Sunday, 11 September 2011

Year of Projects Update - 11th September 2011

Hello there!! Once again its been a couple of weeks since my last post, and once again they've been busy weeks!

My biggest boy turned 5....

and then 3 days later started school.....

I also got lots of knitting done, not all of it for my YoP projects, so without further ado....
I present Owls for Sarah...

When she saw the one that I knitted myself back in June she said how much she loved it, so unbeknown to her, later that day my brother slipped me the money to buy the wool to make her one as a surprise. I managed to get if finished just in time for them to be coming to visit next weekend.

Next up is Different Lines
Not the best of pictures I admit but I only cast off this evening and I wanted to show you all in this post. The colours are pretty true to life, if a bit dark and it is sooooo unbelievably soft in the merino. It still needs to be blocked out but was a really fast knit, I only began it on Monday and have finished it today (Saturday night) and I love the interesting shape. I think I'll still do a Stripe Study Shawl but that will have to wait because I cast on....

Huron for Tom! Now I know that in the original list I was supposed to be knitting him this Hiker Jumper but he kept telling me that he wanted this hideous creation. I knew that he'd wear it once and then never wear it again, and I really couldn't justify putting in all that work for one wear. So I trawled the books at my LYS and Ravelry and finally we both agreed on Huron as a happy medium that satisfies his 'Xmas Jumper' needs and is wearable throughout the winter. Once I've got a bit more than a cable with 175 stitches on it to show you I will! I might even change the boys' jumpers to mini versions of this..... we'll see!

Also not on my YoP list I've managed to knit two hats, each in one day. I knit Tom a Turn a Square Hat on Bank Holiday Monday whilst in the car with Tom driving around Wiltshire looking at caravans and big old stone circles.....

Then tonight in the grand total of 1.5 hours I knitted a Holly hat for myself. I have to say that the Winter Warmers Rowan book that this is from is amazing!

Finally I would like to thank a real life friend for giving me an award in the virtual world! Kate from Good Purl Gone Bad gave me a Versatile Blogger award for which I am really humbled and I will come back to this in its own post but wanted to mention it here just in case I forget!

So, after the madness of the last few weeks I'm hoping that things quieten down a bit  and that I'll be doing rather more leisurely knitting for a while! The only thing that I'd like to complete pretty soon is the other 'Small Boy Hat' because its bound to be needed if I don't!

Happy knitting (and hooking) everyone!


  1. Love the finishes, all are wonderful and how quick did those hats get knitted. Belated birthday wishes to your little boy and how smart and cute at the same time does he look

  2. You've been very busy! Congrats on all the hard work and awesome finishes! That Different Lines shawl is very compelling!

  3. Bless him, your little boy looks gorgeous in his new school uniform. Wow, I can't believe how much you have done, but I am especially loving the owl jumper, it is it complicated?

  4. You have lots of lovely finished projects, I think the stripe shawl is very distinctive and unusual...definitely an eyecatcher :)

    Lovely to see lots of warm snuggly things in time for the cold and windy days ahead :)

  5. You have been a very busy lady. Your shawl is wonderful and I love the two colors. Very striking. The Turn A Square hat is my favorite to knit and I do it for both male and female. I just don't do the ribbed edging for the ladies.

    The sweater is great and I am sure she will be surprised to find one just for her.

  6. Love the different lines, very interesting looking. Must check out that pattern.

  7. Wonderful FOs! Wish your little one happy days at school from me:)

  8. What a great cake your boy had. Such a lovely smile he has.
    Your productivity is astounding! How sweet of you to make your sil an owl sweater. What a wonderful surprise for her. You can never have too many hats.

  9. LOVE that bulky hat. And that shawl must be gorgeous in action! how do you get so much done every week!

  10. Wow, you have been really busy, a lot of beautiful projects and I am amazed by your speedy hat knitting

  11. Everything looks fabulous! Really like Owls for Sarah, so cute! way to go!

  12. What a cute little man you have--and all your knitting? Amazing! I love the Owls for Sarah-very Fallish.

  13. Your boys are growing up so fast! I hope school is going well.

    I love all your work, that Different Lines is amazing.

  14. I love the blue hat, it is gorgeous. 5 is such a fun age. He looks so grown up in his school picture. I too adore the owls.