Tuesday 28 June 2016

A Productive Week

wip wednesday

I feel that I have been rather productive this week - maybe it is because there have been a couple of super changes that have finally taken place in our home (renovation-wise), more on that below :)

Let me start with this week's yarny progress:

stripey socks for jas

These are another pair of interim socks that I cast on quite a while ago.

Since I finished my June socks quite quickly this month, I have had some time to work a little on these.

I really love the colour transitions of this yarn and thought that as I have a purple toe and heel, that I would keep on knitting up the leg until I get to the purple section again to start on the ribbing - but the legs are getting too long for my preference so I have started on the ribbing yesterday.

I hope I will have these babies finished in time to share them with you on Friday (feel free to share your FO of the week with me then too)

In other sock related news:

blue lagoon

I have chosen my yarn for next month's Sock-Along pattern.
I will be knitting with some Spinnwebstube yarn that I received this year in my Sock-Subscription packages. 

I will be knitting the toes, heels and cuffs in the green tweed and the rest of the sock in the gorgeous brown/beige yarn.

Will you be joining in the fun?

Next month begins a new Prize segment so do stay tuned to see what will be up for grabs over the next three months.

You can find out all of the Sock-Along Info HERE

I even managed some progress on my enormous cat basket this week :)

We have had some more rainy, cool weather which has been perfect for blanket knitting. I have five more sections to go until I have the basket complete, but I am a little worried that I may run out of the yarn before I get to the end, which is quite bothersome as I ordered the amount that was stated on the pattern :(

I hope that I will have this piece finished before the heat hits us and then I can tell you if the yarn reached the end or not!

Onto sewing:

I was telling you about my current sewing project the last time I chatted with you. (You can find that post HERE)

Over the last week and a half I have been busy working on my Tunic.

This is my progress thus far, I will be altering the pattern a little by inserting sleeves.

I love this fabric and the pattern is looking great so far.

Onto Weaving: 

The coolest bit of news is that my craft room is finally empty enough for my lovely loom to be unpacked...(it has been standing packed in it's delivery boxes for a year and a month now)

I have warped her, and will begin my first project with her at the latest on the weekend.

öxabäck lilla

Besides all of these projects, I managed to get soaping again (I have a big market in November, so I need to get going if I want to have any produce on my stand) and I made my annual batch of Chutney. 

Each year I need to make a little more as friends and family can't get enough of it. If you are a homesick South African looking for a certain Mrs. B's, or if you would simply like to give it a bash, you can find my recipe tutorial HERE

Reading Wise: I am still moving forward on the same title as the last 6 months ;O (so bad.....)

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

See you soon.


  1. I love the colors of those socks and the way the stripes transition. It's just so pretty!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thank you, yes, I love the stripes too, very cute :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.

  2. I just love all the colors in those socks. What a beautiful loom! I bet you can't wait to start weaving.


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