Working on It
I’ve still got two older WiPs going, (the Helical Hat and the Mount Gay socks) but I’m going to show you the other two today.
I’m still working on the Millers Fire spinning project. I happen to have a series of progress pics on it, taken and even intervals over August. It isn’t my fastest spin, but I’m getting better at getting the single even.
The spindle is a mini Destiny from the wonderful Snyder’s Spindles.
Knitting Project – Test knit
Most of my crafting time has been going to a test knit for Michelle Stead (of Michelle’s Assortment). I’m not sure how much I should show, since the shawl project hasn’t been published yet, but here’s a teaser –
This is an incredibly fun pattern to work on. I set up a spread sheet to figure out how to pace myself (FO pics are due on September 28). I started on August 29 and I’m about four days ahead of schedule.
I’m using that gorgeous skein of Neighberhood Fiber Company yarn (proceeds to help rebuild Baltimore after last summer’s insurrection). I have to say that, although it is beautiful and feels yummy in the hands, I don’t love it as much as I thought I would. The yarn is more of a variegated than a tonal, and there are random cuts throughout the skein. I’m using a doubleknot to join them, but not 100% thrilled with how that’s going.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win the Smithsonian tote of cool things. I entered a drawing for a skein of Manos del Uruguay Marina from Petals to Picots (8 September).