another snowy monday

It is a wonderful day for spinning and knitting!  I am almost done spinning the 3 ply's that will eventually become my socks.

I did finish the hat to this pattern. Winter Woods Hat and Gloves by Veronik Avery

It is knit using Cascade 220 Sport in three colors, and size 3 needles.  I did modify the hat to be just 6 !/2 inches until you begin the decreases.  

The gloves are heavily modified.  I knit the cuffs and first chart as written, and added a few rows of ribbing to hopefully keep them snug around the wrist.   I omitted the strips and will turn them into a shorter version and mitts not gloves.  I am hoping to finish them today.

I have not worked on the Charleston Tea Cardigan by Thea Colman in a few days.  I was busy getting ready for the spinning guild meeting.  The first meeting of the new year is always Roc Day.  It is a fun time!

Show and Tell from the Week...

This is the Evolution Shawl knit by Kathy using 3 skeins Rylie yarn by HiKoo.  Its not noticable in the picture but she added some beading to the pattern!  It is just beautiful!!

Janet's woven fabric and scarf.  Unfortunately, I did not take notes but I think that the scarf is tencel and the jacket is cotton.  Janet, please correct me if I'm wrong.  

This is Janet's amazing finishing work on her jacket.  WOW!

Hope's Claire Cowl, from Outlander.  The pattern calls for bulky yarn, but she used 2 strands of a very soft yarn, (again no notes) held together.  This is a very soft, very warm and very fast knit!

Hope's Claire Cowl, from Outlander.  The pattern calls for bulky yarn, but she used 2 strands of a very soft yarn, (again no notes) held together.  This is a very soft, very warm and very fast knit!

We did a drop spindle bee, a wheel spinning bee, and a knitting bee.  Each was 15 minutes, with lots of fierce competition:-)  

knitting with chop sticks was challenging!!

The results of the completions are at the shop and I am sitting comfortably  in front of the fire at home.  This is what I remember... in drop spindles, Dawn was the winner... in spinning wheel, Dave was the winner, and in the knitting, Mary was the winner!  I will update this and give more details later

This afternoon, I am leaving the comforts of home and headed to the barn.  I will be working with Tom and Greg to worm all of the sheep.  At this point they are all in the barn under Tom's watchful eye.  On Saturday the 24th we will be shearing, then the watching for lambs will begin.