What a contrast to last week when I had so much to report and so many ideas, for this week’s YOP post I am having to cast my mind back to recall if I did anything crafty! Of course I did, but not much!
My latest Highland Landscape lampshade was finished off by needle felting some sheep and some extra heather details. I have left the overlap out rather than folding it over, which I also did on the stormy seas one last week. I will see if this makes a difference to buyers. I actually like the look where the edges are neat enough to do this. I love the purple heather on this one.
I sent one of my seascape shades from last week to my friend in Ireland. Hopefully it will arrive safely. I have decided that I will be putting some lampshades on Etsy, but will need to make some more stock first. Plus the Alchemist Gallery needs some more 20cm shades and the owner has asked me to make some more fairies as they are running low. So once they are stocked up I will sort out Etsy.
I needle felted some Shetland wool into balls that I will turn into the landscape and seascape baubles too.
If you read my post last week you will know I planned to experiment with a pair of Rose City Roller socks, by casting on 56 stitches and using 2.25mm needle (instead of 64 stitches on 2mm I normally use) and it worked! They fit, I used 17g of yarn and have 17g left…we shall see how accurate my scales are when I cast on its buddy.
I have knit some of my hat and on the habitation throw but not worthy of a photo yet.
I will leave you with a photo I took of Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull. Just to show all these Highland Seascape lampshades I do with the turquoise water near the shore are true to life. See you next Sunday.
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.