Year of Projects 22/23: Week Thirteen

Well it’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I’ve been doing bits and pieces but nothing really of any note, and I’ve been quite busy with the house reorganisation. Things have been plodding along very slowly, so here’s a quick update to try and inspire me to get things finished.


I’m nearly finished with my shawl and just have some garter stitch rows of the contrast colour to add. I got a bit stuck with this when I had a phase of frogging and redoing the same eight rows over and over in some kind of horrific groundhog day! I’ll finish this up this week though and I do love the colours in the contrast yarn and how they work so well with the aster stitch.

I now washed, scoured, and dried all of my mohair. I just managed to catch the tail end of the warmers days here I think. I’m hoping to make a start on sampling different ways of spinning in the next few weeks.

Very little progress has been made on my embroidery or my socks, but hopefully they’ll see some attention in the next week or so once I’ve finished my shawl.

In the garden:

Things are slowing up now in the garden. I think we’ve finally picked the last of the tomatoes. I let the padron peppers grow much larger than usual as I was interested in seeing whether these would turn red. They have (and they’re quite hot!) we’re using some of these in cooking and we’ve also pickled a few for later in the year.

I need to start putting the garden to bed for winter in the next few weeks and clear it up a bit. My shallots have arrived and I need to get those into a new bed this year. I also need to do a bit on the strawberry and wildflower beds. Hopefully it will stay dry next weekend as it’s heading towards the last opportunity for getting some jobs done!

In the home:

You may remember I started looking at having our kitchen done back in February. Well this week the company we want to use got in touch to let us know they’re ready to move on to the next stage. We’re still no where near getting done but I think we’re nearer to actually getting on the list to be done eventually! It’s such a long wait to get any work done at the moment! Anyway I’ve lost valuable crafting and reading time this week to ‘what I wish I known before I had a new kitchen’ research. I’m many hours in and I’m not sure I’m any clearer about what I actually want!

So that’s my quick update for this week. There’s not much happening but I’m hoping there might be some finished items and progress on other projects this week.

Have a great week!

Author: ceulanfibres

Knitter. Spinner. Sometimes weaver and dyer.

11 thoughts on “Year of Projects 22/23: Week Thirteen”

  1. Good to get an update! Best wishes as you remodel. I find it VERY stressful. I’m at wits end just dealing with “replacements” – replace roof, replace siding, replace driveway concrete, repair driveway asphalt, and now a freaking leak in our water system!!! I can’t imagine dealing with what faucet do you want, what color counters and what type, what color, pattern, and type of flooring – ahahahahah!!! Your shawl is really beautiful. I could definitely see knitting that so thanks for sharing.

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  2. Your shawl is stunning. The colors are fabulous together. Remodeling a kitchen is not for the faint of heart. Once you start tearing things out, there is no turning back. Ours was nonfunctioning for over 2 months. That was an eternity to me. Good luck.

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    1. Yes it’s one of the reasons we went with the people we have because they seem pretty on the ball with managing all of the different aspects. I’m still not looking forward to it but I can’t put it off any longer!


  3. We had friends redoing their kitchen right before the Pandemic started and because they were without a working sink/fridge, they were considered a priority to get finished so they had people working in their house. But now that things are opening back up and such, it’s hard to get on anyone’s schedule. We’re trying to get someone here to do some tree/stump removal around our well opening and our septic and we can’t get anyone. It’s bizarre.

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  4. I think the more money you invest in anything the more stressful it can be. I want an old house with vintage everything….old cupboards, old bathroom fixtures , a claw foot tub, and radiators. There should be plenty of that type since everyone else seems to want new things. Sometimes it pays off to be “strange”…lol!
    That shawl is gorgeous! I would love to make that in the exact same colors. The contrast yarn is so lovely.
    I gave all my herbs to my doctors employees who are big gardeners. I can’t eat them on my liquid diet so at least someone will get some use out of them.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! The yarn is a bit of a mystery. I think the woman who designed the shawl purpose dyed the yarn for a knit along, but I’m struggling to find out if that is actually the case. It’s absolutely beautiful with the subtle colour changes.


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