I’m calling this one an outie!
This is something new for me; the bellybutton centre start. I found excellent instructions on TECHKnitter’s blog and at Two Sticks and Some String. As you can see
I’ve yet to take courage and take out the waste yarn and synch up the centre. If it all goes Pete Tong (site NSFW) I’m sure you’ll hear the screams from where you are!
The pattern, Snow Queen Shawl, is a mystery KAL on Yahoo run by BatCatDesigns (group is now closed to members but I think the pattern will be available to purchase at the end of the knit-along) in the same cobweb-weight, oiled yarn I used for my Swan Lake Stole.
I’ve continued to work on my squares for the Block-a-Month crochet-along and you can see the ones I’ve finished so far on this page of my blog.
My favourite so far is this Little Dahlia square worked in pure wool Aran with a 5 mm hook
I’ve completed my first month on the second round of Project 365 (one photograph every day for 365 consecutive days) and here’s how/what I did
A health news update:
Thank you for the well-wishes about my recent clumsiness. So far (fingers crossed, touch wood) February has been much kinder to me than January. I’ll keep you posted if that changes!
Can you Adam and Eve it?
For three hundred and sixty five days in late 2008 and most of 2009 I took a photograph of some part of me.
Rather than face you with all of them all at once (I’m not that cruel) I picked 12 of my favourite shots. Some (like the one of me in front of the lighthouse) are happy memories and others (like the magnifying glass lips) I really like artistically.
Twelve of my favourite shots from the first round of Project 365
1. 365:022, 2. 365:033, 3. 365:045, 4. 365:061, 5. 365:096, 6. 365:159, 7. 365:182 L is for, 8. 365:132 H, 9. 365:224, 10. 365:317, 11. 365:333, 12. 365:358
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys
If you’d like to view all the photos I took, the Flickr set is here.
Being a sucker for punishment, I took the decision to start Round 2 on the 1st of January 2010. To make the photos easier to access, I set up a blog here. The theme is really cool because it changes colour based on the photographs (have a play with it!)
Having spent most of Monday in a half-comatose state following not-much sleep in anticipation of the arrival of the fridge/freezer and cooker, I then “enjoyed” Tuesday by unclogging the washing machine outlet after it did this to my sock.
I spared showing the back of the sock because it looks like something off CSI, but let’s just say it isn’t a tube any more.
Luckily, I managed to get some knitting done!
I’m about two-thirds of the way through Clue 2 and I’m loving it
Once again, taken with flash to show the lace pattern better
Obviously, my aim will be to finish Clue 2 before Clue 3 is released on Saturday (usually sometime in the afternoon, my time) and so-far-so-good!
Gusset Heel sock:
I actually cast the second sock on (Victory Number 1) and I’m finding Springwatch very good sock-knitting viewing.
I’m knitting from the Baudelaire sock directly.
That’s really all the knitting progress I can report so I’m going to leave you with one of my favourite Project 365 photos (so far).
I was standing outside on Monday, cooling off in the rain and trying to rest when I saw my reflection in this small amount of water in a trug.
It took about 20 photos to get one that I liked.
I’m currently (as in, when this post is published) in Welsh Wales. My exact location is kept secret for reasons of national security (or because I can’t remember how to spell it).
In order that you poor, poor people don’t get Amy-withdrawal here are the first 3 weeks (and one day) on project 365 for you to enjoy:
I worked out that my one-month anniversary would occur while I was away, so this will do instead!
That’s the plan for my knitting in the new year – all for me!
I have finished the gift knitting for my mum, but I still have 3 or 4 scarves to finish (to be sent after Christmas) plus something for my brother’s birthday (a few days after the 25th).
Another thing that’s all about me, myself and I is Project 365.
I’ve been pondering for quite a while about doing this task of taking a photo every day for a year. A week ago I decided to give it a go.
Here are my first 7 days
1. 365:007, 2. 365:006, 3. 365:005, 4. 365:004, 5. 365:003, 6. 365:002, 7. 365:001
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.
So far, so good!
If you want to keep track of how I’m doing, the photos are in this Flickr set and you can subscribe to it in any feed reader you want. That is, if you find the prospect of seeing my ugly mug every day for a year!
I shall return-eth with photos of the finished cricket vest (modelled on my mum, if I can persuade her to let me take photographs!) in my post-Christmas fruit-cake-induced-haze.
If you are travelling, take care and if you are lucky enough to be staying put, keep warm!