This last couple of weeks have been pretty low on crafty endeavours. There are times where, frankly, life happens, as I mentioned in my last post.
Having said that, there has been some progress.
I am working on a pair of faux-cable socks in some bright pink yarn I bought from my friendly local Tiger shop. These are great because they are so low-hassle and that’s something I really need in my life right now.
I have also been spinning a little. After finishing a major project, I wanted something little, a palate cleanser. I also wanted to use something that I’ve had for sometime. I had a little tiny bag of Black Shetland/ Silk top that I bought from Sparkle Duck the last time I went to Woolfest which was… in 2013. It seemed perfect, and so it is. I am also resisting the temptation to spin it super-super-fine, which is my usual MO. I want it to be a quick and happy project. Once I have my singles, I’ll chain/navajo ply them and call it done. The silk in this top is a beautiful shade of blue and the resulting single is just lovely.
Sparkle Duck Shetland Silk
I may have mentioned before about joining the Scollay-along. Well, sadly, it’s off the table. It turns out that I am rather bigger than I thought, and therefore have insufficient yarn for the project. As I am not currently in a position to buy additional yarn, I will have to shelve the idea at least for now. And work hard on finding something that I can knit out of 1320 yards of yarn at a 21 stitch gauge. Which is pretty easy with Ravelry’s excellent search capabilities. It’s just that a) it needs to be something that I can wear out of 1320 yards of yarn (as opposed to someone who is a wee slip of a thing) and b) it has to be my style. It is the bringing together of these two aspects that is causing me some trouble. In my search I have managed to buy two patterns which, it transpired, did not meet the requirements of point a.
Moving on from that tale of woe… I have a small number of finished objects also. One is yarn I finally finished spinning, and the other is my second Easy by Martina Behm. That is awaiting blocking and so you will have to wait for a picture, but here is a picture of my finished yarn:
Feltstudio UK BFL Silk
There are two skeins of it, it is a fractal spun two-ply laceweight and I have managed to create approximately 1500 yards of yarn! Which is a first for me. I’m very eager to knit it up, but need to find a pattern that will make the most of the fractal spinning and also factor in the lightweight nature of the yarn.