During the week I made 3 lampshades for the shop. These were just quick snaps I took before delivering them.
At the felting group on Saturday I just made 3 fairy heads!! I was very late arriving (more on that later) and spent most of my time there buying some different colours of fibre from our group’s supplies for making some Christmas things for the shop.
I am such a numpty, I posted earlier this week about how I’ve messed up on my Such a Winter’s Day jumper.
As a recap on what’s happened so far…
- Knit it with size 4mm needles, it was huge so I ripped it all out
- Knit it with size 3.75mm needles, split for arms and did a few rows and put it on waste yarn to try it on…decided it needed some additional rows and extra stitches under the arm
- Took it off waste yarn and back on needles, tinked back to arm split, added more rows, split for arms and added 2 extra stitches per arm
- Knit knit knit knit lots of rows…looked down at my needles and read “4mm”. Eeeek!!!! I’d put the wrong sized needles back on!!!!
So rather than ripping back AGAIN, I am making more frequent waist decreases, leaving it on the 4mm needles and just leaving it with a tighter upper yoke stitch! This is going to be an at home jumper anyway, to keep me toasty when I’m home during the day and I have too many things in my YOP list I want to start to mess around trying to get it perfect. If I can eventually get it on and it keeps me warm…that’ll do 😉
At the Guild AGM meeting I put a few rows on my Christmas socks, but as they are vanilla I’ll hold off photos until they are much further on.
On Saturday it was the AGM of the Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers which I went along to (thus me being late for felting group). They needed a new Treasurer and after them asking everyone a few times and it looking like no-one was willing to do it I put my name forward. I’m already the Treasurer of the felting group, although I think the Guild will have more to deal with as many more members and events.
For those of you recall me mentioning my friend Billy, in Colorado, who needs a liver transplant from a live donor…well the prayers have been answered and a donor is confirmed after weeks of testing. No date yet for the transplant and obviously still a challenging time ahead for Billy and his donor, but hopefully all will go well. They’ve got volunteers to cook, shop and clean for the donor, people volunteering to drive him and they are getting accommodation sorted. This is a guy from California who used to date one of Billy’s nieces over 10 years ago that spotted the appeal on Facebook! The kindness of some people is incredible.
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