Havana mini version – So I did some calculations for a lap sized Havana blanket. I think I’ve worked out how many repeats I can do across and down and decided a colour order.
If my maths is wrong, which it could well be (according to my maths teacher friend), then I may need more yarn. We shall see how it goes.
I like how soft and squishy the Cascade 220 wool is and although it is a little splitty it is a strong contender for my blanket. It comes in so many colours, the colours are very rich. One skein is the exact same shade as 2 of our living room walls! So it will go really well and so far my calculation in the width seems ok. I started it on Thursday evening.
After not doing any felting since February, I went to the opposite extreme and felted soooooo many lampshades. I have done a separate post to cover those and they are in the local gallery for sale. They’ve sold 2 seascapes and 1 sheep one so far.
I finished the 2nd Hat Vent but that’s all the knitting I did! I did cake up some skeins of the purple baby camel/silk handspun but I haven’t settled on a pattern for it but I’m thinking hat or cowl.
My tailors dummy arrived from Aldi and I’m quite impressed. It’s the small size and I’m pretty much at the max. it expands to, so I’ll just leave it like that. I mustn’t put on more weight though. I have trousers that need shortening and should be able to use it to help.
So obviously my week was predominantly spent felting and building lampshades, so not much time for anything else during the week.
I think my memory issues are down to vitamin B12 deficiency, as although its added to the oat milk I have it isn’t close to the daily recommended amount. Although I’m not vegan, I don’t eat meat, eggs and rarely have any dairy….basically only if it’s in a cake or biscuit! So I’ve started taking a supplement and will see how that goes.
As this post is short on pictures, I thought I’d share a photo of Ylva and me on the north coast. Yep, it’s August bank holiday weekend and I’m wearing a hat, my Reyna, I’m holding my gloves and wearing a thick jacket under my raincoat.
Then the next day all the layers on in the morning and then a sunny afternoon. It seems I inadvertently wear Scottish heather coloured clothing 😂 Reyna was perfect when it was cold and sunny.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 10th year, but this is my 3rd year participating. 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. The YOP year runs from July to June.