It's purple really. It was unfortunately a bad choice to wear on thanksgiving - it was tight on my waist and then I had dinner and three (little!) slices of pie. This one is a polyester blend outer skirt with a polyester lining, the next one will have the same lining and a wool outer skirt (which will sadly be dry clean only). I have some more that's cotton but it's flannel like for another plaid one too.
I used 7/8 of a yard of both fabrics and to get a fold for both parts of the skirt I folded the fabric to the middle! I was very happy my mom taught me that!
Now, I'm sure I've mentioned before, my aunt knits and spins (my mom and nana knit too) and she gave me my wheel, and lent me the carders for my project and in general has just given me pretty cool stuff! So I came home with this bag full of roving/yarn last night.
The dark stuff is all alpaca, the one in the middle is processed top and the rest is uncarded. The white on the left is roving, a merino blend. There's some mohair as well.
And that's flax top! I'm pretty excited to try that out. And there's a bag of already spun yarn from the top. I think I might skein and dye it. I'm going to split the roving with my new-to-spinning friend, the alpaca roving is a pound and three ounces!
This is the list of christmas gifts! I have a little key so I know what I'm doing and how far I've gotten. I'm doing pretty well, considering I have about a month!
Bold means finished
Means have no yarn not started
Means have yarn and started
Have yarn not started
- Finish Kim's Scarf
- and mittens
- Ben's slippers from scarf yarn
- Nana's Socks
- Shawl for Ally
- Scarf for Dawn Brown
- Hat for Momma
- Cowl Mustache for alex uncle?
- Andy's socks
- Jen's Socks
- Caroline's socks.
- Ben's Scarf (frogged)
- French Press slippers for jillian
- Inese Liesl Sweater