Procrastination…about doing a gauge swatch and about starting some thrummed mittens…has been high this week.
I did manage to knit on my Hermione’s Everyday Socks which I have switched up a bit by moving the purl bumps. The colour is Cookston Crafts’ Thistly Brae and I love it. Hardly worth doing a pattern as the yarn is so variegated but it keeps the knitting more interesting.
Tuesday evening, after a lot of pancakes, I had a zoom call with our spinning group and did the most spinning I’ve done since last year. Rather than struggle with the Yak and Silk like last month I thought I’d pick up the BFL and Seacell tops which is much easier. I’m hoping to spin enough for a pair of socks…even if they end up being stay at home socks.
On Wednesday I found the yarn barf of singles spun during Oct 2019 during BritSpin. (I think I spun it on my Russian supported spindle.) I found one end, and spun it onto the wheel and then re-wrapped it on my handy andy and then on Friday I made a 2 ply of it. I now have 71 metres/9g of some Whitefaced Woodland. So I’m glad I didn’t throw that yarn barf out!
More procrastination but decluttering has dominated the week.
The decluttering schedule this week was supposed to be bathrooms, but I did craft stuff, more books, cut glass crystal and games. My husband has quite a lot of childhood games still. So far none have been moved to the donate pile except a very old Monopoly set as we have a newer one that was mine.
We have a crazy amount of glass, remember how I moaned about how many pint glasses we had? Well we had 21 champagne flutes! I won’t list the others as it just winds me up. In fact that’s all I’ll say about decluttering this week, I’m sure you can all fill in the blanks.
Ever wondered what to do with all those tiny end clippings? Hobbycraft sells empty plastic baubles so I split the little trimmed ends into different single ply pieces and pushed them in. I think it looks quite pretty. (Its quite hard to photograph.)
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.