It was as if we caught the Labour Day bug… big preparations for FIL’s visit. He comes today & there’s been some serious graft – everything from pruning bushes to cleaning the fridge. This weekend on top of regular inside jobs, windows got washed, the garage got tidied/ purged, the snowblower got fixed, etc. So, we are almost ready for the Force of Nature’s arrival! Almost.
Of course, wool processing took a back seat. Nearly all evidence of Peter Tosh the Fleece has been sent to the basement. I got that it would be nuts to leave bags of wool (clean & unclean) in one’s dining room but have a Stepford-clean garage… See, I’m not that far gone! Instead, I whipped up a wee bunny with some clean wool & my felting needle. Who says Romney wool doesn’t full?
The blue eyes & the nose are from some extra wool I kept. The white bits came from the fleece. Plan B is to needle felt my wool if all attempts at spinning fail!
I also found time to finally finish the Hottie Hottie tank top. It fits very nicely & isn’t tight at all. Even if Canadian weather turns decidedly autumnal, I can wear this in Jamaica when we go this Christmas…
The side view is my favourite:
And here’s a slightly blurry back view pic:
With that off the needles, I turned my attention back to the secret baby gift. I decided against alternating yarns & ripped it back to the ribbed edge. I’m still not too sure about the flashes of colour in the variegated yarn. It may just want to be a dishcloth but for now I am giving it the benefit of the doubt. The working plan is to use this as the main colour & change back to the white yarn at the other end. Here it is on probation:
I’m off to finish the last of the chores! Happy knitting if you can get some!