I’ve found a new knitting e-zine and I wanted to share! It’s really only new to me, lol, as there are already a few published issues. They have free patterns and articles – quite a few that I liked 🙂
The icicles are great knitting inspiration! Seems we can’t warm up fast enough this week — winter’s come so early this year!
I’m working on some felted Ribby Slipper Socks (from the holiday IK) using some mystery wool. I needed to give my hands a break after knitting the first of the floral mittens — I find it works best for me if I break up working on things using fine yarns with chunkier yarns. Saves my hands from the ‘I-can’t-grip’ syndrome.
I suppose another alternative would be to take a break (what is a break?) but I’m not even sure I know how anymore, lol.
The socks are done except for the cuffs — I’m felting them (or trying to) in the sink to hopefully avoid over-felting (not a satisfying experience – been there, done that) in the washer. I HOPE they turn out nice! The pattern doesn’t call for felting so I’m winging that part. I’m going to do the cuffs in superwash after the feet are dry — maybe, depending on the final fabric, I’ll needle felt them too.
Up next – finishing the mittens. Next next? Sewing the quilt. May the Christmas elves be with me! LOL. Happy crafting 🙂