I have finally finished my ADVENTuresome shawl and it is still drying on the blocking mats. I will do a finished object post about it but in the meantime here’s a quick snap.
I have cast on a sock but I’m only on the cuff so not much to show yet.
I was able to join January’s spinning group on Tuesday evening but was struggling to spin the yak and silk fibre as I’m out of practice at spinning anything, never mind a new to me fibre. So I switched to weaving instead. Now my big shawl is finished I will spend a bit more time spinning and will make a start on testing for my breed project to see how much 25g spins into and what sized square that would make.
I finished my Diamond Stripe towels. They are not the same size…in fact the blue and white one is twice the length of the one in two shades of blue!!!
I have picked up lots of tips for measuring from the Facebook group of the weave along, plus Kelly did give some but well clearly I forgot to follow them.
The blue and white one is folded in half on the photo so on the left you can see what both sides look like. I would definitely like to try these in a larger size.
This week seems to have gone by pretty quickly. I have slowed down my pace of decluttering but I am still working my way around the kitchen and have started on the utility room. We could open a coffee shop that also sells pints for the amount of mugs and pint glasses we have 🤦♀️
We have had snowy days, next day it melts and then the water freezes and then more snowfall. I love the snow and so grateful that I’m not living in the north of England where there have been terrible floods. One of my friends sent a picture of a big pond that has appeared in her garden. I will definitely take snow over rain…to be honest I’d take snow over a very hot summer day too.
My plan for next week is to catch up on some housework chores, finish the kitchen and utility room and start on the cupboard under the stairs eeek! I think the thought of getting to that is why my pace has slowed down. We have badminton and tennis racquets, life vests, camping gear, a portable bridge card table (that I have found a home for with someone who actually plays bridge). In 2017 I did clear out a lot more random stuff out of there but I’m sure there are other things in there I will have no idea why we kept. The old ‘just in case after 15 years not playing badminton we take it up!’ conversations are no doubt going to happen this week lol
I shall finish with some snowy pictures. My Void shawl is great on cold days with it’s high alpaca content and my hat in the picture is alpaca yarn I bought in Cusco, Peru.
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.