Things are getting close to done here, but I am also getting more orders as well. I am pretty booked from now through Christmas on orders.
First off to finish is the Hugs and Kisses Blanket. It is almost done. I have maybe another week left on it then to weave in the ends and blocking it. I don’t know if I should do a border or not. I usually wouldn’t but the edging isn’t exactly even. Hopefully blocking it will fix the edges. The teddy bear is done. I will get photos of it and get it up for you guys to see. It is my favorite amigurumi I have done. I love that I chose to separate the colors on it. When I started I was just going to let the yarn stripe like it should, but I didn’t like how it was turning out. So I ripped it out and separated the colors and am so happy with how it turned out.
Next up is a stocking hat. This one I love. I love the grey and pink working together. I love the bulky yarn that is being used. I wasn’t originally going to use bulky yarn, but I had it and figured I would try it. I love it.
I started on a Christmas present of a handspun crochet winter hat. This hat is from handspun yarn of alpaca and angora that I did just a few weeks ago. I made one for my husband about two years ago that was made from sheep wool blended with angora and he loves it. So I am gifting it to others in the family for Christmas.
Other projects that I am doing, but I don’t have photos yet, but I will this week. It’s getting cold here in New Hampshire. I sent my girls out the other day and they came in with cold fingers and asked where their mitten and gloves were. We have been adding an addition onto out house so we packed all the winter stuff away, so I had no idea where they were. So in my mind I said that I would pick some up at the store the next time I am there. But then I got to thinking how hard it is for me to buy mittens and hats for my family because I can just make them. So I decided to make them this year. Of course I start them and my three year old looks at me and asks where her mittens are. So obviously I need to get cracking on them because the masses are getting impatient.
In the spinning department, I have finished quite a bit of yarn. I have done some lynx, lilac chinchilla, chocolate tort, and white angora yarn. I have some of it up in the shop if anyone is interested.
I have kind of hit a wall in my spinning. Maybe its because I am starting to rush and not slowing down to take my time. The yarn is starting to be over twisted, which I can get out when plying but still it’s frustrating to see. So I’m having to figure this out.
I am trying to be more diligent on getting photos up here for you guys to see what is going on. I love showing off what I do, so I took today and started reorganizing my photos section so you can really see what’s going on and the process that it takes to do what I do. Just like most things in life it’s a slow process, but I think as I get everything set up and going and also get into a rhythm things will go a little more smoothly.