For the past week, I’ve been focusing on getting these socks finished. Last Sunday, they came with me to Kennedy Space Center, and I worked on the legs while we waited for Space X to launch a rocket. They scrubbed 2 minutes before launch (an idiot at the local power company managed to accidentally cut power to the range radar), but I got an inch of knitting done. I finished the leg by Wednesday, and brought the socks to knitting night at my LYS so I could pick up for the afterthought heels. And I finished knitting the heels and weaving in the ends on Valentine’s Day, because I spent that entire day lumping on the couch, wiped out with a head cold. At least the knitting got done 🙂
As expected, I haven’t had a whole lot of crafting time over the last two weeks due to office rearrangement. I finished rearranging the furniture and I set up the new computer. I’m now sorting through all my files, throwing away as much as I can. This is step 3 of household organization using the method Marie Kondo describes in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I read that book last September and have slowly been working my way through it. I had three file cabinets in my office. One was already empty of files, but being used for storage. The second was half storage and half files. The third is all files. I’d like to get two of them out of my office entirely, in order to make room for yarn and fiber storage. My yarn is currently in my bedroom. Some fiber is in the bedroom and some is in my office. I’d like all my fiber craft tools and materials to be in my office. I expect to have the office totally finished by the end of February! In addition to working on my office, I have been crafting three projects.
Since I posted my original Breed Specific Fiber Inventory, I ordered additional fiber from A Little Barn (italicized in the list below) and from The Woolery (bolded in the list below). Here’s the updated list! Both orders have been shipped; I expect The Woolery order on Tuesday and the Little Barn order on Thursday or Friday. Also, because I think this project will take more than a year, I’m adding the tag ‘Breed Spin.’ I previously said the tag was BreedSpin2015, and I am going to keep that tag; I’m just adding the more generic one.
I finished spinning the Nerd Girl Yarns Lux Top that I have had on my wheel since last July! I am absolutely in love with this yarn and am already looking for knitting patterns. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
I planned to finish this scarf before my sister and I went to Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando on January 16. I finished all the weaving a week in advance, but needed to remove the header, tie the tassels, and wet finish it. I was having so much fun hanging out with my sister throughout that week that I never got around to finishing the scarf until a few days after she left. I didn’t wear it to Harry Potter World on this trip, but I’m sure I’ll be back there and have another opportunity to wear my House colors!