It’s a drop spindle!
It’s the incredibly inexperienced product of that drop spindle (so far). I shall let you know what happens when I attempt to ply it tomorrow. I’m hoping for a heavy worsted-ish 2-ply, but I have no freaking clue what’s going to happen, and that’s part of the fun!
I wore my Storm Walkers on the way home for Thanksgiving, which ended up taking 30 hours. I paced a lot during my overnight at the airport, since the calm of knitting seemed beyond me. Apparently I paced a bit too much, because I ended up with a sizable hole in one of the toes. Tonight is for mending that.
Rcentely at a charity shop, I bought a blazer (of course, who can resist?) with too-short-sleeves (of course). Tonight I’m going to try and do something about that, as well.
P.S. I’m so tired of having shaggy growing-out hair. Can’t wait until it’s long enough to braid, or even just put behind my shoulders.
I am beyond thrilled with how my Kittiwake turned out. I’ll probably go into detail about the knitting some other day (possibly including info on using reclaimed yarn), for now enjoy some eye candy.
Pattern! Thick, cushy socks with cables and garter stitch soles. I’ve been wearing them during the chilly mornings, especially when I get up before sunrise. You can purchase the pattern here, and find them here on Ravelry.
This is the right side (and hopefully more interesting side) of the gloves I posted about a while back. You can knit your own bunny and flower gloves! Just follow this link to buy the pattern, or this link to find the pattern on Ravelry.
I made a thing!
You can find it here, or buy it here.
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Due to a family emergency, I missed pretty much everything last week, except for a series of dull plane rides to Arkansas and back. I pieced the quilt top (Birdcage on a Chain by Anna Maria Horner) over the course of spring break, and finally got around to adding the border. Now it’s big enough that the only way to get a proper photograph is for me to lay in my loft and hang it down.
birdcage on a chain, with border
I also found some lovely vintage wool. This is a grey dress (probably a wool blend), of which there may be pictures soon.
gendora juniors wool dress
international ladies garment worker’s union
This is a 100% wool pullover, fully fashioned with a narrow stranded yoke and three buttons. The fashioning is quite prominent and pretty, I’ll try and get a photo when it’s actually light out.
stranded yoke on vintage eddie bauer sweater
It has a hole under one arm, and a worn spot under the other, which is apparently worth a $6 discount.
hole in the armpit of the (lovely) wool vintage sweater
I love the inside of stranded work. Someday, I may have to knit and inside-out stranded sweater for myself, but I might get too many odd looks and annoying comments if I were to wear it in public.
inside of the stranded yoke
Hopefully, these will flesh out my woolens collection a bit, which (probably surprisingly) is rather sparse.