My lovely friend, Cindy Cole Bennett, gave me one of her old spinning wheels, an Ashford Joy. I've been spinning up a storm and will post pictures of many of my lovely new handspun at the end of this post.
First, though, is a short list of some of the projects I've been working on, in no particular order.
Booties for a lady at the gym who is pregnant. She runs the childcare centre and is always great with my kids. This is the least I could do for her.
Winter is coming and Nick's head is getting bigger. I made him a new hat and cowl set for the chillier months. I didn't line it with fleece because he's often running and playing and I want his head to breathe a bit. I hope these fun colours keep winter bright.
The project that truly will never end, Aquaphobia, is now over 50% done, as I completed the first sock and started on the second. This pattern is so annoying to me. Some people love it, but not me.
Moving along, I have only a few more knitting projects to show off, then I'll make another post just for the handspun.
First off is a shrug that was called Birds of a Feather. I made it out of a lovely eco wool in a navy blue and instead of birds, I used dragons. I call it my Mother of Dragons shrug.
I don't have any pics of the completed product but I wear it all the time, as the weather is perfect. Here's a WIP photo.
If you haven't already caught on from my other comments (Winter is Coming and Mother of Dragons) I'm a Game of Thrones fan. These socks aren't close to finished, but they're a fun and focused knit named after Brienne of Tarth, the Sapphire Isles.
I think that's it, for now. I will have more FOs to show off at some point, as Christmas knitting is beginning to happen. Also, a huge project of many handknit items is coming up in preparation for Comic Con 2015 in Toronto. Here's hoping I can get enough stuff finished to make a profit! :D
Next post -- spinning!