Episode 53 – 11/29/18 – Indie Gift-a-long Wips
FOs, Wips – lots, Knitting Fail, Spinning, Knitting Talk, Wearables, On the Run, Out and About
Mom’s Christmas socks – both are done; Plymouth Yarn Diversity in Deep Sea
Thing 2’s Christmas socks – both are done; Plymouth Yarn Diversity in Pizazz
Icon Dress by Kari-Helene Rane in some very old stash that I want to get rid of.
New hat for Thing 2 (not xmas gift) – in Valley Yarn’s Southwick that he chose while we were on holiday in Bermuda.
Find Your Fade shawl. I’m on section 3, the 2nd garter section and still in color #1, the raspberry-dyed handspun cotton that I’ve mentioned in past episodes
1 handspun kippah, yarn from Hipstrings Cotton Club in some beautiful handspun yarn made with fiber dyed in Pittsburgh. Pattern is To Life by Sarah Jordan (all proceeds to Tree of Life Synagogue).
I finished spinning the Midseason Replacement and Recurrent Theme, both 2oz cotton sliver from Hipstrings. Roughly 400 yards total together and they’ll be paired beautifully in a shawl, I expect.
Started spinning new fiber
I was able to take some time to get back into design work this week and it felt sooooo good. Garment design is my favorite, and I am working on 2 new patterns. But I’m also trying to branch out and design some accessories that I want to wear. This is all long term, likely coming in 2019 or beyond, but I am really excited by the what’s coming on the horizon!
Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party
Indie Designer Gift-a-long sale ends Nov 29 at 11:59opm Eastern
Be A Helper 3 will run from December 3 to February 15th
Oh so many!
Harry Potter and the Strange Persistent Font by Mary Annarella
Don’t Panic by Nim Teasdale (nimble knits)
Willowbrook Shawl by Brenda Castiel – use my handspun
Heroes of Yarnia RPG scarf with draogns and castles that my son would adore, could be done in double knitting or stranded colorwork
On the Run
Until yesterday I hadn’t done a blasted thing since I last recorded. I lost my fitbit about a month ago and I’ve been a lazy bum ever since.
Out and About
December 1st - Norwood Adult Day Health Center, a community VNA
December 8th, 31st Framingham Auxilliary Police Fair, my 4th or 5th time there