This week, I finished up sock #1 of the By Naughty Design pair. Pattern is from Hunter Hammersen and yarn is from Long Dog Yarns, their Bounce Sock Yarn in A Shortcut to Mushrooms colorway, the first of their LOTR-themed club colors. These are a bit fussy to work with lots of twisted stitches but I think totally worth it in the end for the sculptured look of the pattern. I’ll likely cast on the other one this week although I’m in no rush to finish this pair.
I’ve been focusing on trying to get the singles spun for the handcarded batts projects and I’m down to the last ounce to spin. Here’s how I prepped this final batt. I stripped off blocks of each color in order, not worrying overly about being precise. Some color blending is fine and helps make the transitions flow into one another.
So I have one bobbin completely finished with 2 ounces of batts on it, and I’m halfway done the second bobbin of singles. It’s gray and cold here today so I’m hoping for some time in front of the woodstove to get these singles finished up and then I can start plying this week!
Finally, I finished up the bottom partial page on my Winter’s Encounter cross-stitch project and started on the next partial page to the right of it. I’ll work on this for a couple more days and then switch to something else for the beginning of February. This one will be out again every month this year tho, as I’m trying to make some steady progress on it.
Have a great week YOP’ers!