Whoosh! That's what the last week has felt like! Term started on Tuesday, and since then life has more or less passed me by. Apologies if you have been waiting to see if you were a winner in my birthday blog giveaway. Mr JK drew out four names last Sunday - they were amandacake, spinthrift, busybusybeejay and QuantumTea. I have been in touch with all the winners and their prizes are on their way. Thanks to all of you who left me a comment - you have given me some great blog recommendations!
I finally got round to taking some photos of my Color Affection shawl. I bought the yarn from Loop the weekend that Mr JK ran his 10k in London, and most of it was knit on the beach in Kos. I do like it a lot, although I wonder whether I have been a little too conservative with the colours! Maybe I'll knit another one and be a little bolder with my colour choices!
I haven't quite worked out how I am going to wear it yet - probably as an oversized scarf, as I never seem to be able to keep things draped artfully around my shoulders!
I have been doing a little bit of spinning off and on. I started some BFL fibre the day that I went down to help Snoopydog get going on her spinning, and finally managed to get the yarn plied this weekend. I went for a 3ply yarn, and have ended up with about 180 metres of deliciously springy yarn. Not sure what it will be! I have lots of handspun like that, maybe it'll all end up being part of a blanket!
I have been busy sorting out a project for this term's knitting club too. I have settled on some garter stitch bunting that we can use to decorate the school corridors. I have set the children the challenge of getting as far as the Headteacher's office! I might see if I can enlist the help of some parents to make a little bit too, by providing them with a mini-ball of yarn - just enough for one triangle's worth. It could be fun! I made a few just to get us started.
Florence did some quality control testing for me today. One of the knitting projects from last year's club was knitting squares to make cat blankets. The squares finally got sewn together and I finished the blankets off with a couple of rounds of double crochet.
Both blankets were given a paws up, so we will be taking them to the cat sanctuary in the next few weeks.
I am currently knitting a pair of plain vanilla socks for one of my Uni friends. The yarn is a crazy Zauberball, and I do like the tweedy shades of purple a lot!
I have also dug out my mink and cashmere cardigan, and hope to make some headway with that again this week. I had forgotten how much I like the yarn and the pattern!
Guess who else likes it?!
Flo LOVES yarn! Several times this week, I have had to rescue knitting or balls of wool from her clutches. I suppose I should be happy that we share a hobby but ........ I have promised that I will knit her a little mouse from the leftovers of this yarn!
Time for me to skedaddle! Mr JK has just come in, so it's time for a mug of tea and a slice of cake. I made a German poppyseed cake this morning and it's delicious! Well, I had to test it to make sure it was ok for Mr JK now didn't I?! Have a good week! xxx