~ turkish cape from vogue knitting. no picture here, it looks a lot like before, but wider and with about four inches more to it. stranded knitting is not that bad, when it’s only two or three colors at a time.. four or five colors kicks my butt, though. in other words, blocking is my friend.
~ stare in happy satisfaction at christmas goods.
~ stain the wheel the same walnut color the kate has. repeat with bobbins and niddy-noddy. a little intimidating, but my both my parents are expert stainers, or so they say. !
~ knit a top-down raglan cardi using a combo of handspun and leftovers. that’s a pound of delicious maryland-grown jacob 2-ply yarn, at 12 w.p.i. (more or less) and roughly 825 yards.
~ dress that distaff and spin some more flax. yay for linen!
~ i have two folkwear patterns – one halfway done, the other not even started. sewing! more on that soon.
~ still have that beautiful denise schmidt quilt kit filled with quilty ideas. i also bought a pillow form, a rotary cutter, and found an old bag filled with fiber scraps. quilting!
~ while in asheville, yup, i succumbed to two basket kits. no pictures yet, it’s just too embarrassing to realize how deep in crafts i truly am. they’re beautiful kits, but for now, hidden under my bed. so, basketry!
~ design (!) my mom’s cardigan and knit it up already. this is going to be the most challenging project i think, but it’ll be sooo very satisfying at the end. designing!
i have a few other secret projects, but this is a good enough list for now, no? gulp.
happy tuesday ~ ~