Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Last Wednesday of 2015


Well it is here, the last Wednesday of this year!

I hope all of your festive events of last week were wonderful :)

We are still having marvelous weather here, but at least it is cool outside so it does kinda feel like it could be winter.

These are my projects from this week:

misae

First up is my shawl I have finally got to the red bit of my cake of yarn :)

I am just about at the border of the shawl and am hoping that I manage to finish this project before the new year.
I am still enjoying this project very much, although the rows are incredibly long right now so progress is pretty slow.


My sock yarn for the 2016 Sock-Along has been caked and is ready to go :)

I am so thrilled that so many of you will be joining me in this challenge, I can't wait to see all the gorgeous pairs of handmade goodness that will get created over the next year.

I will be starting off with a pair of Jaywalker socks and am knitting it with some Hand-dyed sock yarn which I got from a local dyer.

avalanche

My next project which will be started as soon as the shawl is off the needles is Avalanche.

I will be knitting this also in some gorgeous locally dyed merino singles.

As you may see a pattern emerging I do plan on making a couple of my projects with locally purchased, hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn in an attempt to support my local community.

Today, I have also managed to start with a warp for some cute looking Kitchen towels.

cottonlin

I am hoping to have my new loom set up in the next month or so and this will be the first project I make once it is ready :)

Reading Wise: I received some new titles from Jas for Christmas and jumped right into the first of these which is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. So far I am enjoying the story.

What have you been up to this week?

Don't forget to drop by on Friday and share your FOs of this week with me, I look forward to seeing what you manage to complete.

I will be sharing this post with all of my creative friends for this week, so drop on over there for some great inspiration.

Have a Happy New Year!
I look forward to seeing you again on the other side.

x

18 comments:

  1. I love the yarn you are using in that beautiful shawl. I hope you finish it soon. The yellow yarn is so pretty also. Enjoy your knitting.

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    1. Hi CathieJ,
      Thank you so much for your visit.
      I wish you a very happy New Year.
      x

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  2. That yellow-orange sock yarn is just amazing. Very welcome during these week of gray skis!
    I love that you are buying local. I try to do so , too.

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    1. Hi Caffeine Girl,
      I actually love the yellow-orange yarn more now than when it was in a hank. Now that I can see the colours I really can't wait to start on the socks.
      Thanks for your visit, and I wish a happy new year.
      x

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  3. I love that shawl pattern. I wish I had enough of a gradient yarn to do that. I can't wait to see those towels! Those are real pretty colors you have for your warp.

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    1. Hi Donna,
      The Wolke 7 yarn that I am using from Wollehimmel (http://en.dawanda.com/shop/Wollehimmel) is the perfect amount for this shawl.
      I do know that Andrea does send overseas, so if you want to get yourself some of this lovely yarn I would say go for it :)
      I wish you a happy new year, thanks for visiting.
      x

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  4. your shawl is gorgeous...and red? cant wait to see that! I am working on my list for the sock along and figuring out the yarn I will need. Excited to get started!

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    1. Hi Jeanettebr,
      Yes, I love the red, but am not so sure if the patterning will be done justice with the colour combo - I am hoping to get onto the border later today - the braid bit of the shawl is taking forever :O) and then I will see how the patterning progresses.
      I can't wait to get onto the socks either....see you shortly in the new year :)
      I wish you a great new years eve, thanks for visiting.
      x

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  5. What lovely projects - the shawl will be gorgeous and avalanche looks great, especially in that yarn.

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    1. Hi Lucy,
      Thank you kindly.
      I look forward to getting my teeth into the avalanche as the yarn is really gorgeous to feel, I hope to have made a little progress on that by at least the second week of January.
      Thank you so much for visiting and have yourself a very happy new year.
      x

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  6. What lovely potential in so many gorgeous balls of perfect way to start the new year :)

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    1. Hi Carie,
      Thank you!
      Don't you just love planning new projects :) The only problem is that whilst going through my stash I ooh and ahhh over other bits of lushy yarniness in the process, the danger being you start 1 million projects simultaneously :)
      I wish you a very happy new year, thanks for your visit.
      x

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  7. Ooh you've got loads on the go! All those yarn cakes look so pretty :)

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    1. Hi Elise,
      Yes, unfortunately I always like to be overloaded with things to do :O but at least they are pretty things so I don't really mind :)
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      I hope you have had a great start to your new year.
      x

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  8. happy new year!! love that you got to the red bit in the shawl :) That is fun when the yarn has colors to get to. Lovely gray yarn you have, I tend to love that color more and more!!

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    1. Hi karin,
      I hope to get some more shawl knitting done tomorrow so that I can show you all how it is progressing next week.
      I too am in love with the grey, it really is a gorgeous hue and I can't wait to see how it knits up.
      I hope you are having a marvelous 2016 sofar.
      Thank you so much for visiting
      x

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  9. Lovely projects! I tend to lose the love as I get to the outer edge of a shawl, I have a couple half knitted in hibernation.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Funny you should say that, I don't seem to be as motivated to continue knitting the shawl as I was at the beginning stages, but I am going to push myself to finish it before I start my Avalanche. Otherwise I could see it hibernating for a while too, if I am not careful.
      I hope your are having a lovely 2016 so far and thank you kindly for visiting.
      x

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