On Friday we got back from our week holiday on the Isle of Mull, one of the Inner Hebrides islands off the west coast of Scotland. I have done a separate post about our holiday if you are interested.
I took a bunch of coloured merino and my needle felting box to the holiday cottage and it sat untouched and then came home with us. I will make some fairies this week though.
On Tuesday we decided to have a car free day and do a walk to the sea from our cottage. In the afternoon this gave me some knitting time and although it was pretty cold outside it was sunny so wrapped up in my alpaca Fine Sand cardigan I was able to finish my Twig Beanie hat. It is my own handspun yarn using baby camel and tussah silk (50/50) blend from Coastal Colours. I love spinning, knitting and wearing this fibre and already have 2 shawls in different colours I’ve made with homespun from it, so this time I thought I’d make something different and I love it. It’s very light, seems warm against the cold winds we have had here on Mull. The pattern is pretty straight forward and I stuck to it and was spot on with gauge and sizing so that was a relief considering it was handspun.
I still have about a third of the handspun left so I could maybe make some wrist warmers or mini cowl. I also have more of this fibre to spin that is slightly different colours.
Apart from that I just knit a few more scrap sock yarns onto my habitation throw.
I did a tiny bit of spinning yesterday but not much.
All my other news is on the Isle of Mull post really. Have a good week.
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.