This week, there’s just been a flurry of activity in my crafting. A lot of finishing is always so exciting and energizing and inspiring. This week, after wrapping up a lot of plying, my wheel is free for new projects and its about time. I give a lot of credit — as I said Wednesday — to my recent immersion in the photos and fiber of Three Waters Farm.
They do an AWESOME job of posting photos on their Instagram feedthat aren’t just their beautiful colorways, but that also highlight different color combinations. It’s these combinations that just slay me. Every time a new one is posted I’m inspired and it’s just such a great thing. Since they’ve been dominating my crafty dreams this week, I asked if I could share some of my favorites with you.
I think because I’ve committed to knitting sweaters for both kids before the snow flies — or, let’s be realistic, before the snow stops flying this winter — I’ve been obsessing nonstop about knitting shawls and wraps. Of course I am. I may have even cast one on, but I’m still kind of in denial about that fact.
Like so many, I’ve been touring Periscope this week. For those who don’t know, it’s kind of like YouTube, but you broadcast live and your recordings don’t stay available as long. I’m @KnittingSarah if you want to make a friend there & possibly see me babble on a bit. In any case, I’ve really loved & been inspired by Mel’s scopes as she’s such a driving force of kindness or positive thinking. You can find her on Periscope at @MSkiKnits and I really recommend checking her out. Obviously, I also love her designs and have been dreaming of creating my own Menehune in this handspun…
It’s a 2ply I spun out of Cloudlover BFL/Silk in the ‘Blue Hawaii’ colorway.
And I think it would make an exceptionally pretty little shawlette.
Earlier this week I decided to re-name my Friday post in which I share a project that I’ve been lusting after for the week. Henceforth it will be called “This Week in My Dreams” – it suits both me and the sentiment a little bit better, so I’m making the leap starting today.
In any case, with the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival going on this weekend my mind has truly been racing as I jot done yardage requirements for patterns for which I might find the perfect yarn. That said, all those flickers of inspiration haven’t slowed my single-minded obsession with using the handspun I’ve been spinning.