Tuesday and Wednesday were incredibly beautiful with clear blue skies and 70+ temperatures. It will not be this warm again until next spring and I took advantage of the warm to free the toes. Ah, sandals, I will miss you. The sun felt so good on my face as the boyz and I took a short walk around the neighborhood and snapped pictures of fall flowers as they also lifted their faces to the sun.
The mountains are now covered with new snow and wool socks feel good. Winter is settling in for its long nap.
All the beads have been sewn into place on Cutaway and she is looking very chic with her bit of sparkly detail. Birdsong thought I was ahead of the curve to have Cutaway finished before the Holiday party season, but I am not that together…it was pure luck (she was started in March after all). Needles are on order (my first Options) so that I can knit Ariann's sleeves in the Magic Loop method. Until they arrive she sits at a standstill and it breaks my heart.
Mim's Simple Trekking Sock was a willing companion last weekend. It even made the trek to Silver Lake with us and I snapped a picture as it lounged on a large boulder. The foot is nearly finished as of today and this easy knit has been enjoyable with so many other things on the needles. I'm in no rush to finish them so they only get a bit of time here and there.
Because our Stitch 'n Bitch group meets in a coffee shop with inadequate lighting, it was easier to spend a little time with the Pink Granite STR sock. This is the first time I've knit with the medium weight STR, but it might be my last (at least on size 1 needles). STR doesn't seem to 'give' much, which makes it a bit tough to do a K2tog. It feels like my needles will break at any minute, but I do like the faux cable pattern and the sock should be very fun to wear.
Kate in MA asked about the Estonian scarf I'm knitting from my handspun. Sewing on beads has taken up my lace knitting time, but with the beading finished there will be progress made. I'm enjoying the little garter squares too, Kate.
My plan for the weekend is to spend time at the wheel. I'm as determined to 'get this' just as I did spinning on the spindle. I've learned as much about my learning process as I have about spinning. It seems I need to know every aspect of a process in order to absorb each step. How something 'works' and why helps me understand how to make it happen. At least this helped with spindling and it's also how I have approached learning the wheel. When I know all they whys and wherefores, only then will I be able to go forward and spin well...at least I hope so. I'll let you know how it went on Monday.
Enjoy your weekend and may it be fiberful.