Hello all! I'm glad to see you after yet another unplanned absence. I always struggle after I haven't blogged for awhile because I'm not sure where to start. I like to make stuff so there's always something to blog about, but where to begin?
Yesterday it came to me.
Just get on with it. Don't worry about catching up.
So here we are. I decided to carry my camera with me for the day as I moved around the house engaging in a plethora of woolly activities (there seems to be an emphasis on the woolly these days) and go from there.
First, finish off this rug. This is another of the Pattern of the Month projects from Deanne Fitzpatrick in Nova Scotia. I started work on it last week at the lake, and since there wasn't much left to do, I wanted to finish it up to hang in the studio. When it arrived, the composition was the same, but the word was "Hook". Since I tend to do a bit (a lot) of everything these days, I wanted it to be a word that reflected me a little more. Kieran came up with "create" at the lake last week, and that seemed perfect.
There was the tiny issue of fighting with the cat to get at the wool. I have never known a cat that loved wool so much. The minute something woolly is within reach, she is curling up with it.
Almost done. This was a different one since it is full of neutrals, and I tend to be all colour all the time. I love it though.
Sorting through the leftovers. It's such a pleasing way to end a project. It's like tidying up the studio at the end of a sewing project. It just feels good to have a clean slate for the next time.
While I was finishing up the rug, Kieran and I were debating his next project. He's about to embark on a sweater using Kauni yarn for the yoke and I was trying to explain how long the colour repeats are. I am midway through an Entrelac wrap using the yarn so he grabbed it and laid it out to have a look. And Genie descended.
That's a better picture. I started the wrap as part of a knit-a-long that my local yarn shop was doing. They are working their way across Canada, one province at a time. The rule is that you have to have either yarn and/or pattern from the province in question. This project was designed by Lucy Neatby of Nova Scotia. I didn't finish within the month, but it's turning out beautifully, with no planning on my part. The yarn is doing all the work.
After looking it over, Kieran and I went downstairs to look for some black fingering weight yarn, and inadvertently tossed the stash:
Those grey yarns in the foreground are the ones he decided to use. The rest is odd balls that have been relegated to the odd ball department.
Then there was a library/bucket procurement break, ending with these:
For storing yarn in the cupboard so that it doesn't all come crashing down when you're looking for something. Cause sometimes that's a bad thing.
Oh, and the rug got it's final steam and press:
So that's the fibre-y stuff that happened yesterday. Today promises more time on my bike so less time playing with wool, but we shall see how things develop. I hope you are all well and happy.