I crocheted this runner (one half shown) from an old crochet magazine late last year. It's been put away and I remembered I didn't show this to you. It's about 8 feet long - crocheted of size 10 thread with a size 6 hook.
Then I knit several items from Liz Lovick's book "Magic of Shetland Lace" with the usual modifications - this time without the lace trim. This is the Crescent Shawl - knit on size 6 needles. I started with a pair of Cyndy's handmade wood ones then changed to circulars - we were driving almost to KS state line and I didn't want to take a chance of breaking the wooden needles. I spun the roving of Shetland/Romney (Hoover) and Shetland (Flame) blend in the colorway "Jungle Refuge" that Jacqui gave me years ago.
The Shoulder Shawl (also without the lace trim) is knit on size 7 circulars of alpaca handspun in different colors from different farms from the last dozen years. It was a good memory exercise as I recalled just when I got the different fleeces, from whom and when i dyed what I did and why and what projects these are left overs from. This ended up about 3 foot square which is perfect lapsize.
Now I am knitting the St Kilda shawl after making a cowl of the same pattern. The cowl is from leftover fawn alpaca from the Shoulder Shawl (and I still have 2 oz left of the yarn!)
And this is being knit on size 6 circulars with "Fiona". I saved this yarn for this project so it seems time to knit it up.
With a little help from Obi Cannoli who is 9 months old. Her coat still is amazing - the colors are highlighted in bright light - the orange and the browns. Trying to get a photo of her.... well, these are the best I could do today.
There is a big snow storm coming in. M and I finished all the garden chores (cleaning up stalks, moving piles of leaves to other parts of the garden to decompose, putting down mulch in bare places, losing my good pocketknife, searching for knife, not finding it but finding more bulbs emerging - and grass to yank up... but not til later).
Spinning a dark grey (or is it brown) Shetland fleece ("Jubilee") from 2010 or 2011 - time to clean up the stash. Finished a Shetland black fleece "Bella" and plied it last week. Both from River Bend Farm in NJ. These remind me why I love Shetland so much.