Sunday, 25 September 2011

Year of Projects Update - September 25th

I had hoped to show you my Jane Austen Shawl this week, in all its blocking-in-progress glory. My blocking wires and pins arrived in plenty of time. However, I haven't been as luck with the ordering of my interlocking foam tiles, which I bought from eBay a few days ago. They were in the post on Friday, so I was really hoping they would arrive on Saturday morning.

Unfortunately, there was no post on Saturday at all.

Fingers are now crossed that they will arrive tomorrow. I have the day off work as Wales are playing in the rugby at silly o'clock, so will have plenty of time to get it soaked and stretched and pinned. It's got till Friday to dry so I should be alright! I've tested it with the dress I planned to wear today as well, and it goes perfectly. I will hopefully have time on Sunday next week once we've got back from Yorkshire to upload some action shots of me wearing it at the wedding.

So, today's update is once more lacking in reportable progress. I've mostly been working on non-YoP projects this week. But one thing I did manage to achieve was a reorganisation of my Ravelry queue! I had 8 pages of patterns in it. Given there are thirty patterns to a page, that's nearly 240 patterns I'd queued in the last year and a half. There was quite a lot of duplication, I mean one girl doesn't really need twenty triangular lace shawls, does she...

In paring down my queue, I realised that there were patterns on my queue that I wanted to make more than some of the patterns on my YoP list! So it's time for another change around.


The patterns I'm kicking off the queue are the Hexagon Baby Jacket, Sunflower Jumper and Geometry Dress.


I'm adding four patterns to the queue to replace those three. Enter the Pond Friends Stacking Toy, Leafy Fingerless Gloves, Free Rapunzel! and Alasse Miriel Hooded Cowl.

The stacking toy is a straight replacement for the baby jacket, intended as a gift for my impending nephew/niece. I'm hopefully going to get started on it next week, once we're back from the wedding. The Free Rapunzel hat I decided to make when I impulsively bought four balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in a delicious chocolate brown colourway. If I'm going to get it done before winter properly hits, it's got to go on the list!

The other two, the gloves and hood, I want to make for LRP costume. I'd like to get the gloves done before the next event, which is mid-November, but the hood can wait until next year.

It seems like knitting is creeping in and taking over. I am sorry, crochet! I do still love you, I promise!


  1. I love the new things you have put on your list, I especially like the baby toy, what a great idea! I'm looking forward to seeing your blocked shawl too!

  2. I was drawn by that hood when looking through patterns on Ravelry the other day. I'd like to see how turns out when you do it I but guess i'll have to wait until next year now! Can't wait to see the shawl bet it will be lovely.

  3. Cute new substitutions for your YOP!

  4. Alittlebitsheepish26 September 2011 at 09:10

    Great patterns, I especially love the stacking toy, cute and it will be in use much longer than a jacket that would only fit for a few months

  5. Yay, you're gonna make the rapunzel hat!!! I'm bizarrely pleased about this ;) Love the stacking toy too, how cute. I had no post on Saturday either, I hate no-post days, especially when I am expecting a parcel.

  6. My queue used to be like that, lol. I stopped using my queue for things I liked and now I throw everything into my favourites instead, so my duplication doesn't matter! My current queue is just my year of projects. Looking forward to seeing your shawl on Friday!

  7. Hope your foam tiles arrive soon, am looking forward to seeing your shawl. My list is like yours and gets added to and taken away from.. lol

  8. I think we've all changed our lists .... I think the main thing is keeping in touch via blogging and enjoying what we are doing.  That stacking toy is cute - a good substitution.  Wow 240 in your queue - very ambitious :)  You could always send a lacy shawl over this way.

  9. Ooh, the stacking toys are wonderful!!  Can't wait to see how those turn out.

  10. I love the stacking toys.  I always see them whenever I don't need a baby/child gift and think "I should make those the next time someone has a baby."  But I never remember :(.


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