I spent some time laying out fibres for some new lampshades but it will be a couple of weeks before they are all felted and constructed I think. I will show them once finished, but here’s a close up of one ready for felting.
I have cast on the Mostly Warmness fingerless mitts to go with the Mostly Warmness cowl I made a few weeks ago. This is my portable project as opposed to having some socks on the needles.
Mostly though, I have been knitting on my Winding Down jumper. I am just at the end of skein 1 of 6. I LOVE it so far!
Out on my SUP this week I noticed a bit more colour changes happening. I’ve also done a bit of tree and shrub pruning this week. One of our Japanese maples is really starting to go its autumn red colour in places.
I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole one evening this week. The channel is called The Charismatic Voice. It’s an opera singer/voice coach listening to music tracks and her talking about them. It’s so interesting listening to her analysis. She listened to Disturbed’s version of The Sound of Silence and expected not to like it but loved it (who doesn’t love it though, even Paul Simon loves their version), then people have recommended more heavy rock/metal to her. It’s a hugely eclectic mix of music she listens to and I have added a few bands to my listening list. From Eva Cassidy to opera to pop to heavy metal. There are loads of these reaction video channels it seems but this is the one that hooked me.
Whilst talking about music, my husband and I have been listening to the Beastie Boys Book and it is really good. They have dozens of guests reading chapters, it’s well written and really transports you to New York in the late 70s and early 80s. We both felt the nostalgic for those days of recording mixed tapes on cassette tapes for our Walkmans in the 1980s. I am not really a fan of their music but my husband is and my high school best friend was a huge fan and I remember her bedroom had poster of them. My bedroom posters were all Paul Young back then. Anyway I think even if you aren’t a fan of their music you may enjoy it. Certainly the performances of the chapters are very entertaining, with Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and many more being the readers.
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.