Just a quick update this week on progress made on projects.
On my Pebble Socks the heels have been turned and now it’s just a straight on knit to the foot decreases. On these socks I’ve tried the German Short Row Heel so we shall see how the fit of that goes. I normally do a heel flap and gusset but the pattern gave directions for this so I’ve tried it out to compare.
I have caked up some other yarns to work on some other pairs of socks over the coming weeks as I’m enjoying family time with my sister. Socks are quick, easy and a perfect portable project to take along.
The secret secret project has finished up so now I can get back to working on the previous two new designs I was working on before. I’m sorry I can’t share any more but just as soon as I get the go ahead to I will shout it all out. Secret projects make for boring posts though don’t they!
Anyway back to this design and this here is one part of the inspiration I had for it. The rest I shall be sharing as we move closer to its release, including its name.
I had a small amount of stash enhancement this week. This yarn is called Carrot Cake. I had ordered it some weeks back when I saw this colourway dyed up in a lace weight yarn and I asked the dyer to dye some on some 4ply sock weight yarn. This just says Autumn to me. I am now sorry I didn’t request a cardigan quantity of it as I think it would work up wonderfully in a lovely light Fall cardigan.I might just hold onto this and use it as part of a cardigan or sweater.
Speaking of sweaters I’ve not gotten to make any progress on my Herbarium, and I’m hoping with the exit of the secret project that I can now get back to working on it. Other than that work this week will continue on the Blue design and on socks and hopefully my Herbarium. Thank you all for your favourite shawls of the moment. It was wonderful to read them all. I’ve not decided just yet what my next personal shawl will be but I think there is enough on the needles at the moment that I don’t quite need to decide just yet.
Now I am off to enjoy some time with sister who landed with us late last night. I do hope to catch up with you all over the course of the week.
So that leaves the list looking something like this,
A Year of Projects, The List, 2016 – 2017
Garment Rail – min 3
- Herbarium – started Jul 24th
Shawl Drawer – min 4
Simones Wedding Shawl– (carried over from YOP 5) Finished Aug 14th
Sock Box – min 6
Sprinkles Sundae Socks– (carried over from YOP 5) Finished Jul 9th The Weasley Rib– started Jul 11th – finished Aug 7th Tutti Fruitti– started Aug 8th – finished Aug 23rd
- Pebble Socks – started Aug 27th
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.