This meant a nice amount of snuggling with Antonio and also knitting time for me. <3
Okay, stash enhancements:
I got a new ball winder....it is the heavy duty one that will wind up to 500 grams of yarn (which is over a pound). My old one was acting up and skipping while I was winding and it was frustrating. This one is a little stiff....but I am hoping with more use, it will loosen up....I am happy with how it winds the yarn! It will be great for those super big skeins!
I also got some post it tape...you can write on it,or peel it and restick it...I like it as a marker for keeping my place on charts if I am not using knit companion....I got it in multiple colors too:
Darlene has a shop update and I could not resist some of her new bags....look at these sheep!
And knitting hearts.....I am in LOVE!
I even already have something going for my sheep bag....but it is a little bit of a long story.....I am not sure if I have told you already.......Darlene's daughter (Shyla) is getting married the 15th of April. Darlene is making Shyla a gorgeous Wedding Peacock Shawl in black (Shyla's dress is black). Shyla has one Maid of Honor, her 9 year old daughter (Peyton), and one Bridesmaid, her fiance's sister (Cheyenne). Since the Wedding Peacock shawl is 164,680 stitches (You know that I would have the exact count), there is no way that Darlene can also make the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid each a shawl.....so I will. I will give Peyton the Celestarium I finished in October, and I have started the Southern Skies (sister to Celestarium) for Cheyenne. It is perfect because the Celestarium will be nice and big on Peyton, and I am making the Southern skies with thicker yarn and bigger needles to make it larger.
Here is the start....it is only 58,181 stitches, so I have it much easier than Darlene, and Shyla. Cheyenne and Peyton are all beyond excited!!
I worked on the sleeves on Paige's sweater ( I do not have more pics )....I worked a little on my January Socks...they are coming along......
But the other thing I started was my Find Your Fade......I am loving knitting on this.....
First Color, Rusty Nail:
Added second color, Monarch:
Still Knitting Monarch:
it is super hard to see, but I added just 2 rows of third color, Film Noir, but did not really like it....
So, I tinked those 2 rows and switched my colors three and four and added the new official third color, Teacup....you can barley see the color melting going on.... but it is there.
Now, I bought some hedgehog fiber yarn for Darlene to do her Find Your Fade too, of course she is super busy with the Wedding Peacock shawl....but I told her, that when she is ready, I will probably do a 2nd Find Your Fade with her....I may do brighter/louder colors for my next one.
Here is Darlene's Fade....this is her (early) Birthday Present! I have 2 pictures because I am not sure what order she will do......
Well, that is all I have....I hope you all have a fabulous week! STAY WARM!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!