These yop weeks sure are flying by, it doesn’t seem like a week from I last posted.
I am trying to get this post in early today but more on that later,
Firstly. Lets take a look at what’s been finished.
I have two finishes from last week, which I will give you a sneak peek at. I have started to give each finished object their own post so to see them proper come back Monday and Tuesday for a look at them.
First up a sneak peek at the Fruit Salad socks. Two evenings finished the second sock off !
Check these out proper tomorrow.
Thanks to two films two evenings early in the week I got the Fern Cowl finished and blocked. Find out more on what films and more pictures on Tuesday.
This brings us now to wip’s on the needles. On Wednesday I had only one WIP, isn’t that quite unbelievable ! My one wip was Flora Bunny. I am still waiting on the safety eyes to arrive to finish off the head, which I need to do to have yarn to complete the legs so for the moment this is at a standstill. I ordered these from the UK last Saturday and I’m still waiting. I also ordered yarn from Turkey on Saturday, it was despatched on Monday morning and I had it in my house in Ireland on Tuesday morning ! Does this sound crazy to anyone else ? Both getting something from Turkey that quick and not getting something that is less than an hours flight from me !
Anyway I digress, here is Flora Bunny in her different parts.
After giving thought to the Milo and if the size 6 would fit Caoimhe or not I decided to cast it on late on Thursday and take my chance with it. This one I’m calling Cornflower Milo as the colour she chose just reminds me so much of those flowers !
If you spotted Thursays Book KAL post you will see that my yarn to start another cowl arrived. It was in the package from Turkey. It is this wonderful dark pink that is 100% Alpaca. I’ve not used this fiber before so I’m really hoping it turns out good. Have any of you used Alpaca ?
This is the Kindred Spirit shawl that I’m calling Soul Mate
That about sum’s up what is on the needles today.
In other fibery news. Also from the package from Turkey there was yarn for four garments for the children. Two sweaters for Ruairí and Benjamin and two cardigans for Caoimhe and Elizabeth. These are intended for Christmas gifts. I’m still not sure if that aim is over ambitious but I’d say none of you are surprised by the aim lol !
I mentioned last week that I had a design or two in my head for a cloth. Well it actually turned out to be two designs, one of which is knit up in a sample and I am in the process of writing up the pattern with the aim to maybe releasing it ! Very nervous and excited about that and anyone with any tips on doing so would be so gratefully received. You know how addicted I am to cloths and to have two of my own designs, well it’s quite thrilling !
You remember the Fresh Mint tea cosy that was completed last week. It was dispatched off to the girl who ordered it and she loved it so much she ordered two more for Chirstmas gifts ! How wonderful is that !
As I said earlier I had a purpose in getting this post done up early today. Yesterday I awoke to a stiff sore neck, which plagued me all day. I kept putting a heat pad on it which did ease it but as most of you know Mom’s don’t get sick time off and Mom duties don’t lessen because of feeling sore. I did do as little as possible but lets face it that was a wayyy wayyy over ambitious aim and I’m going to try doing the same today. I’m laughing at that aim two. On the plus side hubby is taking the bigger four up the fields fishing and so I’ve only the smaller children. I couldn’t quite feel the love of knitting anything yesterday and when I was sat resting I read, a dangerous thing as it resulted in a book and a half being read ! I would also add here I make THE worst patient imaginable. I’ve no patience with being sore, which makes me tired which makes me grumpy. Picture a bear woken up mid winter and that’s pretty much me. Perhaps when reading yesterday that’s why most of the family left me to it ! lol
Anyway enough grumbling (it’s not even like there is anything major wrong with me ! ) and lets take a look at the yop post. Links for all the above projects are on the list and the project pages are all up to date. Way to go me ! 🙂
HATS AND COWLS