Saturday 12 September 2015

A month in yarn: August 2015

Somehow we've got to September. And proper knitting weather! I'm ploughing through lots of projects at the minute, and am looking forward to updating you about them, but for now, here's my August yarn summary.

Socks for my husband
These feel like they've been on the needles forever (they weigh 117g!), so I was very glad to get them finished. He didn't let me take much of a photo, but he does llike them.

Owl hat for Amy
A replacement for a hat I'd knitted for Amy a few years ago, that had been worn so much it wore out. I was very happy to make another! The pattern is Who?
A lovely quick project in lovely rainbow yarn. My socks have made it to Yarndale HQ, and I'm looking forward to seeing them on the sockline.
Rainbow socks for my son
With the leftovers from the Yarndale socks. But I ran out and had to buy another ball...
Rainbow socks for my sister I'd had to buy another ball, I had enough yarn for another pair of socks.

Hermione's everyday socks
No progress.

Whale blanket
All the squares are done, I'm down to finishing touches now. There are quite a lot of finishing touches needed, but I'm hoping to get this one done by the end of the month. 

Charity mitred blanket
The only progress made was to complete one square so I could use the needles for something more exciting!
A cardigan for my daughter
A break in the yarn means I have to concentrate to get the sleeve stripes right. I hate it when that happens. This one probably only requires a couple of hours, but it does require good light and a little bit of quiet. Hopefully I should get it done soon.
Melodie shawl
No progress.
Commissioned shawl (top secret)
Nearly there. 

Watermelon striped socks for my daughter
Using yarn I sent my friend Amy for her birthday; she knitted a pair of socks for herself, then sent me what was left. The yarn is from Hand Dyed by Kate.

Chunky blanket for a friend's new baby
Cast on, but I haven't worked out the intarsia section yet.

Yarn in
200g My Little Pony box from The Yarn Tree
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, having been a bit disappointed by the Doctor Who box from the same dyer, but I loved this box!
100g basic sock yarn
300g basic acrylic
150g Sirdar Snuggly
100g for a commission
500g chunky for a blanket
150g rainbow sock yarn as I ran out before I could finish my son's socks
800g green Rowan baby merino silk for a cardi for me. It was in the sale. 

Yarn out
117g for my husband's socks
97g for Yarndale socks
50g for Amy's hat
46g for my son's socks
88g for my sister's socks
69g of rainbow sock yarn donated to a friend as I couldn't face making a fourth pair!
Total +1533g. I see an impending yarn purchasing ban... Using 5kg of stash wouldn't be unreasonable, would it?

Plans for September   
Finish the whale blanket
Buy less yarn


  1. I love my hat - both of them! It's now pretty cold when I leave for work in the mornings so I think this could be getting its first outing soon! Thank you again. Also, loving that stamp!!