Making is continuing, and now that I don’t have my Pony Club blocks to structure me, I’m back to my usual self in terms of creating. That is: a little bit of everything, all over the place. This is clearly not the most efficient way to accomplish finished things, but it suits my whims and makes me happy. So rather than talking about finished projects, which I don’t have, I thought it would be fun to share the things-in-progress that I’m working on at the moment.
My spinning is continuing apace. This is some really interesting fibre from Riverside Studio via my LYS. It’s non-superwash merino, which looked like it was all one colourway in the braid.
When I opened it up, though, I found this, instead.
Three 35g lots of three different colourways that coordinated together. They’re totally gorgeous, even if it wasn’t what I expected, so I’m going with it. My plan is to spin each colourway individually and ply together into a (hopefully) fingering-ish weight three-ply.
I am also stitching away on my Woodland Sampler, which I decided to restart on fabric that was the right size. When I started my original, I stitched the frames first, and discovered that the fabric I thought was 20″ square was in fact barely 18. The finished height of the sampler is 17″, and I was cutting it really finely in terms of having enough extra border fabric to finish the finished piece. I managed to stitch through about two ‘months’ before I finally gave in to the fact that I really wasn’t stitching on the right size fabric, and that I had to start over.
So, I’m calling my first attempt a learning experience, and beginning again with fabric that is definitely the right size.
And of course, I am still knitting. Mostly, I’m knitting on the body of my Oolong, which has now hit the “every time I pick up this sweater, time stops” stage. I only have an inch to go before I set it aside to make sleeves, which I think will be an excellent change of pace.