Another week over and now it’s February. Yesterday, Thursday night, we had snow, but not too much and it was all gone by the evening. We were lucky; others less so where they were strand3d on the roads in Cornwall/Devon.
This week, my new needles arrived, so I am hoping to get started on my jumper. Whilst they are the right size ordered, they are quite short. Maybe a little small for my hands. I’ll see how I get on, otherwise, I shall have to get some a little longer. I am concerned I may get some cramp in my hands from them, but maybe they will be fine once attached to the cord.
I didn’t do too much weaving this week. Just too tired after work really. But I did get 5 inches done tonight before dinner. I’ve added a warp pick up pattern to it. Different to what I was planning. This is a 2 stick pattern; 2 up, 2 down and the second stick is 2 down, 2 up. Then follow a simple pattern. The reverse side has a weft pattern. Not 100% with it, so it might get unpicked. I’ll see in the morning. I just need to sleep on it.
Once this comes off the loom and relaxes, the holes will close up a little, and then with a wash the cotton should bloom as well. But I am liking the colours. Another 3 inches and then I change to a new colour; light lilac I think,as in the warp, then back to the deep rose again.
Talking of colours, I retook the image of the teal/sea colour cotton slub yarn from Perran Yarns. Much better.
So, tomorrow it’s more weaving, start of a jumper and Ravelry pattern hunting. I also have a request for a blanket, so I need to look for ideas on that too. Might as well make that whilst it’s cold. It will be crochet, in a chunky or worsted yarn I think, so will hook up quick. I’d like to do something different. Maybe a C2C would be fun.
Not much else to add this week. It’s been a funny week and next week I am away again for 2 days. 😦
Hope you have a great weekend. And for those of you freezing in the Polar Vortex, fingers crossed it warms up for you without too many problems.