I’ve been doing a little more work in my studio the past several days, can’t believe it’s been three days since I wrote something. I reversed the position of the yarn winder and the swift so it’s more comfortable when I wind off a skein of yarn. I can leave the table out away from the storage shelves or move it back out of the way and pull the floor inkle loom out to work.
Brad has been busy clearing away clutter off the shelves and bookcases in his bedroom. It will be much easier for him to find what he wants and it won’t take long to get the furniture dusted and the floor swept. It’s a good feeling getting rid of clutter especially when it’s stuff we haven’t used, or needed, in years.
I decided to make a knitted sleeve for my cell phone to keep the camera lenses from getting scratched when I drop it down in my purse . I grabbed a little left-over yarn out of my stash and had something finished in no time.
It’s a snug fit at the moment but will loosen up after washing and blocking. This is a singles yarn in a blend of wool/silk/alpaca that was discontinued some time ago. I forgot the name of the manufacturer but I believe the yarn is called Aysen.
I’ve got a couple of loads of laundry to do today, one is almost ready to go in the dryer now. I hear the washer on spin cycle. Brad is running errands and will pick up our lunch from Frank & Lola’s Bohemian Tacos on the way home. Their ad popped up online earlier and I shared it on FB. It’s been awhile since we had their take-away and the brisket tacos are amazing. The pickled red onions and chopped cabbage are perfect toppings.
We just finished our take-away brisket tacos. OMG. I didn’t think they could improve their tacos but they did! We choose the flour tortillas over corn, and now they are toasting the flour tortillas!
I’m doing a test knit for a child’s beach hat designed by Gayle Pounds in one of my MeWe groups. She used a DK weight acrylic yarn, I have no acrylic yarn DK or otherwise, but I’m knitting up the smallest size with some left-over Red Heart Eco Cotton, another discontinued yarn lurking in my stash. I don’t know if I’m going to like this pattern knitted in cotton or not, perhaps I should use a smaller needle, maybe this yarn is a tad too thick.
Anyway, I’m having fun playing around with it for the time being and when Gayle has the pattern proofed and test knitted and ready for publication I will post a link to it. I’ll do another stash dive later and see what I have that is closer to DK. I’ve got a LOT of partial bits of yarn of all sorts and blends in there. In fact, there is a huge bag full of smaller ziplock bags of yarn that needs to be sorted and labeled if possible.
I couldn’t stand it. Had to go stash diving in the huge plastic bag of left-over yarns… and found the left-over Cascade 220 Superwash Sport from Gabriel’s blanket. I should be able to make several nice hats out of this yarn.
Time to swap out another load of laundry and get some knitting done. Have a blessed Friday, ya’ll.