Ok, so this week, progress, yeah that had more of a backward forward kind of motion. You remember that new design last week and how I was just going to work on its border this week and it would be complete…yeah…that didn’t work out quite so like that!
Let me explain…I frogged it. The whole entire thing. Frogged it. Why? I hear you ask, well I looked at it later on last Sunday and I didn’t love where it was going, yes on paper the design worked and yes it knit up just like it should but I didn’t love it. I loved elements of it only and when I asked myself the ultimate question “did I want this design go out under my name?” Then the answer was no, so it got frogged! I re-cast on last Sunday working with the elements I did love but then you might also remember I knew I was about to have a busy week and might not get much knitting time. Well yes that then happened and so for most of the week I didn’t get near any knitting. Friday evening came round and I was finally free to work on some knitting and this was the dismal progress I’d made all week.
Friday night I ended up working on my design and it finally started to come back together so much so that I worked on it yesterday all day whenever I had the chance. It’s quite a good bit further on than this picture and indeed further on than the next, but the next picture shows the new design alongside the other greens I picked up. They are all destined for a trilogy of shawls.
I didn’t get any further with my Fledermaus socks, I might take those out today and work on them, we shall see.
This week the Knitting and Stitching Show hits Dublin and I’m heading up with some friends to check that out. There are a few Irish Indie Dyers who are going to be there and I want to get a feel for their yarn personally, I’ve a few designs planned for next year that I’d like to get an idea on yarn for. It should be a good day, update on how it went next week.
I’ll have a new design released early next week as well and I will be signing up for and taking part in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long, stop by and check it out. It all kicks off on the 19th of this month and runs through until Dec 31st is a great way to support Indie Designers and get all manner of gifts done with the chance to win prizes galore along the way. I’ll be blogging about it and the new design this week.
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 Endorstarted Sept 1st – finished Oct 25th
- 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
- Fledermaus started Oct 25th
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.