After a lovely week away at a holiday cottage on the West Coast of Scotland, this week has been so stressful and depressing. I need to keep up with my projects to keep me sane and keep me from slipping back into depression.
I have put up lots of unused craft supplies on Facebook Marketplace and already have sold some things. This was prompted by me having too many warning signs I was teetering on the edge of being a full blown hoarder. For anyone interested here’s a link to that post. I think its important as a community we show that life has ups and downs and that’s ok and normal. Electronic lives can seem like everyone is living perfect lives.
A quick update on my nuno felted scarf that I was unhappy with; I re did it adding more fibre around the edges and the roses. I am so much happier with it. It is so light to wear but warm!
Last week I finished Allistar’s first sock and I am doing the heel of the 2nd at the moment. Already I spot they aren’t ‘Pairfect’…as per the yarn name. My long tail cast ons were different tail lengths and despite re-doing the cast on 3 times it wasn’t perfect, so this has had a knock on affect at the top of the foot! Typical as thats the bit people will see when he sits down. The yarn was really splitting though so a 4th attempt wasn’t possible.
I wanted to see what the sari silk looked like felted, so made a weird shaped scissors case! I love the silks and wish I had loaded more on!
I joined the Brit Spin marathon on Ravelry, in team ‘More enthusiasm than skill’. Our team each received 100g of Shetland fibre from our sponsors Curtis Fibres. It is now the morning of the 4th and final day of the challenge and I have only managed to spin a third of the Shetland so far, partly because I am trying to spin very fine so that I end up with a 3 ply fingering weight yarn, but mostly because I am frantically dashing from one priority to the next, not sleeping well and really feeling the physical signs of some stress I am under at the moment. My fitbit says my heart rate was in fat burn for 15 hours on Friday despite me not actually exercising! When I did some spinning at 6.30am, having been awake for hours, you can see my heart rate drop. It drops again when I did some spinning about 2.30pm…the final drop is when my husband tried it on! I wish I was better equipped to manage stress, but at least I know the spinning makes a physical positive difference.