Week 44 of 52! I was having a look at my Year of Projects and Year of Personal Projects lists and feeling very disappointed. Although it seems like I am productive and every week I have something to blog about, I am still disappointed not to have achieved more and wonder where my time goes.
I’m sharing this so others, who may get their heads in the same sort of thought cycle, know they aren’t alone. The feelings will pass and soon I’ll be making my 2021-2022 list for year 11.
I have removed a timescale from the Personal Projects list. It’s more of a long term list and I don’t do regular shared updates.
Anyway, onto what I have done this week.
I’ve been laying out fibres to felt some lampshades next week. I have mostly been doing Highland seascapes and I will show those once they are finished, so I will just show one laid out for now. This one has on the horizon a hint of the islands off the west coast of Scotland.
The finger(tip)less gloves started the week a disaster because I was making a 2nd left glove doh! But now I just have the weird shaped thumb to do.
This pattern is terrible, it has so many mistakes so I won’t be linking to it and it obviously hasn’t been tech edited, which I expect for a paid for pattern. The fingers are rib stitch and knitting rib on double pointed needles on such a small circumference is really testing my knitting mojo, so I will be sooo glad when they are done and think I may be deleting gloves for me off my YOP list!
My husband has been wearing the left one for a few days while working at home on his laptop.
The yarn is John Arbon Harvest Hues (65% Falkland Merino and 35% Zwartbles). Its an organic non-superwash 4 ply (fingering) and the colour is Sycamore. (For long term readers you may recognise that my big jumper quantity spinning I have had on the go the last couple of years is the same fibre).
I haven’t had a chance to block my Fine Sand cardigan yet.
I ordered some small English combs that arrived this week. These will be for preparing fleece I have washed myself but it’s also been ideal for pulling apart some of the home dyed tops that was a little condensed and hard to draft by hand.
I finished weaving my bag fabric and soaked and laid it out and did the same with my Garden Path scarf.
The interfacing has arrived, I’m just waiting on the lining fabric to arrive and then I can sew my bag. I also started to do a twisted fringe on my scarf, I still have the opposite side to do. I don’t have a tool so I’m twisting them by hand!
The weather has been rainy and cold this week. We even had hail one of the days. Last Sunday we did manage to get the 6th raised bed changed over before the weather changed. It is a bank holiday tomorrow but cold wet weather is forecast so no exciting plans.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 10th year, but this is my 3rd year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.