This week I’ve had some finishes, some new starts, some blocking and some yarn acquisitions. I think we can call that a successful yarn related week. Project pages have been created or updated so really I’m on the ball this week.
Let’s begin with the finishes. Off the needles came a new design, Aer na Farraige. The drafted pattern is gone to my tech editor and it will be open for testing at the end of this coming week in my group here.
A new design has gone onto those empty needles and a little bit of progress has been made.
I also caked up the Aquaman Sucks yarn, that you saw last week, and started a new pair of socks. This yarn has a very short colour repeat and with such bright and vivid colours it wasn’t going to be able to take a pattern. With not wanting to knit a vanilla sock, I chose The Weasley Rib socks by Erica Lueder. I’m a fan of her Hermione Everyday Socks, and may well knit another pair of those this year, but I decided to try for something a little different. This broken rib pattern is enough to keep me interested and is not lost in the yarn. I’m knitting these TAAT on DPNS, I’m as far as starting the second leg, so they are knitting up quickly and this is mainly weekend knitting or snatched moments on them in between design work.
Aer na Farraige made its way to the blocking mats this week.
Being on a blocking roll I then popped Fíorghrá onto the blocking mats. It was finished shortly before this YOP year started but it just sat there for a bit. I’m glad it’s done and now I can wear it. I love the yarn I chose for this version, it’s Coolree Yarns made here in Ireland and it’s a 100% silk yarn in this gorgeous silver-grey colour. I’m very pleased with the finished object.
Stash acquisition this week came once again from Karena at Strand Designs. Some of these will be destined for some design work( definitely the orange, maybe one of the speckleds), so technically are work related and not really stash related but some are definitely stash enhancement (the green/pink for sure).
I have received the dispatch notice for the yarn for my Herbarium jumper so I’m expecting that to arrive this week. Hopefully I can get a swatch done for that this coming week. Other than that the only other things I’m expecting to work on are the Weasley Rib socks and work wise I will be concentrating for the vast majority of the week on the new green design.
So the list looks like this;
A Year of Projects, The List, 2016 – 2017
Garment Rail – min 3
Shawl Drawer – min 4
- Simones Wedding Shawl – carried over from YOP 5
Sock Box – min 6
Sprinkles Sundae Socks– (carried over from YOP 5) Finished Jul 9th
- The Weasley Rib – started Jul 11th
Design Corner – min 6
My page of current projects for this YOP year can be found here.
To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 6 or indeed to take part yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.