WIP Wednesday – 8/22/2018

August 22, 2018 WIP Wednesday 4

WIP Wednesday (for “Work In Progress”) is a meme where we share our current fibery projects. It was started by Nicole @ Book-Wyrm-Knits, who also reviews books at book-wyrm-reads

 

It’s been almost a month since I posted a WIP Wednesday, so I’ll try to catch up a bit.

Spinning

Here are the finished skeins of Bambino “Hickory Dickory” yarn: 2 skeins of 2-ply, and a mini-skein that I chain-plied using the yardage left over on one bobbin. Below that are the finished skeins of another fiber I bought from Paradise Fibers, their Constellation fiber in the “Libra” colorway. I finished it as a 2-ply. It’s the most even yarn I’ve spun yet; I’m really pleased with it.

Hickory Dickory Bambino yarn, spun by Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. (Photo © 2018 K. Pekar)

 

Costellation Libra yarn, spun by Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. (Photo © 2018 K. Pekar)

 

Knitting

I’ve made some progress on my Hermione’s Not-So-Everyday Socks. The pattern is a modification of Hermione’s Everyday Socks (pattern by Erica Lueder); I added a slipped stitch to break up some of the pooling that occurred last time I tried knitting socks with this yarn. (KnitPicks Stroll Multi in the Paisley colorway.) Sorry about the photo quality on this picture and the cowl below; I didn’t have very good light or background available when I took them.

Hermione’s Not-So-Everyday Socks, knit by Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. (photo © 2018 K. Pekar)

 

I started a cowl with the first yarn I ever spun, a merino wool in a soft turquoise or aqua color. The yarn is wildly uneven in thickness, so I’m going to knit the top and bottom edges in moss stitch (so they don’t curl) and the rest in stockinette, letting the texture of the yarn itself shine through.

Cowl from handspun yarn, spun and knit by Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. (photo © 2018 K. Pekar)

 

I’ve also made progress on my secret project, the one I can’t show you because it’s a gift. I’m about 35% done with it.

 

Do you knit, spin, crochet, or do other arts or craftwork? Tell me about your latest project!

 

4 Responses to “WIP Wednesday – 8/22/2018”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve never tried cross-stitch, but one of my college friends is terrific at it. His pieces are beautiful. (He knits, too.) I hope you can get back to it some day.

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