Today we went for a visit to Nairn. We went for the river side walk. We took a break for me to do some sketching. Then we walked to the local wool shop and I bought some more sock wool(as though I don’t have enough!) And then we walked back. Here are some pictures.
I hope that you have been keeping well and having a lovely crafty time
Happy New year! This is my first post of the year and while I had intended to only get back to writing tomorrow, something interesting happened this weekend so I thought that I would document it. Continue reading “First Hole in the Sock!”→
For this week I have decided to switch back to WordPress Classic Editor and it seems that the emoticons work in this format so I guess I will stick to classic until WordPress forces me to switch over.
Have the Supplies for 🧶
Added during the year 🦄
💜 Angel Pattern This I got From Rainbow Junkie Blog. I worked on this project a little this week. I have finished it as far as the pattern is concerned but I think that I still want to embellish it with some beads and things before I call it done.
💜 🦄Dog: I am mostly finished with the Dog, I just need to add a mouth and maybe some eyeshine.
💜 🦄Rose City Rollers for Husband. I have finished sock #1 of this pair. The cuff and heel are knitted in Rico Design Superba Degrade 005. And the rest of the sock is knitted in King Cole Zig Zag : Ocean. I love how closely these two colourways match!
💜 My Little Pony: I have started the first sleeve this week too. The pattern has instructions for a sleeve that is knitted flat but as I am much faster in the round and I can’t think of a good reason for knitting a stockinette sleeve flat… I am knitting it round.
Shetland: I have been trying to do some combing most evenings this week and I am happy with the progress that I have made so far.
Not counting what I impatiently spun up, I have 41g of coarse fibre combed. I have 51g of the mixed light and dark grey fibre combed. And I have 34g of combed fibre from before I decided to split it by colour differences. I still have a box of light and a box of dark to comb. My guess is that I have another 75-100g of fibre to comb before I am done with the combing.
I have collected the “waste” from the combing that was still cleaning and I am saving it for when I finally have carders and a carding board to make rolags. (I do have two dog brushes but I don’t really know how to make rolags with them)
I am also collecting the dirty bits so that I can weigh it all at the end. I will be composting what I think is too dirty to be used for another purpose. I am fairly happy with the amount of waste fibre I am getting although I wonder if I was better at combing if I would get less waste.
A note on my Week:
I have some excellent news and bad news all rolled into one.
I have had some work come my way. Unfortunately it is not fibre work. Many moons ago I worked as a website builder working in HTML and CSS. So this work is on building a website for someone.
Excellent news is that more money = more yarn/fibre supplies!
Bad news is more work = less time for knitting / spinning / crochet / pattern designing
So I have quite a few ideas and fun things that I really want to get into, including an idea for some yarn reviews on my blog. But these are all going to have to take a back seat until my work with the website is done.
I hope that you have been having a super wonderful crafty week!
Today’s post is going to be a bit of a weird one for me as I am going to try and do this all from my phone. Apologies in advance for any weird mishaps. It also seems that I can’t add the emojies with my phone 😦 so today’s post will be sans the key.
This is my first year of taking part in the Year of Projects. I discovered this group through reading Highland Heffalump‘s blog posts and I decided that it sounded perfect for me as I have a long list of projects to do.
I am a little bit behind on showing you my finished socks for my Social Isolation socks. I actually finished pair 5 this week and will be starting pair 6 shortly. But today I will be talking about pair 3.