I think a combination of spring-like weather and going to a fiber festival at Beaver Lake has inspired me to be more productive this week.
Last weekend I went to a small fiber show at Beaver Lake and not only bought some new roving, knitting needles and a beautiful handmade yarn winder, I also won 8 oz of lovely roving with the raffle. I don't usually win anything so I was very surpised and happy!
I came right home and finished plying the mint green handspun that I had started months ago that was left in the corner feeling very neglected. With that yarn drying, I put the beautiful black cherry romney that I purchased on the wheel and just kept on spinning! I love the draft on this stuff and it spun very smoothly. The results, including my neglected mint green wool, totals 615 yards of handspun goodness!
I don't know if it is spring or that I am surrounded by people having babies lately that I was inspired to come up with a new design for felted baby booties. I tried them out initially with my grandson, Gavin, and they passed the test! He loves them and wears them often. And so, I will debuting these cuties in my etsy shop later this week. The first pair is in a nice royal blue and fits 6-9 month babies. I'm calling this pair, Little Boy Blue...
And finally, I knit this sweet baby hat on Friday night. The pattern is in 60 More Quick Baby Knits from Cascade Yarns and is a new technique for me. The bubbles are made by undoing stitches and picking them back up again. I found it to be fun and easy to make and results in a great textured design.
I'm off to spin some lovely tangerine wool and make some more baby booties ~ Until next week, keep your needles clicking ♥