So if I just sneak in at the back, quietly and not make too much of a scene d'you think anyone will realise I've not updated my year of projects progress for....uuummmmm....six weeks.......
Somewhere along the line I have a three/four post cork which is stopping progress. I have a post about the long-gone summer, two posts at least about Austria and then one about our walking adventures...but it can't go on, and I have to get back on track...I hope to get them done in the next week (or ten!)
So onto all things YOP. I have finally got around to blocking my New Beginnings shawl by the brilliant Boo Knits. I started this shawl while we were on holiday in Austria...this is the one that I posed with on the glacier at Grossglockner...(to answer the question, it was totally posed...if I had actually sat there to knit I think my hubby would have had a huge melt down!)
This is a beautiful shawl, I used a lace weight yarn that I bought at Wonderwool last year. The colours are gorgeous and although would probably make most think of the ocean (especially with the ripple waves) for me it reminds me of the melted glacier waters in Austria.
I did buy beads to add on in the end rows, but decided near the end to leave them out and do the alternative straight edge. I love my Quite Continental shawl with the beaded edge but I wanted something simpler this time.
While I've been putting off blocking the shawl, I have joined a KAL for Josee Paquin's Miranda sweater I was lucky to buy some Rowan silk-mix yarn from a clearance bin online and away I went. Its a top down in the round sweater and when I get to it, it will be hooded also.
Its a great knit so far, although I haven't understood the increases during the cable section, so have decided to do it my own way (which could actually be the way you are supposed to do it, but I'm being blonde!)
So there we have it....this is a little bit of the goings on....... with the sudden downturn in the temps and the wind and rain, I'm seeing some more woolly things down the road. This week I am going to Birmingham NEC to the Christmas Craft Show after being a lucky winner of a pair of tickets from Sarah Crafts from the Cwtch I am hoping to come back with lots of inspiration and maybe a small pressie, as it has been far too long since there was such a thing around these parts.
I expect everyone is doing a somewhat better job of keeping up to date than me...check out there stories here.