Productivity knows no apparent bounds today.
A tasty pie was fashioned for lunch while the bread rose; smoked cod, boiled egg, cheese sauce – all under a puff pastry lid, with new potatoes and broccoli on the side. Delicious. The Dyson was wielded in the interim and when that was done I sat and knitted on my Argent curl until lunch was ready to serve.
The curl is growing rapidly. I knitted on it for too long yesterday and made my hands hurt. I decided the best thing to do was to set it aside and to take it to town with me later in the week and finish it on the ferry. Somehow I could not leave it alone. I am really enjoying knitting this project – it’s simple and fast and looks quite lovely in the handspun. I have a slight feeling that I should have gone up a needle size and I worry that it is going to be a weeny thing but apart from that, I’m happy. I have knitted around half of the second skein and one more session should get me to the casting off. I should be blocking it at the weekend, I think.
This afternoon I washed and dried my skeins
and then completed spinning the first half of the purple BFL roving, with J for company.
What I have not yet done is to take these adorable vintage Mother of Pearl buttons that arrived in yesterday’s post
and attach them to this
this mainly because I have not been able to find my grey thread. It is out there in the van… somewhere.
- attach buttons
- wash and block BSJ
- spin second half of purple roving
- ply purple yarn
- wash purple yarn
- finish Argent
- wash and block Argent
- go to town and buy some real food
- organise the van to make a better space in which to work
I have identified what I want to spin next – the yellow punis/poonis/poonies (choose your preferred spelling, I cannot seem to find a definitive one) that I made on the blending board a lifetime ago.
Well, maybe not a lifetime ago but certainly long enough to gather an unhealthy coating of dust! I note this picture take in December 2013. Time I got them spun, don’t you think?
Then I think perhaps it might be time to search out the right Aran pattern for my sweater!