It is 4:40 in the afternoon and it is still light outside. How great is that?!
A new project is in the works. Danish Tie Shawl #3. This one will begin all white, then move to pinky and white stripes, then move to a multicolor which includes the pinky. I hope it works. The dyed rovings are merino/bamboo from Dragon Fibers. The plain white is a merino/tencel. I could not find the bamboo blend and the tencel blend has that shiny quality so I bought 8 ounces. It is a pain to spin. First, I am trying to spin it nice and thick, which it does not seems to like. It would spin into laceweight no problem. After the first bobbin my right hand was cramped and the yarn was just passable. Thick and thicker parts, not too much thin, some over spun. I felt like a brand new spinner. I will see how it feels after a soak. I have my fingers crossed that it will even out and bloom and all will be well.
To keep me off the wheel we have an immediate needs project. Oldest Daughter has asked for a warmer hat and I had already planned to send a package off to her on Monday. I am embarrassed to admit that I actually considered heading over to REI to purchase a hat for her. I know, how lame is that? I have cast on and am knitting round and round like a crazy person. The optimist in me is quite confident that I will be done by Sunday night. The realist in me, not so much. Especially when I decided to make a nice hemmed band so that her ears will covered by a double thickness of fabric. What was I thinking? Come Monday morning, if you see a frantic looking woman rummaging through the hat bin at REI, that would be me.
Oldest Son has begun the application process to the Coast Guard Academy. OY!