In comparison to the last couple of weeks, this week has been a little thin on the ground with regards to fibre related content! I've been sewing grosgrain ribbon into my Old Romance cardigan - which has taken more hours than I'd have liked and still isn't finished! But it'll be worth it.
I've finished the first of my Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku, knit out of Hedgehog Fibres Sock in the 'Seaglass' colourway. This yarn is so soft - I never want to knit with anything else! I've knit the ribbing and the first pattern repeat on the second sock, but I had to put it to one side when I remembered that I needed to knit something a birthday gift...
I've made a little progress on my handspun sock out of yarn from fibre by Lime Green Jelly. I ended up ripping back the toe I knit last week and dropping from 72sts to my usual 64sts as it was shaping up to be too big! The yarn is a little overplied so it's knitting up to be rather textured… I'm knitting a plain vanilla sock on 2mm (US 0) needles - the yarn would probably have done better on 1.75mm but I don't have any needles smaller than 2mm…
The third and final thing I worked on this week is another sock. I cast on a toe up 3x1 ribbed sock out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in colourway 'A8106'. These will be a birthday gift for a dear friend - so they're getting most of my attention at the moment - I need to get them finished by next weekend! Although 3x1 ribbed socks are not the most exciting to knit - I find they're perfect gifts as the rib pulls them in, so you get a good fit on a variety of foot sizes.
I've done a bit of spinning this week - around 65g of merino from Taylor Made Yarns in the 'Autumn Sunset' colourway. I love all the colours - they're so much fun to spin and the roving was beautifully prepared so it's spinning like a dream.
And that's all I have this week! Hopefully by next week I'll have at least one pair of finished socks as I don't really want to have to give an IOU birthday gift… Anyway. I'm off to watch at least one episode of Orange Is The New Black season 3, before I have to go to work tomorrow! I hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned.