Hubby's jumper is finished.
It turned out, the arms were much quicker to knit than expected. I caught up with some reading while knitting (reading on a screen while knitting is much easier than reading from a book) and got it done. It fits, and DH is happy. And in time as well. We had snow tonight.
Meanwhile in the studio
The warp is - well - warped.
7 m of the most sticky and tangled warp ever. It will not become my favourite. But, now it's warped and the RH loom is prepped and ready to go.
I suppose, handspun tussah singles should not be warped without sizing. The tangling was almost as bad as with the one chenille warp I used many moons ago. Live and learn.
Oh, my OLG festive exchange gift arrived at it's designated place and I got mine, so I'm free to share pictures. The topic of the festive exchange was 'pincushions'. Something everybody can use. Very nice.
I got these lovelies
Two tetrahedrons. One made from her handspun yarn and another one from an old jeans. So cute. Everything was wrapped in one of her shibori dyed fabrics. Which was really funny. She told me when she unwrapped my gift, she had a deja vu. Cause I wrapped mine in some shibori cloth as well. AND I used geometrical forms. My exchange partner and I had a rather similar thought process.
I took the form from Zentangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists. They are the pincushions from the cover and honestly the only really interesting thing in the whole book. Really. The rest is meh. But these shapes are super cool and DH already said, he could envision some larger cushions in this shape. Well, I can too and the pincushions were a nice try out.
I never was much into cushions, (nice) carpets and (nice) blankets (not only the practical ones that wash well) - having cats and dogs who liked to chew and do other things to them. But with only one dog left, who just - well - sleeps on cushions without maiming them first, and who does not have a habit of puking on carpets or chewing on blankets, I am really looking forward to make some more textile things for our home. Make our sofas maybe a bit more comfy, even weave a carpet or two? That would be nice. Not just making textiles and giving them away but actually keeping and using them.