Variation on the Bigger on the Inside shawl:
A quick shot of the Temperature Scarf, done through July:
Tour de Fleece: I wimped out on using the wheel. I made it about 3/4 through my bonus braid before starting that triangles sock.
I have been keeping up with the Use It or Lose It project. Despite nearly missing posting my July entry, I won a pattern! Patterns are great prizes for a stash reduction project. I've got nine complete projects.
Next? I don't know what's next. I've got some sewing to do.
The yarns are various forms of recycled silk. I like the idea of poor women being able to get a decent wage by producing this yarn. I like the idea of waste not going into landfills because it becomes yarn instead. What I don't like is getting four skeins of yarn and having zero idea of what to do with them.
The information that came with the box indicated that this was a one-off and they'd be going back to whatever the usual box is next time. I'd like to suggest that if they do it again, they give some kind of an idea what to do with it. Most of us can come up with something to do with a skein of more traditional yarn. What do you do with 117 feet (not yards )of silk fabric pieces? Or 32 yards of worsted weight recycled silk yarn?
My expectations were fairly neutral before I got the box. I think I'll give them another month before I cancel my subscription.
Why the name Green Stamps? Back in the previous century, some supermarkets used to give out stamps based on how much your bought. You'd paste the stamps in little books and when you got enough books, you could go pick out free stuff with them. Fast forward to a couple of years ago. I was buying some fun theme batts from someone whose name escapes me at the moment. For each batt you bought, you got virtual green stamps (that being the name of one of the most popular stamp companies). When I got enough green stamps, I got some free batts.
I missed two days of spinning on the Tour because I was under the weather. I don't feel too bad about it because I did meet the goal I set for myself. Tomorrow's the challenge day. I'm going to get the wheel ready to go and finish the Tour using it.
I ordered a custom spindle a couple of days ago. It doesn't make much sense since I'm planning on working with the wheel, but I don't care. The spindle has my name on it in Gallifreyan. Nerds rule.
The turquoise stuff is my Spock sock. It has a fraternal twin, Tiberius. Spock is slightly narrower than Tiberius, but I think they'll even out when they are blocked.
The fabrics are from Spoonflower and at least one of them will be a project for my Doctor Who swap spoilee.
Visit Tami's Amis and find out why she chose grape soda over sugar snap peas.