Welcome to the thirteenth edition of The Cuttle Corner! After an unexpected week long hiatus, I am back with more crafting to share with you!
If you missed last week’s post, you can take a look here.
Now, let’s get cozy!
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What’s going on
You may have noticed that I disappeared for a week. My laptop suddenly died on me, but thanks to my brother and my dad I’ve been able to get another computer, so I am back! I already feel out of practice, but I am excited to be back here with you.
It was just as well this happened when it did. I had a very busy week anyway with multiple family events taking up most of my energy. I am looking forward to getting back into my usual routine.
What I’m working on
I have made some real progress on my current spinning project. I’ve been working on plying some singles I spun out of a white mystery fiber (I knew what it was when I bought it but that information is now lost to time). I now have a bobbin full of a lovely two ply yarn and another center pull ball ready to ply. This whole project has been spun on my Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel.
I wish I knew what the fiber content was. I have a vague memory of it being a wool blend, maybe with silk?
The yarn is certainly soft enough to have some luxury fibers in it. Let this be a lesson for you to take notes of what you are working with! I do know I purchased this from Horse N Round Studio, but nothing they currently have in stock sounds right. They have some fantastic products, so be sure to check them out!
My Hygge Burst granny square blanket isn’t 100% done yet, but all the squares are joined! I have about three and a half skeins of the KnitPicks Stroll Tweed yarn I’ve been using to join everything together to make a nice border.
I’ve decided to keep things simple and just continue in the granny square stitch all the way around until I run out of yarn or just want the blanket to be done. This should add a couple of inches to the size of the blanket. It is already quite large, the perfect size blanket to keep cozy under on the couch.
I didn’t knit as much as I probably should have, but I have made noticeable progress. I’ve been knitting on a Kildalton cardigan for quite a while. This pattern has been knitting up great and the instructions have been easy to follow. Kate Davies always makes great patterns.
With no computer for about a week I missed out on quite a bit of writing. Luckily, I was able to back up my files and didn’t lose any writing.
I know I could always write with a pen and paper, but I am too much of a Millennial. It’s a good thing I wasn’t trying to write the full 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo or I would have been even more upset.
The very first thing I did when I got my new computer up and running was to install Scrivener, which is the only program I use for writing. If you do any kind of writing, you should definitely check this program out. There is even a 30 day free trial. I wish I had this program when I was in college, it would have been very helpful for writing papers.
Now that I am able to write again, it has been a bit of a struggle to get back in the habit, but it’s starting to be part of my routine again.
Until next time, keep cuttle-ing!
What are you working on? I’d love to hear about your projects in the comments below!