Our weather has turned cooler so my Turtle Dove jumper and Void shawl are getting lots of use. Originally I wasn’t sure I liked how Turtle Dove looks on, but I must say it is the most comfortable jumper I have ever owned, so suspect I will make another one day! 😀
But they are so last week!
This week has been all about Tailfeather. My 3rd design by Heidi Kirrmaier (Quick Sand and Such a Winter’s Day). Oooh this is such an interesting construction and it’s fun to knit. I am having to take breaks though as it is quite addictive and that can give me a bit of arm pain, so I do a few rows and then play Scrabble Go or scroll social media and then do some more rows. This top is knit all in one, top down with some seaming down the sides at the very end, oh and some sleeve caps. I’m concerned I will run out of yarn and not be able to get the full length, but we shall see. The yarn is a bamboo linen blend called Limbo dyed by Third Vault Yarns. I bought all 3 skeins she had available last year at Fibre East. I don’t have to make a sizing decision until I get to row 114 so we shall see. Here it is after row 54.
This will be my first garment (not accessory or socks) knit with 4 ply/fingering weight yarn, I’m thinking this may take me a couple of months! I’ll perhaps cast on something with chunky yarn for a quick fix of making decent progress on something. Does your mind work like that?? Is that how people end up with so many WIPs?
On last week’s post, I was thinking about what I’d like to do with the cotton warp I’d loaded on my loom. Well I have ordered some 2nd reeds to give me more options for weaving double width items or patterns. They’ve not arrived yet, but I have a plan in my head and when they arrive we shall see whether it works out.
I have joined two Rigid Heddle weaving groups on Facebook and have seen people weaving Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn, so I have ordered a cone to then try that on the loom at some point.
- weaving yarns
- crochet yarns
- jumper quantity yarns
- yarns to dye
- yarns already assigned to accessories in my Ravelry queue
- and a finally a drawer of odds and ends and unallocated yarns.
When I was re-organising I realised I have an accessory queue overload, 3 pairs of fingerless mittens, 2 pairs of gloves, numerous hats, scarves, shawls and cowls, all with yarn in my stash dedicated for them. I definitely don’t need more knitting yarn and need to ease off this sense of urgency I seem to have to knit everything ASAP. I need to take a chill pill and slow down and be more realistic about my YOP list for my 3rd year. I say that but my initial draft is pretty enormous, as there’s going to be lots carried over from this year and some new projects.