Monday, August 17, 2015


Today is the day where Southern Cross Fibres puts 'spoilers' up. I was going to Not Look this month, and get a surprise, but I found I couldn't resist. I clicked "refresh" every few minutes on the website (because David said "after breakfast on Monday") and was nearly late taking the kids to school :)

Anyway, if you're in the SCF club and you don't want to see, look away.

I did some dyeing of my own yesterday, and put some pink, blue and purple into Jasmine's hair. It was lots of fun. Her hair is getting longer, but she's also brushing herself with more care, so it's not as tangley as it used to be. The pink overwhelmed the blue a bit (and the blue stripe is thinner). The purple is in the ends of her hair, but you can't really tell the difference between purple and pink. Should have added more blue. Anyway,
she ran off to school, all smiles, to show off her hair, so she's happy.



This month the Club fibre is organic merino, and this is the one I loved right off

Laurel Crown
For that one I bought the light blue coordinate and the green coordinate, as shown in the SCF picture

with Fairway and Tidepool

But now that I look at it, I can't wait to spin the other colorway, too. It's very cheerful!


Ink Blue
And I got the coordinating darker blue for that one. There was a purple, but I've got a bit of dark purple in my stash still.

I'm not doing anything except socks at the moment (because that's all I'm getting Points for). I got my personal best score last term... and Slytherin came last in both Quidditch and the House Cup. This next term I'm going to get a lower score, maybe my lowest ever. But I have lots of sock yarn to dye, and some spinning to do, if the socks get done.

So far I've done one red sock and one orange sock, and I'm working on Red2. I'll show you the pairs as they're done. The yarn is nice, and the reinforced bits on the sole look as if they'll work well. If I finish this NEWT, that will be 450 points for Slytherin, anyway. We'll see how we go next term. Due for a win, I'd say!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NEWT 7 and NEWT 8

Here's the last project for NEWT 7, a triangle shawl called "The Age of Brass and Steel", knit with my handspun, the N4ply mixes of Twelve and Peacoat.

Love it. It's a Polwarth/tencel mix, so it's very soft (wearing it right now) and it was quick, and I love the colors. Lovely to knit, too, but I'm glad to get it finished. You know, so I could start another NEWT :)

One other handspun finished this month:

Kathy's Fibres Optim in "Sunset"

NEWT 8! I'm going to make 8 pairs of socks for my 8th NEWT. I don't think I'll have time to make much else this next term, but it will be great to have more new socks in the sock drawer. I'm making one each in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, and I'm going to use the leftovers to make a multicolored rainbow pair. One sock a week, roughly! I started at the red end of the spectrum, making Skyp socks.

I'm on my way :)

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