I honestly keep forgetting to blog. Yes bad blogger. So what I have been doing? Knitting for starters. I am hooked on color work aka stranded knitting. It is highly addictive it seems.
I have knit quite a few hats over the summer which has turned out to be good for this recent spat of early cold here on the East Coast. Current proof of knitting is a pair of Muckle Mitts for a friend.
And I will hopefully try to be a better blogger now that colder weather is returning.
A small scrappy flannel quilt with flannel backing
Perfect day for hand sewing the binding on this little scrappy flannel quilt. Part of cleaning up the studio means sewing up the scraps into utility quilts. This one used up all of the flannel scraps in the scrap basket and is mostly florals. The backing and binding are also flannel so nice and toasty under it while doing the hand work.
Some spinning was accomplished as well. One bobbin of Hello Yarn Club that had been on the wheel for longer than I care to admit was finished. It is now resting before being plied. And the wheel has been cleaned and is ready to spin up some fiber from the stash. This time I am going to aim for a slightly thicker than my normal fingering/DK weight handspun.
A bottle of chocolate raspberry port chilling
And the snow was very nice to have to chill a bottle of Far Eastern Shore‘s Dream which is a chocolate raspberry port. That is the perfect nightcap on a chilly evening.
Yes, more snow. And this time, she is being generous. Hard to tell an exact amount with the winds but at least a foot so far.
Taken just as the snow was starting to fall last night.
Taken this morning shortly after 7 am.
Today will be curled up under a quilt and doing hand work.
So far this week, we have seen heavy wet snow and ice. And the weather forecasters are talking about a chance of snow for the weekend. So this means plenty of time to work on my hats that are my current knitting theme.
You can see the wind gently lifting the snow and playing with it on the old shed roof.
I was invited to take part in 50 Hats in 2014 Challenge by Stacey of UrbanGypz and this is actually hat #2. The idea is to set your own goal of how many hats you think you can knit in the upcoming year. I am going to aim for 20 hats since that is doable for me. Plus I won’t lose interest this way.
This hat is out of some handspun from FatCatKnits called Frog and Carp that I spun awhile ago. The pattern is Mandelbrot from Knitty. My project page on Ravelry has the details on this hat. I am casting on already for another one using this same pattern and yarn since I want to tweak it some to suit me. So look for another one soon.
But the real question is pom pom or no pom pom. Thoughts?
It was supposed to be just some freezing rain today and switching over to just plain rain. We got all ice today instead. But the ice, snow, and cold are meaning my kitchen and pantry are getting cleaned out and knitting and spinning done.