I was watching the Grocery Girls on YouTube and they were showing some new non-superwash yarn from La Bien Aimee in Paris and I looked at it online…I had typed a big rant about Brexit but I deleted it…in short I haven’t bought any yarn and doubt anyone else in the UK could afford to from them now. Link to see why if you are interested.
I made 10 fairies for the shop earlier in the week, but I forgot to take nice daytime photos so only have the quick evening snaps I took.
My DK socks are finished. They need blocking as the wool still has some stiffness from lanolin I think. Fingers crossed they don’t shrink. It’s not superwash so will be handwash socks for when its very cold. The wool is from Ryeland sheep that don’t easily felt apparently.
Mostly Warmness called to me and that’s quite addictive. The yarn is a merino silk singles yarn. You follow the same pattern for the cuffs and the cowl, just make the cowl wider. This will be the cowl as I made an error on the first ‘tooth’ and have 1 stitch too many because I didn’t notice until I was a few ‘teeth’ in.
Well I don’t know what happened to my spinning mojo. We are at the 2nd week of Tour de Fleece and I basically have spun almost nothing this week. It started to go when I was having neck/shoulder pain and now my neck is better my mojo hasn’t returned. Anyone seen it? 😉. The Guild team are still spinning and I am enjoying the team chat on Messenger. Hopefully next week my mojo will return.
I decided my next project will be the Kelly Casanova’s Fibonacci towel pattern (she spells it Fibonnaci on Etsy and the pattern). I got this free as part of being in her Online school. Anyway, when I started to look at the printed pattern I realised she isn’t following the proper Fibonacci number sequencing, so I have come up with my own way of warping that sticks to the true numbering system. (Perhaps this is why she has spelt it wrong!)
I’m using some 8/4 cotton and a 12.5 dpi reed, I haven’t made a full sized towel with 8/4 cotton before, I usually use 8/2 cotton doubled but have some 8/4 I want to use up. I appreciate for the non-weavers this is probably confusing. Anyway, hopefully next week it will be warped and there’ll be some more progress to show you.
Kitchen plans keep being tweaked and we are waiting on some quotes for fitting. Living in the Highlands can be frustrating sometimes, deliveries can cost more, there aren’t the wide range of companies in more populated places. We can’t seem to find anyone who can lay the type of underfloor heating we were looking at, so now exploring other options. This is really sapping (or is it zapping) my energy for much else. I have found a company that do lovely toughened glass splash backs for behind the hob (who charge double for delivery here!). You can even get custom ones made using your own photos!
I did a brief Garden Diary update with some photos on Thursday if you are interest.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 11th year, but this is my 4th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.