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I have cast on Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier, using Rowan Alpaca Merino DK yarn which comes in 25g balls. I have 10 balls…this is going to be interesting if I manage to get a cardigan out of 250g! The maths say I’m 50 metres short…time will tell whether this is achievable or this will end up as a shrug! It has a weird yarn construction, like the Rowan Lima yarn I used for Void.
Fine Sand is basically a DK version of Quick Sand which I made in a previous year with a linen yarn. It’s such an enjoyable pattern to knit with lifted increases which makes it more interesting than a raglan.
I have bought some patterns to make some small bags and things to practice my sewing skills so that they are improved by the time I’m ready to sew any weaving I don’t completely mess it up.
Do the sewists who are reading this trace their patterns or just cut up the original pattern?
Earlier in the week I did a lot of spinning, too much as my arm was very sore. Anyway I finished a first skein of 2 ply Yak and Silk which I spun from the fold, something new to me.
On the photo below I’ve also shown the finished silk cap that I started 2 weeks ago. This is just one cap (a cap being a silk cocoon de-gummed and spread out over a porcelain dome). You can also see the rest of the Yak and Silk left to spin. So pretty!
I warped my loom with some of the Harris tweed yarn but have only done a few rows so I will wait until I have more to show. This is just going to be for practicing and testing patterns and yarn weight so the warp isn’t very long.
The decluttering week was supposed to be ‘other bedrooms’ but as my spare bedroom is the dumping ground for things to go to charity once the shops can re-open I decided to have a week off.
On Friday nights we are playing a game each week and deciding whether to donate it, we played the 1976 version of Game of Life. The box is disintegrating, I won so said we could keep it haha.
On Saturday I replaced one of my six raised borders with the new double height pallet collars, it is pretty back breaking so will take a few weeks to get them all replaced I think.
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.