This week has, apparently, been all about trying new things, at least where my blog is concerned. It started with joining the Year Of Projects blog-a-long on Ravelry that you read about earlier in the week and now I’ve decided to participate in Finished Object Fridays. I don’t know if this one will stick as a permanent addition, but I thought it might be fun to try. And I have a couple of recently finished objects to show off. Good combo, don’t you think?
So here goes, my first FO Friday update…
First, my most recent pair o’ socks- Flutterbies– the Sequel’s Sequel. I’ve mentioned before how captivated I am with this pattern for reasons even I don’t understand. I’ve knit it three times THIS YEAR. I rarely repeat sock patterns period, let alone three times in 6 months, but what can you do, right? I just keep knitting them when the yarn speaks to me. So here is my version in a Claudia Handpaints colorway involving lemon in the colorway name I can’t otherwise remember
The rest of my knit finishing remains unphotographed, even with the crappy cell phone camera. I have a shawl & a sweater to block this weekend. So I will try to save those for FO Friday next week. In the mean time, how about some finished yarns. I have been spinning up a storm between reenacting and the Tour de Fleece so the finished yarn has been all but leaping off my bobbins. I have no idea how I’m going to manage to knit to keep pace with the spinning and the buying, but really, this is a first world problem I don’t mind having!
I’m going with Mystery Yarn here because, aside from “Fine Wool”, there was nothing telling me what particular sheep donated his or her locks for this bit of loveliness. It is dreamily soft and smooshy. It was a labeled as “one of a kind” dyed wool. Mostly a lovely dove gray with some almost lilac highlights. Even with the redonkulous heat and humidity causing a good number of drafting problems, I managed around 450 yards of a nice 2 ply from 4oz of fiber. I’m thinking shawl.
Apparently 2 is all the FOs I have pictures of. Still, for a weeks time, the fact that I have pictures of 2 and 2 more to promise once blocked, I’m happy with the progress. I have a bit more time to just sit and be for the next few weeks so hopefully there will be even more progress by next week! Wish me luck!
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