I was restless yesterday…wanted to start something new even though I have the blanket to finish AND the carpet AND the socks AND the shawl. Yeah. LOL. I managed to work on the blanket squares for a while first and they are getting there. Another day of work to finish the blanket I predict. And I will finish the carpet. Later.
I tried spinning with a drop spindle yesterday, for the first time. The fleece hates me, to begin with…I suspect the spindle may hate me too! Anyways, not the most successful attempt but I could see improvement happening quickly. Makes me truly appreciate a beautiful hand spun skein of yarn!! LOL. Definitely worth paying for! 🙂
The Malabrigo I’m using for the Hedgerow Coat is so buttery soft! Georgeous stuff. I will definitely look at making more things for myself out of it. This is my first time knitting with it 🙂
It’s super cold out today….Husband cannot work, they have an ‘extreme cold’ warning on. Yet they say it will warm up a lot by the end of the week? We’ll see.
I feel like I have a million or so things on the go…well, ok, it’s only about three. I’m making myself finish these (or most of these!) before I begin the Hedgerow Coat from Interweave Knits. I had the magazine out yesterday drooling over it and the Malabrigo I’m using. This house is the land of the sweater and the coat is going to be a favorite, I predict!
There is the crazy cabin blanket — five squares are mid-completion, two sit ready to sew and the rest (9 squares)is sewn together already (60″ x 60″ so far). I want to complete that asap. A little late for Christmas, lol.
There is the braided rag rug carpet — on the floor, coming along beautifully and about 5 feet or so across at this point. I need to continue it about 12-15 wraps around…I want it to fill the space it’s in 🙂
Then there are the sweetheart lace socks for my daughter. They are about half way done, the design is completed though not written out nicely yet. I hope to have these done for her birthday at this point and since that is in May…no rush on these. I’ll wait for the sock bug to bite again 🙂
Good morning 🙂 I’ve finished another block for the crazy cabin quilt I’m knitting my husband for Christmas. I think this blanket is going to look awesome. Of course, I’m ten blocks away from finishing it! I’ll be surprised and impressed if I can finish this by Christmas, with the moving and all at the same time.
My husband is able to take a few days off around the move, as it turns out. That will help a lot. I thought I was basically on my own with the unpacking and stuff. He usually only takes a day off each week.
I’m off to knit and pack…I think I’ll alternate a bit of each all day.