There has been knitting (of which more later).
There has been spinning.
And there has been growing.
My cut-price amaryllis which has such an unpromising start is a source of daily delight.
I think that if I stood still long enough I could actually watch the cells replicating in the growth tips.
Isn't it amazing?
All that growing in just 12 days.
I also have other progress to show you.
She is a fleece I have had stashed away for about a year, waiting to be turned into a Gavin-thing.
Originally I thought she would be a jumper, but now that he has one of those, knitted by my own fair hand, she is going to be a waistcoat instead.
She was carded on the drum carder using the no-system-at-all method and has become a rather interesting thick and thin rustic yarn. This is the first 100g, about 170m, varying from sockyarn to aran in a single skein, which is entirely intentional.
He has put in a request for a simple waistcoat, and after seeking the advice of my own personal knitting advisor I'm not going to knit it on circs, but in pieces, because the side seams will add some stability and help to stop it drooping. Which has to be a good thing, really.
There has been other knitting but I can't reveal it until later in the week because it's with the prototype sock club yarn and it would completely give the game away if I showed it to you... I can reveal the pattern, which is for the the Primavera socks, and it's lovely. I always thought that stocking stitch socks were my kind of knitting because they let the yarn (and the dyer) do the work, but these are just such fun to do. The pattern is free.
I find myself doing "just one more repeat" - which is only six rows - and they are fairly flying along. The heel is turned and the gusset decreases are half completed.
There will be photos later in the week, probably on Friday.
I will leave you with the last Amaryllis photo.
A second shoot has emerged.
PS Check out the totaliser in the sidebar (I am a Blue Peter kid at heart).
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