Life has been hectic, and a certain little miss seems to need more and more entertaining lately. Still I’ve managed to get a bit finished here and there.
First up, some spinning. This is my attempt at sock yarn. It is 3.35 ounces and 341 yards (95 grams and 312 metres) and is n-plied.
I need to spin up the second half for the second sock.
Recently I spun my first batt.
I enjoyed it so much that I’ve joined a local (South African) monthly fibre club to receive batts and fibre in the mail for three months. Ravelry is a wonderful thing. 🙂
Gorgeous Man is heading to Portland, Maine in just a few days time, and I wanted him to have something hand knit to keep him warm.
The maroon is handspun and the grey is commercial yarn held double. If I was to do it again I’d leave off the bottom stripes and do them at the top. The pattern is Turn a Square by Jared Flood. (Ravelry link).
On Sunday I had a birthday that now puts me closer to 40 than thirty 🙂 I had a lovely day even though I worked. Gorgeous Girl’s birthday is exactly a week before mine, and so she now thinks that birthdays happen often. Unfortunately for her this is a September/October birthday house and she has a long time to wait for the next one.