Year of Projects 2022/23: Week Five

The Tour’s over so I’m finally back to knitting. My cable needle inexplicably disappeared for several days (it was exactly where it should be and where I’d looked several times…) so instead of carrying on with my Ogopogo socks I cast on a new project.

I picked up this yarn earlier in the year at Wonderwool to make the Secrets and Storms Shawl (Ravelry link). I’m still a bit undecided about whether to make the large or small version. With hindsight I think maybe a darker grey or another neutral would have worked a little better for me but I love the colouring in the variegated yarn.

Not much else on the crafting side of things for me. I did manage a good haul from the garden which meant I could almost (peppers and aubergines aside) make a full meal from homegrown produce. I made a tumbet which is a Mallorcan vegetable bake made by sautéing potatoes, courgettes, aubergines and peppers and layering them with a tomato sauce before baking. I was pretty pleased to be able to make a fresh tomato sauce out of my own tomatoes, garlic, and shallots! I should probably have taken a photo of the finished thing, but I’d already eaten it by the time I thought about it!

It’s pretty rainy here so there hasn’t been much else going on in the garden. I have a few weeks leave now so I have a quick trip to Hay on Wye (again) to trawl the many bookshops and then I’ve got some home and garden projects I want to catch up on depending on what happens with the weather. I hope you all enjoy your week!

Author: ceulanfibres

Knitter. Spinner. Sometimes weaver and dyer.

17 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2022/23: Week Five”

  1. I think it is hard to pick the “solid” color. I agree that the light grey looks good to me. But after my recent experience where the black turned out so great as the solid on my Stephen West shawl, I have no freaking idea what color to pick!!! I’m sure it will look great when finished.

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    1. I’ve been super happy with the garden this year, and I’ve learned a lot from it. I’m going to try and blog about the garden a bit more next year and keep a better log of what I’m doing.


  2. Love the colours of your new cast-on! Your garden haul looks good enough to eat! lol. Yes the Tour is over and knitting has begun again in earnest. I am happy with what I did for this year’s Tour. Are you?

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    1. Yes I’ve been pretty pleased this Tour. I used to set out to spin as much as I could but I’m now quite happy to spin less a bit better! I’m glad you enjoyed it too. I enjoy these dedicated crafting moments each year, although I shouldn’t need one to finally get around to finishing things up!


  3. I like the grey, I guess you could always switch it up to a different solid in the other section and that would look fine. Always exciting to have a homegrown meal. Think I’ll be making some jostaberry crumble given how many I’ve picked today after being away a few days.

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