This week has been all about EPS, that is, what little time I've had to knit. Life has been too busy to sit with Aspen Grove (or much of anything else) and so, when there is a minute to spare, the sleeve has been the perfect companion. The last three busy nights have been all about meetings and sleevage and so the sleeve grows. It's been good. Happily, tonight is my "catch up on relaxing" night, which goes hand in hand with my "catching up on TV" night (Survivor). I'll be (finally) knitting lace, happily knitting lace, the lace I've been longing for, wishing for, dreaming of all week long.
Monday, before the busy week began, I put in a little time on the Rattlesnake Sock. Don't you just love the way the cables look like rattler rattles? Very cool, Anne! The yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot and it's knitting up so nicely. What doesn't show in the picture are the varied shades of red. Ruby River has every red from deep maroon to fiery orange and together they conspire to create a warm and vibrant colorway. That makes it the perfect yarn for PS III. Bearfoot is a soft, sturdy fluffy yarn and it should wear well. There are two more colorways marinating in the stash and I think they'll be used soon (so much good sock yarn, so little time!).
If there has been little time to knit, you can bet there has been little spinning going on. (Next week will be for spinning!) There is only a little fluff left to spin and then two bobbins will be full. Maybe I can finish the spinning tonight and get some time to ply this weekend. Cheryl just finished spinning a Crosspatch batt and oh my, she did a beautiful job. My hope is to have more time to spin in the next week and into March, too!
Yesterday afternoon, while taking Moxie for a walk, I heard the song of a house finch...he was singing his heart out! Spring MUST be just around the corner.