Saturday Night Round Up

Would you like a post full of odds and bits and stuff I’ve managed to accomplish all mashed together? I hope so. Its all I seem to have time for.

With Christmas barreling down, I’m running out of time for the stuff I have to (but probably won’t) get done. I think someone is stealing time out of my days. They have to be. I just looked up and realized its 8:30 at night. I would swear that five minutes ago it was 6:15.

Time thief is the only explanation.

So here is what I’ve manged to finish off this week.

Gentleman’s Scarf undergoing inspection by Feline Overlord

Yep. I finished a scarf. A whole scarf. Which I actually started sometime last week. Still, a FO is better than no FO. I’m just happy its done before Christmas.

 

After that I started a bookmark. I figured why go looking for trouble? So I gave myself an easy-peasy brainless crochet bookmark to do. It will be the wrap-over-the-front-cover kind. With a button. If you look close, there is a button hole down near the pointy end.

Btw, this is the project whose skein had a knot it it. The (knotted yarn) went from purpley-brown direct to blue. So after I threw my little fit, I pulled out yarn and fussed with it and did my best to fake a proper gradient into the purple. I can still see the join though. Good thing I’m giving this baby away! I’ll gift it and then I won’t have to look at it anymore, lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve managed to squeeze in some spinning. Just a bit here and there. I’m working on the Dorest Down sent to me by Louet. Its super crimpy wool, more crimpy than anything I’ve spun before.

I have approximately 2 out of 8 ounces spun so far. I did some test spinning and plying and generally played around with it before settling on technique I thought would do it justice. I’ll save all that for a later post because

a) I’m dog-ass tired, and

b) this stuff deserves a post of it own.

But here is how its coming along.

I will say this though: Feline Overlord really likes the Dorset Down. Really. Likes. Since everything she really likes she feels compelled to destroy, I’ve been playing a lot of keep away with the roving.  I keep it in a sealed plastic bag (which is kinda bad for roving and you shouldn’t store it in plastic for any length of time) which is stuffed into a closed project bag. Somehow… she knows its in it there.

Hope everyone’s holiday plans are going smooth and I hope you get everything done that you need to get done. Then maybe you can come over and get my stuff done too. If you want. Just putting it out there.

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