The Cuttle Corner – October 4, 2023
Welcome to the sixth edition of The Cuttle Corner! This week it is all about being warm and cozy as fall sets in. Granny squares are back baby!
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
In true PNW fall fashion things have been grey and drizzly all week. While this makes photographing things to share with you a bit trickier, it is the perfect weather for staying inside and working on all the fiber crafts.
This also means it is finally sweater weather! I’ve been wearing all of my favorite wooly items nearly every day. There has been a pair of hand-knit socks on my feet at all times to keep my toes nice and warm.
What I’m working on this week
As I had hoped, I managed to finish plying my teal merino yarn that was the first spin on my new Norwegian spinning wheel. I have even done the final wash!
From the beginning, this project was meant as an icebreaker to get to know this spinning wheel. It is not the most even yarn I have spun, but I am still quite happy with the final result.
There are a couple of places where the single broke while I was plying and I sort of held it together and kept spinning. You can still see where the ends of the single stick out. I may have to remove those parts whenever I make something out of this yarn.
Now that it is off the bobbin I was able to confirm it was just over 4oz of fiber. It’s nice to know I can (just barely) fit that much yarn on the Norwegian wheel’s bobbins.
For some reason, spinning always seems to be a warm-weather activity. I spin much more yarn during the summer than I do in the winter. It is harder to curl up under a blanket on the couch and keep all of your extremities warm and cozy while trying to work a spinning wheel.
I probably won’t be spinning quite as much for the next few months. What I am planning on working on next is my pink silk and Polwarth blend that has been sitting neglected on my Ladybug wheel for far too long.
After taking a week off of working on the never-ending Hygge Burst Granny Square blanket I am back at it. I am finally joining all of the granny squares I have already crocheted.
To join everything together I bought some Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in the Down Heather colorway. I plan on using this yarn to join all of the squares together and to do some sort of decorative border around the whole blanket.
So far I have finished the first row and started on the second. It feels like it is going so fast!
My Kildalton cardigan is still growing day by day. This project has gotten big enough that my lap gets warm while I am knitting on it.
I am still in love with knitting this cable pattern, but starting to get excited for the next step in construction. Based on the speed I’ve been knitting I have at least two more weeks of knitting the main body before I start working on the fronts and armscyes.
I have actually done some sewing this week! I decided to start tackling my mending basket that was (and still is) overflowing. You’ll have to check back Friday to see what I patched up.
Until next time, keep cuttle-ing!
What are you working on? I’d love to hear about your projects in the comments below!