Welcome to the twenty-first edition of The Cuttle Corner! I’m still on sleeve island, but I’ve got two full bobbins of yarn singles that are ready to ply.
If you missed last week’s post, you can take a look here.
Now, let’s get cozy!
What’s going on
We had another successful Crafternoon. There was a bit of a quilting bee feel when about four of us from three different generations were working to tie off edges on a fleece blanket. We were able to get two of these blankets done. They will have good homes with kids who need some extra comfort.
A couple of weeks ago, my friend and Crafternoon regular, Jess, came up with a great idea to set up a virtual craft lending library so we can share each other’s supplies and tools before we have to go out and buy more things.
I’m excited to see how this goes and if it is successful, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it!
What I’m working on
Most of my knitting energy has gone into working on the sleeves to my Kildalton cardigan, so I can get them done without loosing my momentum. I’ve gotten more than half of a sleeve done already!
It’s a very well-designed sleeve. There is a bit of short row shaping at the top and some regular decreases along the arm. It is easy to follow but so far has beautiful results. I am continually impressed with this pattern.
I finished up the second bobbin of blended Corriedale/Polwarth/Tussah Silk that I’ve been spinning on my Norwegian spinning wheel. With two bobbins full, it is time to start plying. I am giving these singles another day or two to rest, and then I will get to fill another bobbin!
Spinning with a long draw makes the process go so fast! Even stopping every so often to card the fiber, I was able to spin half a bobbin in under two hours. I also love the loft it gives to the fiber, so really it’s a win-win all around.
A Joint Effort
A couple of years ago, I gave my sister some hand spun yarn that I had made. Of course, I can’t remember what the fiber content was. I am pretty sure it was a pretty nice fiber, it may have included some yak.
Whatever the fiber is, she has just finished knitting this beautiful shawl with my yarn, and I think it turned out amazing. I’m so glad she brought it over so I had a chance to admire it and take some pictures to share with you all.
Until next time, keep cuttle-ing!
What are you working on? I’d love to hear about your projects in the comments below.