Yay I won an award!

Yay I won an award!

Wow I never thought this would happen and to be honest I feel a little unworthy – but I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Award by the delightful (and obviously slightly delusional) Modern Home Economist.  If you want a calming 5 minutes go and look at her beautiful log cabin quilt that she’s working on! … Continue reading

Day 66 Mug jacket finished

Day 66 Mug jacket finished

Mug jacket is all completed and quite pleased with it. The tension isn’t quite right but it’s fine as a first attempt and at a later date I might make a 2nd one in a tighter chunkier tension.

Day 65 more mug jacket

Day 65 more mug jacket

And with the base completed on Day 64 it was the more complex part of continuing up the sides of the mug jacket and introducing the smocked cable pattern.  In my hurry to pack all the correct needles and yarns before setting off on Wednesday morning I had only skimmed through the patterns.  And I … Continue reading

Day 63 The end is in sight

Day 63 The end is in sight

So after leaving my cable jumper for few days whilst I debated what do about the quickly depleting yarn, I bit the bullet and decided that I could afford to pull the body back by one pattern repeat and it would still be an ok length.  This is another one of the things I love … Continue reading

Day 62 back on track slowly

Day 62 back on track slowly

So having put the glorious failures of the weekend behind me it was time to get back to the yarn … and I really did start with baby steps (in more ways than one). I was still in recovery from the hectic weekend and couldn’t start on anything until I had finished work in the … Continue reading

Failure and what to do now?

Failure and what to do now?

So this weekend has been a disaster from a challenge point of view.  I always knew it was going to be hard; I am a bridesmaid for a lovely pal who is getting married in May and this weekend was the hen party in London which involved two nights in a hotel.  So I knew … Continue reading

Day 57 & 58 knitting on the train

Day 57 & 58 knitting on the train

Knitting on the train – again!  Now I had my 4 new balls of yarn all ravelled up I could crack on with my sweater on the journey up to Leicester yesterday and will be continuing on the way home tonight!  really want to get this finished in the next week or so, so I can … Continue reading

Days 51 – 55 Easter Up North

So having made it to day 50 relatively successfully I had a nice long weekend planned up at our house in West Yorkshire which I thought would be perfect for plenty of yarn-ing and planning so that I could carry on for the next 50 days of the Project in a much more productive way.  … Continue reading