I finished my sample of some of the Havana blanket stitches as a notebook cover. It was just an excuse to practice the technique, see what I think of acrylic yarn and see what the colours looked like. Obviously I prefer the pink, purple and turquoise. I think when I make mine I will definitely go with either wool or a wool blend, I don’t enjoy the feel of acrylic but of course that would be a much cheaper option. (The green rows were made up and not an official pattern.)
I cast on my 2nd sock and knit it to the same place as my 1st and I’m now knitting the foot. It is much slower than the sockwonder needle, but at least they’ll be the same size doing them 2 at a time.
I thought about knitting a swatch for the Fine Sand cardigan but that’s as far as I got. Perhaps next week I’ll actually do it.
I finished weaving the scarf on my 10″ loom. I spent too long weaving on Wednesday and it aggravated my shoulder again. I think I’ll need to just do an hour or two at a time on the loom rather than a focused day at it.
It wasn’t on my YOP list but I did make some beeswax wraps this week. I used 3 of the Winnie the Pooh fat quarters from my bundles from Aldi. They are made with beeswax, pine resin and some vegetable oil melted. It was a bit of trial and error and I had too little on my first attempts and then added more. I made different sizes as some are for covering bowls and some for wrapping veg and fruit.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 10th year, but this is my 3rd year participating. To avoid confusion I am labelling my posts as YOP10. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry* or you’d like to join in, please follow the link for details. To read what other members of the YOP Group have been getting up to please click on the latest weekly folder and follow the links to their blog posts. This is a friendly group with a wide mix of skills and crafting interests. The YOP year runs from July to June.
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