Wovember Year of Projects Update: All The Wool

Knitting

I finished something and frogged something and updated my list. In the meantime I’ve been looking for something shiny to bring my knitting twinkle back. Something new, in Christmas Red.

I have some gorgeous Fibre Company Arranmore that’s been languishing in my stash. The color is a beautiful red named Ruari. I think I’m going to make a Ranunculus. I looked at other projects for this pattern, and some have been made in Aran weight. It looks just the thing: top down, festive lace at the yoke for holiday cheer, and then loads of stockinette.

Sewing

I’m really on a roll with my sewing. I have a bushel basket on my sewing table that I keep my current WIPS in, and it’s empty! I think I will pull out that plaid flannel that want to make into a wrap skirt. Having projects out inspires me to work on them. However, I am having trouble finding a pattern. It looks like I will have to take measurements and make my own pattern. This is a good exercise for me, as I haven’t done it in over a decade.

Spinning

My first attempt. I’m going to keep practicing on the merino top they sent until I get something usable. Progress not perfection!

This has been a Year of Projects update. You can find out more about the group here (Rav link) or here: Backstage Kath’s YOP bloggers list. You can read my updated list of projects here.

22 thoughts on “Wovember Year of Projects Update: All The Wool

  1. Ranunculus: I could make some snarky comments (like the reason there are so many very cropped versions shown is people got bored with all that stockinette!) but I love the lace at the top. And I see that several versions made it a slightly higher neck; I would, too. I love your yarn, and that will be a quick knit and perfect for the holidays.

    It’s been a long time since I made a skirt of any kind; I had a Simplicity A-line wrap skirt pattern that worked really well with plaid. But the beauty of it was how simple it was – I’m sure you can draft a pattern that will look great on you!

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  2. I know the Grocery Girls who are not small ladies made a ranunculus with 2 skeins of fingering and one of mohair lace together. Looks like you’ve enough yarn there to make another decent sized project with leftovers too. I like the lace and look of the lace down, but haven’t got the skills to change the very wide neckline so it’s not fallen into my shopping basket. Perhaps when I have the skills to alter a neckline I’d make it one day.

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  3. The color of the yarn is gorgeous. Perfect forca Christmas sweater. The p a there you have chosen will be perfect too. Good job on your sewing. Those joggers look quie comfy. Loved the Canadian pants from earlier last week.

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