Year of Projects 2021/22: Week Forty Five

So I’ve been laid low with Covid for the last week and a half, hence no update last week. I’ll be honest I haven’t felt like doing much of anything so even though I had to have a few days off work all I managed was sleeping. Lots and lots of sleeping. So this week is a bit of a round up as to where I’m at.

I did mention finishing Boxy and I have finally blocked it today. I’m not the best at blocking things, and could clearly do with another set of blocking mats, but it’s good to get this ticked off. There are still some ends to weave in and a couple of bits to tidy. I’m not 100% happy with the way I picked up the stitches on the collar but I’ll wait and see how I feel about it when it’s finished.

I’ve also picked up my Ogopogo socks so one of those is now complete. I’m annoyed to have discovered the red vanilla socks I finished a couple of months ago have felted in the wash. I’m not really sure what happened there but I’m a bit gutted because a) massive man feet and b) they were such a lovely colour.

I’ve finally managed to get in the garden to get some things potted on. The first half of the polytunnel is all established, I’ve alternated root crops of carrot, beetroot, and parsnip with some taller cucumbers, tomatoes and chillis. I’ve have some peas and beans desperate to go in the ground but I need some 6ft canes as I ordered 2ft ones by mistake! I also harvested a decent crop of rhubarb today so I’m looking at things to do with that.

I need to get all of this lot sorted into place!
Hopefully the lettuce and spring onions will be harvested before the bigger plants crowd them out. I’m still experimenting with spacing.
Crumble or pie?

That’s it for this update. I hope to find time to post a bit more now that work is quieter and I’m back on my feet. The garden is now at the point where I need to keep on top of things so there will probably be a bit more of that to report on in the coming weeks.

Author: ceulanfibres

Knitter. Spinner. Sometimes weaver and dyer.

14 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021/22: Week Forty Five”

  1. Totally agree about picking up neckband stitches. I’m going to have to look closer at patterns to avoid needing to do it. Anne Hanssen said she did it because she thought knitters would find doing short rows easier in the flat. I think I’d rather do short rows in the round and not have to pick up neck stitches!!

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    1. Yes I never want to do them again if I can avoid it. I’ve had a closer look and I definitely need to unpick them and take another go. Sometimes I can find a way to fudge it behind the scenes but I don’t think that’s the case here.

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  2. Hope you are feeling better! I agree about picking up neckband stitches too. Your sweater looks lovely and that color is scrumptious 😊 Looks like you will have fun gardening.

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  3. Neckband stitches are a pain in the arse. I just wish designers would just do them at the beginning of the top down pattern. Your sweater looks great. I see lots of rhubarb. My mom always made rhubarb cobbler. How about strawberry rhubarb pie or jam. I love rhubarb but have no where to grow it here.

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  4. Well that jumper is looking great and I think it will be a nice one to easily pop on over other things or wear alone. Your garden is obviously a little ahead of mine, my pea shoots just peaked through so we have put some pigeon defences up yesterday. Looks like a good mixed list of veggies so far, I hope it’s nice weather this week and more time can be sent gardening.


  5. Oh no! So sorry you’ve been feeling not-well. Here’s hoping this week is much better for you. I love the color of your finished jumper. Good luck with all the garden tasks. We just had peas sprout this weekend, and I put in some herbs which hopefully will make it through the wild winds we are having right now!

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  6. I hope you continue to be on the mend. It sounds like you are with the progress you are making on the crafting and gardening front. Take care. Rest. It will all be there when you are feeling more like yourself.

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