Off to a good start, although a bit misleading since I did start the Lightweight Hipster scarf (Ravelry link) before July 1 as I wanted to use it for another challenge’s project. It’s actually completely finished and blocked – I did the last bits on July 1 to turn in as a finished piece for the Quidditch match #4 in the Harry Potter Group. Very happy with this one. I used up almost every yard of the skein of Sock Pixie Pure Merino (colorway Chicory Fairy). This had languished in stash for over a decade and honestly, I’m not sure why. The non-superwash merino was soft and lovely to work with, and the handpaint was a very subtle one with teal-y blues and greens. I’m on the fence about whether to keep this (I think it’d be fun in the neckline of a denim jacket I wear a lot in the fall) or if it’s going into the giveaway box.
I also cast on two other YOP projects this week: the Frostwork Scarf by Susanna IC (Ravelry link), which I’m knitting in Berocco’s Ultra Alpaca in a winter white
and the Foss for Women sweater by Jennifer Toland (Ravelry link) using the Woodsong Farm’s hand-dyed Finn/CVM fingering weight from their farm store.
I’ve also been slowly spinning more singles for the Tour de Fleece. While I haven’t had a ton of time to devote to spinning, I AM at least sticking to my 15 minutes a day goal. I’ll be working on this last 2 oz of singles for a while and probably will have a few days where I don’t spin when we’re camping this month, but it is amazing how much little bits of time add up over an entire month (or year).
Happy with what I’ve accomplished for this first week!
25 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 1 Update”
You’ve been busy. I do really like that shawl I think that would be hard to give up. Well done on your Tour progress too!
Thank you! I am not good at sitting and not doing something so I’m glad I have a creative outlet to do something with all that energy. 😉
All your projects look great! The yarn you are spinning is beautiful. The scarf is so pretty. I look forward to seeing how the fingering sweater turns out. I pretty much only knit in fingering.
I think your idea of the Hipster Scarf around the neckline of a denim jacket is spot on. Your two new cast ons are great. Love the cables on the scarf and the color of the sweater is very pretty. Your spinning looks really nice too. Such pretty colors in it.
Thanks, Marsha – for all your kind words! I think it’d be a great pairing with denim when it cools back down.
Oh look at your cables 😍 I can only dream of being able to do them. Your scarf is beautiful, the colour is just perfect.
Thank you – I love knitting cables. I should film a few more technique videos just for you then, so you can tackle them as well. IKR? I can’t believe I hadn’t used that pretty yarn for something in the last decade and a half!
Your projects and the spinning are gorgeous . That blue is beautiful.
Thank you so much! I’m already having a blast with the group!
Welcome!!! I faved all your projects! LOL! I too love reading and planning and listmaking and collecting beautiful yarns like the ones you are knitting with! Gorgeous projects and colors too! You have inspired me!
Thanks for the warm welcome. It sounds like we are kindred spirits in many things! 🙂
Your spinning is so even, I’m green with envy. lol. Do keep the Hipster shawl, it will look amazing with a denim jacket.
Ah.. thank you! Nothing but a lot of practice with it. 🙂 Thanks for that vote on the Hipster. I’m leaning that way.
Yes, I try to spin about 1/2 ounce a day during TdF. It does add up quickly. Love the shawl. And the stitch definition on your cables for your sweater really pop!
It’s fun to look back over a month and see the progress – even if it doesn’t feel much like it on a daily basis. 🙂
Your spinning is sooo smooth and even, lovely colour too. Like others I also think the hipster is ideal to go with your denim jacket so it’s a keeper.
Thanks for your kind comment! I think the hipster is staying with me!
Welcome to YOPing! I love the colors in your Hipster Scarf, and I imagine it perfect worn as you described – with a denim jacket. So many pretty things you’re working on. I look forward to seeing your creations during the upcoming YOP year. 🙂
Thank you for the kind welcome! I’ve been enjoying the group a lot already!
I love your projects and I say if the colors of the shawl flatter you it should definitely stay in the keep pile! Your spinning is also lovely! Can’t wait to see that FO
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I do wear a lot of those blues and greens so I think it’s a keeper!
Omg that blue of your scarf is stunning!! Congratulations on all the progress. I bet it takes a lot of your time to do these ❤️ and good luck with finishing the projects! ✨
Thanks! 🙂 It’s definitely a slow craft but hey! that’s what audiobooks are for to multitask, right?
Welcome to YOP! Your current projects are so lovely! I have started a couple fingering weight sweaters… but have never finished an adult sized one!
I do love knitting garments but they are definitely a big committment!