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.
I finished my husband’s “Wurm” Hat:
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:
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:
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:
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.
I finished spinning the Vicugna Pacos I was working on:
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.
I bought quite a bit of fiber for spinning. First up is some Hand Dyed Merino/Yak/Silk Top from Port Fiber:
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:
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”:
Targhee Wool Top in the colorway “Forest”:
And Targhee Wool Top in the colorway “Rainbow”:
I bought 1 lb of each of these.
Well, that’s it for this week. Until next time, Happy Crafting!