Sonntag, 30. September 2018

24 tiny socks - Update for A Year of Projects Blog Along

I decided to join the A Year of Projects Blog-Along on Ravelry >> - you can find details here >>

So here is my update on what I achieved this week.


24 little advent calendar socks: Reached my first goal for my Year of Projects


When starting the little advent calendar socks, I guessed I would need about 1 hour or less for one tiny sock. Those are on 36 stitches in total, after all! Turned out: I need app. 2 hours for 1 socks, which is about 1/3 of the knitting time I need for an adult sized sock. 

The deadline for the advent calendar socks is beginning of October, so I decided to make this project a priority and ONLY knit on the little socks projects. So I reached my fist goal for the YoP: I finished 24 socks, yeah!


We had our Samstagsstrick knitting meet-up on Saturday >> and I took them there so that Ms. Loonywooly can ship our total contribution to Tübing in time.


Finding a knitting group here in Ettlingen on Thursday - working on it



I also worked on point 8 on my list: I want to find a knitting group here in Ettlingen to meet on Thursday. I did my first step here as well, I went to the Café Petit Macaron this Thursday (which happens to be directly opposite from the LYS Wollparadies) and had a coffee and some Macarons. 



However, I found out that they close at 6 p.m. already and I realisticly can only make it there from the office by 5 - 5:30 pm, so this will not be the best location. Well, I will keep an eye (or both) open to find something which is better suited.

If any of you has a suggestion - let me know in the comments or via e-mail or Ravelry-PM!



Working on 12 pairs of adult socks




After I finished the 24 tiny socks, I started an adult sized one>>, using the "Minecraft socks" pattern >> which is free on Ravelry. This is basically a rib pattern, alternating every 2 rows. I will be on a business trip in upcoming weeks and needed a simple, portable project, so this fits the bill.

 I am using stash yarn from one of the Buttinette sock yarn assortments I got for my birthday last December, so this is also something contributing to my goal of stash reduction or decluttering.


No decision yet on the advent calendar activity



I am quite undecisive still regarding my Advent calendar knitting, I have not decided yet. I tend to use sockyarn scraps- maybe I really will enter into a swap in the Restend group >> to get a little more variety in my leftovers. I still have time to decide until October 26.

I went to the Christian bookshop this week and checked if they already have stock of my favourite advent calendar "Der andere Advent" >> They did not, well it is really early to ask in September, I admit. But hey, they have Christmas cookies at Aldi since 2 weeks already!


No progress on my Breathing Space sweater


As mentioned above, I made the charity knitting a priority and did not work on the Breathing Space sweater >> at all. Well, and I have to admit: Those rounds are reaaaaaalllllyyy loooong and I honestly did not feel like it too much.


Planning starts for Christmas gift knitting





As I was at those advent socks and activities, I also started to think about what christmas knitting I want to make. I am thinking about a triangular shawl for my mum, using what is left form my Lana Grossa Meilenweit Comfort with Bamboo * >> part of which >> I used for my Vertices Unite >>

I still have quite some yarn left from the grey and the blueish grey, and I did not touch the natural and the copper coloured ball.

Do you have a suggestion for a two coloured, sockyarn weight triangular shawl? Please let me know in the comments or on Ravelry!



In stitches this week: Wore my Vertices for the first time





Speaking of  my Vertices Unite >> - I wore it for the first time in public this week. Especially in the morning, it is quite cool, so I wore it when cycling to work, together with my Atelier cardigan >>

The Vertices is nice, but I still do not like the Atelier cardigan. It is just to open in front for my taste - if I wear a cardigan, I want to have the opportunity to cover my chest and belly as well. It does not need to have a closure, but there needs to be enough fabric to pull it around me and snuggle into it - which is not the case with the Atelier. I will not knit this pattern again.

So, now over to you: How was your week?
Do you have any ideas for my advent and christmas knitting?
Please let me know in the comments below!



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Kommentare:

  1. Those tiny socks are adorable. I love the sparkly one on top.

    I put the Minecraft sock in my Ravelry queue. It looks like an easy sock to knit up.

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    1. Yes, I had some sparkly yarn left from the Buttinette christmas edition from 2 years ago, so this was the perfect use for those leftovers. I can really recommend the minecraft socks, they are really fun and knit up quickly.

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  2. Look at those beautiful little socks! Your Vertices Unite scarf is so pretty and that Lana Grossa yarn looks gorgeous. I imagine it will make a wonderful shawl, though I have no recommendations. I look forward to seeing what you pick out, though.

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