The new projects this week that have been started have been worked on in bursts where the time has allowed.
Project wise what has happened is Drops of Firelight has been finished and blocked and is ready to come off the blocking mats today. There will be a FO post this week about it and about the Rainbow Squares blanket which got finished but time just didn’t allow a FO post. I did get a FO post about Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater in here if you want to read about that.
Some new projects were cast on such as the Eole cardigan for Evelyn. I started off good until Friday night when it was one of those nights where whatever project I worked on mistakes were made. I forgot to put in a buttonhole on Eole which required some tinkering back and fixing on Saturday evening, it is now all fixed but not much progress got made on it. I’m using a light pink dk tweed for this cardigan, it’s the same type yarn as the purple I used in Caoimhe’s just a pale pink.
The second project cast on was the rainbow blanket, this is the second one I need of three. For this I opted for a corner to corner type blanket. I haven’t done a corner to corner blanket before and I didn’t realise how quickly it worked up. This is the progress after only a few hours one of the days during the week.
When visiting friends this week I made some lovely tea light holders for them, I forgot to take pictures of those four ones but I loved them so much I decided to make some more. This is a fifth one I made. For next week I’ll find the link to the site I used for these.
On Friday evening I got some interesting and exciting news which although I can’t share right now it did mean the start of a new project that again I can’t show right now, what I can say is it’s for A Land Close By. That doesn’t sound very exciting or interesting for you all does it but I’m quite excited about it It will be listed under my design section as secret project until I can share it.
This week the plan is to work on the Eole for Evelyn, the Rainbow Corners Blanket and the Secret Project. I am hoping to fit in another tea light holder or two, actually this might make some great gifts so I may need some more of them. With this being the last week of August I’m not so sure we shall fit in many more finishes.
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My updated list looks like;
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 – started 19th August 14
- Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
- Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
- Featherweight wrap to knit
- Old Romance
- Old Town
Drops of Firelight– started 31st October 13 – finished 19th August 14
- 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
Flowing Uphill– started 4th July 14- finished 29th July 14
- Equinox Stone – started 6th July 14
- Secret Project – started 23rd August 14
- Rainbow Blankets x 3-
- a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14 – finished 17th August 14
- b. – Rainbow Corners – started 20th August 14
- Dishcloth sets x 6 –
- a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
- Baby Blanket
- Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
Apple Ruffle Cloth– started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14
- Tea Light Holders – started 20th August 14