November was a busy month for crafting. Two KALS that I was participating in ended on the 30th and I wanted to make sure that I completed my projects.
My most intensive project was for the Fleece & Harmony Kate Davies Designs knitalong. I’m a big fan of Kate’s designs, having knit a few of them over the years, so I was eager to jump in with both feet and tackle Rams and Yowes.
Rams and Yowes has been in my Ravelry queue almost since it was launched and I set to choosing yarns and getting started.
The yarn chosen for this project is Belfast Mini Mills Island Collection Fingering and Specialty Sock in various shades of cream, browns, greys, and black
Rams and Yowes is knit in the round, steeked, and stitches are picked up and knit for the blanket edging. The cut ends are neatly tucked away in a knitted facing, and the blanket edge/facing is kept flat with an i-cord edging. Kate really thought of everything! The only thing that I would change if I was to knit this blanket again is to drop down a needle size for the edging/facing because my gauge for garter and colorwork are slightly different but that is only me being super picky about my own knitting 😁
This project took approximately three months to complete and I finished with two weeks to spare for the KAL. I was extremely happy to have finished it within the allotted time frame.
Second on my list of completed projects for November is the Alien mittens by Knitting Lotta, which was my entry for the Worsted Fibre Podcast mitten KAL.
Anyone who knows me knows that I adore knitting colorwork mittens and Lotta’s designs are just too fun to resist! I paired them out with some deliciously soft and squishy Point Prim Sock from Fleece & Harmony in “Slate” and “Caramel Apple” colorways.
The finished mittens are toasty and warm and definitely very unique. An all around pleasurable knit!
My month would not be complete without some spinning.
My friend Joanne gifted me with a stunning braid of black Shetland wool and Tussah silk from Shades of Ewe Fibreworks and I couldn’t wait to get spinning it! I did most of the spinning during out Saturday morning Craft Circles.
And last but not least, I had my dye pot going.
I walk by a beautiful Butternut tree almost daily and this year it was loaded with fruit. After doing a little reading through some of my natural dye books, I decided to dye up some merino combed top and I am SO happy with the color. I haven’t started spinning it yet but I am very much looking forward to it.
So November was an eventful month indeed! I hope to have lots of fun projects to share about for December.