First, my finished object. Socks! I have shared bits and pieces of my Circular Sock Machine since I bought it over the Thanksgiving holiday. There is still so much to learn about it and and what I can do with it but for now my sock loving heart is happy to work on sock skills. At my day job, we love to celebrate birthdays. During January we had a few. This year I made my manager a pair of socks. It took me a better part of the day to make this one pair (yes, I just complained because it took a whole day to knit socks instead of weeks or months...I've been spoiled). I had to tear the first sock out a few times because I would get all the way to the heel turn or the turn for the toe and a major stitch would drop which is not an easy repair for me. It's easier to wind the yarn back up and start over. In the end, I am very please with the finished socks PLUS I tried a new kitchener stitch on the toe and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
|Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripe Colorway: Bramble Stripes 2 50gram balls were used|
My next project is an update on my Ally Dress by Maggiknits. I knitted a few more inches and it looks like I will meet my goal of getting the first panel completed by the end of the month. If I can knit a panel a month, I will have it don by this Summer. I must keep up the momentum.
|The flash is not my friend, the brown is a rich chocolate brown|
I thought I took a photo of my spinning, but I can't find it so...you will have to wait until next week for the finished yarn.
So, that's my week in fiber arts.
In farm news, I'm still making more of my goat's milk soap each week so it's cured and ready for sale. Our goats are about halfway through their pregnancies so by the beginning of April, we will have fresh milk to drink. The Alpacas are being their beautiful selves taunting me with their gorgeous fleece. I have to find a new shearer this year which is a chore I'm not looking forward to. My favorite shearer has decided to retire. Aggggh!
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