Last week I showed some autumnal wet felted merino and silk I’d made. This week I converted that into an autumn wreath.
I cut around some autumn themed cookie cutters, needle felted some detail into them and then attached them to a metal wreath frame wrapped in some green Corriedale wool. The hanger is some handspun. I thought about selling it but the hours that have gone into it just couldn’t be recouped and I really like it so I’m keeping it.
As you can imagine there were some trimmings leftover so I decided to decorate a felted bauble with them!
I also felted 6 new lampshades and dropped them off at the Alchemist gallery. It felt good to finally drop off some fresh stock.
My Winding Down jumper in the smaller size is a much better fit. I did the short row shaping around the back, split for the arms and was knitting the body then I tried it on in daylight on Saturday and discovered my bust darts (from the short rows) had holes in a place you don’t want a hole! So I ripped it back again to just before short rows. 🤦🏻♀️
Late Saturday evening I finished the short rows this time using German Short Rows (instead of pattern’s yarn over ones) and no holes although it was too late and dark to try it on so we shall see if it’s better.
I managed to get out on my SUP twice this week. On Monday to Loch Achilty and on Wednesday to Loch Farr. Loch Farr is a much smaller loch but very pretty with lily pads. It was a 40 min drive each way but worth it. We went around a few times and it was lovely. My new wetsuit was plenty warm enough and the one which was too long one of the ladies has bought off me.
The rest of my time has been spent doing Treasurer duties for the Guild. So all in all it’s been pretty jam packed but it is good for my mental health to keep busy. Next week I’m planning to do some more needle felting and Christmas stock preparation. Christmas food has been in our supermarket since mid-September! This is what happens in a country that barely celebrates Halloween and doesn’t have Thanksgiving in November.
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.