I’ve got a few projects in process right now. One is a Blackberry cozy for a knitter with no time to knit. I followed a really basic, free pattern in Ravelry and got this (I used Nature Spun worsted from stash): That’s my dummy Blackberry on the right, which I made by taping together layers of cardboard cut to the dimensions of the device. I felted this last night and it came out the perfect size for the dummy. Next I need to get a button on it and then embellish. I’m planning to give it the Kristin Nicholas treatment, so expect more COLOR!
I also finished some spinning that has been languishing for far too long. Yesterday I plied some singles that have been waiting for a while. This is 287 yards of 2-ply wool/mohair (102 g). Not quite sock weight. It looks a lot like the other 4 oz of this roving that I spun, except perhaps not with as tight a twist. I was trying to work my way closer to a woolen style of draft here.I mostly failed. Maybe this isn’t the right fiber for long draw? I remain stuck on worsted to semi-worsted spinning. Since I started spinning this, I got another whorl in the next smaller size. I should be able to get thinner singles by using it, which would mean I’d get thinner yarn, which would mean I might approach a handspun sock yarn. We shall see!