Last night I cast off the second of Ian’s socks and washed them, they’re blocking (sort of) now. By sort of I mean, they have been pulled to shape whilst damp and are drying flat, they’re socks for goodness sakes and it was late and I was too tired to faff, pictures to come.
Now I’ve decided that that’s all the knitting for others I’m going to do for this year, and as this year has only 4 months left I better get my skates on and finish what I’ve got still on the needles, namely Clapotis, Manu and Coraline. I’m going to finish Clapotis first because everyone at Richmond SnB has finished theirs and have been turning up to SnB looking very fine and pretty while I look longingly on.
As well as work and feeding and looking after my lovely menfolk I will also be having new yarny adventures too, so that may distract me a little from my mission but I’m going to give it my best shot. Yes, it has already been mentioned that my two cardigans will be finished just in time for the lovely 40 degree summer that I love so much, NOT!
Anyway talking of new yarny adventures here’s what I bought yesterday in a fit of giddiness.
A beginners drop spindle and niddy noddy and I have a new love, they are washed and carded tops mmmmm soooo soft. I’m trying not to pet it too much because I don’t want to spoil it before I dye and spin it or spin and dye it, I’m still undecided which I’m going to do first. But anyway, sooo pretty I bought it all at the Handweavers and spinners guild in Coburg which is quite near me, handy yes? Or not if you were hoping I was going to start being frugal and not splurging too much on yarny goodness hmmmm. Ooopsie!
Where was I? Yes, carded tops, I am going to confess to being a bit of a germ-phobe and so probably not going to be bringing into the house, dirty fleeces. So I think carded tops is the way to go really. I have 2 teenage sons and well, nuff said, there is only so much I can cope with.
Also today I am going to visit lovely Jen and Katie and pop into the new yarn shop Onabee near them. Jen has promised to teach me how to turn this…
into a pretty scarf for moi using this…
It’s on loan from the lovely Sonia. I haven’t bought one…
So there you go, I will of course keep you posted. So much to do and so little time, I can’t believe I’m halfway through my week off, nooooo