Work is keeping me quite busy, unable to buckle down and get much of anything in particular accomplished. Hence, you get some dribs and drabs of knitting related things in this post.
I’m working on a new design, the sweater pattern I was seeking to use up the worsted weight yarn from Nora. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I’m designing it myself. As I may submit it for publication somewhere, I’m not able to post photos of the work in progress (about 8 inches of the body so far), but here is a swatch to give you an idea of the rustic nature of the yarn and sweater.
I did spend a Saturday last month testing a new wheel at StevenBe’s. I gave a Schacht Matchless a good work out spinning up 5 oz of singles from Lorna’s Laces Zombie Barbeque colorway. I’ll likely chain ply these to maintain the clear colors – one wouldn’t want to lose a bit of this gory goodness by blending it together. (No purchase planned yet, just test drives.)
And finally, a recent Ikea find – the Socktopus. I don’t think that is what they called him as it doesn’t sound Swedish enough, but how could he be called anything else? (What is octopus in Swedish, anyway?)
Edited to add the link to the Ikea item HERE.
I hope your weekend is filled with more than a smattering of fun.