I’ve been working like mad with hardly any time to do anything else, and it’s been stressful, because complications always happen.
My stress-relief outlet suffered the consequences of serving its purpose. I cut it crazy crooked, then sewed it anyway. Look at those lovely corners. It is my first draw-string bag, and I’ll probably make more, though hopefully less sloppy.
It’s the only thing I’ve managed to make, with the exception of a bit more yarn, although only enough to fill some valleys. I’m new enough at this that it’s not really stress relief, but more tension. I do it anyway.
My dress form came in from Amazon today. It was cheap, but I really wanted one, so I’m pretty excited. I needed something to cheer me up.
Late last night (technically, early this morning), I finished the handspun boomerang shawl. (I feel like I need a better picture, but surely taking random pictures for the internet is not reason enough for a sane person to buy a dress form.)
I have to say that, as a beginner, I’m very fond of bulky yarn and big needles. The shawl I’m making in fingering weight yarn is not even a foot long on its longest side, and I started the two at nearly the same time. Apparently, beginning spinner’s yarn is not all a bad thing. I used my first finished yarn from both spindle and wheel, a Blackface and Corriedale blend plied with gold thread. I may still dye it; I haven’t decided yet.
…makes me mess up when I try to make a bag again. My squared corners are less than squared on the tote bag. I even messed up both sides so there is no good side. Oh, well. I’m not terribly fond of brown anyway.
So, I finished spinning the 8 oz. of Black Icelandic and started plying it with silver rayon thread. I managed to mess that up too in a couple of places.
Too much work? Probably not. Probably just too much caffeine.
The normal niddy noddy finally came in the mail today, so I made a skein and washed the wheel-spun yarn along with the remainder of the spindle-spun.
I also finished plying the first bobbin of singles onto the second bobbin of plied yarn. I had to go out to get more gold thread.
But, mostly, it was just another day of editing.