Happy Friday Everyone!
I have a bunch to share with you, so let’s jump right in.
I have one finished knitting project this week, which is my “Common Heather Socks”:
The pattern is Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. I used Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus yarn in the Common Heather colorway, on size 1 double pointed needles. The only modification I made was that I knit 10 rounds of ribbing at the cuff instead of 20. I love these socks! The pattern is easy, but still interesting enough to not be boring, and the yarn is wonderful to work with. I will definitely be knitting this pattern again.
And I’m already using Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus again! I’ve started crocheting another Wingfeathers Shawl by Cal Patch.
I’m using the Remembering Eleanor colorway, and I may use the Common Heather that I have left over from the socks to do a border. That way this Wingfeathers Shawl will be a bit larger than the last one I made.
I’ve started watching some podcasts recently, and one of them is the Knottygnome podcast, which I’m really enjoying. Sara announced that she is doing a handspun shawl KAL (knit along) in August and September. I decided to join in because I rarely actually knit with my handspun. My handspun which I’m using is 85% polwarth, 15% silk, and about a sport weight.
I’m knitting the Quaker Yarn Stretcher by Susan Ashcroft. I picked this pattern because it would allow me to use up the whole skein of yarn.
I’m really enjoying knitting this shawl, and will probably work on it quite a bit this week.
I’ve been busy spinning as well. I finished three skeins of a colorway I’m calling “Winter Beach”.
It’s 100% wool, and about a sport weight. I think I’m going to keep this yarn for myself, and possibly knit the Heaven and Space Shawl by Martina Behm. I’m not 100% sure yet, but I think that’s what I’ll do with it.
Now I’m spinning some black and light gray alpaca which I’ll ply together to make a barber pole yarn.
I have most of the singles spun up, and I’ll start plying them together pretty soon.
In reading news, I recently finished Fables Vol. 22: Farewell by Bill Willingham.
This is the comic book that got me into comic books, and this is the last issue ever. I’m so sad to see it go! It was an excellent conclusion though. The first half was the end of the main storyline, and the second half contained a bunch of little stories which tied up the storylines of several other characters. If you’re into comic books, or looking to try them out for the first time, I highly recommend the Fables series. I have absolutely loved it over the years!
So that’s it for now. Until next time, Happy Crafting!