Is rediscovering your yarn stash! It’s like Christmas all over again! And with having the incentive of avoiding unpacking…WELL…the knitting needles were flying! I started and finished my Sunshine Shawl and a lovely cowl out of cashmere….CASHMERE that I had not knit up…oh the shame for leaving it for so long!!
And with my lovely new spot when the sun came out yesterday I wanted to take advantage and get some photos of my finished projects! Hopefully this finishing momentum will continue. I do have a certain vest that needs to be finished as well (thank you Janet for the reminder!).
The fingerless gloves awaiting finishing so I can keep my hands warm while working on the computer!
I don’t like weaving in ends. Love knitting. Hate finishing. I’ve always said – I’m a knitter, not a sewer. So even something as simple as weaving in ends makes me drag my feet. Thankfully I have lovely fibre friends (thanks Kat!!) who are happy to share tips with me! Which means in turn I can share with you!
If you have been knitting with a wool or alpaca fibre (basically a fibre that can felt) you can needle felt in your ends! You want to be careful not to be too aggressive about it and create a small piece of felt in your work. But it’s a great way to secure your ends and avoid having them poke out to the right side of your project. You just need piece of foam and a coarse felting needle to get the job done. Quick and easy. The way I like it!
Now as for the sewing part…well I’m really looking forward to Fiona Ellis’ “Finishing with Finesse” class in a week at the retreat here in Tofino. I need some help with the finesse part!