Long time no post! I won’t bog you down with a ton of details about our trip. Here are the highlights:
On our unexpected snow day at home (13” before it stopped), I knit two more Deck the Balls. I tried to pick manly colorways – these ended up on Steven & Jeff’s tree in Austin. The blue striped one is Regia yarn from the arch-shaped socks I just finished: This is Austermann Step from a pair I made several years ago:
Steven and I visited his LYS, The Knitting Nest, while I was in Austin. What a fun shop! It was really neat to see so many shades of Cascade 220 in one place (particularly those yummy heathers). I left the shop with some spinning fiber hand-dyed by Stephig of Spinning Colors (this is 4 oz of Corriedale in color “Amethyst”) and one of those cool multi-compartmented boxes with the store logo on it (I had admired Steven’s in Portland): Also while in Texas, I finished the Cochineal Arch-Shaped Socks I started at home (sock #1 finished in Austin, sock #2 finished in Georgetown). The yarn is Knit Picks Felici in colorway Cochineal, one of the prettiest color combos they’ve produced (imho):The photo shoot in my parents’ front yard was kind of silly: I also started the Christmas Charade socks and finished up the final toe decrease on January 2 at home. The yarn is Wollmeise (a prize) and the pattern is Charade. This photo makes the yarn look a little more orangey than it really is. Now Sharon should be all set for red socks for a while.
What’s next? Hmmmm. The only other WIP I have is the Butternut Scarf, which I’m considering ripping back. The yarn isn’t quite soft enough for next-to-neck wear, so I’m thinking of making it wider and calling it a shawl. What holds me back is that I’m not really a shawl wearer. Thoughts?
I’m anxious to get spinning again.
And there must be a new pair of socks – soon. Gotta have office knitting when I go back to work in a couple of days!