I have been noticing lately that I been having a hard time … uh… give me a minute… focusing, yeah that’s it. This condition has affected my fiber pursuits.
I was again the victim of an enabler Jeanne, so I ordered and very quickly received some Madelinetosh Prairie (lace weight merino) in Blackcurrent. I choose the shawl, La Cumparsita by Marnie MacLean.
A niece who is also my god child is expecting her first, a girl late this May. Ooh.. I get to do baby knitting. An outfit for an American doll and some booties long ago are the only knitting I have done for wee ones. I made some batts with purples, some pink and white merino and will spin a 2 ply dk to knit EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket.
EZ writes the pattern as if she is having a conversation with you which is very charming, but I do better with charts and more precise directions. I found this YouTube video very helpful.
I decided to knit one in another yarn first so I could get to know the pattern.
I am using Bluemoon’s Socks That Rock Medium Weight in Jade.
I am really loving the colour right now, since mother nature around here hasn’t figured out that it is SPRING. It’s snowed a total of a foot this past week!
Now where was I?….
Spinning… I am working on a project for next year’s challenge for my guild.
The fiber is a merino/bombyx blend, 50/50, colour is Iris (I can’t get enough of this colour, it’s gorgeous!) by Chasing Rainbow and I’ll be spinning a 2 ply lace to knit Aeolian. I haven’t picked the beads out yet.
Have to have some socks on needles. It’s my own pattern that I’m calling Pinstripe Socks.
Weaving… on my third dishtowel and have one to go before I take them off the loom.
My loom does not have much of a shed (the gap in the warp when a harness is lifted), I think that’s what it’s called. So I got another shuttle, a thinner one. The shuttle is beautifully handmade from Bluster Bay Woodworks, it is a Swedish style shuttle made from Bloodwood. This shuttle travels a lot more smoothly and faster than my previous one. I also like how the ends are shaped to be easy held and gripped.
I did finish something, well almost… it just needs blocking.
Triinu Scarf by Nancy Bush
Zephyr by Jaggerspun White 1 skein
#4 Addi Lace Needles
The scarf is a Confirmation gift for #2.
Gotta go … I have a package containing Baby Ull to open.