On this the eve of Le Tour (yay!), I had to come around and post already… This was no case of writer’s block but really just a short hiatus for needed medical stuff. It meant spinning until I couldn’t, stress knitting, and re-entering.
Big surprise. I knit socks before, during & after this rough patch.
I was still in denial that they fit heel-to-toe. The soles are way short. Mostly because I knit all of the soles through the back loop with a vengeance. Also, memory fail on length of foot.
Much appreciation to Ann Budd for such a great (and free) pattern, “Seduction Socks.” This was my second time knitting this design & I could do it again.
Full disclosure: it was early spring. I remember taking this picture, and being so excited for my ostrich ferns coming forth:
Nothing beats knitting handspun through an ordeal. Truely.
In a typical year there’s no way I would have finished my logwood-dyed socks by June 7th. But they were a natural comfort to me, and they got warm-weather knit love. All 242 yards of them.
And I was far from done with the sock mania. For there were trips to Lettuce Knit to make the not-fun appointments doable on some bad days.
Kim of Indigodragonfly spoke to me. Seriously, it’s sock yarn called ‘Polite Loner’. Yah, 2 skeins, please.
It’s Bavarian Cable Socks from Wendy Johnson’s book, “Socks from the Toe Up.” The bouncy merino yarn is making up for the fact that I find the stitch design a bit meh.
Most satisfying of all was making NICU & Preemie hats. They were for Hunter who my girlfriend had to deliver at just 29 weeks.
It was great finding all the bits of yarn that I needed from remnant skeins. Hunter’s doing well, and moved up to the next care level this week.
Most of my spinning is at various stages coughno picscough but I did finish my Wee Peggy’s Corriedale project.
That friends is 1,008 yards of 3-ply S-twist yarn. Loved spinning the 12 oz from Diane at Schafenfreude Fibers, and I’m excited to make a twine knit vest for the fall.
Thank you to everyone who wrote or has called. I really appreciate the support. My family and you mean more than the lace shawl or socks I knit. N has been amazing. He’s taken care of me – again, and we celebrated our 10th anniversary this month.
It wasn’t Québec City like we planned but a great time, considering. We thought my brother would love a close-up of that tree by the way.
Babylon throne gone down!
I’ll be back to say what I’m doing for the 2012 Tour de Fleece!