This week has flown by in a flurry of running round doing jobs and preparation for the return to school so not as much progress was made on projects as I would have liked.
The most worked on project this week was the Rainbow Squares Blanket, the first in the trio of rainbow blankets I need for gifting.
All the squares are complete and later today I can start to edge and join them as I go.
After checking over my mini list I’m going to concentrate on the rainbow blankets this month in a bid to get three of them nearly done and should by some miracle of time warp I will work on the Sam blanket with any remaining time 😉
In the evenings I’ve worked a bit on my Drops of Firelight shawl, this is strictly an evening project, counting yo’s and adding beads, teeny tiny beads with a 1mm hook is not a project you do when you have active young children about. I have a couple of rows to complete this evening on the third section and then I have one remaining small last section with bind off. It theory is should be complete ready to be blocked by next weekend but well you know theory and practice and all that!
I did cast on the swatch for my new Celtic Knits design, note to self I must invest in a ball winder, I did roll these centre pull yarn cakes by hand much to everyones interest during the week but it would be so much quicker with a ball winder, bish bash bosh job done kind of thing!
Anyway, these are the colours and this is about all I can show you obviously for now 🙂
That’s it for actual projects worked on. Behind the scenes I gathered the yarn to start the Eole cardigan for Evelyn (I’m really hoping to get that started soon), I ordered the yarn needed for the Miss Marple for Elizabeth (I now have the yarn for all the projects for the younger children on my list so can now just proceed with them), I wrote up the Sam Burrow pattern ready to get tested, I’ve a couple of other items I’ve done for A Land Close By this week that I can’t mention just yet and I have been playing around with other design ideas for Celtic Knits. I also got Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater blocked and once it’s dry and the weather clears a bit I hope to take some photos of it. I also need to snap some good photos of Flowing Uphill which is currently at the testers.
This week project work is going to consist of the above projects with all going well a start on the Eole cardigan.
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My YOP list currently looks like this;
YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List
Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe– started 5th July 14- finished 2nd August 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 October 13
- Sonetto Shawl
- Kir Royale
- Dark Champagne
- Nine Maidens
- Ocean Breeze
Crochet Blankets :-
Rose Gingham Blanket– started 19th May 14- finished 27th July 14 Flanders Poppies Blanket– started 18th April 14 – finished 26th July 14
- Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th June 14
- Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th April 14
- Lavender Blanket
- Dahlia Blanket
- Sunflower Blanket
- Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
- African Flower Blanket
- Crayon Blanket
- Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
- Tetris Blanket
- Dishcloth sets x 6 – a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
- Rainbow Blankets x 3- a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14
- Baby Blanket
- Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
Apple Ruffle Cloth– started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14