I’m making good progress on my Sunday Sweater jumper.
I’ve been a member of Kelly Casanova’s online weaving school for 2 years and the renewal date is in early May. During the last 2 years there were lots of the courses I hadn’t watched, so I have really been on a mission to finish them all, which I finally achieved this week. Luckily you can increase the speed of playback so I watched them at 1.75 times their normal speed.
Kelly is clever with her pricing, you renew at the price you originally bought the course (for me that’s US$65), and her prices for new joiners increases significantly each year (now US$152) so that tempts you to renew because it’s less than half the price of rejoining at a later date. As years go on it would be even more appealing to renew as I’m sure those who joined 4 or 5 years ago won’t be paying very much at all for their renewals.
However, I have decided to cancel and not renew my membership. I’ve learned a lot and I’m glad to have been a member but I have hardly put anything into practice. The patterns I’ve made of hers were actually ones I bought separately from her Etsy shop, like the town bag, the garden path shawl and the diamond stripe tea towels. I would recommend all 3 of these patterns and I have a couple of others to try.
Talking of Diamond Stripe tea towels, that’s what my main crafting has been this week. I started these ones in early January as part of a weave along! The cotton was mostly Venne Bio 8/2 cotton, although I realised after finishing the 2nd I must have switched white cotton to some from the Handweaver’s studio, which is a different shade of white doh!
I managed to get back out on my SUP this week. The lady I went with had us go round the loch twice so it was just over 3 miles we paddled. She says next time we will do three circuits…I suggested perhaps twice round the loch and then a loop around the small island in the loch. She’s probably 10 years older than me but much fitter, perhaps by the end of the summer I’ll be zooming around the loch a dozen times in a day 😂
I planted up my raised borders with pea, beetroot, seaweed kale, carrot and flower seeds. I found some unpicked carrots hiding under an enormous parsley plant so used those in a lentil soup I made.
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.