This week, I finished up several of my goals (which you can see in prior posts this week). I finished the Frostwork scarf, and the first 8 oz of spinning that I had been working on when the year started.
I started the next 4-oz braid of fiber for the sweater spin I’m working on. This is Pigeonroof Studio’s mixed BFL/silk (75/25% blend) in the colorway Dovecote, a pretty soft grayish teal. This is the first 2 oz of singles. Even though today (Sunday) is the end of the Tour de Fleece for this year, I’m going to try to stick with my 15 minutes a day and continue to chip away at the fiber stash.
I’ll also keep working on the Foss sweater (although I haven’t done anything else on it since my WIP Wednesday post this week) for the next week as my YOP focus piece. I’ve got a sock (not YOP) to finish up and then I will pick something else off the YOP list. I’m leaning towards a shawl, I think, but we’ll see what I feel like tackling once the sock is off the needles.
Finally, I hauled out the wool applique project (Vintage Campers Go Round – pattern is from Buttermilk Basin) and I worked on another of the motifs yesterday. I realized when we were on vacation and I had pulled out all the supplies for this that I was missing small white buttons (which were theoretically part of the kit) to attach on the trees on top of the campers. I also didn’t have the Sulky 12-wt cotton thread in black that I’m using for everything else, so when we got home I ordered thread and a button pack which should be here this week. The tires aren’t stitched down in the one camper motif I’ve gotten done but it will be a quick thing to add that once the thread is here. Otherwise, I’ve finished 2 of the trees and one of the campers, so maybe a third done on the embroidery on this. (Those are the three motifs at the bottom of the photo below – the finished trees have some metallic gold thread stitched on as ribbon on the presents.)