This seems to be a week where I have not a lot to show for my work. I started off the week working on swatches for a new design. Most of which was already decided but those last few niggly parts are always the ones to trip it up and they need ironing out now. I find the remainder of the project goes more smoothly if I can indeed get those worked out now at the start, of course that’s in an ideal world and it doesn’t always work out that way but you can but hope. This picture was taken just before I started the third swatch which is now done and most of those niggles are ironed out. This week I’ll draw out charts and perhaps maybe even get to start the sample. It is mid-term break this week so it will depend on what other happenings are going on.
Yesterday I had arranged to visit Caroline who is one half of the very talented yarn dyers who produce my favourite yarn Life in the Long Grass. The fact that they are based here in Ireland just adds the bow to the package that is their yarn for me. The vast majority of yarn in my designs, is their yarn. I love using their yarn it knits up wonderfully is so soft and wears so well. Can you tell I love their yarn? After a nice long natter about colour and yarn and projects, of which I can’t tell you yet, I did pick these beauties up to come home with me, well it would have been a waste of a trip and it was a 7 hour round trip drive. These beauties along with the above green are all part of a collection I’m putting together over the next couple of months.
Now those Forest Moon of Endor socks are still on needles but I am up into the foot part and with nothing else planned for today only to work on these I really do hope to have these off the needles in the next 24hrs. They need to be with this being the last week that they be submitted and still qualify for September’s socks. Then I will be casting on Fledermaus as again this is the last it must be cast on and still qualify for October’s socks.
I did get another cloth done this week while on school runs and another one started, these really are the perfect project for in the car when I’m waiting.
Streusel didn’t make it as far as the blocking mats yet but hopefully this week it will, it is mid-term break and I reckon I should get the time to block it out.
So the list, let’s see how that is looking now;
Year of Projects 5 List
Hulst Socks KALstarted Jun 21st – finished Jul 19th
- Basic Ribbed Socks
- The Forest Moon of Endor started Sept 1st
- 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
Streuselstarted Sept 13th – finished Oct 11th
- 2 Cloths finished Sept 25th
- 1 Cloth finished Oct 2nd
- 1 Cloth finished Oct 21st
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.