I have ordered some additional cables and Lykke 5″ interchangeable needles in some duplicate sizes. I also ordered a needle holder as mine is falling apart. Oh and I ordered a matching large project bag. 🙈
I made a couple of cotton make-up pads from a free pattern from Hobbii with 2 strands of their grey 8/4 cotton. I’ll see how I like these 2 before deciding if I’ll make more. I don’t actually wear make up but occasionally use a toner. That’s all my crochet items ticked off on my YOP11 list. My YOP12 list will have a larger Havana blanket.
I’ve done a separate post about the finished Midtown Magic shawl, but here’s a photo.
My husband went into the office on Wednesday and I was full of plans to clean the carpets or wash the windows or finally do some felting but I’m still coughing and tire quickly so after I blocked my Midtown Magic shawl (that I finished on Tuesday) I cast on two new projects.
I did a pathetic attempt at a swatch for my Ship Shape jumper by Heidi Kirrmaier in Drops Belle yarn. My tension/gauge on swatches -v- actual projects varies so much I don’t know why I bother. I’m going to just see how it goes, so far so good in the 2 shoulder bits. They need steam ironing before I can proceed.
I also cast on Nightshift by Andrea Mowry. My first time knitting one of her patterns.
I’m using various bits of handspun from my stash so won’t be strictly keeping to colour repeats etc. It doesn’t have a huge amount of colour contrast because a lot of my spinning is similar colours. Some of my handspun has also been dyed by me as well. The yarns are all a bit uneven as some of these were very early attempts but the project is forgiving. Its extremely addictive and I’ve made some mistakes but living with them. So far it contains 3 sheep breeds, baby camel, silk and some trilobal nylon.
Does anyone know of a good free pattern or YouTube tutorial for making large drawstring project bags? When I made my last one I just made it up and it’s not ideal.
I hoped to write about some spinning and weaving too…but this shawl is just so addictive it’s got all my attention and so maybe next week I’ll manage to spin or weave a little.
The weather has been a little crazy this week. Sunday I got a little pink sitting outside for 30 mins and on Wednesday woke up to dusting of snow.
If you are interested, and haven’t already seen, there are 3 posts this week with lots of photos and some information on the Isles of Lewis, Harris and Great Bernera that we visited. Post 1, post 2 and post 3.
There’s just so many things I want to get done, plus some chores to squeeze in too. I’m going to pace myself and try not to overdo things until I’m feeling 100%.
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.