I like to start the year off with a plan, and since it has been a few years since I have participated in long term blocks of the month (or little quilts of the month), I decided to try a few for this year.
Next Wednesday is the start of another year long, quilt along from Barbara Brackman, on the Civil War Quilts blog - this one is called Westering Women. There will be twelve, 12" blocks, posted on the last Wednesday of every month (plus a little history will be included with the pattern).
Here are some other things that I have worked on this week.
I dyed some fibre - merino wool, alpaca, tencel (a rayon silk), plus some icicle (a sparkly fibre),
and blended it will some white tencel and some silver angelina (more sparkly stuff),
to make this yarn (155g, 410m, about fingering weight).
With blended fibre there are still different colours without being too 'stripy'.
I tried Moebius knitting for the first time! Much easier than I imagined it would be. This is a Felted Moebius Basket, the ingenious pattern is from Cat Bordhi. It just took a few hours to make. I knitted it with some of my first hand spun (originally a scarf that I didn't wear, so I took it apart). This only has one edge and one surface - true Moebius knitting!
It makes a perfect, light weight yarn bowl for my current knitting project.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!♥