I decided to go with Malabrigo Rios yarn for my Winding Down jumper that I frogged last week (because WYS yarn was scratchy). It’s superwash 🙄 but I know it’s soft from my Chimney Fire cardigan. The yarn in holly hock colour has arrived. Ooh it’s so pretty! I can’t get a true colour on photos. It’s like a dark cerise…ish.
I have tried a couple of lampshades with nepps in them (little lumps of wool). They seem to be holding so far, but I will iron them and run a lint roller over and see if they seem secure before constructing the lampshades. Oh and I need to needle felt some sheep on the landscape. When held against the window the dots are more obvious, I think I’ll add an extra label to these ones as they may not be what everyone would want when lit. Hard to know.
I carded lots and lots of batts for lampshades using a combination of hand dyed local wool and some commercial dyed wool. Here are some but I forgot to take a photo of the landscape green ones before storing them. The one on the carder is going to be for a Highland Cow lampshade.
I finished my Point Edwards Mitts and I love them. I forgot to do twisted rib on the cuff but did it on the fingers and thumb. I look forward to it getting a bit colder so I can wear them. Yarn is Ripples Crafts in Mulberry Stained Fingers colour.
I also finished the Rose City Roller socks. Yarn is Cookston Crafts in Thistly Brae colour.
I only got out once on my SUP this week, the weather was grey and drizzly later in the week, thus me having time to finish my mitts.
I posted another Garden Diary update, these are mostly notes for myself but feel free to have a look if you like gardening.
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.