I made a couple more Nordic Tomte, one with a crazy moustache I was tempted to keep. I managed to resist him and dropped off 6 tomte and the 2 vegan fairies, I’d made a few weeks ago, at the shop.
I finished my Mostly Warmness (Martina Behm) fingerless mittens, that go with the cowl I made earlier. The yarn is a merino/silk single and feels lovely on. It was mild enough on Friday to wear them. I added one extra ‘tooth’ repeat to the pattern and they are very snug.
Finishing these I only had a sock scrap blanket or brioche project on my needles and I still don’t have the brain space to work out how to do brioche cables, thus it being in hibernation.
So I checked my YOP list and saw ‘knit a jumper with the New Lanark Aran wool’ I had in my stash. I have already used another colour of this yarn to make my Such a Winters Day jumper and it is wearing incredibly well. I searched what patterns others had used and found lots had used it to make Kate Davies’s Warriston jumper. I haven’t knitted any of her designs before but I liked the look and it has pockets which would be a first for me, after buying it I realised it’s also my first bottom up pattern. Check me out! Being all adventurous and mixing things up 🤣😂
The yarn is pink but has specs of blue, green and red in it. I cast it on Friday evening, this is a picture of the gauge swatch so you can see the flecks of colour. I’ve only done 14 rows so far so I’ll show it next week.
I’ve been making a start on relocating shelves and their contents from the kitchen/diner/sunroom so we are ready to install the kitchen when we finally get a date from the joiner. Still have decisions to make about some things and my husband’s laid back attitude is driving me a bit crazy and its giving me sleepless nights.
I wasted a lot of time this week and had more Guild paperwork. It has wasted soooooo much of my time chasing people, it has made me wonder why I ever agree to be on committees. 🙈
I’m going to either do some dyeing or wet felting next week, to make the most of having a functional kitchen before work starts.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 11th year, but this is my 4th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.