Making and Mending

In the making category-my Griff Traveling Stitches vest continues to flow fairly smoothly off the needles- I’ve made a few silly mistakes along the way, but nothing that I haven’t been able to fix by dropping back a few stitches and rearranging/reknitting.

I’m just finishing the waist shaping on the back. At this rate, I might have this done in a couple weeks.

I haven’t been able to find any pictures of the kind of neckline/collar that I’m envisioning. But it seems like it should work….

Took a little break from knitting this weekend to do a little spinning. This is more of that gray mystery fleece from back in August that made such a nice squishy cap. Silver lining to cold rainy weather is being able to dry yarn on the pellet stove again.

Think I’ll do the same thing again, chaining the yarn as I knit to make it kind of aran/chunky weight.

And in the mending category- I got my neat little darning loom out to finally fix a hole in a wool top that I’d left too long. It had started to run, and so I figured it was now or never.

Here I am in stage two of the mend

Stage three complete-

I should have taken a before pic (oops) but you can get an idea of the damaged area from the back

It was a little tricky getting it mounted on the darning loom because the fabric is pretty stretchy, but it got easier as I went on (anchoring each sucessive patch in the edge of the previous). Hopefully now this comfy shirt will see much more wear. yay!

And also this week, I got some lovely quince from Schoonover Farm. OMG folks, have you ever smelled quince? (if only someone could develop scratch and sniff technology for the web)

And today The Man turned them into jam

So yum.

Have a good week everyone-


    • denisemor

      I was surprised too- but most of them are pretty small jars. Will have to ask him if he added something else(?) but was thinking it was just quince. Thanks again for the fruits!


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