So here is my update on what I achieved this week.
Christmas in September: Looking for an advent knitting project
However, last year I decided NOT to do that. My stash is way big enough and I would rather want to use what I have and get rid of yarn related "stuff".
Nevertheless, I wanted to have a knitting related activity during Advent. So what I did last year was, I used sockyarn scraps and knitted little hearts >> - one for each day in advent was the goal.
Well, I did this and it was fun, but there are still quite a number of little hearts left which I then did not gift so far.
So no further hearts this year. From what I had left from that scrap stash, I knitted a double-layer sockyarn hat, knitting about 5 rounds with each scrap or so. This also was fun, but another hat again? No, not really...
In another year, I joined an advent themed sock knitalong >> hosted by a Finish blog >>which was quite fun - I might do that again. I will have to look up the blog URL of that one and see if they still host that advent sock-a-long
But I am totally open to other suggestions!
Do you have an idea for an advent-themed knitalong I could do? Please leave your ideas in the comments below!
Maybe I could also do a double-layered sockyarn scrap cowl, like the Kilimanjaro cowl thingie >> I did quite some time ago (see picture)?
Idealy, this project is to be devided into 24 small knitting steps and the end result should be something useful and or beautiful.
It does not have to be knitted, maybe crochet might also be interesting?
I do NOT want to add stash and want to use what I have in patterns and yarns.
Progress on my second breathing space >> is quite slow, the rounds are quite long. I finished the waist shaping section and as I am planning to make it shorter than the pattern says, I am positive I might finish the body by end of September. But it takes me about 10 minutes to complete just one round which is a loooooootttt. I usually knit on it about an hour each day after work, but I often have to force myself to do this.
More Christmas in September: Advent calendar socks for Tübingen - early morning knitting
One of my goals is to finish 24 little socks for the Tübing charity project >> by beginning of October.
Currently, I knit on them for half an hour each day first thing in the morning, before I go off to work. This means that progress is slow here as well, of course, but there is progress to be seen. I finished half of my goal of 24 little socks by end of this week and I am positive that I will be able to finish the rest within the next week. I might have to increase my knitting time on these to do so, though.