I’ve been getting comment spammed like WHOA. After realizing that I’d deleted over one THOUSAND comment spams in less than a week, I realized something had to be done! I upgraded my WordPress and installed a plugin that seems to be doing the job (although some spam is still making it through).
In the meanwhile, I’ve been busy spinning up a storm. Why yes, the spinning has been taking over the knitting a bit. But knitting pictures next time, I promise!
These are two skeins of skinny skinny stuff I’ve been spinning up – one thicker, one skinnier. Check it out: skinnier on the left, louet gems pearl in the middle, thicker on the right. These are both three ply merino!
I also motored through these singles from a single piece of Fleece Artist roving (I think it was BFL) – I loooove the colours. It’s charcoal with sections of bright teal and green.
And after two weird failures with the weavette (curling squares), I finally got this one to be flat. The colours remind me of a country kitchen, or something. Warp is handspun blue/red, weft is yellow Merino Style.
Finally, I finished my Soumak weaving piece. It’s small (about 9 cm x 8 cm, or 3.5″ by 3.25″) but awesome!
Unfortunately I hadn’t really left enough warp at the bottom edge to tie off properly, so I had to kind of wing it. This is about the maximum height of piece you can get off the 6×6 Weavette, I’m thinking (you could get wider than I’d done). Super fun!
Knitting progress next up. And dyeing results!