I was telling you about, they got cast on.
These I’m calling Ocean Blue as the colours just remind me of the sea and the different shades it turns. I cast these on on Monday and worked on them Thursday and Friday night after the shawl was done. I’ve never been that quick so here’s hoping all pairs of socks go this quick lol.
These are going to be the same as Ruairí’s ones I showed you last week and will be the second pair for this month which keeps me on track for the 26 pairs in 12months challenge.
I also cast on what will be a pair of anklets for Elizabeth. I just worked on the toe increases of these and will complete them after Benjamins Ocean Blue are done. I’m using Wendy Johnsons book Toe Up Socks for Every Body and I’m slowly getting to grips with Judy’s magic cast on method, of course I took the difficult route of doing it on dpn’s. It can be done but is just fiddly but I won’t let it beat me.
These socks of Elizabeth’s I’m calling Fruit Salad, do you remember those penny sweets that were called that, well this reminds me of them, its the colouring lol.
I’ve worked some more on the Milo vest for Elizabeth. She chose this wonderful copper coloured yarn and it’s going to look great with some white tops I have for her and maybe some denims in the autumn. It is a real autumnal colour. I’ve called this Copper Pot Milo after all those wonderful shiny copper pots you see hanging up in kitchens. I’m finished the garter yoke and am working on the body and cable section. After Kim telling me about how pretty a picot bind off was on these I decided to give Elizabeth’s one so have cast off the armholes giving it the picot edge and I love it !
His beanie I’m calling Stormy Night purely after its colouring !
I’m using the pattern Declans Hat and am just nearing the end of the ribbing.
So there you have the projects for this past week all apart from the milo vest which was only a cast on row were cast on this week. My startitis bug has been fed for a bit although I have my eye on a crochet pattern I want to start also and I’ve been thinking of Christmas gifts and those will soon be starting once I organise yarn. I have a rough idea of what I want to do and it even includes a beanie hat of my own design ! EEK.
This week I also received a commission to knit a tea cosy ! How exciting is that ! That most likely will be cast on this week and work will continue on the Ocean Blue, Copper Pot Milo and Stormy Night.
Here is how the list looks with the links added into my projects page for each with notes all updated and photos added ! go me lol.
HATS AND COWLS
As I need a little cheering up here is a photo of Lady Evelyn this week. Have I told you how much a fan of Indiana Jones Ruairí is, it amazes me how he is considering all the Indiana Jones or at least the best ones were out years and years before he was born, well anyway he loves him, his greatest wish right now at 5 is to be an archeologist/adventurer like Indy Jones as he calls him. Anyway I digress, he has a replica Indiana Jones hat which we found in a toy shop and he wears it all the time, I mean all the time ! He lent it for 5 mins and I mean that literally to to Evelyn this week to try on and I was just lucky enough to capture this snap at the right time !