First up, this week, I’m happy to say I finished up my Cozy Autumn Socks (Ravelry link). Pattern is from This Handmade Life and I enjoyed knitting these a lot. A nice mix of some interesting bits and some easy rounds, so nothing too complicated. The yarn is Suburban Stitcher’s Sock in the color “Maple”. I love how these came out. They aren’t my usual color palette but I’m keeping them to wear. I figure socks along with jeans (which is pretty much my uniform) work with any color.
I’ve also been spinning a bit, trying to get back to my 15 minutes a day habit and was mostly successful this week (except for one day) despite it being really busy at work right now. My DH has also been on a business trip all week which is both good and bad in terms of crafting time. (We have kitchen countertops being installed Monday so I’ve been unpacking all of the lower cupboards…. again… because all of that happened once already in July when we had the cabinets done but the countertops were delayed.) I’ve just gotten started on the first of 6 more ounces of the BFL/silk roving I showed you the sample skein from last weekend. Not great progress but “some” is better than “none”!
Finally, I decided on a new wool applique kit to start. I have 12 months of small(ish) candle or mug mats in kits. I am always a sucker for anything seasonal, so I decided I’d work on the December one, although I don’t know if I’ll have it done for this year’s holidays. I’d like to have these for my desk to enjoy while I’m at work during the day. I got the backing (the red plaid flannel) cut out and the black that the motifs will be stitched onto, and I did the first step by tracing all the bits and pieces of the applique and attaching them to the fusible web. I’ll cut out all the motifs next and fuse them onto the black wool, and can then have a relatively portable project to work on to sew the pieces down.
I need to get a pattern picked out for the worsted weight yarn that’s next on my YOP list. I know cables but I’m trying to decide between mittens and a hat (or something else). I’ve got about 300 yards or so of a neutral oatmeal wool so I’m thinking a unisex charity piece of some kind. I’ll settle on that this week and see if I can get it cast on before next check-in.
Have a great week YOP’ers!