The first week of this second Year of Projects has been productive, despite mainly working on Nuvem which is not included in my YoP list. As you may recall, my list is split into 2 parts - Projects and Stashbusting.Projects:
I completed my first project, a Scrappy Noro Cushion at the start of the week. (Ta-dah post is here.) After procrastinating for a whole year and carrying it forward to this year's list, this was finished in just one evening! Made entirely from scraps, it gets a big thumbs up which leads me onto the other progress made this week...Stashbusting:
Yes, hexipuffs are back on the needles!!!! (If you are not familiar with the Beekeeper's Quilt and don't know anything about this project, you may like to take a look at these posts.) I started this long-term project last summer using DPNs and 'throwing' the yarn in the English style - in fact, it was my first attempt at using DPNs. With another year's experience, I'm now using a long circular needle to make them using Judy's Magic Cast on, the magic loop method and knitting in the Continental style - they are so much quicker this time around. I used to average one every 45-60 minutes, but the latest additions have taken about 30 mins each, so I've caved in and decided to join in once more with Carole's resurrected One a Day group. The plan is to make at least one of these a day to use up the yarns I've stashed for this quilt and I'll update on my progress in more detail on Tuesday. The most pleasing thing about 'puffs I made over the last couple of days is they are entirely made from scraps of my own projects or leftovers from a blogger friend who kindly donated them.
Despite the rain, we've had a lovely weekend. Here are some of the highlights:
Spiderman trying his hand at archery
A crazy swinging husband
Nanna's facepainting stall at the School Fun Day
Heading out for a 'grown up' night with some old friends
How about you?