I finished up the October Hat (Ravelry link) this week, which also meant I used up all of the Carodan Farms worsted weight in this color from stash! I think this rustic neutral works great with the cables. I did work less rounds of the ribbing than the pattern calls for as I was light on yarn, and I’m glad I did since I only had about 5 yards left when I finished my version.
I also have been working on my Sonoran shawl (Ravelry link) and have worked up to section 8. The dark green yarn is the one from my YOP random selection, and I added in the other 3 from stash. This is a simple, pretty mindless knit with a lot of garter stitch so it’s perfect for low-key relaxed knitting in the evenings.
Finally this week, I finished cutting out and temporarily fusing the next wool applique I want to work on. This is a sweet little holiday-themed mug rug, smaller than the piece I finished up earlier this year. I wanted to get it this far along to take as a travel project this upcoming week.
That’s all for me this week YOP’ers. If you’re here in the States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and everyone else have a good week!
25 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 21”
I am so in love with your Sonora shawl. What a great stash buster. Your colors flow so nicely together. The hat looks nice and warm. The mug rug applique will be adorable during the upcoming season. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you! It IS a great stashbuster and I could see it working in lots of different color groupings too. 🙂
Your shawl looks beautiful. Great colors. I’m using your random color method to pick the next color stripe on my baby blanket. I’ve divided my yarns into dark, medium, and light and then I randomly pick a color for a bag as I work through dark, medium, and light.
Thank you! That sounds like a fun way to keep making progress on the blanket without stressing over color selections. 🙂
I agree that cables show up so much better on a solid yarn color. It’s a stunning hat! I love the shawl and the colors you chose are so pretty together. You are really tempting me when you say is mindless as I could use a project like that right now. Your applique piece is darling. After the holidays I will be getting mine out….it was almost finished! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Thank you! The shawl has a couple of lace sections but they aren’t difficult and there IS a lot of garter stitch involved too. YAY for getting back to your applique!
Very pretty makes, my friend. You are certainly making progress on your list of projects.
Thank you – and I’m trying! 🙂
Your shawl is so pretty so far. Your appliqué projects are so cute, I wonder if you’ve done a thanksgiving one. Happy thanksgiving.
I haven’t done a Thanksgiving one…. yet. But my DH gifted me a monthly club last year so I have a kit for one which will get done at some point. I’m a sucker for monthly / seasonal items like that. 🙂
I have to get my hat knitting in order. I am hoping for a return to a hat a month in 2022. And I love wool appliqué.
Hats are my go-to project, especially good for busting through those lonesome single skeins. I’ll join you for a hat a month-along in 2022 if you’re game!
Beautiful colors on your shawl! It looks like a great stash buster project. Your hat is lovely. I miss hat knitting/crocheting. We don’t have much need for them in NC. We brought so many with us from NY that we’re all set.
It’s definitely a different climate that much further south! Almost all the hats I knit go to charity so you could always go that route if you need a quick fix 😉
Yes, we plan to knit/crochet some for charity in the New Year! It took a while to find an organization accepting handmade donations due to our CoVid numbers.
Great projects! I love the look of the shawl so far.
Thank you! I am enjoying working on it 🙂
Beautiful finishes – the colours of your shawl are amazing!
Thank you so much!
I love your hat Anne, and your candle mat too but your shawl, well that is simply scrumptious and I can’t wait to see it finished!
Thank you so much! I’m really enjoying working on that one!
Your hat and shawl are lovely and perfect since the weather is changing!
Thank you and yes! It’s my favorite time of the year 🙂
Someone will really love that beautiful hat. Your shawl is coming along beautifully too!
That’s A LOT of progress on your mug rug! Great job!
Thank you so much! 🙂