I decided to show my memory blanket in its full glory after starting my new square this week. I’ve been plodding along on this thing since 2016…..
I sent a photo of this project to my friend who recently started knitting. I had shared some of my hand knit socks with here and she spotted the squares that match her socks! I’m doing my best to convert her to a knitter with a capita K! So far its going swimmingly…..
I really enjoy blues and golds together, its ingrained from my childhood, lol. This is day 6 of advent done and I am winding #7 later tonight. I still have a long way to go to 24 total but its better than no progress at all!
Meanwhile I am adding this color to my scarp blanket and really want to finish that square this week. Happy Knitting!!
Started some new spinning this weekend. This is 4 ounces of 100% Rambouillet in the colors of my high school. My dad picked this out as part of my Christmas present and he happened to teach at that school for 40 years so I’m not surprised he gravitated to this color.
I split the braid in half and then striped each half into skinny sections. The first 2 ounces is already on the bobbin and I have the other 2 balled up. This is not spinning as thin as the Targhee did but that’s okay. I’m content to just go with the flow on this spin!
I ended up with 114 gram skein that resulted in most 12-13 wraps per inch. So this is most definitely a sport weight yarn. I didn’t get an exact yardage as my counter had trouble latching on to this yarn. But I am going to guess around 185-200 yards?
This skein is going to join my Sweet Mulch Polworth skein as a retirement gift for my crafty coworker. I just need to find the perfect card to go with!
My singles are getting smaller so this actually took a couple hours to ply. But I was really pleased with the process and the resulting yarn. Some spots are REALLY close to fingering weight but I suspect that overall this yarn will be a sport weight.
Next up, I need to dunk this skein into a bath and get it thwacked and dried. I should have about a 100 gram skein when all said and done. I’m interested to see if this plumps any.
This past weekend held the KnitGirllls monthly Patreon zoom. My family had just come home from a 4 hour circus that had everyone over loaded from the spectacle of it all. The rest of the family opted for a movie where I opted for wine, cheese and knitting.
I’m making ever so slow progress on my Chromatic Yarns ZigZag Blanket. I think I have added at least five more garter ridges since last I showed you. I had a lovely 2 hours of self care time before diving into dinner and bathtimes.
My primary focus this past weekend was the Targhee spinning project. I am SOO close to finishing the singles on this one. The weather has turned back cold for this week so it’s back to fire spinning.
Only one more ounce and I can tee up for plying! My mojo has been ALL spinning lately and I’m not going to complain as its turning out some beautiful handspun. I should really start knitting with some of it, lol!