This week was one of those weeks where things started off on the right foot and continued to do so project wise all week.
Lots of progress was made even when some areas had to be halted.
The border for the Rose Gingham Blanket was started and then half way through I ran out of the fondant pink I was using so I had to lay that aside while I ordered more. I’ll hold on for a picture of it until it is complete. Blanket wise I switched over to the Flanders Poppies Blanket and if your following me on instagram (link in the picture on the side) you’ll have spotted the progress.
I had a little over a dozen squares to complete before joining and an afternoon watching the Tour de France, which has completely captured my imagination this year, got those done.
That meant they were all ready to be joined together which I started yesterday and having pulled a muscle in the side of my neck it was about all I could do. I’m a little better today but will be taking things gingerly for the next day or so still. I’m joining these as I go and this is what the first row is like, I am further on than this but this was the last picture stage it was at.
My own design for a cowl has been moving along nicely also with the help of the Tour de France, this project makes quite a good tv project, it would perhaps be further on if I were not stopping the other day on stage 5 with each fall!
After my walks each evening I’ve been steadily working on Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater, the neck shaping and yoke are complete with the arms sectioned off and I’m now onto the body of the cardigan.
I also managed a little FO this week which was talked about here on a FO post. I was having a go at the Tunisian Simple Stitch and it’s easier to work them into a cloth so I can have something useful at the end of the practice. This was a new to me yarn being 50/50 Cotton Acrylic so I’m trying it out before doing any more in this yarn.
So there you have the progress made on projects this week. Behind the scenes I’ve been keeping project pages up to date, added the links on the side bar for both bloglovin and instagram for anyone interested, I even remembered to get a FO post done up, now to aim for a WIP and a Yarn Along one 🙂 Designing has been also making progress with one idea in particular coming to the fore front this week. I got part of the numbers worked out with the rough sketch on paper, next is the swatch before seeing what needs tweaking here and there. All in all a pretty good start to yop-year 4.
YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List
- Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14
- Miss Marple for Elizabeth
- Eole for girls for Evelyn
- Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
- Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
- Featherweight wrap to knit
- Old Romance
- Old Town
- Drops of Firelight – started 31st Oct 13
- Sonetto Shawl
- Kir Royale
- Dark Champagne
- Nine Maidens
- Ocean Breeze
Crochet Blankets :-
- Rose Gingham Blanket – started 19th May 14
- Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th Apr 14
- Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th Jun 14
- Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th Apr 14
- Lavender Blanket
- Dahlia Blanket
- Sunflower Blanket
- Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
- Corner to Corner Blanket
- Crayon Blanket
- Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
- Tetris Blanket
- Water Path Cowl – started 4th Jul 14
- Dishcloth sets x 6
- Rainbow Blankets x 3
- Baby Blanket
- Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
- Apple Ruffle Cloth – started 7th Jul 14 – finished 8th Jul 14
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