Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanks, Veterans!

For all you have done and still do for us!

And for the day off!

No time for pictures, but I managed to spin 4 oz. of natural BFL singles today for gloves for teachers--I will dye the yarn after plying. I want to make Susie's Reading Mitts this year and have already spun some variegated singles, but I really think that a nice smooth almost solid will be much better. I've never spun and then dyed before, but they both want blue, one light, one dark, so it shouldn't be hard to get a nice color.
In other knitting, I'm almost down to the bottom of the armholes on my Basic Chic Hoodie in bright green: cascade 220 appleNot a color for the faint of heart, but I look forward with great anticipation to throwing this on like a sweat jacket and making myself happy. Thanks, Mom!

Still haven't cast on any socks, though, what's up with that?

DS's sweater is ready for its zipper now, Mr. DeMille. I should have done that today but instead was lazy, lazy, lazy in anticipation of having to go into work tonight holiday or no.

Except for the spinning.

Hoping for time to ply and dye on Saturday!

May peace prevail upon the earth.


  1. Susie's reading mitts seem to be most attractive in a nice solid or a kettle dye sort of thing, imo. Grey one #2 is progressing nicely (after ripping out the turned picot because it pulled... gonna do it by hand afterwards)

    I LOOOOOOVE (lurve, luvvvv) the color of that yarn... I will promise to envy the resulting sweater till I am the same color!

    If you are dying, can I play????pweeeeeese? I'm promised to go to see Wild Things with the undergraduates (D&S) at like 11 but like at 2? Pweeeeese? I like to dye.

    You'd better cast on some sox... I have like 3 pairs just sitting around gathering dust.,, UGFOs all.

    Hope you have had a good dress rehearsal... now knit.

  2. I can't wait until I get to the point where I can spin, dye and knit something.

    I suppose the only step I'd be missing would be to care for and shear the sheep meself.

    Love the color of the Cascade 220.