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Work in Progress round up – October 2015

In an effort to keep on top of my wips I’m having a monthly round up of my ongoing wips, whether I’ve made any progress on them over the past month or not. (September round up here)

So here is October 2015

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Quite a change from last month, but some of that is because I forgot to add my long term wips – mea culpa! So in an effort to make up for that here they are at numbers 1 and 2.

  1. Is my Happy Blanket. It’s a sock yarn blanket like the many, many being knitted at the moment. I haven’t worked on this for a while, but now that  I’ve unearthed it again I’m hoping to give it a bit more love. As you can see it’s colour themed apart from one pesky blue square that I added right at the start.
  2. Is my hexipuff Copy Cat Cosy. I’m making a tea pot cosy with hexipuffs inspired by blatantly copying  Dani of Little Bobbins and her Bramley Hedge inspired tea pot cosy. I have these sweet little hexipuffs in a glass bowl on my shelves, I really should add to these get the cosy made.
  3. Is the eye searing socks for my biggest boy, made with Regia Fluromania in 2×2 rib. These have made a fair amount of progress, I’m almost at the toe of the second sock. These are after thought heel socks, so I’ve still got the heels to do.
  4. Is a new sock design that’s not been touched this month – oh dear!
  5. Is my lovely soft as clouds Comodo cardigan. I’m knitting in Sirdar Nomad a deep stash soft and fluffy bouclé and it’s glorious. I’m so looking forward to wearing this. The yarn isn’t very nice to work with even will blunt needles, but the resulting fabric is so lovely that it’s worth a little hassel. I’m down to the waist now and the rows are sooo long!

So what have I knitted this month?

I finished the never ending tube socks for my eight year old.

I’ve knitted samples of my Foxy Friends Wristers pattern for kits that I’ve put up in my etsy shop.

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I’ve also been a busy bee working on a new pattern (and all the samples are prototypes that intails)  that will also be available in kit for hopefully next week. (And as a stand alone pattern in the Ravelry shop and on etsy.

 

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Work in Progress round up – September 2015

In an effort to keep on top of my wips I’m having a monthly round up of my ongoing wips, whether I’ve made any progress on them over the past month or not. (August round up)

September 2015

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So in no particular order.

  1. A new sock design. The first sock is within one round of being cast off, I’ll knit the second, grade the pattern, get it tech edited and put it out for test knitting, hopefully by the end of next month. They’re being worked out of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature sock yarn in the Cardamom colour. I adore this yarn for sock knitting, I used the nutmeg colour way to knit a sample of my Abscission Sock pattern. This Cardamom colour is my very favourite colour and was given to me for my birthday by the children. I’m knitting a me sized sample, and I’m really hoping to have these finished and photographed by the end of Autumn so that I can wear them this Winter.DSC_0496-2
  2. This is a new work in progress this month.It’s Comodo by Nicola Susen that I’m knitting in Sirdar Nomad a deep stash soft and fluffy bouclé;not at all the recommended fingering or lace weight yarn recommended. However t’s so light and airy, and I’m very happy with how it’s turning out. I’ve split for the sleeves and am about 5cm down into the body.DSC_0498-2
  3. I’ve made no progress at all on these;  More eye searing socks These are 2×2 rib socks for my eldest son with size 9 (UK) feet. This is the second pair of socks (first pair) that I’m knitting from Regia fluormania and Regia Creativ that is very deep stash. and I’ve stalled for ages on the second sock of this pair. They’ll have afterthought heels when I finally get to the end of them.DSC_0493-2
  4. No progress on these either. Bigger on the inside These are spiral tube socks for my eight year old boy with size 3 (UK) feet. They are 64 stitches worked in a spiral rib, with 2×2 ribbed cuffs and a star toe. The cuffs and toes are Regia Trendpoint  and the main body of the sock is a very deep stash Regia Creativ sock blank that I’ve had in stash for ages.DSC_0494-2
  5. And last but not least, no progress on this either. Snow Goose: A new DK shawl design that I’m working on. This is worked out of DK alpaca and is really lovely, but I’ve stalled as I need to work out the numbers for the edging
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Although I made little or no progress on many of my prpjects,, one wip from last month is finished and a new one cast on.The bulk of my attention this month has been taken up with a new design that will be released in a few days, the proceeds of which will be used to rescue migrants at sea. I’ve finished quite a few samples which you’ll have seen some of if you follow me on instagram. I’ve also this month, cast on, knitted and finished a Lopi for my eldest boy, I’m not quite sure how that happened!!!

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Work in progress round up – August 2015

In an effort to keep on top of my wips I’m starting a monthly round up of my ongoing wips, whether I’ve made any progress on them over the past month or not.

August 2015

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I’m really surprised to see how few knitting wips that I have, I’ve felt the weight of them dragging on me rather for the past while, but when I look at them there are only five, Three of them though are my own designs. and those are all at a point where I need to sit down, do some calculations and make some decisions.

So in no particular order I have

1: Bigger on the inside These are spiral tube socks for my eight year old boy with size 3 (UK) feet. They are 64 stitches worked in a spiral rib, with 2×2 ribbed cuffs and a star toe. The cuffs and toes are Regia Trendpoint  and the main body of the sock is a very deep stash Regia Creativ sock blank that I’ve had in stash for ages.

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2: More eye searing socks These are 2×2 rib socks for my eldest son with size 9 (UK) feet. This is the second pair of socks (first pair) that I’m knitting from Regia fluormania and Regia Creativ that is very deep stash. and I’ve stalled for ages on the second sock of this pair. They’ll have afterthought heels when I finally get to the end of them.

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3: A new sock design. I need to work out the instructions for the toe up heel and I’ve stalled. They’re being worked out of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature sock yarn in the Cardamom colour. I adore this yarn for sock knitting, I used the nutmeg colour way to knit a sample of my Abscission Sock pattern. This Cardamom colour is my very favourite colour and was given to me for my birthday by the children. I’m knitting a me sized sample, and I’m really hoping to have these finished and photographed by the end of Autumn so that I can wear them this Winter.

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4. Snow Goose: A new DK shawl design that I’m working on. This is worked out of DK alpaca and is really lovely, but I’ve stalled as I need to work out the numbers for the edging.

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5. A new shawl design that I’m working on. This is the larger version, the smaller is all done, I just need to check the edging number before I begin knitting it. The main colour is a really lovely Autumnal mix of browns, greens and yellows on a stellina base by Mothy and the Squid on etsy. It’s a really lovely colour with fabulous depth. The cream is Artesano Definition Sock in the Cream Cake colour.

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