This week I’ve released my first A Land Close By pattern HERE .
You can also read about it and other things happening with everything in A Land Close By HERE
After last weeks utterly boring non picture post, let’s not do that again!, here is this past week with pictures.
I worked on some more Flanders Poppies squares I’m now up to 30 out of the 48 needed complete with 6 more black centres finished. These read squares are all going to be joined together as I go with some green, which I must actually purchase, better get to that considering I’m near the 48 squares I’ll need.
I finished chart B of Drops of Firelight shawl, this leaves one more chart section and then the finishing off section.
I’ve spun another spindle full, this has less over spin in it, still some but at least I’m moving in the right direction in trying to get the spin just right.
This is it after setting and is just drying out now. Then I’m going to ply it with the first spindle full and this should balance out the overspin…I hope.
I also ordered some more tops and even some silk hankies for spinning. I also got a new drop spindle made, this one is a lighter weight so I can spin thinner.
These tops were specially dyed for me in Purple/Twilight colours for a shawl I’ve designed so I’m going to attempt to spin the yarn to knit the shawl. Top right are the silk hankies which are dyed in the same colours for me and the new spindle.
These two tops are just for one, one blue with splashes of orange and the other yellow through to orange and purples, this one is so bright and cheery I love it!
I didn’t get any work done on the Hills of Home blanket but then that is a long term project which is in no particular rush only to pick up when and as I want to work on it.
I’ve also been designing another pattern for A Land Close By, I’ve worked up a sample and will write up the pattern this week and send to some testers. It’s a childs hat which is all I will say. Something that the sweet and magical Rose might wear.
This week over on A Land Close By this week I’ve a free pattern for some squares I’m going to be making up into a Rose Blanket.
Feel free to drop by to see it starting off and to get all the details on it.
This will be my main project this week to see if I can work it up in a week.
I will also be back with a stitching update this week and should I have any more pattern releases I’ll post those also.
The question was asked this week about if there would be a fourth year of yop and I certainly hope so, there is something very satisfying about making a list and crossing the items off, of course I always add on other things and the list tends to shift and move somewhat during the year but that too is also part of the enjoyment and the biggest reason of all is the wonderful people I’ve made contact with while doing this, many of which have been there from year 1 one and many lovely new members joining in.
If this is something you’d like to join in with do check out the Ravelry group HERE