Posted by: Mare F | July 16, 2014

A little bit of everything

I’ve been all over the place this summer with my crafting. I’ve been working on some crocheted roses, calla lilies, and forget-me-not flowers for the centerpieces at my son and future daughter-in-law’s wedding in September. I really do miss cotton crocheting, but I must admit that when I’ve done the flowers I will be making something bigger than 2 rows or 3″. It’s most taxing, but well worth it.

Some wedding flowers 001









My spinning is coming along nicely and I think I might just be brave enough to start plying. I’ve been amassing yarns to ply so that when I begin spinning my wheel in the opposite direction I will be doing it for a while. This is in the hope that I won’t start spinning the in the wrong direction and overply the yarn. We shall see what happens.

jamaica 001


One of the things I’ve wanted to do for some time is 2-at-a-time-toe-up socks. Knitting that second sock always seems to be a challenge and it  just seemed as if it would be easier to do them at the same time. A good friend suggested I knit both sleeves of my sweater at the same time – brilliant – and that is what I think finally got me to tackle this process. It’s really delightfully simple once you’ve sorted out the cast on . It’s a bit tricky, tension-wise, around the heel, but it think I might just have managed to knit myself a pair of socks at one time. That basket of sock yarn is sighing with relief!sock heels 001


What have your challenges been this summer?

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