A 'Year of Projects' update & a half-hearted ta-dah


So another week has passed and while I've been busy knitting the Noro scarf I showed on Wednesday and  another (as yet undisclosed) baby gift, neither of those are on my YoP list and I find myself disappointed that I have nothing new to share with you :( 

I also had a momentary dilema about whether I should add some of the projects I am now planning to make  but I won't be doing that as I published the list as THE List - which I purposely left quite sparse so I'd have time to do lots of other things and I left a few of the items with the pattern undecided to give myself flexibility. (Maybe this says something about my personality?) Still, I wish I had more to show you. 

As it stands, all I have is the No Fuss (No Frog) Shawl that I finished on holiday and couldn't upload last Sunday... and that is still not even blocked. The photos aren't great either...

The bottom left is the most accurate colour - I'll post other 
pictures when it's blocked and there is better light. 

I am pleased to have finally finished something with this Easy Knits Twinkle - it seems 'third time lucky' might be true. The yarn is really nice to knit - even after being frogged twice - and I would use it again in another colourway - not sure which one though, as they are all so pretty.

As for the pattern, only a couple of deviations - there was the error in the final ridge row that I left and I also added some extra stocking stitch rows before the moss stitch border (the bit you can't see because it's all curled up in the pictures *sigh*) and I'm glad I did as it has shown the yarn off much more than the patterned sections. 

Hope you've all had more progress this week - I'll be checking out the other blog posts tomorrow. 

Night night! 
xxxx

10 comments

  1. Aw Sarah don't be hard on yourself! that shawl is lovely and I always find that the things I love to make the most are the spontaneous ones and the things I hate making are the ones I've planned :O)
    Your shawl looks lovely. I had started another one in Noro sock but then frogged it as I found a host of other shawls that I can't wait to make, and typical of me I started one I had already made! It is beautiful though and love in the dark colour, wear it with pride!
    XXXXX

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  2. We all have weeks like this! Your shawl is beautiful, and I think many of us left room on our lists for those projects that will inevitably come up. New patterns never stop being released!
    *smiles and cheery thoughts sent to you*

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  3. You have wonderful patience to knit a shawl.
    I always lag on blocking as well. It's like I just finished it (all excited) but now I have to weave in ends? After that, now I gotta block it and weave those wires in somehow to make straight edges?

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  4. Your shawl is lovely and the Noro scarf is looking good too. I have some Noro sock yarn that has been pulled out about four times now and I'm still not happy with it so it might just get pulled out again. I like the pattern in yours - is that feather and fan? Thanks for visiting my blog. You asked about the pattern for the baby hat. Its here
    http://www.youtube.com/user/bobwilson123?blend=4&ob=5#p/search/0/t1SBPeCw8YI
    There are four parts to the tutorial but after you watch part 1 you should be able to work it out from there. Very easy. Have a good week. xoxox

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  5. Love the shawl, I don't wear them and don't know anyone that would wear one, so I haven't ever put one on a list to make. Not even on my bucket list of things I would like to make before I peg.

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  6. I LOVE the colour of your shawl! It will look gorgeous on you. I haven't tried Noro yet because those who love it really love it and others say it's splitty and breaks a lot. It's an expensive mistake if I don't like it!
    Love
    Tickety-boo
    xx

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  7. I love noro yarn and I'm exited to see your finished scarf.
    Also until now I thought that all shawl patterns were advanced lace so I might even que that pattern.

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  8. The shawl looks wonderful to me, take a deep breath and appreciate your work.

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  9. I feel your frustration! I too sometimes feel like I'm not achieving all I think I should be. But a quick look at your comments should cheer you on and reaffirm your creating beautiful knitting. I think the shawl will look great with the new dreads look.
    kier x

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  10. Beautiful shawl! Every project has worth in my view, regardless of whether or not it's on a list.

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