I have literally sat since Friday racking my tiny brain over what I have to add to the blog. I could think of nothing! Then yesterday I finally had a light bulb moment and realised it’s a yarny blog and I am never not doing something yarny, of course I have something to write!
So, most recently I have started the Persian Tiles- Eastern Jewels blanket (by Janie Crow) for a friend. I’m actually pretty far through now and only have a couple of the hex’s left and then triangles and joining and the border and a few (million) ends to weave in….. when you write it like that it seems like a tonne more work…
I’m also still making sure to spin a bit almost every day and I am definitely getting much more consistent on my finer yarns. It doesn’t take long to learn to spin in the grand scheme of things but learning to spin well takes real time and dedication.
Currently on my wheel is a yarn that I hope will make a self stripping sock weight once I have chain plied but I have done no research on how to and I haven’t aimed for even stripes so it’s a complete experiment and I’m looking forward to seeing the result.
The only other thing I have going are some scale mitts, but I’ll tell you about those another time as I’m having to write the pattern as I go.
All in all November has been a good month. I practiced making thicker yarns and I have been in touch with a shop that may allow me to sell a few skeins and I have had a try with techniques I haven’t tried before. Oh, I also wrote a piece for the British Fibre Art Magazine (November/ December 2017 issue) breed study which came out last week (you can buy a copy here ).
I also started learning to drive again this month (I am not a fan).
So here is to December, it will be here before we know it and all the jiggle bells and last minute crafting along with it.