Friday, January 15, 2016

In my spare time

I have been busy "otherwise" again this week, but I have managed to keep going on a couple of projects in my spare time.  First thing to post about is the sweater/coat I am working on for next year, "Landfall" by Veronica Avery.  I have made it almost all the way thru the sleeve increases on the first sleeve.

Those little stitch markers are really a big help, and you can also see that I am using a row counter on my long straight knitting needles.  I couldn't do without it!

There is so much texture in this sweater coat, but I am finally getting in the groove, I know that because I don't have to look and see what the symbols on the chart mean, I already know it!

Next in line is a spinning project for a weaving project.  You may remember the post from a couple of weeks back where I spun a really bright single and paired it with a medium grey.

Now I am filling bobbin after bobbin with just the grey, I will pair both of these yarns plus some silk I am spinning to make some shawls and scarves for next years show.  One of the Weavers a week before last showed us a scarf that was stunning!  There were  so many different yarns and beads and ribbon too, it spurred me to try and think outside my normal creative mindset, to see what I could come up with.  I may even take a look at a few of my finished scarves to see if I can spruce them up a bit too!

Lastly, I have been seeing some mention, in several blogs and from a couple of my friends, you know who you are, about the patterns at "Merchant and Mills".  I did some looking around online last week and ordered a couple of dress patterns to try.  It is simple clothing, that I hope my limited sewing confidence can embrace and be bolstered!  Stay tuned!

Until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina

1 comment:

LA said...

That sweater-coat will be just the ticket when the cold February winds howl around our neck of the woods! There's so much texture! Let me know how you like your M&M pattern.