I have two finished felted objects I completed this week, and they have separate blog posts with further details. Felting is so quick to get a finished object, in comparison with knitting and crochet.
- I added to my YOP list the felted lampshade, as that was a course I hadn’t expected. I loved it and have since ordered kits to make lampshades for every pendant light and lamp in the house!! Oh and I ordered quite a bit of pre-felt, both merino that I am used to, but also some British Shetland wool pre-felt that was slightly cheaper.
- The felted tide clock was on my draft YOP list for next year, so I have moved it to this year’s list instead. It will be ideal for me deciding when to take our dog to the beach (and obviously collect more sea glass after high tide, before others get to it lol).
I also did a post about the Andean plying tool (Handy Andy). I forgot to mention on that post that the Andean’s used one hand to wrap around yarn in the same way, and that is called an Andean Bracelet. This wooden tool is a hand substitute.
Other than that I finished my fair isle hat. The first time I made a fair isle hat I had to give it to a 2 year old it was so small! Too tight with my floats! This is my 2nd fair isle hat and it is pretty loose fitting on my head, my gauge ended up being off, despite doing a swatch. Oh actually I think the swatch was just stockinette, not fair isle in the round. Perhaps just an over loose knitting stitch and super loose floats. Ylva and I went for a walk up the fields behind the house on the 1st day of Spring and managed to spot the first 4 lambs of the year. Once the sheep and lambs come down from the higher fields, into these lush green ones we won’t be able to walk up them.
I was debating about a pompom for this hat but have decided to go without. It goes quite well with this particular coat (I can’t possibly say how many purple or pink coats I have. It’s like asking a knitter how big her stash is lol!). I am going to try to make some fingerless gloves to go with it.
As this week marks the end of the 3rd quarter of our Year of Projects, it is time to snapshot where I am up to on my list. Some new things have been added and one deleted (as I have decided to keep my purple handspun for a larger project than a hat and scarf set). I have also tidied up the order of items in each section, so the outstanding items are shown at the bottom. As the days warm up I will be starting to do some dyeing practice, which is my least completed section of my YOP list.
Feel free to skip to the bottom where I talk about some new cast ons.
- A picture of a Highland Cow ✅ wk 4
- Make a fancy scarf or wrap using nuno felting ✅ wk 11 and wk 16
- A case for my craft scissors ✅ wk 16
- A coin purse ✅ wk 35
- A pair of slippers ✅ wk 33
- A loose casual waistcoat or top ✅ wk 37
- Lampshade ✅ wk 39
- Tide clock with sky and sea blends (moved forward from next year’s draft list) ✅ wk 39
- A picture of my dog Ylva
- A project bag using the plastic loop handles in my stash
- Felt the edge of my hand painted autumn flowers silk painting, and felt a back – to make a cushion.
- A picture of our parrot ✅ wk 37
- A 3D animal…probably my dog Ylva
- Make up some more bug related fairies…to go with my ladybird one
- Spin all the commercial fibre currently in my stash (for spinning not felting) on Ravelry @ date of posting! ✅
- Perpetual purple merino ✅ wk 3
- Plum merino and gold bamboo ✅ wk 3
- Ethereal ether ✅ wk 8
- British 56s ✅ wk 12
- Shetland ✅ wk 24
- Camel & silk ✅ wk 24
- Corriedale poppy ✅ wk 24
- Blue Faced Leicester ✅ wk 33
- North Ronaldsay humbug (added to list and started wk 31) ✅ wk 33
- Master chain ply ✅ wk 12 (Himalayan blend chain ply nice and smooth at joints)
- Create a fractal spun yarn ✅ wk 24
- Create my own wool and silk blended spin ✅ wk 29
- Spin first batch of Samoyed dog hair ❇️ wk 6
- Spin some tweed yarn ❇️ wk 29 attempt with silk flecks
- Create an official (not accidental) art yarn
- Dye some of the natural fibre tops and/or homespun yarn from my stash
- British 56s ✅ wk 4 and 11
- Over dye ethereal ether merino ✅ wk 6
- Blue Faced Leicester ✅ wk 26
- Samoyed Dog hair
- Merino/silk blend
- Merino/suri alpaca blend
- Corriedale fibre
- Dye undyed commercial spun skeins
- Learn fair isle knitting and knit one of the small fair isle items in my queue ✅ wk 3. Try >2 colour fair isle ✅ wk 38
- Make something with purple and gold homespun yarn ✅ (Hitchhiker wk 11)
- Finish my Chimney Fire cardigan ✅ wk 14
- Make my husband a pair of socks ✅ wk 18
- Knit something Two at a Time ✅ wk 18
- Make Lintilla scarf ✅ wk 24
- Make my dad something for Christmas ✅ wk 25
- Make a 2nd pair of socks for myself…as part of the Grocery Girls 2019 sock KAL I am going to roughly join ✅ wk 32
- Learn herringbone stitch to make a neckwarmer ✅ wk 38
- Knit (or crochet) all the scraps of left over sock and sport weight wool. ❇️ wk 12
- Learn brioche stitch ❇️ (YouTube watching wk 13)
- Make the shawl with my Rowan Lima yarn ❇️ (Started wk 26)
- Make an octopus for a preemie (cotton and hook arrived wk 13)
- Make a jellyfish for a preemie
- Get to grips with UK -v- US terms!
- Create a project bag and notions pouch ✅ wk 6
- Make autumnal leaves cushion