That was the Romney blankets going on the loom back in January 2008. It is now officially OFF the loom! No it’s not finished yet. Right now it is just a collection of interlocked threads, it needs to be fulled and I’ll be doing that tomorrow. But for today it is cut off the loom and the errors I could find repaired. Pictures will come later, after finishing.
What’s next? Well, a baby blanket in cotton for the 2 year old niece…oh well, I’m not fast that is sure!
What about the socks?
Socks, what socks?
Oh these socks! But I’m getting ahead of myself. I finally decided that The Niagara Falls pattern by Janel Laidman. I had done the pattern before with commercial yarn, but the blue of the Snow Moon batts begged me to knit them again. It took me about a month to knit them in my spare time and on the train. I’m happy to say they are done. I am a very loose knitter and knit these on size zero dpns. The foot looks short, but that’s because my foot is short!
My next handspun project? Well, I have the Patches Memory Shawl I just sampled for. I hope to swatch it and also get the rest of the batts I’ll need carded. So I’ll get a few more details later.
Nothing much happening with the dogs, but last weekend I went to The Fold and took an indigo dyeing class with Toni. I took fiber and yarn and learned to control an indigo dyepot to dye protein fibers. It was facinating, a lot of chemistry happening in a dynamic system. And yes, it does smell like an outhouse…and it lingers. It wasn’t on my clothes, it was stuck in my sinuses! I also helped someone fall down the rabbit hole of spinning 😉 I am always happy to enable!