This is going to be my last Year of Projects update for a couple of weeks. The two projects from my list that I currently have on the go have both reached a stage where updates are pointless! Hypernova is growing slowly; I'm getting close to the point where I have to knit with my scales handy, to make sure I start my increase section with enough yarn to finish it. This makes it harder to knit on the go.
The Cherry Wrap has seen some attention this week. Last time I updated on it, back in January, I had finished the main panels for the body and was starting on the sleeves. It looked like this:
I don't have an updated photo, but I am pleased to say that I finished hooking the second sleeve about twenty minutes ago. Now all it needs is blocking, and seaming. I was worried I'd run out of yarn, but I've got about two thirds of my final ball left over, which should be enough.
The main reason I haven't really done much crafting this weekend is because of the house move. This was my last free weekend before we actually move on the 21st, as I'm away at LRP events at Easter and the following weekend! We focused on getting rid of things this weekend, which involved a trip to the recycling centre to offload all our old and broken electricals and two trips to the bottle bank to recycle the glassware that had accumulated over the last couple of years.
|This was the second trip|
Today was all about the garden. Our back yard was covered in weeds; even the trees were doing their best to take over. We'd promised our agent we'd tidy the garden up before we left, so I dug out the strimmer and hedge trimmer and got to work.
This pile of branches is everything I took off the holly bush, sycamore tree and the porcelain berry vine.
You can see the vine on the right. It used to reach all the way up to the wall of the house! These things grow like you wouldn't believe (up to 5m a year, I understand) and we'd not cut it back, well, ever.
It looks so much nicer now it's clean and tidy. Almost a shame to be leaving! But I am looking forward to having a greenhouse and a lawn.
I was, of course, observed all afternoon by my neighbour's cat, Pepe.