Visit to Nairn, Scotland

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.

The wiggly branches of these trees reminded me of the milkwood trees back in South Africa

I hope that you have been keeping well and having a lovely crafty time

Peace and love

Ellie

Xoxox

YOP 2020-2021 Week 8/52

Dear Readers,

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.

Key
Have the Supplies for ๐Ÿงถ
WIP ๐Ÿ’œ
Finished โญ๏ธ
Frogged ๐Ÿธ
Hybernating ๐Ÿ˜ด
Added during the year ๐Ÿฆ„

Crochet

๐Ÿ’œย 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.

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The Wings actually have a little bit of irridescence in them but it does not show up well in the photo.

Commission:

๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„Dog: I am mostly finished with the Dog, I just need to add a mouth and maybe some eyeshine.

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Knitting

Socksย 

๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„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!

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Jumpers

๐Ÿ’œ 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.

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Fleece Preparation

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.

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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.ย 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!

Peace and Love,
Ellie