We’ve had a lazy morning. Instead of running errands, Elliot and I made sourdough crackers seasoned with Herbs de Provence. They are delicious, but the best part by far is having him as a helper in the kitchen.
I hope you are having a good start to your week. It’s going to be hot here this week, so I imagine we will be very lazy this week.
I finished the pollen hat. It flew off the needles. It was such a fun pattern to knit. I highly recommend this pattern. Andrea Mowry comes up with such creative patterns.
I now need to decide if I’m going to pick up a project that is already on my needles or if I’m going to cast on a new project. I’m leaning towards casting on something new. I’m not feeling anything on the needles right now.
The rainbow socks are done. I’m sure they will get a lot of use next winter when I start wearing socks again. I think I’m going to take a break from socks for a bit, mostly so I can create more worsted scraps for my worsted Northeasterly blanket.
This morning I picked up Ivy and we headed north to Ames for the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival. I ogled sheep. I contemplated buying an expensive coffee mug. I considered becoming the type of person who owns a darning egg. I lost all resolve to buy yarn in moderation.
From L to R I bought: Garden Wool & Dye Co. Local Wool worsted dyed with black oak & titanium, 2 skeins of Garden Wool & Dye Co. DK New Merino dyed with indigo and Osage orange, Quirky Fiber Werks BFL in Razzle Berry, Yarn Geek Fibers Galvanizer in Dr. Nancy Grace Roman (Mother of Hubble), Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstopper Mini Skein in Mother Earth, Blue Bird Aplaca Ranch Cormo/Tencel Sport weight yarn, and Blue Bird Alpaca Ranch Fingering Cormo/Mohair/Tencel in pink.
I went crazy with yarn buying. I am now 44 g in the hole on my yarn diet.
I also went overboard with Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival products. I bought a package that included a project bag, sticker, enamel pin, and t shirt. I totally broke my make/thrift/mend resolution by buying a shirt, but it is the only time I’ll break that rule this year.
I’m now going to wind some yarn and look on Ravelry for project ideas, as I have a lot of knitting to do. Do you every go overboard at fiber festivals?
I haven’t been knitting much lately. The only thing I have worked on this week (other than my blanket) is this pair of rainbow socks. I have the first sock done. I did a short row heel, which is not my favorite. I’m going to have to go in and tighten the stitches where the heel starts and ends because there are little holes there.
My goal is to finish these before the end of pride month. There is a lot of playground knitting to be done this month, so that should not be a problem.
I finished the mittens in time for the wedding. I used Cascade 220 super wash for the yarn. I don’t usually use super wash, but I made these for non-knitters, so machine washable made the most sense. I hope they enjoy these and use them.