While I’m taking a tiny knitting and even crochet break, I’ve turned to spinning and embroidery to keep my hands busy. I must say that I truly have been enjoying my projects. I do admit though, today was the first day I tried spinning and found that it didn’t bother my elbows, that’s a great thing!
So, on the wheel I have a lovely tweedy looking BFL called Driftwood from indy dyer, Heavenly Fiber.
Soft browns and silvery grays of driftwood inspired this colorway dyed on a mixed Blueface Leicester base. The variations in the mixed BFL, ranging from cream to brown, enhance the grays and browns of the dye, giving the fiber a lovely depth that will produce a variegated tweedy yarn.
I love how it is looking and have another 6 oz to go! Sorry about the photo, it’s a bit blurred but I think you can see the colors.
As I’ve been going through my stash of patterns and charts, I totally forgot about three cross stitch patterns I picked up at my local needlework shop from Jeannette Douglas Designs. These designs all are 4 1/4 by 4 1/4, so they should be fairly quick projects and will look perfect on the wall in my craft room. I just can’t decide if I want to do one large piece or individual pieces, which I have to think about before I officially start this project. So, here’s what I want to start, Take Time To Knit, Take Time to Stitch and Take Time to Quilt – Summer. If you enjoy cross stitch, Jeannette designs beautiful creations covering a variety of themes and has a few free patterns that are perfect for pincushions, cards and more.
Before starting these projects though, I will need to finish up my crewel sampler that I started last week and wrote about in a recent post. It is quite enjoyable and I think I’m going to love it when it’s all done!
What fun projects are you working on this week?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!