I absolutely cannot wait for autumn.
Handspun evenstar shawl
pattern by Susan Pandorf
diameter: about 62 inches.
yarn: handspun polwarth/silk. 1262.2m. 100g
needle: US 1 (2.25mm)
beads: about 2 full boxes and a little bit from 3rd box of size 8 seed beads dynamites from fire mountain gems.
duration: 5 months to spin the yarn. 4 months to knit the shawl.
Good lord, that is dedication.
I need to learn how to crochet
(via Hand Dyed 80/20 SW BFL Nylon Sock Yarn 4 oz by KinfolkYarnandFibre) Colour Way: Momiji Gardens
Needlepoint tonight! My first ever attempt, but it’s enough like cross stitch to be fairly simple for me. It’s going to be a present for my favorite cousin!
I have to go to a baby shower next weekend and I’m knitting SO MANY baby socks. I am pretty sure this is the cutest thing I have ever made in my life. I just got one ball of yarn that cycles through a full rainbow gradient, with the intent of just making as many related-but-nonidentical socks as I could. It was a really good decision.
This is also why I keep thinking about Clothes and how kids hating clothes is a true stereotype at this point, but I’m convinced that this is because kids are predisposed to see clothes the way they kind of should be seen, which is as armor. But instead you give a child clothes and it’s like young one, take this shapeless tube and cover your shameful body. What kind of present is that. This is how I feel when my mother gives me three identical shirts in different colors for christmas.
So this is why it turns out I really like knitting socks, because feet are so damn weird you’re forced to make something that’s tailored to your body, and this is how it should be.