A very different week for me this time. No long list of items, I have finished both arms of my Chimney Fire cardigan, so now it is just the body to finish. No photos this week as hopefully I’ll have a finished cardigan to show next week.
I spent a greater proportion of my days this week knitting and I think I over did it. I had a sore right hand but didn’t want to risk switching to continental knitting because my tension/gauge is much tighter then. My lower back and hips are sore and my shoulders full of knots. So this week I am not going to over do it.
My crochet hook with handle and cotton yarn suitable for making the Octopus for a Preemie arrived this week, so I am ready for when they are number 1 in my queue (currently #3).
As this is 1/4 of the way through the YOP I thought I’d snapshot where I am up to on my list. Not quite a quarter finished, but I feel happy with my progress so far.
- A case for my craft scissors
- A picture of my dog Ylva
- A loose casual waistcoat or top
- A project bag using the plastic loop handles in my stash
- A coin purse
- Make a fancy scarf or wrap using nuno felting ✅ wk 11
- A picture of a Highland Cow ✅ wk 4
- A 3D animal…probably my dog Ylva
- Make up some more bug related fairies…to go with my ladybird one
- Spin all the commercial fibre currently in my stash (for spinning not felting) on Ravelry @ date of posting! ❇️
- Spin 200g of alpaca fibre currently in my stash
- Master chain ply ✅ wk 12 (Himalayan blend chain ply nice and smooth at joints)
- Create a fractal spun yarn
- Spin some tweed yarn
- Create my own wool and silk blended spin
- Create an official (not accidental) art yarn
- Spin first batch of Samoyed dog hair ❇️ wk 6
- Dye some of the natural fibre tops and/or homespun yarn from my stash
- Samoyed Dog hair
- Merino/silk blend
- Merino/suri alpaca blend
- Corriedale fibre
- Blue Faced Leicester
- British 56s ✅ wk 4 and 11
Also, over dye ethereal ether ✅ wk 6
- Dye undyed commercial spun skeins
- Cheviot chunky wool ✅ wk 6
- BFL/silk blend
- Merino silk blend
- Merino bamboo blend
- Finish my Chimney Fire cardigan ❇️
- Make my husband a pair of socks
- Make my dad something for Christmas
- Make something with purple and gold homespun yarn ✅ (Hitchhiker wk 11)
- Make up a matching accessory set from my perpetual purple paradise homespun yarn
- Make the shawl with my Rowan Lima yarn
- Make a 2nd pair of socks for myself
- Learn brioche stitch ❇️ (YouTube watching wk 13)
- Learn fair isle knitting and knit one of the small fair isle items in my queue ✅ wk 3
- Knit (or crochet) all the scraps of left over sock and sport weight wool. ❇️ wk 12
- Make an octopus for a preemie (cotton and hook arrived wk 13)
- Make a jellyfish for a preemie
- Get to grips with UK -v- US terms!
- Create a project bag and notions pouch ✅ wk 6
Wow! You have some varied projects! ANd you are so organized! I missed some of these, so will have to go back and take a look at them! I hope you heal quickly
Look at you! You are doing so well, but do take it easy this week.
Nice to see your updated list. I just updated mine this week too. It is good to look back that I have actually finished some things on my list. Hope your hand gets better soon.
Thanks, I’ve just had a look 🙂
I hope you feel better this week. Knitting is very easy to over do with. Take it a bit easy this week.
Your list looks good. I might need to go and update mine soon too.
Thanks Marsha 🙂
We’re a quarter of the way through this YOP already?!? Somehow thinking of it in those terms makes me feel “behind”. Though I don’t know how I can be behind since I have so few goals.
lol Time sure does fly, though. You have so many wonderful yarny crafts. Take it easy and don’t overdo it. I know that’s easy to say… ;^)
I know, it’s scary how time is flying. I am pretty sure I won’t achieve all the spinning that’s on my list, but I am definitely a completer-finisher…I like the buzz of finishing something before starting new things. After trying on my cardigan last night, I think I have 16 more pattern rows and then some ribbing rows left on my cardigan, so it is hard not to just ignore everything and finish it.
Wow, you are really extremly versatile in your crafts! Felting, Crochet…. I “only” knit and crochet sometimes…
Jack of all trades master of none springs to mind re: me, I do watercolour, pastels and photography too (not that you’d notice from my phone snaps on this blog lol
Finishing cardigan sleeves is definitely an accomplishment. In my experience there are way more stitches in sleeves than I think, and they usually feel interminable. Take it easy and don’t overdo. I’d go for s nice long hot soak with some Epsom Salts!
You are very organized and you have accomplished a lot! I’m looking forward to seeing the Chimney Fire cardigan next week if you manage, but don’t overdo it. Kniting sould not be a pain.
It’s finished! It’s being blocked at the moment…it has grown quite a bit during blocking so I’m a bit nervous 😬 but hopefully it’ll still fit!!