Monday, April 7, 2014

In March

I didn't do much for March (having put most of my time into those socks, which I'm now wearing) but I did do a few projects...

Three spinning projects on the top (a merino-silk that I dyed a while ago, one by Shadawn called "Tonks" and a felted alpaca single that was quite quick). I overdyed some Socks That Rock mediumweight from "Pond Scum" to a nicer green, with flecks of the original yellow-green showing through, and specks of teal. I'm using that one at the moment to make some socks.

I wove a scarf for Jasmine with some of the leftover yarn from her rainbow jumper, and dyed some pale teal sock yarn. The hats were for Quidditch; I had to pair up with someone (hello GirlAnachronismE from Hufflepuff) and make the same sort of thing. I don't know if there are any baby girls in my future, but two of my sisters-in-law are pregnant, so fingers crossed. (Baby nephews would be good, too; I have some new blue yarn I want to use.... :D ) The little loom was a Headmistress Challenge.

It was my birthday this last week, and I asked my hubby for Bendigo money (for the Sheep and Wool Show in July). He obliged, and my Mum gave me the same thing :) so I can't show you that yarn yet. But I did get myself some yarn the week before, which obligingly arrived in the post on the exact day!

Malabrigo Rios!

Aguas. Probably my favorite Rios colorway.

Fresco y Seco

Next term, since I'm not going to be able to cart my spinning wheel everywhere, I'm going to make hats for the chemo box, and this stuff is great for hats, esp if you have no hair. Warm wool, but not at all itchy.

The current things are green. Here are the socks I'm working on in the green yarn I overdyed.

I'm trying a new heel, called Fish Lips Kiss. It's a stupid name for a heel, but it's a kind of short row heel that seems pretty easy. I did another inch yesterday; they are thicker yarn (sport weight) and I'm using bigger needles (3mm ones) but now it seems so quick to knit socks one pair at a time!

And this is the laceweight, currently. I've done about 80g. This is made from the last Kathy's Fibre summer fibre club, where she made personalized batts (based on stalking us on Ravelry and finding out our favorite colors and things). This one is the darker, called "Shady Trees".

The rest of the month is looking green, too. What a pity! :)


kelgell said...

I'm surprised you're not sick of knitting socks!

Alrischa said...

Me, too. Weirdly, I've been looking forward to knitting only one pair for the last few months :)

ruthsplace said...

Such lovely spinning. I adore the woven scarf. What sort of loom did you use?

Alrischa said...

I've got an Ashford Knitters Loom, which is a kind of rigid heddle loom. Nice and easy. Just has the two positions, so no fancy weaving textures, but after many scarves, I'm not sick of the color mixing yet, not at all :)

ruthsplace said...

Thanks. I've been eyeing the Ashford Knitters Loom, so good to hear it's easy and you are enjoying it.

Because I need a new hobby lol

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