Groundhog Day?? Feels like I’m in the movie, as Yep! I am still knitting Tailfeather!
Have I mentioned I’m never going to knit another garment with 4 ply/fingering weight yarn?? Oh boy it is so slow and I feel like I have been knitting 6+ hours a day Mon-Fri in the hope I’d finish it this week.
I’m still worried I’ll be playing yarn chicken. So I have split the remaining yarn into 4 balls, and am knitting the front and back panels together…so if I run out of yarn it will be the same point on all sections. I am basically at the stage of squaring off the triangular front and back. I also am supposed to do some short sleeves too! Wish me luck getting a straight edge at the bottom, if I get sleeves it will need a miracle! I need some yarn to sew the sides too! 😬
Well Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday, so I will give my wheel an oil and get ready for that. I’m offering to host our Guild’s team this year, and need to send out an email later today about that, as our secretary is having email issues. I’ll also be re-joining the Corner of Knit and Tea’s team for the 3rd year in a row. You can join multiple teams 😁.
The real Tour de France is obviously cancelled due to Covid-19. But as Tour de Fleece is all virtual through Ravelry it is going ahead. If you haven’t heard of it, or fancy having a go then search Tour de Fleece on Ravelry Groups and you’ll find it. You’ll also find a team specifically for Rookies that you can join. Or perhaps a YouTuber that you follow is having a team this year, or a fibre supplier. It runs until Sunday 21st July so it’s a great opportunity to get lots of spinning done.
I have started a Garden Diary on my blog, these are clearly labelled so if that’s not your interest you can be assured there’s not going to be any crafting on those posts…purely garden related. If you are interested you will find 2 posts this week, the history of my vegetable gardening and a closer look at my greenhouse and beds.
On Saturday Allistar, Ylva and I went out in the car together for the first time since Saturday 21st March! We just drove down into the town centre and then walked to the ferry point (there’s no ferry). We picked up some cakes at a bakery and went to another to get hot drinks! Doing our bit for the local economy, and sacrificing our waistlines for the greater good.
Lockdown stage 2 easing has started in Scotland, so my mother in law would now be allowed to stay over…I think!
Allistar is on holiday for the next week and a bit. So I’m not sure what we will do as we are still only supposed to keep within 5 miles unless you are visiting a relative.
Have a good week.