Hello again, old friends and new, welcome (back) to my blog. I can’t believe it’s a year since starting the last YoP. In the interests of speed, this post will be straight text with links to patterns but in the future there’ll be a mix of text and pictures. I’m afterglow on Ravelry, if anyone wants to look at my projects, and everything from last year and currently in progress is on this blog too.
I started out with quite a long and involved list. Then I remembered that I still want to ride 100 miles on my bike every month, that there’s a house to clean, some learning to do and my knitting is on the slow end of the speed spectrum. Small Girl is starting school in September, and I’m doing a refresher maths course in preparation for starting an Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting course in November. So I’m simplifying my list.
First project is to finish my Baby Babette blanket. This won’t take long, as my friend’s baby is due via the sunroof in little over a fortnight and I’ve just finished section 6 of 7, bar the ends. It’s going to be close. Yarn is a mixture of Rico Creative Cotton and Lang Tissa (left over from the first Babette).
A blanket for my new nephew. I would love to do a pinwheel blanket, I think that would be perfect once I can actually start the darn thing off (I may have had several failed starts already).
A sock yarn Felicity hat for a sister who has been waiting most patiently. Luckily, she lives in one of the warmer corners of Europe so there’s not too much of a rush. This project has also seen a couple of failed starts, due to yarn issues. The first Felicity I did was lovely so I have high hopes for this one too.
For me, I would like to make a shawl. I have a yen for this lovely Veera Valimaki Line Break.
Last, but not at all least, I was hugely impressed by Minding My Own Stitches’ year of socks and was inspired to make my first ever pair – Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet. I love them, and am therefore going to make 3 pairs of socks from Alice Yu’s Socktopus book, as well as finishing the current Vanilla Latte pair. Honey Badger and Hermione’s Everyday Socks are tempting me too. That’s six pairs in total, which will give me a week’s worth of Real Socks by this time next year. What a fantastic opportunity to buy more sock yarn, I swear that some of the Lorna’s Laces voices in my head won’t actually stop shouting at me until I buy a couple more colourways.
Thanks for reading, and good luck everyone with your projects! My plan for today is some food shopping, some Babette and catching up on the new YoP blog posts… I’m going to be busy, in a good way.