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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3 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.

    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.

  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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