Thanks to a looooooooooooooooooooong lovely weekend, I’ve managed to get some projects finished. And photographed too. Isn’t four lovely days of nothing-to-do just the best? Yesterday it was sunny for the first time in over a week, so I managed to get five (yes, FIVE!) loads of washing washed and dried. Then later it rained, so I sat and finished many little projects and it was quite satisfying.
The first of these was my March socks.
When I bought this yarn, I told you all about it, lovely hand dyed Blue Faced Leiscester by Helene from Happy-go-Knitty. You can also buy her yarns in the Facebook stall Oh, for Craft’s Sake and if you’re not facebook-friendly, she has a stall on Felt which is a NZ version of Etsy. I highly recommend Helene’s yarn, she is a wonderful dyer and I would love to be a fly on the wall in her dying studio and see how she gets her stripes so even. I’ve still got two skeins of BFL yarn and I keep thinking they want to be made into a shawl, however maybe not for me as the colours are a bit neon rather than my typical eye popping bright.
So anyway, March socks, TICK! Completed.
These pictures do not do this gorgeous yarn justice, for some reason the socks are coming out very over-exposed and are in fact very very bright.
I’ve chosen the yarn for my April socks, some lovely aqua Opal which I’m very smitten with.
I’ve finally photographed the Tappan Zee, but am quite shy about posting myself on my blog, so the best I can do is slip a picture into my March mosaic. March has been the month of Busy in my world, and also spinning. Wee Peggy has had the workout of her life this month, I put down my hook and needles for most of March and spun like the wind. I now have a big, bouncy basket of handspun yarn to play with which I’m very excited about. March has been good, but also frustrating in that I’m realising I don’t have the time and energy I used to have, to put into making, photographing and blogging. I love doing all three, and have no plans to stop any of them however realise now that I’m going to be popping in more sporadically rather than a few times a week. Better less than not at all, because at the end of the day I enjoy the blogging community very much and love to read the comments you leave, they totally make blogging worthwhile. Cue, the March mosaic….
I must fly, I’m off for a trip into some beautiful native bush to visit some friends and soak up some nature. I’m going to be spinning this over the next few days,
270 grams of beautiful soft merino, I’m planning to knit a pi shawl with it, just to see if I can! I’m also going to pick up my new spinning wheel…. Ooooops, I “accidentally” bought another Wee Peggy on Trademe!
What are you planning for this long weekend? What are you knitting/hooking or spinning? Hope life is beautiful for you,
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