YoP '20 - #7

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Let me tell you about the monster on my bed. Or in other words: Tadaaaaaaa!!!! 

Yes, it's done! My sockyarn Habitation Throw is finally done! (Picture me jumping around in circles, enthusiastically waving my hands in the air and shouting "Yes! Yes! YEEEEESSSSSS!!!" at the top of my lungs.) Well, I must admit I have not yet managed to take care of all those pesky ends, only about half of them woven in so far, and that actually took me two evenings. I will weave the rest of them in eventually but I just needed some time away from the little beast. Not that I don't love it, infact I do, and Steve likes it as well. The colours blend so well, and the eyelets add some extra interest. The pattern is very well written, rather mindless, easy to memorize, and if you make a smaller version and use less colours, it would also make a perfect take along project for holidays or long-ish car / bus / train rides. I'd knit another one any time - I'd just make a smaller one. This one ended up being 180 x 180 cm. 

Steve and I both spent the last two weeks at home on sick leave. We both caught a cold, and a really bad one at that. So bad, infact, that we agreed to be tested for Covid-19. Much to our relief, we were both negative, and should be able to get back to work next week. I've had all kinds of colds and even bronchitis before but I can't remember ever feeling so completely worn out. Maybe it's just age catching up with us (we're both in our 50s now) but honestly, I couldn't do much else but lie on the sofa and read for almost all of the first week. This week, I decided I really needed to do some knitting, and started to work on some potholders. The pattern I used is "Baker's Twine" by Ducathi, and I used up some Peaches & Creme yarn I bought about a decade ago (I actually made three potholders but only took a photo of the first two, I'll show you the other one later when I've completed the set). The patern originally calls for two strands of Catania, a fingering cotton yarn, to be knit up together, and that is what I'm going to do next time - I'm thinking of using a dark grey and light grey for the potholders, to match our grey kitchen furniture, and use different colours for the little hangers. 

In other news, I've been thinking a lot about my blogging lately. I started into the 10th YoP year with high spirits and the intention to blog twice a week - the regular YoP post on Sunday and another post about other things going on in my life, like the change of seasons, my photography, homemaking experiences and so on. The truth is, though, that I can't keep up with that schedule, at least not for the time being. So my plan for the near future is to post a monthly YoP update, showing you all I've been working on during the month, which gives me time to work on and even finish some projects and take nice photos of them as well. As for other posts ... well, there are quite a few things I would love to write about, ideas I'd love to put to projects, photos I want to take and show you, and I believe that YoPping just once a month will open up my time frame and make it work. So if you're interested in more than just my YoP posts, please grab that Feedburner RSS link at the bottom of the page, and subscribe to my posts. 

And now, here are my updated lists:

Works in Progress:
  • 30 Years Blanket - crochet - started 22nd December, 2019
  • Simple Rag Quilt - sewing - started 31st March, 2020
  • Fox Paws - knitting - started 25th April, 2020
  • Photo Wall - photography - started 26th July, 2020
  • Terrazzo Afghan - crochet - started 2nd August, 2020
  • Vanillas - knitting - started 10th August, 2020
Finished Objects:
  • Pembroke Scarf 1 - knitting - (started 28th June, 2020 - finished 11th July, 2020)
  • Pembroke Scarf 2 - knitting - (started 6th July, 2020 - finished 11th July, 2020)
  • Living-room curtains - sewing - (started ??? - finished 11th July, 2020)
  • Vanillas - knitting - (started ??? - finished 28th July, 2020)
  • Sockyarn Habitation Throw - knitting - (started 25th June, 2020, finished 25th September, 2020)
  • Potholders - knitting - (started 28th September, 2020, finished 29th September, 2020)

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Kommentar von Maureen H DesMarais |

Your throw is beautiful!! NO wonder you are jumping up and down. I do the weaving in ends as you go from the Very Pink youtube video. I still have to clip the ends but it sure beats having to weave them in!!

Antwort von Ella

Thank you, Maureen. I've tried weaving in as you go on other projects but I used so many scraps and odd ends for Habitation that sometimes I had to change colours in eyelet rows where the threads would have shown, so I decided on the old-fashioned needle and curse method. 

Kommentar von Mary-Anne |

Beautiful blanket - the ends will get sewn in eventually (good mindless job for tv binging). I will look forward to your monthly updates. Sorry about your cold, but yay it wasn't Covid! Take care.

Antwort von Ella

Thank you, Mary-Anne. You're right, the pesky ends call for a Star Trek Voyager weekend, and some tea and chocolate, too. 

Kommentar von Becki |

Wow! Your Habitation Throw IS beautiful. I love the colors, and I love how they all really do work together to make a fun and attractive blanket. I can't imagine knitting a blanket, but I have to say you have me curious how doable I might find this one... ;^)

Antwort von Ella

thank you, Becki. Do try knitting your own Habitation Throw, it's so much fun and very doable, and I think you'll love it. 

Kommentar von Kathryn Lewis |

Wow! That throw is beautiful. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better.

Antwort von Ella

Thank you, Kath. I'm back on my feet and able to hold the camera so all's well. 

Kommentar von Cinna Knits |

Whoa! The habitation throw looks awesome! I love the colors you used.

Looking at your WIPs, the Fox Paws! I've been looking at that pattern since its release in 2014! Maybe one day, I'll try it. I can't wait to see yours work up!!

Antwort von Ella

Thank you. Do try the Fox Paws, it's a great pattern, very well written, and so much easier to knit than it looks. And it's fun, too.