Week 50! Eek! Only 2 more weeks left and quite a few things will be dropped or carried over to YOP year 11.
I laid out the fibres for 6 x 20cm shades this week and managed to get them all felted, but need to needle felt some sheep and construct them. I will do a new stock post later in the week when they are finished.
Only my habitation throw has been worked on, nothing else is grabbing me enough to cast it on. It’s been a while since I posted a pic of it, so here’s one.
Because I get 2 pairs of socks out of 100g/4oz skein, my scraps are pretty tiny, thus the thin stripes. This also has advent scraps from my ADVENTuresome shawl, and they weigh almost nothing! Its addictive and I am running out of tiny scraps. This may end up a shawl and not a throw.
In 2011 I painted a silk banner (that represents 4 seasons) and for 10 years it had been waiting for me to sew a channel for some dowel to hang it. It’s been hanging from a trouser hanger all these years.
What happened when I finally got around to doing it?? I sewed it the wrong way round so the hem fold was on the front!!! I didn’t realise until it was finished.
As it is quite snug on the doweling so I have just rolled it on a bit to hide the hem. I just couldn’t bring myself to re-do it. I have cut dowel for the bottom too but not sure it needs it. So I can tick a long standing item off my list that was carried forward from YOP year 8! I will probably change the ribbon at some point but for now I’m happy.
I finally finished, measured and set the Yak & Silk yarn. I have 385 metres of lace/light fingering weight yarn. It’s so pretty and squishy and soft.
I’m trying to clear down some spinning projects, so I am spinning the last bits of baby camel and silk (#2 that I spun and knit Reyna out of).
I signed up to Patreon so I can support Andrea Love, the felt artist/stop motion film maker. Her work brings me such joy. Initially I signed up for the £2 per month option but then wanted to see the behind the scenes so now giving £4 a month. If you haven’t seen her videos they are definitely worth a watch and this one is my favourite. Turn the sound up.
And this is her latest one.
I’m having a hearing test today, the number of times I have to say ‘pardon’, ‘what did you say’, ‘sorry say that again’ and eventually ‘what?’ had reached the point I’m finally doing something about it. I can’t help thinking the diagnosis is going to be that my husband just speaks too quietly or mumbles 😂🤣
I’ve been trying to get rid of anything that may cause anxiety so I’ve been getting some quotes for things around the house and dealing with some long outstanding issues. I suspect the lack of sleep and flares of anxiety are probably just perimenopause symptoms, but there is no harm getting long outstanding things done. This has meant less crafting time.
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.