Wednesday WIPs

I have been working on my handspun Nurmilintu shawl over the last few days and have made great progress. Yesterday I finished the second lace repeat and now I’m working on the next garter stitch section. I need to change to a longer circular needle, which I will do later today.

I find it interesting how the colors looks different each time I take a photo. The above progress photo really shows accurate colors. I am hoping to have enough yarn for the third lace repeat and if so, I will be able to finish it off the shawl with a few garter stitch rows following the lace panel and end with the picot bind off. I do hate playing yarn chicken, but that’s most likely what I will be doing as I get closer to the end. Fingers crossed I have enough yarn!

My sock and my embroidery piece are in the same stages as seen below. Eventually they will get completed once my shawl is finished.

What have you been working on lately ?

Sunday Musings: Just Life

Good morning to all and happy Sunday morning to you! It’s a quiet morning here in our house, so I’m taking advantage of it to write my post. This past week has been a busy one for me but I did manage to sneak in a bit of knitting and spinning.

I am finding myself outside more as the sun is rising earlier and our garden, and other plants, need tending too. The sky has been a crisp blue of late, the sun is warm and everything is starting to grow and bloom. Yesterday we went to see my mother-n-law and we were so amazed how clean and clear the sky was, you could see all of Phoenix. It was quite beautiful!

For the crafting side of things…

I finished my bobbin of the first set of rolags I created and its resting on the rolags I will be spinning next. I have not decided if I will ply them together or separately. I really love the colors and I’m so happy I decided to separate the colors and hand blend them. I have made decent progress on my second sock and may get it finished this week. I am starting a small embroidery project, which I think will be quite fun and relaxing. And last …. I am repairing my husbands great-grandmothers and quilt. His mom gave this quilt to us a few weeks ago and I am so thrilled to have it. It is from my father-n-laws side of the family and was made in the 30s. We will also be getting another quilt from my mother-n-laws side of the family that was made by her grandmother. I love family heirlooms and will treasure these.

We did stop into Half Priced Books yesterday and I came home with two books by Daphne du Maurier that I have been looking for, which made me very happy. I thinking I may need to Read Rebecca next. I’m still searching for a couple of Mary Stewart books too and hopeful I will find the ones I’m searching for.

“I walked this land with a dreamer’s freedom and with a waking man’s perception – places, houses whispered to me their secrets and shared with me their sorrows and their joys.  And in return I gave them something of myself, a few of my novels passing into the folk-lore of this ancient place.” 

Daphne du Maurier, Enchanted Cornwall

Looks like another lovely day here and I think I may spend my time outdoors soaking up the warmth of sun. I also need to clip a few calendula flowers for drying and clip a few herbs for tonights meal. I think today will be simply wonderful.

Have a wonderful day !