Woohoo! I managed to lay out fibres for one lampshade. I’ve put some wool nepps on the shore line under some silk and flax and some in the sea under a fine layer of dyed Shetland wool fibre. I’m going to felt this one first and see how it looks and how well they stick.
I finally made some time to do a bit of combing of the Shetland X I had washed. Only a small amount so far (4 combs worth).
Winding Down by Heidi Kirrmaier was cast on using the West Yorkshire Spinners Croft Shetland aran yarn. I’ve only done the collar so far and its scratchy! Uh oh!
On the versions others have made on Ravelry it looks like the collar actually starts to be pulled down and stretched out around the yoke. I’m not sure I’m explaining this well, but I’ve finished the collar stitches but looks like they’ll move. Therefore if I halved the length of the collar section I’m not sure how this will affect it.
I thought I could sew some silk inside maybe…or maybe cast on at the number of stitches after the collar and do an applied icord, or knit a sample and wash it and see if it softens or buy a softer wool for this project and use this WYS croft for a project without a high neckline. Right now I’m leaning towards getting new yarn. Anyone have a favourite soft aran non-superwash non-acrylic wool or alpaca yarn they recommend? I’m currently considered Drops Air, Cascade Cantata or Malabrigo Rios.
I finished a Rose City Roller sock that I started week 1 I think! Just need to finish its buddy now.
There were two trips out on my SUP this week, on Tuesday and Thursday (a separate post about Thursday’s trip).
It is time to do another garden diary post this coming week too. I took some photos yesterday and have started clearing out some things. Anyway I’ll keep that for a separate update.
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.