We have had a few sunny days this week which has been lovely. There’s been frosty mornings and some icy winds but it is nice to finally see some sunshine after weeks of storm after storm. Our garden is still pretty boggy from the weeks of rain, but hopefully there’ll be some signs of spring soon.
I mentioned a while back that a friend at the Guild is a seller of New Lanark yarn, which I’ve used in a jumper, mittens and a bag I felted. It would have cost over £70 including postage buying it direct from the mill, but I got 7 skeins for £56. It is Aran yarn in the colour Bramble. I used this colour in the handbag I felted and love it. So a 2nd Such a Winter’s Day jumper in this colour is sure to be my favourite jumper ever.
Our old microwave has been moved into the garage, so that’s where I’ll be doing any future dyeing. The garage is a mess right now so it’ll be a while before I’ll be doing that.
I’ve just been working a little on my Midtown Magic shawl. (Last week I called it midnight magic!). It is a very simple mindless knit, which is perfect for right now…uh oh now I look at the photo I realise I didn’t do the yarn overs on the latest light section so will need to tink back a few rows 🙈 maybe I should have just done some dish cloths lol.
I could do with casting on a project with fatter needles to give my hands a break from holding thin ones. Is that the same for everyone I wonder?
I have Ship Shape I should cast on, it uses DK yarn but the same 3.75mm needles 🤦♀️ but as it’s a summer weight jumper it’s probably the right time to cast it on. Maybe I will start my 2nd Such a Winter’s Day!
This week I’ve been feeling so grateful, that I live in the UK and not Ukraine. The Highlands has a large Polish population and it’s been very heartwarming to see the community collecting donations and doing regular trips to Poland with supplies for those managing to get across from Ukraine. And seeing people standing in Polish train stations and Berlin train stations with signs saying how many refugees they can provide shelter for.
I spent most of this week clearing all the random odds and ends that had been leftover, in the spare room, from when we stored all the kitchen, dining, utility and sunroom contents in there. By Thursday evening it looked like a guest bedroom again…except it still has a small fridge in.
I turn 50 this year and so I’m using the money I have made, from my fairies, baubles and lampshades, to visit (or travel with) friends. So making plans/bookings and chatting with friends online has taken any spare time I had this week, thus the lack of crafting.
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.