Year of Projects Update – My 2nd Year – Week 22/52
During the week I made a few things and dropped them off at the shop on Friday, along with a yoga fairy I’d forgotten to previously drop off. On Black Friday I ordered lots more of the pre-felt you use in making lampshades, so next week I should be able to hopefully make 5 or 6 lampshades for the shop.
At felting group on Saturday I spent about 2.5 hours blending the dyed wool, from last week, on the drum carder. So I now have a new batch of sky and grass blends, again for making more lampshades. It is quite physically tiring making them, but these next ones will be extra special as they’ll contain even more of Roxy’s fibre that I took from raw fleece, cleaned, dyed and now blended.
In the afternoon I made some slippers. They are still drying on the radiator at the moment, so I can’t tell you if they fit or not yet! I used a mix of Corriedale, Icelandic and Merino wool, hopefully they’ll be okay. Once they are dry I’ll get a photo of them on my feet.
I failed to finish my Christmas socks in time for entry into Amy Florence’s Festive Sockalong. I was frantically knitting Smitten Mittens trying to get them all finished. It’s 23:45 on the 30th as I write this and I’ve finished 23!!! I will finish the last one tomorrow, string them up and get Allistar to pop chocolates in them for me. They’ll hang in our sunroom, which gets no sun at this time of the year and is pretty cold, so hopefully the chocolates won’t melt. Later this week I will do a separate post about them, each one is made from handspun and they have their own wee stories I’d like to capture whilst I remember.
I sewed the collar of my jumper down and as the bottom edge curling is driving me crazy I think I’ll have to sew that too. It’s super warm and I didn’t notice it getting down to 15°C in the house when it was on.
I don’t think I really have much else to report. It’s been a quiet week, where I’ve been trying not to let the grey foggy wet weather get me down. In case you missed it, I did a separate post about Roxy the sheep, I felt she deserves her own post and page, in case anyone buying an item made of her wool would like more details.
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