Instead of waking up at 5am, I've been getting up at 4am which is great for Fiber Arts time but not for my beauty sleep ;-)
Even with the messed up sleep schedule I did complete a couple of projects. First, I knitted the Dragon Slayer's Helmet Hat using my handspun. I love knitting with handspun. It's a wonderful and enjoyable experience when knitting a project that even the most beautiful commercial yarn can never compare itself to.
The pattern called for bulky yarn and I was using a Worsted to Aran weight (This yarn was spun two years ago so the weight wasn't always consistent) so I went from the recommended Size 13 to a Size 10.5 needle. I didn't adjust the pattern so I ended up with a slightly smaller hat than the pattern would call for but in the end, it fits the size head that would enjoy the hat the most.
I also spent some time spinning this week and even had a chance to ply the yarn. I have a weaving project that I hope to work on this weekend using this yarn in the Weft (horizontal direction).
I also plied all of the yarn that I spun on my drop spindle during Tour de Fleece this Summer. I used my wheel and am very happy with the plied yarn.
I did finish a weaving project but due to the lack of light when I get home at night, I haven't taken a photo. I will get some this weekend and share next week. Speaking of sharing, what adventures in Fiber Arts did you have this week?
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