Year of Projects 20-21 Update #2


organic hemp and cotton coffee filters

I finished my coffee filters! They work great and are much easier to use and clean than muslin bags.


My pegs weren’t holding their tune, and I was worried I would have to toss my fiddle goals. But I purchased some peg drops and they are staying in place now.

I restrung my fiddle and signed up for lessons on Peghead Nation. I’ve been practicing my scales and the tune June Apple. (Link is to a Bluegrass band playing the song. Note my fiddle playing sounds nothing like this.)


Arachne yoke

I finished the yoke on Arachne. I accidentally knit all 59 rounds of the colorwork chart instead of 51 as instructed. I’ll cut 8 rounds off the plain knitting to make up for it. I hope the web won’t be too long. The neck is looking a little wide, isn’t it? I hope the ribbing will fix that. I love knitting with this yarn. It is so soft!

Franca back neck

I cast on Franca. I finished the back neck piece. Once I get going on this I have a feeling it will be a quick knit.

Pride socks

I’m ready to start the heel flap on my second Pride sock. Uh oh. I’m in the middle of the rainbow stripes. I think I will use the blue on my second ball of yarn for the heel flap so that both socks have blue heels and toes.

emPower Bandana

I’ve almost finished the emPower Bandana. I’m not sure if I will be gifting it. Pretty and soft yarn though. And such a pretty color.

Fiber Art

No progress. I’m trying not to worry about it. I did sketch an idea, but it’s not a very original idea. In the words of Twyla Tharp, “Everything’s been done. Do it anyway!”


I have been sketching in my journal every weekday. Some ideas are interesting, some banal, some ridiculous. I’m trying not to judge.

This has been a Year of Projects Update. You can read my original list here. You can find out more about the group here.

I can’t wait until fall when I can knit in front of a fire. Of course, this cat will have to get off my lap occasionally to make room for my knitting.

Finally, if you are into historic costuming and haven’t seen this video on the clothing of two different women in the late Middle Ages, you may enjoy it. I did. 🙃

20 thoughts on “Year of Projects 20-21 Update #2

  1. You’ve gotten so much done this week, craft wise, and your view from your knitting chair looks wonderful. That video sent me down a rabbit hole about period dressing, such fun! Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. Wow you have been busy. I love the socks I think the most!
    I tagged the video to watch later, I love this sort of thing. I have been watching the CoCoVid series with Bernadette Banner recently.

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  3. You got quite a bit done this week. When you get the tune down on the fiddle you will need to video it and post it on here for all of us to enjoy. What a great idea to make your own coffee filters. Unfortunately, our coffee pot takes the round type of filters. If I still had the coffee make with the cone filters, I would probably do the same thing. Your black cat is pretty. I miss my cats but love my dogs too. What a lovely view you have in your knitting spot.

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  4. My goodness you are an eclectic crafter and fiddler too! All your projects look amazing, and your cat looks very comfy there on your lap so don’t disturb. I have been drawing a little too – nothing to show, but I am proud of myself for getting going on it regardless

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  5. Wow – four knitting projects that are active! I have two, and that’s only because a heavy wool sweater is too hot for the lap this time of year. This time of year I always have something small going, as well. There are inactive knitting projects, waiting for a purpose. But four – I’m impressed!

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  6. Your living room looks lovely and the wood floor with a fire going in autumn and winter will be lovely. The video outfits reminded me of the layercake clothing The Slow Wardrobe lady makes. It’s gorgeous quality linen, I bought an item but at 5’2” it was way too long on me.
    All your projects are looking great, did you ask the other Arachne knitter their thoughts on the neck? If it is too wide you could always do a boatneck style instead?

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  7. Wow, you’ve gotten a lot done this week! Love those sewn coffee filters, I’ve put them on my list of things to check out this week. Thanks for sharing! The socks are great, I love how the blue looks between the rainbow.

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  8. Reusable coffee filters! Where have I been? What a great idea, and yours look lovely. I am curious, though why these are better than muslin ones? Sturdier, perhaps? Your Arachne yoke is beautiful. I just looked up the project – what a fun sweater. Your other projects are lovely, too. Can I say… I just love all the blues. 🙂 And that fireplace! I want to curl up there and knit or read – or do anything, really. What a lovely room.

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