I went to felting group yesterday and joined in with a Platinum Jubilee project. Those taking part were given the same fibres and embellishments to make something we thought the Queen would like for her 70th anniversary of being our Queen! We were given some supplies to use and everyone made something different. I made a little bag with a pull string (ribbon) close. I had some spare time so I also felted some blended red, white and blue onto some prefelt. I may cut this and make some bunting or do something else with it. There’s no rush.
After a few weeks of seeming to mostly be frogging things, I have cast on a new project! I’m using the yarn that was in my frogged brioche scarf.
The pattern is called Midtown Magic by Baah Yarn (free on Ravelry). The yarns are both from Cookston Crafts. The pale speckled yarn is 60% merino, 20% alpaca and 20% nylon in the colour ‘Crathie’. The darker yarn is 60% merino, 20% yak and 20% nylon in the colour ‘Emerald’. Given almost everything I own is pink or purple I’m not sure this finished shawl will go with much in my existing wardrobe but I’m enjoying the project and love the yarns.
I finished spinning my first bobbin of the baby camel and silk fibre (#4). This is still my favourite fibre to spin and is helping get my knitting mojo back up and running. I chain plied it to keep sections of the colours together, so that it doesn’t end up a muddy colour.
I will do a finished kitchen post at some point. We aren’t keen on how the splashback looks. We will live with it for now and maybe replace it with something else. We also need to put the old or some new blinds up. I’ve run out of steam with it at the moment.
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.