Mr JK commented that it was a shame that I'd run out of yarn and had to make it so short! Don't you just love him!
On the knitting front, I've finished the Kirkstone hat I've been test-knitting for Lily, and it's currently blocking, so hopefully there will be some photos next time. I'm still on the yoke of Peasy, so it doesn't look a lot different to last week, just a bit longer, and my Circle socks have two pattern repeats so far! Nothing photo-worthy! I have found time to do a little spinning. I used the braid of fibre that Jean sent me just before Christmas.
I spun it as a single, so that hopefully I have enough to make something - maybe a little scarf. I don't know how much yarn I've spun. I wonder if any of you spinners out there can tell me how I work out how much yarn I've spun. I'm still overspinning and underspinning at various points, but I shall keep practising. I'm going on a spinning weekend in 6 weeks and need to be able to spin a pretty reliable single by then!
My knitting club at school is still going strong. You may remember that we started making owls last term. Progress has been slow, but steady - with 21 beginner knitters and only me to sort out dropped stitches, I'm amazed that all the children have kept at it! Anyway, we are now at the point of starting to turn our knitting into little owls. So this weekend, I've made some little bean bags to use inside the owls to give them a bit of weight, and make them more tactile, and cut out all the owly parts in a rainbow of felt.
Belinda is modelling this week's hat - knitted with some left over Mirasol Hacho. The colours remind me of summer berries!
I've also bought a veritable library of books with Christmas money! The new Cookie sock book, Knit. Sock. Love., and Knitting at Home by Leanne Prouse. The latter book was reviewed on Anne Hanson's blog, and looked fabulous - it is!
Also two books from the One Skein Wonders series - one that uses sock yarn skeins and the other that uses luxury skeins. One look at my stash tells me I have plenty of both, so I justified the purchases as a means to stashbusting!!