Knitting this week was sporadic and yet those moments were much needed. Projects were frogged when nearly finished, it was delightful to have in my bag at meetings and it was a necessary unwinding tool in the evenings.
First the frogging!
This had been the sample knit of a new design and something about it was just always slightly off kilter and by chance a mistake in modelling the near finished sample showed up the exact change I wanted but needed to make. Yes I could very well have finished it off and had it edited and tested it was fine but I would never have been happy with it and it would have been short changing all my customers who bought the design and me as well. So I frogged it and did some re-charting and some re-designing and started again. I’m now nearly back to where I was and should be casting it off later today and I’m much much much happier with it (did I mention much happier).
The remainder of the week was spent getting ready for back to school which started for the older children on Thursday and Friday and everyone will be back on Monday. I can’t quite believe the summer is over, it went so quickly! We also had an event last weekend to celebrate Heritage week, our theme this year was Curses and Cures of which I was in charge of those. Lots of medieval illnesses and the cures of the day for them. We had Vikings, Normans and lots of other attractions and local crafts people which you could meet and hear more about their fascinating crafts as well as seeing them making. Our wrap up meeting was during the week and the above project was the perfect size to take along to that.
This week I’ll be starting The Forest Moon of Endor socks as part of the Sock Knitters Anonymous Sept challenge.
My YOP list is looking something like this;
Year of Projects 5 List
Hulst Socks KALstarted Jun 21st – finished Jul 19th
- Basic Ribbed Socks
- The Forest Moon of Endor
- Zigzagular Socks
- Hedgerow Socks
- Vanilla Latte Socks
- Hermione’s Everyday Socks
How I Make My Socksstarted Jul 22nd – finished Aug 16th
- How I Make My Socks
- River Rapids Socks
Over the next 12 months my aim is to publish 10-12 patterns
My Ravelry project page for this YOP -Year 5 can be found here.
To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 5 check out the Ravelry group here.