This week I have been busy working on a few projects for Nerd Wars. Ah yes, I am still working on that. Round two is in full swing and I am thankful to have a holiday weekend coming up so I can make some progress on my challenges. I am working on a new pair of Bella Mitts using some of my handspun Merino in orange. Maybe it's because hunting season or maybe because I love the color orange...you can pick either but you know very well it's because it's a sassy color, I have chosen this yarn. It's so different from the Farkland Wool I used for my last pair plus I now understand the pattern so any mistakes, er, artistic adaptations,can be avoided. Progress has been slow but I am loving how squishy these are so far.
Over the last week or two I've been spinning up some of my Suri Alpaca Blend for a Nerd Wars Intellectual Challenge which involves the Periodic Table (more details in a future post) and the Scientific Challenge which involves anatomy (definitely more details to come). So...with these four bobbins can you guess what my inspirations are for both challenges?
I am working on another Saori Weaving Mobius Cowl using more of my handspun. This time I added a few more inches of warp to hopefully get more of the look I want. I went with more Gray in this cloth but added bits of Orange and Yellow to really make it POP! The last one was great but with each project I learn something new.
I have also been working on more felting. I created another shawl using the Nuno-Felting technique. I did learn something with this one. If you are going to use Panda Top, make sure you have some Merino as a bottom layer. I found that some of my roving didn't attach to the silk so...I am going to go back and rework a few spots. Again, with each project you learn something new. I do have to admit, there is no Orange in this project. hmmm, maybe that's why it didn't turn out the way I wanted right away ;-)
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