Today I will be playing with fiber pretty much all day. In a few minutes I will walk up to the store to procure ingredients for tonight’s dinner. Vegetarian Curry, which will sit in the slow cooker all day and let me focus knitting, spinning, writing up a couple of patterns, and banishing moths.
Hankdspun Scoks.2 have been renamed Minnesota Socks.
They were finished while sitting on a little hill, under a rree, watching the rest of the family play on a Sea Doo. A practically perfect day.
You may recall that I had done the first 42 rows of Icarus before I left town. It is an easy pattern and I expected to make great progress while sitting around visiting with relatives. Here is the progress.
No fault of the designer, or yarn, or anything else other than my brain. After reknitting the same 10 rows so many times I was ready to poke a needle in my eye, I threw in the towel. Maybe I will pick this back up again today.
Luckily I had brought a third project that I did not think I would work on.
Flap Top Mittens. Swoon by Fiesta Yarns, colorway Poppies, size 4 needles. This yarn is so soft and drapey. The ball band calls for size 8 needles, but I wanted these to be dense enough to make it through a Canadian winter. Even at the new tight gauge, they are soft. Oldest Daughter is going to love them.
I did pick up some local rovings that are fabulous, and I have been spinning Peacock. More about that tomorrow.