Saturday, December 11, 2010

My weekend in craft , by Sharon

When In was at high school, my best friend Anna and I would update each other on Monday mornings by writing little stories in each others school diaries. These were invariably titled thing like "My weekend, by Anna". I found my old school diaries the other day, and there they were. And although it's not Monday yet, here's an update on my weekend (or at least the crafty activities. I did actually leave the house, but, since I didn't take my knitting with me, you don't want to hear about that, now do you?)

Actually it was a long weekend, because I was sick on Friday. I was absolutely exhausted and couldn't get on my bike to get to work. It just all seemed far too difficult. I spent the day resting around the house. I plied the wool I have been spinning for Owls. I am extremely happy with how the yarn came out- its soft and fluffy and squishy and balanced. I probably won't knit it until autumn, because a jumper knit in one piece is a bad plan for a Melbourne summer, but I am very much looking forward to it.
I also dyed some Bennet and Gregor wool pink. It's for a February baby sweater for my niece.

I navaho plied the last of the stripped wool for Leon's mitts, and then I started spinning a pretty EGMTKs polworth/alpaca/tussah silk blend in a laceweight, intended for the bitterroot shawl.

I crocheted some pretty cat toys out of Mini-mochi, since all handknits Tarragon has damaged have been made out of this slightly furry sock wool. The cats are playing with them a little, and we found one floating in the water bowl, something he does like to do with his toys. It made me wonder if i should have used polyfill to stuff them, rather than ugly, scratchy wool.

I've done a little bit on my Decimal cardigan. The Richmond knitters are doing a knit -a-long and I am really enjoying knitting it. The pattern is extremely well written and I think it's coming out well.
Although my photography skills leave something to be desired, since it really is a pretty colour blue colour, not an odd grey.

I'm a bit tired today and its raining and I think I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend spinning and knitting and sitting on the couch. And that's it really, my weekend in craft, by Sharon.


  1. I so want to make Owls too! The stalker turns stalkee :)

  2. Goodness! You've been busy making yumminess, will you bring for me to squish next Monday? Hope you feel better soon.