I finished spinning the Hickory Dickory yarn, and plied it together. I’m not thrilled with how the colors came out, but the yarn itself is a little more more consistent in width than I have managed before. I seem also to be trending toward thinner yarn as I get more experience. I ended up with enough left on one bobbin to try chain-plying, though I’m not very good at it yet. I’ve skeined and washed the yarn, and it’s hanging up to dry. I should have photos of the finished yarn next time. (Note: this photo is a bit yellow due to having to take it by artificial light.)
And I’ve started two new projects.
It’s been several years since I knit socks, so I decided it was past time I started a new pair. I’ve modified Hermione’s Everyday Socks (pattern by Erica Lueder) to incorporate a slipped stitch, which is helping to break up or at least control the pooling that occurred last time I tried knitting socks with this yarn. (Yarn: KnitPicks Stroll Multi in the Paisley colorway.)
In addition, I’m working on a secret project. I can’t show it to you because it’s a gift, and the person it’s intended for might read my blog. (Not likely, but not impossible.) I started it last week and I’m about 20% done with it. I’ll try to keep track of my progress and let you see it after I’ve given it to the recipient.
Do you knit, spin, crochet, or do other arts or craftwork? Tell me about your latest project!