I tested ideas for when I make my first felted handbag on a ball:
- Perendale wool
- Orange handspun merino/silk
- Pale blue mohair boucle
- Aqua flax fibre
- Jade green silk.
I hate orange but it does pop against the greens. I think I like it better where I’ve split the ply so it’s thinner. I really like how the flax looks so will definitely add that and the boucle and have a think about the orange. The green silk isnt showing well, so doubt I will use that.
I was hoping to make the bag this week but my wrist is still getting the odd twinges of pain.
I have just been knitting 2 rows per day on my jumper.
I cast on a pair of Hasting Mittens by Tracie Millar (Grocery Girls podcast) using New Lanark DK wool. Having spent ages doing an Italian tubular cast on and it was clear I needed to make the size smaller so had to rip it out, so on my 2nd attempt just did a long tail cast on 🤣. It isn’t as nice looking but my mitten cuff will be hidden anyway. So far I love knitting it and how it looks.
I also have a pair of socks I’ve started for Allistar. He says if I didn’t knit my mittens his socks may be ready for him to wear by New Year. Obviously I need variety and so will knit a little on both. He has huge feet so I’m thinking Easter may be more realistic haha!
With some scrap bamboo/linen yarn and a larger ring I made a Dorset buttons. This yarn is too splitty to look neat, but I have hung it on the tree.
On a tutorial video I found out there is a free app for designing inkle bands. So I had a play, came up with a design, warped it and have started to weave it. This strap will be for the felted bag.
My husband is going to book me on another wood turning lesson as a Christmas present. 🥳
I bought myself a planner for next year and I have been filling that in and thinking about some personal goals.
My 2021 Summary post is drafted and ready to publish on the 31st. My YOP year runs from July to June so approaching the mid-year point when I will see how I’m doing. So lots of reflecting and planning this week.
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. Year 11 list.