I do have a lot of things to share with you, though. A few WIPs, a couple FOs, some stash (or wool piggery, as the Handmade & Woolen podcast call it), and an adventure.
Just to get the normal stuff out of the way first, I'm going to share my WIPs:
This is my Jenkins March spin, sorta. I'll be spinning at least 50 grams of this Inglenook Fibers "Concord Grape" on a variety of Jenkins Turkish spindles. The rest will be spun by my mini goose girl and February self love goddesses. The IF is a 60% Corriedale, 20% Mulberry silk, 20% Rose fiber blend. I'm spinning it quite skinny so it will probably take me the rest of this month and all of next month to spin.
My February socks are off to a good start... near the end of the month... I'm down to the heel on sock #1! I don't know if I'll be able to finish these socks this month, but I'm going to give it a good shot. They're going to go everywhere with me. Along with the book... cause, ya know, I don't have the pattern memorized. The pattern is Glynis by Cookie A. The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Olivia. I'm using HiyaHiya sharps in US1.
And then, of course, there's my Shetland lamb spin. This spin is so wonderful, but I'm kind of ready to be finished spinning it now. I love the spinning, I love the fleece, I love the feel of the yarn, and I still have just over a pound of fleece left to be processed and spun. I just want to be knitting with this yarn already! The yarn is a DK weight 3 ply. The pattern it's going to turn into is An Aran for Frederick by Kathleen Dames, which will be modified to have a different neck line.
I have been working on my Bee Keeper's Quilt hexiflats. I did not get a picture. I have fallen behind a couple days. I'm 2 days behind now. I didn't mean to fall behind, but I was just so tired on Saturday! I forgot about the hexiflats entirely on Friday. I will catch up this week!
I do have a couple FOs to share with you as well! It seems to be a rare week when I actually have something finished to share. I really want that to change... I guess I'll have to work faster!
I n-plied a skein of Romney! This is 4.8 ounces/136 grams with right around 400 yards. The single was a leftover bobbin of Romney that I spun for my circle shawl and never ended up needing. I left the bobbin full of singles for what feels like ages! The yarn is really dense, being spun from combed top. I still need to wash the skein, and measure yardage again.
And I finished my singles of the Jenkins 10 Blend February challenge! And the blue singles are there for weight to be tallied on the scale for the challenge.
Now, the adventure and the Wool Piggery are kind of combined. I went to Madrona on Saturday! I got up Saturday morning and drove all the way to Tacoma. I drove through snow, fog, and rain. It was kind of gross. But it was nothing compared to my way home! I spent a good time in fog so thick that I had to go 30 mph (in a 70 mph speed zone) because I couldn't see...
I parked at the museum and walked to the hotel where the fiber festival was held.
I stopped at my favorite cupcake place.
I met a few people that I've only interacted with on Instagram, and I think that we'll be good friends!
And, of course, I shopped. Now, most of what you see in this picture is for a swap. The flicker is all I was really looking for when I went to Madrona - the dog comb has been working, but it's pretty rough on a dog comb to be used for a few different fleeces! I figured it was time to upgrade, considering I will need to buy a new dog comb soon if I keep using it the way I have been.
Now, enjoy your week! I'm off to the horse barn and work for the day! See you next weekend!