April 2014 recap...

...lots of reading and spinning this month.


  • 4/6 Belvedere Bird of Paradise handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
    Polworth-Silk top (4 oz) from Royale Hare;
    247.5 yds. chain-ply, 14 WPI
  • 4/6 Flock (knitting) [Ravelry]; set of 3 knitted birds
  • 4/13 Passion Fruit handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
    Camel-silk top (4oz) from Greenwood Fiberworks;
    214 yds chain-ply, 13 WPI
  • 4/19 Tribe (spinning) [Ravelry
    Wild Card Bling Batt by The Yarn Wench;
    46.5 yards, bulky
  • 4/26 Striped Inkle Strap (weaving) [Ravelry]
  • Books:
    1. Shadow Spell, Nora Roberts
    2. Severed (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
    3. Trapped (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
    4. Exiled (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
    5. A Woman of Substance, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    6. Hold the Dream, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    7. To Be The Best, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    8. Emma's Secret, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    9. Unexpected Blessings, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    10. Just Rewards, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    11. Breaking the Rules, Barbara Taylor Bradford
    12. Beloved, Bertrice Small
    13. Revealed (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
  • 4/2 Flock (knitting) [Ravelry]
  • 4/5 Passion Fruit (spinning [Ravelry]
  • 4/19 Tribe (spinning) [Ravelry
  • 4/26 Bloomfield Blues (spinning) [Ravelry]
Worked on:
  1. Anasazi by Susan Portra (needlepoint)
  2. Carbonized Zombie Socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  3. Mediterranean Mermaid by Mirabilia, originally started 11/6/11; restarted 9/1/13 (cross stitch)
  4. Rockefeller Moon shawl  [Ravelry

Works In Progress, did not work on:
  1. Hive by Shepherd's Bush (cross stitch)
  2. Love scissor fob by Shepherd's Bush (cross stitch)

IDJ (It's Dead, Jim)

  • Seaweed Cardigan (knitting) [Ravelry]
    It's just not to be. This is the second attempt at a sweater with this yarn (Cascade 220 in a nice heathered red). It's not going to fit and I'm totally bored with it.

  1. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Going Snow Global quilt (quilting)
  3. Halloween Phat Fiber samples (spinning) [Ravelry
  4. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)

WIPs To Be:
  • A wall hanging (weaving) using the natural color handspun I did last summer.
  • A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.