I had a productive holiday weekend – with some shopping (OK, a lot of shopping), some weaving (OK, a lot of weaving), and a new addition to the family. Also progress on some projects, and a few new ones being planned. Here is a report!
First, remember the Astoria sock KAL idea, with A Hundred Ravens yarn? Everyone was so busy last month that it got lost in the shuffle a bit, and we’ve all decided this is too great a project to rush over the holidays. So, the KAL is planned for the beginning of January. This gives us time to get the patterns and yarn ready without going crazy. Watch this space, and our Ravelry groups (Annetarsia, A Hundred Ravens, and Dizzy Sheep) for details, and here are some photos to remind you of the beauty and fun knitting that is coming your way….
I took the pillows I was weaving off the Baby Wolf loom, and did a lot of the finishing, but I want to twist the fringe ends before photographing them. The twist tool has been ordered and I am waiting for delivery with anticipation. In the meantime, I am weaving Christmas gifts on the Rigid Heddle loom and planning future projects. I love weaving!
Strandwanderer has been moved to the front-burner, knitting-wise. I’d like to finish it so that I could wear it before the Oregon Duck season is over.
Also, I have been having the urge to knit a sweater, and ordered yarn for one this weekend (as long as I was ordering the twisty tool thingy). More on that project, later!
The biggest thing to happen this weekend is also the tiniest. Benedict Cumbercat is an itty-bitty kitty, about 8 weeks old, and he has stolen my heart. He wants to be in the middle of everything, and loves to help me weave. We are calling him “Benny”, as his full name seems a bit majestic for the time-being.