I don’t have any finished objects to share with you this week, so I’ll start with my works in progress.
Works in Progress:
I decided to rip my Wingfeathers Shawl back and fix the mistake I was talking about last week. I then re-crocheted what I ripped out plus a little more:
The little orange stitch marker in the middle is where the mistake was. I’m pretty close to being done with this color yarn, and then I think I’ll add a muted pink border with some yarn left over from another project.
My second work in progress is actually one I started about a year ago. It’s Ingenue by Wendy Bernard.
I set it aside after I started the first sleeve because the double pointed needles where annoying me. This week I finally looked up how to do magic loop knitting, and I can’t believe I didn’t try it sooner! Magic loop is so much easier than double pointed needles for sweater sleeves. I look forward to trying magic loop to knit socks. In fact I just ordered some circular needles for this purpose.
I worked very little this week on my granny square blanket, so I won’t bother showing you a picture.
I finally photographed the black and light gray alpaca yarn I finished a couple of weeks ago.
I ended up with two skeins totaling about 755 yards of sport weight yarn. I love alpaca, and this yarn is so soft! I haven’t decided yet if I’ll list it in my shop or keep it for myself.
I also finished spinning the swampy green wool I was working on this week. I’ll talk about that more in the shop updates section below.
I have one purchase to share with you this week. One of the podcasts I watch recommended the shop Hobbledehoy. The fiber looked really nice, so I ordered some.
These are called “battlings”, which are mini batts of superfine merino wool and silk. I bought 4 oz in the colorway Dystopia. They are adorable, so soft, and a pleasure to spin! I’m not sure how often I’ll order from this shop though, since it is fairly pricey.
I added a few items to my shop today. First is two skeins of “Alec” Handspun Yarn.
This yarn is 100% wool, hand dyed and handspun. It is about a DK weight. I named the colorway “Alec” after the comic book character Swamp Thing, whose real name is Alec Holland.
I also added some hand knit cotton dishcloths to my shop in green, pink, and this color:
They are great as dishcloths, washcloths, or just cleaning cloths. And they can be machine washed and dried, so they are reusable and eco-friendly.
That’s all for this week! Until next time, happy crafting!