Here’s what I’ve been up to this week:
More progress on two different pairs of socks. Both are designs by Helen Stewart over at Curious Handmade. The purple is a well-marinated stash yarn of Madeline Tosh’s Sock in “Logwood”. This is sock 2 of the Scribbly Gum Socks pair and I just turned the heel. I’m planning to put some more time in on this one and try to get it further along today. The other is Helen’s Curling Mist pattern, and I’m using Suburban Stitcher Sock in the colorway Lazy River. This is sock 1 of 2, and I have about 2-1/2 inches left before I am ready to start the toe on this one.
I’ve also made some progress on my Meadow Knots cowl. Design is by Bunny Muff, and I’m using stash Harrisville Shetland in some bright and cheerful spring-ish colors. I have finished up the third of 5 chart sections and have started on the fourth, so I’m about 2/3’rds of the way done.
I’m also really happy to report I have finished making and assembling all the blocks for the Battenberg baby blanket I’ve been working on. Design is by Cherry Heart and I’m using a bunch of stash minis of Scheejpes Stonewashed and Riverwashed for the colored blocks and their Stonewashed in “Moonstone” for the white blocks. I have 6 rounds of a picot edging to add, but this one is in the home stretch!
After I finished up the BFL “Eowyn” spin from last week’s post, I pulled out two gradient packs of a mixed BFL roving, hand-dyed by Greenwood Fiberworks. The colorway is “Persimmon”. Each pack has 1 oz each of 4 colors, so I’m spinning up 1 oz from each pack (a total of 2 oz) and then I’ll ply those together so I’ll have four 2-oz skeins of each color. I’ve spun up the first ounce of the bittersweet orange, and I’ll work on the second ounce this week.
Finally, not a ton of progress, but I did work on my Desert Mandala to get the outer border brought down along the right-hand side. The little curved cluster of black stitches at the bottom is where the interior edge of the corner happens, so I’m not too far from working my way down to the bottom. I want to make sure the border lines up correctly with the interior pieces, so I’ll probably start adding those in so I make sure everything aligns.
That’s all I’ve got today. Have a great week YOP’ers!