One of our Guild members was selling some items, including a small Ashford Inklette Loom.
Do I need a new hobby? Do I need a new distraction from making stock for the shop? Nope! Did I buy it? Of course 🤣😂
I finished the bottom of my jumper and have finished my first knit pockets! So now there’s lots of stocking stitch of the body.
I also cast on a new project. This is the Versa Cowl which is designed for Malabrigo Rios yarn so I’m using up the leftovers of this yarn. There isn’t a contrast between the colour tones but I don’t mind. It’s coming out in a pretty pattern in colours I love.
So back to my Inklette…You can hopefully see on the last photo that my tension and edges are getting better. This sort of loom gives you a warp faced woven item (the vertical threads showing). It is for making straps or belts or even some flat laces.
I am using some Sirdar Cotton Prints DK mercerised cotton for the warp and some Hobbii Rainbow 8/4 cotton in a grey I probably wouldn’t use for tea towels. You can do patterns but for this first attempt I’m just doing a plain weave whilst I get the hang of it. Still some improvement to make but I have plenty of length to practice.
On Saturday’s Guild zoom meeting we learned how to make Dorset Buttons from Tania at TJ Frog. I had pre-ordered 2 kits (Red, white, green & gold and Red & gold).
Still no date yet for our kitchen installation, which means our spare room is piled high with furniture and all sorts from the kitchen, dining room and sunroom.
I have relocated a bookcase to the craft room and filled it! I turned my Kallax unit 90⁰ and the new bookcase fit perfectly next to it. I really must stop buying any more fibre or yarn though and get using it!
I also switched around some lamps and moved some pictures so the lamp really highlights my Highland Cow I felted a few years ago.
My great plans of either dyeing or felting went out of the window as I was doing more packing and trying to remove tiles which is a disaster. They may as well have been super glued on they are so well stuck. We are going to need some replastering done too. Roll on Spring when it will hopefully all be finished.
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.