Meditation Knitting Introduction

Dear Readers,

Today I want to talk a bit about meditation knitting. It seems to be a popular phrase these days, I have seen many articles talk about knitting as mediation but they don’t really go into detail. They just say that knitting is good for you and your mind. So I have decided to write a series of blog posts about mediation knitting.(I would like to note that although I have written this is knitting most of this applies to crochet too! ) Continue reading “Meditation Knitting Introduction”

Research Paper for Victorian Crochet Cuffs

Dear Readers, 

Whenever I start a Victorian Translation project  I always like to do some research beforehand and I thought that I would share that process with you. It is the sort of thing that I find interesting when other people share. I consider this to be a research paper and have included links to my sources where ever possible so that you can use them too if you are reearching the same area of interest. Continue reading “Research Paper for Victorian Crochet Cuffs”

Victorian Crafting: What is an Antimacassar

Dear Readers,

I have recently been working on translating some Victorian knitting and Crochet patterns into instructions that my contemporary crafters might be able to follow. As I go about my research and collection of Victorian era women’s magazines I do sometimes come across words which are foreign to me. I thought that I would begin to share them here with you.

Continue reading “Victorian Crafting: What is an Antimacassar”

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 🧶
WIP 💜
Finished ⭐️
Frogged 🐸
Hybernating 😴
Added during the year 🦄

Crochet

💜 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:

💜 🦄Dog: I am mostly finished with the Dog, I just need to add a mouth and maybe some eyeshine.

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Knitting

Socks 

💜 🦄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

💜 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. 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