We are in the cold dark days of January, and the long nights are even longer when one is fighting a chest cold. Thankfully I'm through the worst of it, now out and about on regular errands. From the onset, shortly after Christmas, until a few days ago, I was in a slow but steady rotation of sleeping and crocheting. I was too fuzzy-headed to concentrate on a book, but binge-watching Netflix while working on shawls was doable. I could nod off at any moment, and then pick up where I left off on both the show and the shawl.
And so here is a gallery of the latest projects, with your understanding that the colours truly are richer in real life than shown here.
You will perhaps notice that they look quite similar. That's because I stuck to one simple but efficient pattern, given my compromised brain function. The yarns are different for each project, as I clean out my stash.
|Another batch of Icelandic, a bit coarser than the first but warm.|
I don't mind working several pieces in the same pattern, as these are destined for sale anyway.
|A superwash wool called Painted Desert -|
This is my favourite. I have enough yarn to make one or two more.
My blue sewing dummy isn't perhaps the best model, but she gets the job done. I would love to own an old dressmaker's dummy for these displays... just saying.
|70% wool, 30% silk. Feels like butter, drapes like a dream.|
Have ideas to make another with this colour, adding
iridescent clear beads.
I'm back at the wheel, working my way through last season's fleeces and getting a good number of skeins out of them. It's hard to believe, as the snow falls and the wind drifts it down our driveway, that it is only three months until we'll be shearing again.
Apologies for my long absence. Hoping you had a lovely holiday season, and all the best for 2019!