In spite of the wrist injury (strained due to flinging whatever bit me off last month... you know, the ER visit ensued from that whole fiasco), I've been able to cross a number of items off my list. There are some birthday gifts I won't show (mostly because they are in the mail and I forgot to photograph them before I packed them off!).
I worked on the little kid's cat sox feet this morning using puffy paint.
While I was at it, I amused myself by adding cat paw prints to a couple other items.
While the puffy paint dries, I need to finish these 3 entrac bags - yes, they are out of the same yarn as the "other items" as well as some other gifts I cannot show yet (tho they are finished and not in the mail!)
I did solar dye this Shetland white fleece.
Then I solar dyed this 2+ lbs of Shetland (this is River Bend Rita from 2012 shearing) yarn as singles in the solar tea jar with the leftover dye bath from the fleece. I solar dyed the singles in the ball form, rinsed them then plied them when dry to get the varigation I wanted.
I also have been working (slowly due to sore wrist) on spinning plying Hansel, a Shetland wether fleece. I dyed half the musket fleece with sage then put the dyed and undyed fleece together and sent off to Wooly Knob Mill to be processed into roving. I spun the yarn over the summer and am slowly plying it this month as my wrist permits.
I also have been spinning plying this lovely lamb Shetland fleece - Mallomar. I barely washed it last year - just to get the lanolin out - then spun it as fine as I could stand it. I only have this skein plied - and it's just been rewashed and is barely dry. My camera is terrible for close ups but oh! How I love the color of this yarn!
Mary asked for photos of the crochet motif fine wool sweaters (one CVM and other rambouillet) - I need to get M to photograph the CVM when we have a chance but I haven't finished the rambo - what with other things to get finished sooner rather than later.
Once the entralac bags are finished, I'll be playing with size 6 or 8 steel hooks and size 10 crochet cotton. I want to crochet some snowflakes for a new curtain (using beads, of course, for sparkle) and then I intend to learn how to knit doilies. My plan is to use the rings I bought last month to mount the doilies as I learn and eventually inset them into the arch window. But that's down the line once my wrist is fully healed. I learned that knitting and crocheting as well as spinning takes a lot of effort and I want to leave the wrist alone as much as possible. That's why I've been reading so much.
And, Jennifer Fallon's Tide Lord series knocked my socks off. I am waiting for the last book in the series and can't wait to find out how she brings all her characters to a solution. She writes great cliffhangers, for sure.