Been a busy time with spinning for Tour de Fleece which is now over, since my last post I've done the following:
I'm thinking I might spin something from one of my raw fleeces next; maybe go for a 3-ply yarn.
I finished my socks on Friday night, really pleased with the feel of the yarn and the pattern as well, not sure how well it's going to wear; it's fluffing a lot from the first wear. Nice and warm though!
I also received a wee package I won from Woolly Wormhead's blog
I'm temporarily down to 3 projects on the needles now; my Central Park Hoodie, my Merino/Silk handspun socks and my second mitten (for the pattern I'm designing). I've decided I need to switch the CPH onto a circular needle as I'm finding the wood needles a bit sticky for the cables and things are moving too slowly. The socks are my go-to pattern if I'm out. Really should cast on the second mitten though as I know it won't take long once I'm started. However in about 15 days it'll be time for the next Camp Loopy project (assuming the yarn is here) so I'm putting it off.
Sewing hasn't been happening, but will have to. I need a skirt and said skirt is cut out with the embellishment pinned on. The boys need new school trousers and as I already have the fabric and don't want to pay $30 each for the bought ones I have to get them made too. School's back tomorrow though so I should have a little more time.
Been a good holidays for the boys; they did spend a bit more time than planned on electronic entertainment, but they also got to do some cool stuff with the Autism Society (swimming, mini-golf and 10-pin bowling). They got snow days
And yesterday we went to the Botanic Gardens to do the gnome hunt. Despite it being really cold we all had a great time and found all the gnome clues which led to the Gnome Grotto. I counted 85 gnomes in there; Thomas found 72 and George 64. Ian didn't count them at all, but he still enjoyed himself. We rounded it off with a KFC lunch to warm ourselves up.
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