The jumper arms and sock knitting had continued. I finished the arms…
I’ve saved you all from a mahoosive rant again about this pattern, Warriston by Kate Davies. I won’t ever mention it again! If you want to know more then my Ravelry project page lists more issues with it.
When my husband saw me unravelling he said ‘you could have finished my socks!’ It’s TRUE, if I had frogged this when I first started hating the pattern I would have finished his socks in time for Christmas.
There are so many of Heidi Kirrmaier’s patterns I like I may only knit her designs for garments in future!! I’m definitely making a Ship Shape and have the yarn for it. I’ll make a 2nd Such a Winter’s Day. I have other patterns of hers in my library I can reuse this yarn on.
There are no rules about how many projects from one designer you can knit. I mean I have knit 9 pairs of Hermione’s Everyday Socks for myself, so I’m quite happy sitting in my lane. Knitting is meant to be relaxing, not leaving you with a desire to throw it out the window or worse! 😂🤣
I have a friend who is a reseller of New Lanark Yarn and it’s quite a bit cheaper than from the shop, so I’ve got some skeins in Bramble colour put aside for me for when I can go pick it up. (This is the same colour as my felted tote I made with the yarn.) She lives in Drumnadrochit, which is on the shore of Loch Ness. Once the kitchen is done I’ll drive down and get it. I may also pick up two other colours of DK yarn, as I so love the colourwork mittens I made with the yarn and thought I’d have a play with designing my own colourwork pattern (not to publish just to play).
I spun 25g of Shetland for my breed project. I was far too shattered and eating my dinner when spinning group was held so I didn’t attend. I hope to spin another 25g of something before January is finished.
I finished weaving the first Diamond Stripe towel and I’m progressing with the second. I’m using white weft on the 2nd as well, but no doubt one will be larger than the other so not a perfect pair.
Well this week has felt like it’s gone on and on and on. The kitchen renovation is underway and I’m tracking the progress on separate posts. Oof….its been a long week!! Week 1 post link.
The joiner appears to be Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He can’t hear what I’m saying and turned up in a foul mood on Wednesday, so my husband has taken over dealing with him. The plumber, electrician and plasterer have all been great, fingers crossed it’s Dr Jekyll that turns up next week. 🤞🏻
On Thursday I was so shattered, my husband was watching football so I came to bed and was watching the Grocery Girls on YouTube and when he came up the iPad was very loudly playing them and I was snoring away. For me to sleep when there is sound of any kind is a very rare thing indeed. That’s how exhausting this week has been. Keep your fingers crossed for me for next week, I need some positive vibes to help get me through. Takeaways, cheese & biscuits and beans on toast are not really doing much for my waistline or mood.
My book reading (both kindle reading and listening) has achieved a new high this month with me already having finished 8 books! I’ve been having a little break from podcast listening, except Armchair Expert which I never miss. I’ve also been reading before bed instead of looking at Instagram. Just shows how much time I was wasting watching reels!
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. Year 11 list.