Wednesday’s are for knitting, reading, and Ginny’s Yarn Along.
In the completion column:
Mink River and Morwenstowe Socks are both DONE!
I loved Mink River, it was the best book and honestly, I was so sad to finish it. I simply fell in love with the townspeople and I wanted to spend more time with them! It was a book that made me want to move where they are – to be part of that special place. I gave it 5 stars and will absolutely look for more books by Brian Doyle.
Morwenstowe socks – are finished as well! I will absolutely knit them again, however, without the “Princess Sole”. I had some issues with ladders in the purl stitches which resulted in a weird gap in the fabric. I do not think it will be noticeable when worn, but to avoid this problem I will just knit them in stockinette. And, I just love the bird’s-eye heels!
That leaves me to share with you what I am knitting and reading today. I am still working on Pincha and the feathers are slowly growing and I am over halfway through Ann Cleeves White Nights. I expect to be finished with this before the end of the week and waiting in the wings is The Goldfinch.
And, because I don’t have enough WIP’s already – I cast on Carole’s Picot Edge Socks last night and I think I found the trick for sock knitting. Self-striping sock yarn…Seriously, I did not want to stop knitting. I kept telling myself that I would just knit to the next color change and kept knitting until Steve asked when was I going to turn the light out – I was nice, I only knit to the next color and stopped. Really. I did.
And, yes I agree, how weird is it that the colors match so well! I seriously bought these yarns years apart from different retailers!
However, Gentle Reader, there are two things I want to know today: what are your plans for the upcoming weekend and what are you reading next!
P.S. There is still plenty of time to join me in the inaugural knit whatever you want AsKatKnits Summer KAL – you can find all the details here.
Hello Gentle Readers!
It was the best of weekends, it was the worst of weekends.
Yay in that it was the weekend and boo because it rained for most of it.
There was Happy Houring on Friday. It was really nice, even though the weather prevented it from being outdoors.
There was quite a bit of yard working, despite the rain.
There was lots of reading – I finished Mink River (LOVED!!) and I am over half way through White Nights and LOVING it.
There was some knitting (one sock is racing on to the finish line) and some spinning.
But, all in all, it was a good weekend, in spite of the weather.
Today will be jam-packed full of busyness but, on my ‘me’ list for the week is to get some sewing completed.
I picked up some lovely denim over the weekend and I also have some mending to get done.
See you tomorrow…
In a week that just FLEW by, we find ourselves at the start of the weekend.
This week there was lots of spinning! Some spindle spinning.
And lots of wheel spinning.
And, this really was just a couple of evenings worth of spinning. I had forgotten how quickly spinning can go if you just sit down and do it! Haha!
I am happy to report that I am 1/3 of the way to spinning for my sweater. I hope to have the spinning completed next week. This is a doable goal as we have a weekend of much colder temps and, yes, more rain, so outdoor work will be curtailed.
I have been reading some really good posts on Rachel’s blog and if you want to learn more about fiber, she shares some great information! Plus, Fiber Friday is such a great thing!
Now for some rabbit hole links for your knitting (and spinning) edification:
I don’t know about you, but Roland makes the top of my list this week. For more than one reason…
Melanie Berg brings is Mirkfallon, which would be so lovely in such a wide range of yarns! This one is my favorite…
There was a flurry of new patterns released by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and I love this one especially! And there was even a linen skirt that is really so cute!
Lovely Lois Swales was back with Scottish spinning and plying!
Volume 10 of Wool People, especially this and this!
Beata has a fun scarfy thing with her fun sock yarn!
Åsa Tricosa and Wollmeise are the perfect pair!
Laura Aylor does color blocking so well!
I love when a designer gets gauge with semi-aggressive blocking!
Dust Devils that you can wear!
On the Brioche Knitting Bandwagon? This is just gorgeous!
Perhaps the best pattern notes I have ever read! Thanks Kym!
Finally, Arne & Carlos share some art journal magic! (The vintage Singer Sewing Machine is beautiful!)
That’s all I have for today! See you back here on Monday and have a FANTASTIC weekend!