Another really busy week around here, so I mostly worked on odds and ends of things, including:
The test knit socks. Finally able to share at least some visuals for these. The designer is Hanks and Needles and I am using Spun Right Round’s Classic Sock in the color Wool and Pine. Loads of cables on these plus a new-to-me heel which was fun to knit. I’ve got sock #1 finished up and am about halfway through the heel on sock #2. I’m going to try to finish up the pair this week.
I’ve also cast on for the Misurina Tee, pattern by Caitlin Hunter. I’m using a lovely merino/silk/yak blend from my now-closed business in a neutral gray for the main color and a bright red-purple for the floral motifs around the colorwork yoke. The yoke is a combination of the colorwork, plus a cable and lace pattern. I’ve only been working on this in fits and stars, so not much progress yet, but here’s what I do have accomplished:
Additionally, I’ve been trying to spin a bit each day, and I’m chugging along on the new superwash merino spin I decided on. Original roving is from Oceanwind Knits and I’m spinning it fairly thin, shooting for a fingering-weight yarn. I’d love to get this first bobbin filled this week, but we’ll see, as it is likely there will be another busy one coming up.
Otherwise, I’ve been also trying to work on the crochet Battenberg Blanket, so I’m working on squares as/when I have time to focus on that. Not enough progress to share with you on those with a photo, however.
I also am planning on working on my Desert Mandala cross-stitch project today (but no new progress images). I was hoping to get some devoted time together on that yesterday (Saturday) but instead, my DH helped me move around furniture in my office. I have a lot more online calls where I have to have my video turned on and I wanted something neutral behind me so we shifted my desk around to have a wall at my back, but then that meant shifting most of the other furniture in my home office, and then cleaning because that sort of shift means you see all the dust bunnies that were hiding. We also laid out the new garden area we plan to put in this year. All good and necessary things, but not much extra time for crafting that way.
Hope you have a great week YOP’ers!