A small post this week. I cut my right hand grabbing the nylon retractable lead as my beautiful but nutty dog went for another dog! So spinning and needle felting was out. I still have the burn on my left hand that if it gets wet is a bit gross, so no wet felting could be done.
I did manage to do some weaving but I’ll be posting a photo of that when it’s finished.
Elda is finished and I’ve written a separate post on that, with notes on the pattern and yarn and some photos.
So the only new thing to talk about is Quick Sand. I totally forgot I was going to change from the M2 size to L size and of course now it’s too late as I’ve knit an arm! No way I’m frogging this linen yarn. I’ll block it aggressively on the top of the body when its finished. I can get it on despite it looking tiny in the photo! I found some washi tape in my crafting drawer the other day and that worked quite well to protect my fingers from the linen yarn. On the body I was doing Portuguese knitting on the purl sides and that is much quicker but my tension is much tighter when I do, so I probably should have gone up a needle size. It’s pretty obvious I went up a needle size on the sleeves. Ah well!
I’m doing the 2nd arm at the moment and then will carry on with the body.
I did extra rows on the arm to make it a bit longer. I’ve bound them off but not cut the yarn yet! I’m going to see how it blocks and if they grow too long I will rip them back or may add more rows if they don’t grow. The arm takes almost a whole skein so it was simple to just pin the remaining yarn.
I did a few rows of my Void shawl. I just cannot see me ever making this to full pattern width. Unless it’s a project that takes years. It’s so wide now it takes well over an hour to do 1 row!!!! If you’ve had a project you’ve lost your mojo with have you turned a shawl into a shawlette or scarf! I could use the remaining yarn to make some warm soft mittens. i already have a hat in a similar colour that’s also alpaca. I kept thinking of this being a nice big shawl to wrap around me when watching TV…now I’m thinking scarf! Made worse by this being a YOP item this year and me wanting to try not to have anything carried over to next YOP year list. Given there’s only 5 weeks left…I need to make a decision…park it or bind off early?!?!
Have you bound off something and then regretted it? I have so many yummy things in my queue…hmm…we shall see.