For today’s post, I’m joining Ginny over at Small Things for the Yarn Along! Join us there, or leave a link in the comments below, showing off what’s on your wheel this week!
The corn is getting plied! I’ve only got a few (or 50) yards left to go and this skein will be done! This was a fun spin, and my first time, in a LONG time, spinning a solid yarn. There’s just enough variation in the dye job to keep things interesting, especially once you start plying– it’s a different type of barber poling. All in all, I love it! No big plans for it yet, but I’m thinking, if I have enough yardage, maybe it can play a part in this?… We’ll see, since the 3-year-old has already made a big announcement of how yellow is her favorite color now. And look at Jr. back there peeking at you (and snapping my drive band)!
On the knitting front, my Featherweight is still coming along, but it doesn’t look much different, so no need to post a photo. But I tell ya, after that sunshine sweater, you just can’t beat some good ol’ top down, raglan shaping! And speaking of the sunshine sweater, remember the yarn I got from Sunrise Fiber Co. (mentioned here)? Remember how I said I was gonna knit this? Well… I don’t know… Once again, I’ve fallen in love with the look of a finished garment, without any consideration of construction– and guess what: this is a shawl full of SHORT ROWS!! So we’ll see. We’ll just have to see.
Speaking of short rows:
I’m whipping up a set of britches for the boy! Now these are the type of short rows I can handle. One every 5-6 rows isn’t so bad! And thinking about his little bum cruising around with these is motivation enough. I’m using this pattern, and the yarn is self-dyed Australian wool that I got in a destash. Other knitting includes two separate, unfinished socks and something for my daughter’s up-coming birthday (that hasn’t been started yet).
Lastly, I’m hosting a flash sale on my Facebook page today, still trying to give some of my ready-to-ship items new homes. This time, though, it’s samples and unsuccessful dye jobs:
Visit the page for details on prices (which includes shipping) and payment! Happy crafting!