Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Busy, busy..........

I'm still here and busy, did some more sewing the end of last week, had a weaving guild meeting Saturday and Sewing Sunday get together on Sunday......duh, of course it would be on Sunday being called Sewing Sunday. Yesterday I spent working on 'favors' (you'll see those next week) for my spinning circle peeps at an upcoming event, also finished up a birthday gift. Today is spinning get together, tomorrow hopefully some time at the sewing machine.
I do have some new spinning happening - this is a mix of fibers from Crosspatch Creations, very fun to spin some not perfectly smooth yarn full of bits and pieces.
I finished knitting the Hydrangea Scarf from a Fiber Trends pattern the other night - it's wool/bamboo/silk, so lovely and soft. It's still in need of blocking but am hoping someday soon spring will arrive and I can put the blocking foam out on the deck table to block it out in the warm weather to dry quickly.
And this is the new knitting happening. I found this free pattern on Ravelry, the Holden Shawlette. I'm knitting it out of some of my handspun that was spun from Butternut Woolens merino/silk. The first part of the shawl is mostly stockinette, soon I'll start knitting the lace. I'm going to knit it into a full size shawl rather than the shawlette that the instructions are for. I can just keep repeating the pattern and to make it easier to figure that out I'm going to train myself to read from the chart rather than from the written word which I've always found easier......so this will also be a learning tool.

Soon I'll get back to weaving, I've been away from it for a long time for me and am feeling disconnected from it, not a good thing. Also have a few hundred pounds of fiber to dye but that needs to wait until it's decent enough to work outside.


  1. I love the yarn your spinning looks wonderfully soft. The shawletts is really pretty, can't wait to see if finished.

  2. It was hard for me too to move the chart from the narrative description. I weaned myself on Sara Lamb's "Falling Leaves" scarf in Spin Off. I still struggle to interpret from time to time.

  3. I've just gotten to the lace section and have started using the chart....going well so far.


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