|I was making a yummy sound while showing off my roving at Shepherd's Choice|
This was a great week for me...I had a drop-spindle class on Tuesday and then my first wheel-spinning class on Sunday. It was a nice break from knitting and it is always exciting to teach others a new skill. I finished spinning the yellow and brown roving and it's plied and ready to block. I do not know what it will grow up to be, but the yardage will have a lot to do with the decision.
I finished one of the mittens. I liked the French knots and daisy stitches on the originals in the book, but I wear my mittens pretty hard, so I opted for Swiss darning and straight stitches for embellishment. I also picked up three stitches rather than just one for the thumb and it fits much better. The mittens fit me perfectly. I started the decreases for the top of the hand right after I finished the chart. They would have been too long otherwise. On to the next project--Kathy wanted something out of Country Classic Yarn for Sox, and I chose a warm cocoa color. I'm surprised this is considered sock yarn. Naturally, I had something else in mind and perused the patterns. I came across a pattern I had in my collection and it would only take three hanks. At $8.25 a hank that is a good deal!
We are enjoying the last of the unusually warm temperature and by week's end a mix of snow and rain are expected. I'll have to bring in some wood so I can be ready for a cozy fire this weekend. I have a good supply of Digestive biscuits thanks to Jim, and it may be time to check the pantry for cocoa.
The squirrels are scrambling to hide acorns. They had a bumper crop this year. When we would pull into the driveway it sounded like bubble wrap popping.
Today I'm meeting some friends for knitting and I am excited. We had a good time last month. I have time today to work on that last Wood Badge ticket--I'm very motivated to finish by year's end.