Striking while the iron is hot here at QueeJoe. I’ve gotten a LOT finished even since Monday…I’ve been so productive.
Reasons For Being So Productive
First of all, I didn’t want to waste the fine-tuning that was done on the Gearhart circular sock machine. So I definitely kept cranking socks.
Second, I had a couple of projects I was working on that I wanted to finish up by this weekend.
Third, I was really enjoying the spinning, so I wanted to make sure that continued as well.
Having three finished objects and making a lot of headway on the fourth was very satisfying in the last couple of days.
Plus, I really love how it’s all turning out. This is a very satisfying time for my fiber pursuits.
Knitting first…I have been working on a baby blanket, although I haven’t blogged about it until now that it’s completed.
It’s a simple garter stitch and stockinette stitch grid done in a coned acrylic yarn that worked up very nicely.
The fabric is very loose and drapy and VERY soft. I’m thinking I may embroider a small heart in the one of the corner squares, but I’m not sure if my skills are good enough for that. I’ll check YouTube unless someone has a different idea.
For cranking, I’ve completed two pairs of socks in the last two days.
The first pair was made with some of the inexpensive sock yarn that isn’t self-striping. The second pair is done with a ball of Cascade Heritage sock yarn. I love how both turned out.
Finally, I changed my other mind about the yarn I’d make with the Jacob roving from Jenny Jump Farm.
I’ve decided to do a three-ply yarn, so I’m spinning up the third bobbin of singles which will hopefully use up the remainder of this roving. It will probably end up being about DK weight, but I’m not sure.