This week I have one finished object, one work in progress, spinning, and a whole lot of crafty purchases to share with you.
I finished my “Heaven and Space” shawl:
This pattern is by Martina Behm. I used some of my own 100% wool handspun on size US 5 (3.75mm) needles. I didn’t really enjoy knitting this, as it required a lot of counting and attention, but I love the end result. I’ve already worn it several times!
Works in Progress:
I was getting bored with some of my projects, so I cast on something new this week:
It doesn’t look like much yet, but it will be the “Wurm” hat by Katharina Nopp. I’m using The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted in the color Peat, on size US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4.0mm) needles. This hat was a request from my husband, and I had him pick out the yarn for it. So far it is a pleasure to knit.
I just started spinning some Vicugna Pacos fiber:
I bought this fiber back in October at Port Fiber in Portland, Maine. I don’t have enough done yet to show you my progress, but I can tell you that this fiber is amazingly soft and wonderful to spin.
My husband and I were out in Rochester, NY last week visiting my family for an early Christmas. While we were there, I wanted to check out a local yarn shop I’d never been to before called Yarn Culture. I may have gone a little nuts when I got there. Here’s what I bought:
Three skeins of Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy in the colors 61 Cornish Slate, 57 Wild Mallow, and 62 Isar Pebble. I plan on using it to knit a Drachenfels Shawl by Melanie Berg.
The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted in the color Peat. I’m knitting my husband’s Wurm hat with this.
Feederbrook Farms Entropy DK in the color Pe. I’ll be knitting a Wurm hat for myself as well, and this will match my winter coat perfectly.
Hedgehog Fibres Sock in ROC City. This will probably be socks.
Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Pod. This will probably also be socks.
I’m going to go play with all my new yarns now. 🙂
I hope everyone has a very Happy Holidays!
Until next time, happy crafting!