Happy WIP Weds! This will be a quickie post today, since there’s not a lot in the active WIP pile at the moment. There are things that have become FOs, but you’ll have to wait until Friday to see the first of those.
First up is the current state of the Starflower socks. I haven’t been working on these with as much single mindedness as I was during week two of THE GRAND DUKE (and since we only run for two weeks, that’s the extent of my theatre knitting for a while. Oh well.
Next is the backside of the Super Sekrit Mitts for my sister. As I mentioned when I first posted about these, I’ll show you the front when she has safely received them. I do like these mitts. I hope they fit her well, though I do suspect they’ll be a little large on her. Better slightly big than slightly small? I hope so, anyway.
Also, colorwork is fun. And it goes so fast! Fun fun fun!
The last WIP is the newest, and the only non-knitting WIP for this week. It is the spinning I’m doing for the Tour de Fleece. I’ve been a bad spinner, and haven’t done much of it lately. Even for the TdF I’ve been spinning a lot less than I intended. I haven’t been spinning daily, nor for very long each time I do pick it up. It’s a ton of fun, though!
This is Wonderland Dyeworks‘ Merino/Tussah Silk roving in the Blooming Meadow colorway, and I’m hand-blending it with some of their color-matched nylon Firestar fiber for added sparkle. I’ll be curious to see how it turns out when finished.
I may have wasted the first bit of what I spun, though. I was planning on spinning a fingering weight single and knitting a shawl from that, but as I worked with it I realized that the yarn wanted to be thinner, so I’ll make it a 2-ply yarn instead. Oh well. Each new spinning project is a little like that for me. Have to find out what the fiber wants to be! I’m not yet good enough to figure that out before I start spinning. I think a spinning class is what I want next from my crafty life. I don’t really need another knitting class in order to be happy with my technique (not now that I’ve learned the basics of Continental knitting), but a spinning class would make me happier with that finished product. Hmm.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week and your summer are shaping up nicely.