Checking in for another week of YOP projects, the weeks sure are ticking by getting what seems to be faster and faster and if this past week is anything to go by then it will continue like that. I’m going to aim to get round to everyones blogs today as they post because if I don’t it will be like last week and I wont catch up with anyone because time and the week just got away from me. Schools are back with all the children returning and there is always a bit of settling in on the first week back as we get used to the school routines once more and the toing and froing that’s involved. Even my baby has started school this year so the house is now quite different during the week days and that needs getting used to. From I had my eldest, who is 17 now I’ve not had an empty house during the school week until now!
Enough about my week it’s really about the YOP projects and what got done isn’t it.
First up is my Grace cardigan which I have separated out for the sleeves and I’m now knitting the body of the cardigan. The body is just plain stockinette, with some waist and hip shaping, right down to the ribbing. This I think might become a great TV knitting project. It has been such an enjoyable and addictive knit so far, I’m hoping that continues and it would be soon off the needles. Which is just what I want as I may have been checking out some other garments that I’d like to knit.
I’ve worked on my Wildflower Honey socks. This is the second toe up sock that I needed to complete and I am now as far as the honey patterning on the top of the leg, after that it is just ribbing that is required. This I’m working through while I’m doing school runs so it’s getting some progress everyday.
The Wildflower Honey socks I’m knitting as part of my Wildflower Honey KAL on instagram have seen progress. I am knitting these concurrently so the other toe is done but for the moment I’m on the foot part of this sock. I decided with this pair to try magic loop. I’ve been lazy in not trying new techniques and ways to do things, sticking mainly to what I know I like so with this pair I decide to shake it up a bit. I got the new ChiaGoo mini sock set and thought now was a good a time as any to give it a try. I opted to try toe up with the magic loop first, (you can knit toe up or cuff down on this pattern), and it’s not too bad, I’m enjoying it so far, lets see by the end of this pair if I’m a convert!
On Sept 1st the penultimate shawl KAL, You Are Amazing Shawl KAL, started in my Knitterarium Ravelry group so that means I needed a new shawl to start for that KAL. I picked out two Titus 4ply yarns from Eden Cottage Yarns, (who incidentally are the yarns in the majority of the projects here because I love the colours and yarns and they suit my tastes so well!), to knit a Sadhbh shawl. The Titus is a Merino and Silk mix so it’s wonderfully soft and I’m using a Wild Orchid as the main colour and Rose Bed as the contrast colour. I started this yesterday and this is the progress on my Sadhbh so far.
My list has been added to and is looking like this
Garment Rail – min 3
Sock Box – min 10
My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth– started Jun 25th/finished Aug 5th
- Wildflower Honey – started Aug 27th
Shawl Drawer – min 3
My page of current projects for this YOP year can be found here.
To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 7 or indeed to take part yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.