Felting group started up again on Saturday, in person! Only a few of us attended and it was a lovely day. I made lots of fairies! 9 for the shop and 2 will be flying over to a friend in Colorado.
I finally watched the video link from Martina Behm’s Mostly Warmness cowl on how to do the garter stitch grafting. It wasn’t very clear, so I watched another on YouTube by someone else and it was much easier and for that one there’d be no need to have cut the tail before starting the grafting, so that was a bit annoying as I’d already cut it (as per pattern). Anyway I’m happy with how it’s come together.
I did lots of knitting of my Lake Reed hat, such a lovely pattern to knit and the merino single yarn is lovely and soft. The grey doesn’t suit me, so I will add more rows to it for my husband. At some point I’d like to knit this again, if I find a pretty coloured singles DK yarn.
I started swatching for my 2nd Quick Sand by Heidi Kirrmaer and my gauge is slightly off for the fabric I like, so think I will knit the next size up and hopefully it will work out.
I frogged the Feather and Fan scarf I was knitting with the tencel yarn. It is so slippery and with large needles that aren’t very pointy it was not enjoyable, so it’s been crossed off my list. I may try socks with it, or weave with the yarn.
Spinning and Weaving
I have only done about 5 mins of spinning and 8 rows of weaving.
Not too much else to report this week, it’s been one of those weeks that flew by and I wonder where it went. We had torrential rain that has filled my waterbutts back up. I did do some pruning between rain showers and some tidying. Oh and I have been getting some quotes done for removing moss from the roof and fixing some leaking gutter joints. My stand up paddle board should arrive on Tuesday so that’s exciting! 😀
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.