January used to be my favourite month. Middle of Summer. No school. Swimming, playing and relaxing...
It's still the middle of Summer, and school holidays, but there's not a lot of relaxing when you're the mum! I've gotten used to having those 6 hours off (when I'm not sleeping after work) and now those hours are full of noise. And fighting. And requests! We made a deal that they could have a "late night" every second night, and when those monkeys are finally in bed, I find myself falling asleep on the couch. We aren't going away on a trip or anything, but I'm trying to do a few fun things with them. After all, I want them to love January as much as I used to.
Still, I did get this thing done:
It ended up just over 1000y, and used a skein and a bit of each color. It's an odd shape; the edge on the top there, where I did all the color changes, is curved (probably because it's got less stretch), and the cast off edge (white) is icord, and the other side is stretchy but shorter. I have no idea how to wear it, and I couldn't figure out how to block it, but it's going to be squooshy and warm.
Where I ended up blocking it:
I love the colors; they're all very wearable, and the "white" was really a very speckley multicolored thing.
Pattern: Drachenfels. Yarn: Madelinetosh Sport (with a little Pashmina here and there)
And I finished some spinning :) This is the South African Superfine from last post, spun into 870y of 2ply. I have to do another 130y for the Charms requirement in my NEWT, but that's no great drama. I love spinning this stuff. My colors didn't line up at all! I'm still a newb. LOL.
New pattern: Beeswax Scarf
3 days ago