I’m still crafting
I was still crafting throughout the long dry spell, and I have had had other things to blog about since I started posting again, so this seemed like a good time to join in Paula’s WiP Wednesday push (as started on the Tangled Mess blog). Depending on how this goes I might join in FO Fridays as well.
Mont Royal Socks
I always have a pair of socks on my needles. In particular, it seems that I always have this pair of socks on my needles. I started them in July of last year, they’re toe up and I haven’t reached the heel turn yet. I’m generally a slow sock knitter for whatever reason, and this pair is not ‘mindless knitting’, so it’s been a row now and again.
Slow going or not, I do like these.
Charming Crawling Eyeball
One of the things I did during my posting hiatus was to join in the Charm City Yarn Crawl. I didn’t hit six shops (so I didn’t join the drawing), but I did pick up a skein at each shop I visited. It did kind of break my heart not to get more, but reality intervened. Here was my tour:
Clover Hill Yarn Shop: I picked up a skein of Hikoo by Skacel Abracadabra. This is a photosensitive yarn. Mine turns pink in sunlight and, as soon as I had it, I had the idea of the theme project for my crawl.
All About Yarn: This is my LYS. I grabbed a skein of Berroco Linus (which is a ribbon yarn) in a color very similar to the Abracadabra when it’s not in sunlight. The texture is very different.
Lovelyarns: I got a skein of JoJoland Tonic in an amazing blue.
The Knitting Boutique: One skein of Kraemer Yarns Perfection in the sand colorway.
Have you guessed the project?
This pattern has been one of my Ravelry favorites for a long time, so when my friend Kay asked if I had any suggestions for a Guinan costume it came to mind immediately. It turns out that Kay didn’t think she had time to finish it before the event, so I told her I’d gladly do the work in exchange for the pattern, so it’s a win-win. It’s also my 200th Ravelry project.
The construction on this one is interesting. I used split ring stitch markers to keep four strands of yarn ‘live’ at a time.
I expect to finish it up today
My one spinning WiP is using the Millers Fire colorway from Alpaca Joy on a mini destiny spindle from Snyders Spindles.
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