Thursday, 18 February 2016

Today's colour is green

On the needles:
My owls sweater is languishing (I got a photo this week though), I need to start the second sleeve so I can work them two at a time and get the decreases matching up. I keep getting distracted and losing track, at least that way if they are a little uneven they will both match.

Did I tell you I decided I would steek it after all? I joined it into the round and added a few extra stitches once the ribbing was finished.

I have been working on my February sock for the UK sock Knitter British actor KAL. This month is Helena Bonham Carter, I have picked the Petal Socks by Rachel Coopey from Knitting Wizardry (getting good mileage out of that book).

Yarn is a plain green Regia 4 ply from stash. The picot hem was a new thing for me, I usually stick to ribbed cuffs so it was nice to try out a new technique. The sizing has come up large though, I had to rip out and start again in the smallest size to get a good fit.

The cap full of caps is still waiting for its ends to be sewn in, some when :D.

Spinning around:
The green merino has been plied up, a nice squashy three ply of about aran weight.

I was fairly pleased with my attempts to spin this one a little thicker and quicker.

The turquoise alpaca is still on the go, I have done a little more of it and have found some chocolate brown alpaca fleece that I think I will spin up to ply with it. The brown fleece is really very grubby though, I may have to wash it first, or at the very least take it out for a good shake.

No progress on the blue spindle spun as the alpaca is occupying my wheel.

Fibrey goodness:
This exciting bow of fibre arrived this week. It is for the shop, but still an exciting delivery, it will soon be on its way to become dyed fibre. Some plans for it which will be revealed in the next few weeks.

Plans for this afternoon are pattern photos now the rain has stopped and possibly a little yarn dyeing.

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