Crafty Purchases · Knitting · Spinning

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season!  We kept it mostly low key, which is how we like it, with only a little craziness.

This week I have one finished object, several works in progress, some spinning, and a bunch of crafty purchases to share with you.

Finished Objects:

I finished my husband’s “Wurm” Hat:

WurmHatDave

The pattern is by Katharina Nopp, and I knit it with The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted in the colorway “Peat”, on size US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm) needles.  It was a nice and easy knit, and the yarn was a pleasure to use.  The hat was a big hit too!

Works in Progress:

Since Dave loved his hat so much, and I had a bunch of yarn leftover, I started some fingerless mitts to match:

WeltedMitts

The pattern is “Welted Fingerless Gloves” by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.  I’m knitting them on size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.  Since I’m using a heavier yarn than the pattern calls for, I cast on three fewer stitches to start.  So far, so good.

This week I also worked on my “Vida Socks” quite a bit:

VidaSocks

One sock is almost done!  This is a great pattern by Mina Philipp.  I’m using Knit One, Crochet Too Ty-Dy Socks in the colorway 1518, on size US 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) needles.  I’m not a big fan of this yarn.  It’s kind of splitty, and doesn’t feel very durable.  Once I finish this pair, I’ll probably knit another pair in a better yarn.

The last project I worked on this week was a pair of socks for my husband:

BlackGrayWhiteSocks

These are basic vanilla socks, knit with Plymouth Yarn Diversity in color 0007, on size US 2 (2.75 mm) needles.  I’ve turned both heels, and am almost done with the gussets.  Just the feet and toes to go.

Spinning:

I finished spinning the Vicugna Pacos I was working on:

YarnVicugnaPacos1

I’m so happy with how this yarn turned out!  It’s so soft and luxurious!  I’ve already picked out a pattern for a pair of fingerless mitts for it, but it might be a little while before I cast them on.  I’ll show you when I do.

Crafty Purchases:

I bought quite a bit of fiber for spinning.  First up is some Hand Dyed Merino/Yak/Silk Top from Port Fiber:

SeaUrchinFiber

I bought 4.5 oz of this, and it’s already on my wheel!

Next up is some Undyed Yak Top, also from Port Fiber:

YakFiber

I bought 8 oz of this.

I also purchased a bunch of fiber from The Painted Tiger.  100% Gotland Wool in the colorway “Passage to India”:

PassagetoIndiaGotland

Targhee Wool Top in the colorway “Forest”:

ForestTarghee

And Targhee Wool Top in the colorway “Rainbow”:

RainbowTarghee

I bought 1 lb of each of these.

Well, that’s it for this week.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

 

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