The Knitting Content

Ugghh! It’s a wonder that I can type to create a post today… Who’s brilliant idea was it to have not one but TWO projects in cotton?!

Oh yeah…

I’ll save my “That’s Not My Name / Julissa” update for tomorrow, to be all official-like on Make It Monday. You can peek by clicking the link if curiosity is killing the cat, smiles.

The cotton – and ALL cotton, regardless of manufacturer or price point, pima or egyptian- begins to feel like #9 binder twine after a few hours. I made the executive decision to put up with that for my “Jose” by Jane Ellison because it’s cute and purple. I have NO idea what made me think that a crochet stash-buster out of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece would be a good alternate project. I am happy that it is getting used up but holy lipton! It is just killer on the hands.

No photo of “Jose” – it’s just ten centimetres now instead of two but here is the beginning of a leftovers lap quilt in the Brown Sheep:

Orphans and leftovers of Cotton Fleece

Working these in a neat wave stitch variation.

A wee break is in order today. I have a shawl design that I’d like to sketch, a mosaic tea tray that I finally have all the items to get finished up and a pot of chili that needs to be simmering for company that should be here tonight. Any knitting or crocheting will be of the more fuzzy variety as I’m working on more hexipuff pairs for the shop.

These are a few that are ready to go:


Natural Dye Studios 100% British Blue Faced Leicester “Linden”


Yarntini: 100% wool superwash “Grape Fizz”