I am quiet. Not all the time, as most of you know first hand. But the last few days I have been loving quiet. The weekend was spent quietly (as much as that is possible with 3 kids). I spun, made myself a couple of niddy noddy’s out of pvc, went to the farmer’s market, basically just had quiet time. Here are the 5 hanks that I spun over the weekend.
I should have laid them out in order of spinning but too late now. I overspun all but the two red yarns. That is something that I will have to be sure to pay attention to that for sure from now on. I get why it happens with the settings on the wheel I just have to get used to drafting at the correct speed with my treadling. Practice makes perfect! My next goal is to spin a good laceweight to ply.
I haven’t been doing much knitting, just flitting around from project to project with no real direction. But my daughter has outgrown all hand knit items I have made her so I cast on for a sweater for her this afternoon. Simple, in the round EZ style that will be hooded. I have a cone of a worsted weight boucle blend yarn, light sage and white, that will be very cute on her.
I have a small list of items that are *must knits*. I am going to list them below in the order in which they must be accomplished.
-sock for sock class
-Family hats (Shedir pattern using Telemark yarn)
– Cream cabled sweater from Rebecca #32 for our Christmas vacation to good ole’ Idaho in the snow
-George’s ski sweater for our Christmas vacation so he can actually ski in it. The Jefferson is the name of that one. You know, the one I started well over 6 months ago & set aside to finish right about now. Better get on that one.
Now, my brother in law just got laid off this week. I am extremely tempted to take it upon myself to go knit crazy and make them all gifts for Christmas even though they are not our family to give to this year. On the other hand, I feel that is not a realistic idea given there is only 6 weeks left until we leave for their house. 4 kids, 4 gifts, not much time. I could always do the stock hat but that is a downer if you ask me & they have plenty of hats from me. That is one I have to think on for a bit.
So that is the knitting schedule for the next 2 months. Fun, huh? Yeah, I thought so.