Another short update for my YOP things this week. I’ve been working on a test knit and another non-YOP knit as well, so I’ll have more on those for WIP Wednesday, but for now:
I finished clue 1 and started clue 2 of the Stillness Shawl from Helen Stewart. This originally was a mystery shawl but it’s been out long enough I have all the clues. This is 25% of the shawl knit and I’ve finished the second band of stripes and am working on the solid-color lace.
I think this one is going to wind up being too big to photograph well until it’s done. It’s already not great to photograph and it’s going to be a VERY generous shawl when it’s done.
I also worked on my Vintage RV Camper wool applique project. I am this close to being done with all the stitching and embroidery and ready to put the backing on but I am 2 red buttons short for one of the tree’s decorations. I emailed a local friend to see if she might have a couple but if not, I’ll have to order some. Kind of frustrating to be so close to the finish line but have to put this one down for a bit.
That’s it for current/active projects off the list. I will be casting on a cowl later today for a new project of the YOP list since I need a few small/quick things for my HP group classes for the month, so more on that next week. I hope everyone here in the States has a good Labor Day holiday if you’re lucky enough to have that off of work.
25 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 10”
The camper project is so cute. Will it be a tree skirt?
Thanks! It’s actually a candle mat. It’s about 18″ across in total, but hard to tell that without anything for reference. 🙂
The camper project is adorable! Did it come in a kit that didn’t have enough?
Your shawl also looks awesome! I’ve knit a few of Helen Stewart’s shawls and really enjoyed them
Yep – the kit was odd actually. It was supposed to also have small white buttons to put on the trees on top of the campers but didn’t have any of those, just the ones for the tire centers. I just did embroidery in a metallic gold to replace those but I didn’t realize I was short on the red buttons until I started that last motif. Not the end of the world – just a hiccup 🙂
I always enjoy Helen’s patterns. Her socks are great too.
I live that deep purple colour in your shawl. I’m happy that your camper project isn’t finished yet as it means we get to see it again when it is and it’s such a lovely thing.
I LOVE this perspective!! I completely agree that the camper project is adorable and I have loved seeing it for the past few weeks.
Ah… thank you. It’s kind of you to say that about the applique project but yes, lucky you… it’ll be back again once I get the buttons sewed on and get the backing added 🙂
Your tree skirt is sooo freaking cute! How fun it will be to use under the tree. I too love your purple shawl. It looks beautiful.
Your applique project is adorable. Sorry to hear you are 2 buttons short, though. That shawl is going to be quite large but lovely to wrap up in during cool evening.
And I’m SO ready for cool evenings! 🙂
Argh how frustrating! It’s looks fabulous though.
I wound up ordering buttons yesterday and they should be here next week so hopefully I can get it fully finished up!
The tree skirt is so cute, hope you’ll find some matching buttons soon. I like the colours you picked for the shawl, can’t wait to see it finished.
Oh I lovel your wool applique project! That is going to be awesome when your finish. Is it a candle mat ?
Thank you! Yes… it is. One of the larger ones (like 18″ across) but still candle mat sized.
Oh wow, that is a great sized mat! I love wool applique 😊
You’ve made such great progress on your shawl and your applique project! I love them both, and enjoy seeing them.
Thank you! I’ve enjoyed every stitch of both! 🙂
Your Stillness Shawl is really pretty and so cozy looking. And that wool applique candle mat is adorable! So close!
Thank you for both of those kind comments! 🙂
I do love the yarn colors you picked for that shawl! It’s looking good—even if it is hard to photograph.
Thank you! Sometimes the in-progress shots aren’t very representative of the final project and I think this is one of those!
The camper is adorable and I’m so sorry you got held up with the finish but at least what you need should be easy to find.
Thanks! Yep – I was able to get a pack ordered so hopefully the little red buttons will be here next week!
The stillness shawl is gorgeous – I love a generous shawl that is so cosy so you can use it in many situations.