Just in time for the first forecast of snow, finished woollies!
The shawl has been lingering on the needles for a year now. It was the first shipment of the AVFKW Pro-Verbial club, Blue Whale shawl by Stephen West, AVFKW indigo dyed Luster yarn (75% BFL wool, 25% tussah silk). I didn’t love it during knitting, hence the long stall, but love it now that it’s been blocked. The texture of the pattern is great and the yarn gives it a nice drape. It’ll be a nice addition to the winter accessory pile.
This isn’t the first appearance of these socks here, I may be slightly obsessed 😉
The yarn is Noro Silk Garden Sock purchased at Windsor Button. One skein was more than enough and surprisingly resulted in perfectly matching socks. For a singles yarn it feels like it will hold up fine, it’s tough stuff. I have another skein of this, matching gloves may be in order.
Bonus – the obligatory modeled shot
Busy weekend so far, but managed to squeeze in some knitting and finally finish the Noro socks. They came out great, fit perfectly, and are exact matches (totally unplanned and unexpected). Also got some baking done (lemon berry crumble bars, so good and easy), cleaned the apartment, and got to spend some time tonight with old co-workers from State Street.
Now I need to find something to knit for my mom’s birthday, off to search!
Socks soaking in suds…
Today is sick day #2, which I never do. But I hate people that go to work sick, sneezing and coughing and infecting the whole office. I don’t want to be that person. I can do anything from home that I can do in the office, and I can do it in my pj’s.
I managed to finish spinning and plying my first skein of Fantom Farms, almost done with my noro socks, caught up on my interweave knits, and watched lots of Judge Judy 🙂
It’s that time of year! The temperature is starting to fall, the days are getting shorter, and the leaves are starting to change. This can only mean one thing to us knitters and spinners…Rhinebeck! For those of you not in the know, Rhinebeck is the location of one of the country’s largest sheep & wool festivals, the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival to be exact.
Nestled between the Berkshires and the Catskills, it is the perfect location for an amazing fall festival. There’s wool, yarn, beer, wine, cheese, artichokes, fried stuff, quality people watching, great friends, and loads of fun and laughter to be had. I’m working tomorrow and leaving early Friday, so figured I’d better get down to business and start picking out what hand knits to bring along! On a sour note, this process has made me aware that my seasick socks are missing…the hunt is on.
Today was a long day at work after a short night of sleep. Got locked out of my apartment last night at 11pm, waited over an hour for a locksmith, and had to pay $200. All I had time or patience to photograph today was my Noro sock in progress. It’s the only thing making me smile today!