Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Just a Little Further.....

WIP Wednesday

I am hoping this is the last week of the blue - sorry for this extremely long project. Last week I optimistically calculated that by being on the yoke it meant that I was finished - right? Well, at a starting point of some 400 stitches on a size 3mm needle it was/is very slow going! 

Amazingly I still love this project and can't wait to wear it! And with the temps plummeting like they are at the moment it won't be finished a moment too soon either.

Drops Cleo

So as not too bore you to tears with the blue, I thought I would share another project I am busy with and have had to start in tandem to my jersey as there is a time limit to complete this one.

knitting loop cap

I am using some of my stash wool from my other drawer (The one you haven't seen yet - it is stacked!) to quickly get some winter caps going for a local charity that sends Christmas packages to Hungary. I haven't used my knitting loom for some time and it is such a quick and easy way to get a project on and off the needles so-to-speak. I will show the caps and share the pattern with you as I get them finished.

secret santa handmade swap worldwide

Talking of Christmas, I have opened up the Secret Santa Handmade Swap Event for this year. Last year we all had so much fun and I am glad to host it again this year. Are you interested in taking part in making something special for someone you don't know?
You can find out how to participate HERE


Turning the Pages Online Book Club

Reading: I am still reading Gone Girl at the moment and am really enjoying the book, although I don't get too much time to read right now. I can't wait for Friday as it is time for our monthly Online Worldwide Book Club Meeting. If you would like to join in, I would love to meet you :) You can find out more HERE

This week has been spent creating new bars of soap to sell locally at the upcoming markets as well as on my Etsy store. You can find the latest creations on the Homesteading Blog.


The Craft Giveaway is over and the winner announced, but you still have a chance to win one of 3 amazing 2014 diaries from Sojourney. Hurry though as this Giveaway is only open for another week.

I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the next Round-up week of Tutorials from all the lovely people who linked last week to Tutorial Thursdays.

Have a great rest of your week.
x

I am sharing this post with my usual Wednesday Ladies :)


26 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern- it looks so pretty with that nice earthy color.

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    1. Hi fjord girl,
      Yes, I must tell you though that today the weather was not conducive to any great images the colour is really quite a nice blue, I hope that I have better light for a FO photo to show you what I mean!
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  2. love the color and blue is never over done, my shawl has blue in it and I'm enjoying it immensely. Lovely stitch definition in your sweater :)

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Thank you so much. I do love this blue too, it is so gorgeous and soft too, which just adds to the yarn love ;)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  3. Beautiful pattern and I love the colour. Deb x

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    1. Hi Deb,
      Thanks for visiting - it is also Drops (Baby Alpaca Silk) by the way ;)
      x

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  4. wooow secret santa handmade swap sounds just like something I would love to join! :) I really love the sweater - I'm new here so I'm seeing it for the first time - lovely! and what a nice idea to help charity who sends christmas packages to hungary - that's right next to my country (Slovakia) - good luck with the caps :)

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    1. Hi Jarka,
      I hope you will be joining us in this years event? It would be great to have some more new faces involved :)
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      x

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  5. Oh my goodness - you must have the patience of a saint to do all of that knitting on 3mm needles! I take my hat off to you. Your sweater is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Hannah,
      Knowing that the end is near - or nearer does make it easy to be patient. The good thing is (touch wood!) that having ripped back a total of 4 times on this jersey I can kind of do the stitches with my eyes closed so it is quite enjoyable at the moment. My motivation right now - end is close at hand LOL!!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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    1. Hi eugenebinx,
      Thank you so much for your visit.
      x

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  7. That sweater is going to be AMAZING. Good luck finishing it up.

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    1. Hi Andee,
      Thank you so much :)
      Have a great rest of the day.
      x

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  8. You must show off the sweater when you are finished. It is a pattern that you couldn't get tired of with all the changes. I really like it.
    Im trying to join the Secret Santa...my computer keeps locking up on me. I will try again soon.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

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    1. Hi Carrie,
      Super that you want to take part, I will try and email you the form later today as I am just on my way out, that way you can send me the info when you have a chance :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  9. I always admire people who knit with solid dark colors! Just thinking about it makes me twitchy. I love the sweater --- it looks satisfyingly complicated, but as if it had a pattern you could memorize after a while!

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    1. Hi Spinster Beth,
      It is wonderfully satisfying I must say and I am getting quite used to knitting the pattern so it is almost completely memorized (it is also quite simple, it just looks like it could be difficult - it isn't :)

      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  10. I love your sweater. I'm fairly certain though I would not have the patience to knit on such small needles. Hope the weather in Switzerland stays warm enough until you finish. The Christmas swap sound interesting.

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    1. Hi flyingjen,
      Yes, it has been a good patience trying experience, but it grew faster than expected, but still not fast enough!
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  11. what a gorgeous sweater!!!! well worth all the time all those stitches take! :) Oh, just this morning I volunteered to knit hats for a 'solidarity' project......a friend of my husband's is most likely going to lose his hair (chemo) and a group is going to shave their heads in solidarity.....guess who is making the hats!!! (never thought about those looms!!! great idea!)

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    1. Oh wow Steph,
      That is amazing, how many hats do you have to make?
      I will try and finish my cap with pattern for next week so that you have another, really quick option to use should you want to :)
      Good luck!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  12. What a beautiful pattern and you are nearly there. Will look gorgeous when finished

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    1. Hi Candace,
      Yes, heres hoping I will be there within the next day or so :)
      Thanks so much for your visit.
      x

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  13. The combination of stitches makes for gorgeous texture. Love the sweater!

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    1. Hi pentalia,
      Thank you kindly :)
      Have a super weekend.
      x

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