Sonntag, 17. Februar 2019

Two pairs of socks and a new shawl: Update on my Year of Projects

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 and the week before

Finished: My Buttinette socks

Remember my Buttinette socks >> that I started for Early Morning Knitting middle of January? I just started my second sock when I posted my last update >>

Finished my Buttinette socks by Feb. 6

Meanwhile those are finished and I really like them! I added one pattern stripe on each side of foot and leg using the Basket Weave Rib pattern >> and I really like how they turned out! I will probably more using this pattern - it is not all plain vanilla, but not too complicated.

Another pair of socks: Plain vanilla from Opal Safari

Finished: Plain Vanilla socks from Opal Safari in the Simbabwe colourway

So, as I finished those Buttinette socks, I needed a new pair for early morning knitting. I wanted totally plain vanilla, so I chose a ball from my great self-striping Opal sockyarn * >> that I mentioned here >>.

As you can see, those were finished >> very quickly - in 6 days only! But I knit on them not only that half an hour every morning, but also on a 2x 4 hours car trip to my parents 50ties wedding anniversary, so this is why they were done so quickly.

I also changed the audio book for my early morning knitting, I am now listening to "Die Schwester von Mitford Manor"* >> - this is ok, but not as good as the ones I listened to before. 

Good progress on my Riyito Sweater: All plain stockinette from now on

Joined front and back of my Riyito sweater

Though I concentrated on the socks mainly, I made good progress on my Riyito sweater >> : I joined the front and back after the armholes, and it is all plain stockinette in the round for about 25 cm from now on.

As I do not have a pair of socks on the needles, this will probably be my Early Morning project for next week - there is only one ball dangling from it, no thinking required - ideal!

Knitting group with the best chocolate rawsberry cake EVER!

I also took that Riyito sweater with me for our knitting group meeting on Saturday- it was so much fun again! We meet in a local café about once a month on Saturdays and I had the greatest chocolate-rawsberry cake with nuts yesterday - sooooooo yummy! I am normally not so much into chocolate cakes, but this one was just delicious! I absolutely have to google for a similair recipe to make one for myself!

A new shawl on the needles: Read Between the Lines

Illusion knitting: My Read Between the Lines shawl

When vitising my parents, I was wearing my Breathing Space sweater >> and it was a little chilly around the neck. So I decided to use the remaining yarn from that project to make a matching shawl >> 

One of my fellow knitters wore that shawl >>  during another meet up and I really like how that illusion knitting looks. As you can see, this lives in my new project bag which I won >>

I knit on it yesterday during knitting group as well and make good progress. But as the  rows get longer with time and there are two balls attached to it, I think this will change form morning knitting to be my "on the sofa knitting" project.

So, this my progress so far!
How was your knitting week?
Any plans for the future?
Please let me know in the comments below!

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12 Kommentare:

  1. Both pairs of finished socks look great and the addition of some small patterning is often enough to make plain vanilla socks so interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Riyito knits up with that yarn, it looks like it's going to be really interesting looking and what a great use of your left over yarns from your Breathing Space. Hope you have a good week.

  2. Loving the socks you completed. The small amount of pattern on the first pair is just perfect and does not take away from the self striping effect of the yarn. You sweater is fabulous. I may have to add that to my library. I love the high low hems as they cover some of my greater assests LOL. Beautiful shawl too. I have the Shjeepes whirl yarn and may just have to give it a go too.

    1. Thanks! Yes, I also like it when sweaters are longer in the back and safely cover my kidneys - but there is quite som knitting to be done on this one before starting the hem.

  3. Great socks, those yarns are such lovely colours, perfect for Spring. That’s a great idea re: the shawl matching the sweater. Your new sweater will make great progress this week I am sure, and again lovely colour for the approaching Spring.

    1. Thanks, yes, that bright light green is really getting me into spring mood! Though there is no real fresh green in sight so far - just some snowbells (do you call them snowbells in English? The little white ones?)

  4. Love both pairs of socks, such happy colours. And snowdrops are amongst my favourite flowers!

    1. Ah, Snowdrops is the English name! Yes, they are cute, but I think I prefer something with a little more colour - yellow-orange crocus for example.

  5. That Read Between the Lines Shawl is so fun! I will enjoy watching it grow. :) I love all the purples and turquoises and greens and purples in your finished socks and the sweater you're knitting. Beautiful colors that have me wanting some lasting spring weather!

    1. Thanks Becki - I did not realize when I knit those, but you are right, those are totally spring flower colours! Crocus and tulips and narcissus...

  6. Love those socks! So bright and cheery and you really sailed right through them. Okay, me who was giving up on knitting just fell in love with the read between the lines shawl and especially yours! The colors are stunning...tell me it is easy!?! I want to make one! LOL! How fickle am I? Crying about my knitting disaster and then wanting to cast on a new shawl of all things! But it is really pretty. I also faved your Riyotto sweater as it looks nice and roomy and I need that! LOL! You are a delight to read each week with your projects and obviously inspired me right out of my knitting funk! Thank you!

    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply! The Read Between The Lines shawl is really not complicated, it is mainly garter stitch, i.e. all knits, with some purls thrown into it in the back rows - you should definitely give it a go!


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