Spinning, weaving, knitting: all seem tinged with blue right now:
The weaving is the warp I started for the Houghton Hall Alpacas event - finally off the loom! I have some finishing work to do on this, but I think I will have a pair of place mats and a table runner when I am done. I was finally motivated to finish weaving this warp as I have a great urge to put something else on this loom. More on that anon, however. The spinning is a second batch of fibre for the shipwreck shawl. If you remember, I was spinning a marled yarn (one blue single, one dark grey) for this shawl, but realised I wasn't going to have enough yardage. I dyed an extra braid of each (the grey was my fibre anyway; the blue wasn't), and I'm now working my way through the second batch of blue. I'm not sure I'm getting the same thickness as the original - one reason I generally stick to a spinning project all the way through before starting something else - but I'm sure it'll all work out in the end... And the knitting... Well, I'm quite excited about this. You almost can't see it in the photograph, but waay over there on the left is the start of a grand experiment. It's a cuff- for a glove. I've wanted to knit myself some gloves that actually *fit* for ages now, and it suddenly occurred to me that the handspun Twilight yarn from earlier in the year would be perfect for this. I'm loving the fabric I'm getting - cushy, woolly, smooth stockinette - and can't seem to put this project down at all. In fact, it may have progressed as far as the thumb by now... Want a better picture? (No thumb, though) - OK!