Work in progress Wednesday!

Man, it’s been cold the past few days here in Portland! We got two inches of snow on Sunday night, and on Monday I woke up to icy streets and sidewalks. Schools closed and a few of the buses didn’t run, and no way did I want to be out and about yesterday. Nope. I can deal with snow driving with the best of them, but ice driving? I’d rather stay home.

Oh. Knitting? Spinning? I guess I can talk about those things.

Clue 3 of the Doodler!

Clue 3 of the Doodler!

I’ve picked up my Doodler again after not knitting a fair amount around the holidays. I am so, so pleased with the purple yarn I picked. I’m about halfway through the third clue now, and I’m hoping to finish this before the end of the month. The third clue is relatively easy, mostly straight knitting except for a complicated row here and there, so it’s mainly smooth sailing. After I finish, I only have the fourth clue left, which I believe is a fun and funky bind off! I can’t wait to get this done so I can wear this thing!

Spinning awesomeness.

Spinning awesomeness.

I haven’t been spinning very much the last couple months. I think I started spinning this fiber back in November, and I’m finally to the point of plying it. Finally. This is Hedgehog Fibre’s September 2015 club colorway, which is a 50% silk, 50% merino blend. This stuff’s been tough to spin, because silk isn’t my favorite fiber! It’s too slippery and sometimes it gets too slubby for my liking. Still, I love the colors and I can’t wait to see the final result. I’ll be 2 plying it and I’m thinking it will end up a fingeringish weight. We’ll see.

January’s been a slow month with my knitting. I’m hoping to start my first pair of socks for 2016 and I want to work on my mitered square blanket, but I’m focusing on these two projects first. I love bright knits and spins in the grey winter.

5 thoughts on “Work in progress Wednesday!”

  1. that yarn as a 2-ply is going to be sooooo nice!!

    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s done!

  2. Your Doodler is so pretty! I’ve seen some color combos that don’t look so great, but yours is beautiful.

    1. Thanks! I love the colors I picked too. I’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of it!

  3. Pretty colours!

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