Thursday, 28 August 2014

A crafting update

Goodness things are busy here at the moment. We're just over a week (11 days) away from moving house. The children go back to school on Wednesday and then I've got 3 days at home on my own to get on with packing, then the weekend with Mr Soaring Sheep around to disconnect the washing machine, dismantle furniture etc. and then it's The Day.

I go from being really happy and excited to feeling very overwhelmed and on edge. I got in a bit of a tiz yesterday because of all the boxes in the lounge. I went off for a bike ride with the big two children and came home to find Mr Soaring Sheep had moved them all out, tidied up and vacuumed the floor as well. I'm embarrassed to admit I cried!


My projects at the moment are all very simple. My ripple blanket is getting to a nice length now and keeps my lap warm when I'm working on it. I'm starting to run low on certain colours though so having to be careful with balancing them out as I'm still Cold Sheep-ing. Plus it seems a bit silly buying yarn to finish a scrappy blanket!


My Grace cardigan has almost got it's first sleeve. I'm tall with long arms so I'm probably going to add a little extra length. I'm following the pattern directions for now so will try it on and measure as I go. I'm trying not to think about all the ends I've got to weave in. The yarn was from a frogged cardigan so there have been quite a few small balls in there. I might also redo the cast off on the bottom and make it a bit stretchier. It's not as forgiving of my hips as I'd like ;-)


My happy little Scrappy Socks for Mr Soaring Sheep are growing steadily. I've put in yarn for an afterthought heel between the blue and green stripes. I think I'll probably do the heel sooner rather than later and then I can get the foot and toes to the right length. Lots of ends to deal with here too. I think I need to cast on a shawl when I finished one of these projects, lots of knitting but only two ends to deal with ;-)

That's all from me for now. I might schedule some posts for the next couple of weeks if I have the time. Otherwise I might not be back until after The Move. Eeep!


  1. Keep your ears stiff! You will manage. All the best and lots of helpers. Regula

  2. what a beautiful blanket! good luck with the move, hope it goes smoothly for you :) it's an exciting and stressful time. The cardi is lovely as well, and the socks!

  3. Most importantly I hope that the move goes well and that you love living in your new home! Mr Soaring Sheep sounds like a lovely man for doing all that tidying and cleaning up! Well done to you Mr!!!! Keep it going though until you are all moved and sorted out in the new house. I love your ripple, you are so right, it is great when a blanket starts to be big enough for snuggling and working on isn't it. I just posted progress on my ripple today, but it is still a long way to go before it gets as big as yours is. Looking forward to hear from you again as and when and seeing your completed projects. Take care and I hope that it all goes well. xx

  4. I'm sorry things have been so stressful, hang in there, you're doing great! And you have so many fun WIPs right now. Don't forget about them when you start to feel panicky!

  5. Oh good luck for the move!! How exciting! The projects are all looking great! X

  6. That was lovely of him. Good husband he is. These WIPs are terrific. I really like each one.

  7. It must be all overwhelming, but you and your family will survive! Keep breathing in and out in a healthy way:)
    Your projects look beautiful and I hope you have a little time between everything to work on them, just to relax.
    Best wishes!

  8. I am amazed that you are getting any knitting done at all with your move coming up so soon. It does seem silly to buy yarn for a scrappy project, but I think we have all done it!

  9. You have some lovely projects on the go. The ripple blanket is stunning and I love the colour of your cardi. I hope the move is going well. Deb x

  10. good luck with the move, that is quite the undertaking but if you've made lists you should be fine! I hope during this transition you get some crafting time. All of your projects are so pretty!

  11. Good luck for the move. I hope it all goes really smoothly for you.

    I love the ripple, I know what you mean about buying yarn for scrappy blankets, I'm facing that at the moment, so my next few projects are all going to be dk to build up more scraps.


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