Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Third Year of Projects Week 9

So this is a late update due to a very busy weekend (but more on that later).

I have finished spinning my Juno Angora/Tussah, and it is beautiful. It's really soft and silky, as I was saying before, and I only lost 3g due to the felting in the end, which I don't think is bad. I'm also pretty proud of how well I judged the singles, the mini skein was Andean plied to use up the rest, and it's only 2g, and only used 8 yards of singles, so they were pretty close in length.

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This pictures gives you a better idea of the colours, though my camera hates blue-greens. It reminds me of the sea, it's got that sort of colour spectrum.

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I've also made a little project, my first ever crochet project. Meet Cthulhu, a present for my best friend

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In future, please remind me that a small and complicated toy with lots of little parts is not a good first crochet project! There are a fair few mistakes, but I don't think you can really see them. I had most problems with the wings, as they came out completely different, and I ended up making two right wings so that they would match.

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Also, since it's the first of the month, a hexipuff update! I have 47 puffs now, and I'm making about 12 a month, which isn't bad.

So onto the reason this post is late. I spent the weekend in London! Since I was at King's Cross on September 1st, there was somewhere I had to visit:

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The queue for official pictures was over an hour long, so I didn't bother to wait, but that is Platform 9 3/4.

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We got a great deal on the hotel, which is very posh! This is the grand staircase, and the entire place is decorated like this. It was a weekend of exhibitions, comedy shows, boat trips and a bit of shopping. I went to Loop Knitting in Islington, and decided to give in to the pull of the Wollmeise. I've heard so much about it that I had to try it!

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This picture shows the colours better. It's Poison Nr.5, and I didn't realise that it is a 150g skein, so I should get 2 pairs of socks from it!

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And then when I got home, there was drama, as Connor managed to hit himself on the head (we're not sure how), and has some memory loss. So I spent all of Sunday night in A&E, but he was discharged late on Monday with outpatient follow up, so hopefully there won't be any lasting problems. It was a bit scary for a while though...

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  1. I'm jealous that you got to go to London. Someday, perhaps when Little Man is older, we'll go. I also want to go to Ireland. And a ton of other places in between. ::sigh::

    Also, jealous of your Wollmeise. I almost considered ordering directly from them...and I still might. We'll see.

  2. Scary thing with the memory loss and all! I hope everything will be ok.

    That yarn is a really poisonous colour (a good one), love it :)

  3. At least you can only have one first crocheting project, right?

  4. Green here reading about your trip to London and being able to get that close to 9 3/4! Sounds like you've made great progress for this week. I really like your hanspun. It looks terrific. Sorry your man was so injured he had memory loss! Yikes, brain trauma is scary.

  5. LOVE that you went to 9 3/4!!! that is great!!! beautiful yarns too!