After an epic fail with some bad fiber karma handspun, I am back in the swing of sock knitting again.
Sometimes, simple really is best.
Speaking of simple...
My usual 2 x 2 rib socks.
New to me yarn, though. Online Supersocke 100 Alpaka - Color. I didn't realize it had alpaca in it until I got it home. Since the yarn is machine wash and dry safe, I hope it will be okay. Yes, I bought the yarn for the colorway. I kind of love it. I don't really mind that they aren't perfectly matchy-matchy.
Oh and we had some rain the other day. It was wonderful. The rain knocked all the smokey junk out of the sky. I'm hoping the bright blue skies last for a while. Air should not be chunky. Looking forward to a wonderul fall weekend. Are you?
Fabulous day for a fake rage-making holiday Monday. At least, the wind stopped.
This arrived in the mail over the weekend. It is a Stitched By Jessalu wedge bag. She did two different prints for Halloween this year, and this is the one that I fell for. Not hard to see why.
Had a wonderful, supportive chat with a much loved friend this morning. We don't talk enough but, when we do, I always come away feeling better for it. Now that all the (bad) crazy, judgy, and downright dreadful is gone, it's a joy to have the people I have in my life. This morning was a wonderful reminder of how lucky I am and how loved. It's that whole thing about making your own family in adulthood.
If the weather apps are to be believed, it's looking like summer is over. Time to switch around the wardrobe and ponder going boot shopping. No switching of bedding until next month because I don't trust the weather apps.
There are still man socks happening...
The color of the yarn is off but we're not surprised by that.
Love the pattern! Love the socks!
I had to add 2 stitches on each side to get the right stitch count but that was an easy thing to do. I knit this pair of socks toe-up with CCSRs and a sewn bind off. The chart is fun, easy to follow and easy enough to memorize.
Planning on re-watching the new Lewis & Hathaway mystery and perhaps spin a bit. Yes! The new upright for my wheel arrived over the weekend also. Changing things around wasn't too involved and I'm back in the spinning business. Good thing with Rhinebeck this weekend..
Hoping your Monday is happy, too.
Yeah, I have my doubts, too, but whatever.
Regarding the wheel:
I emailed the girlie at Kromski and after a misunderstanding, we're all sorted now. She has mailed a new upright to me. In theory, I'll be a spinner again soon-ish. Although, I still want an espinner...
Look! Man socks!
Trekking XXL sock yarn. 2x2 rib, magic looped, toe-up with CCSRs and a sewn bind off.
Nothing exciting but that's okay. I'm not sure I like the idea of exciting socks. They are a bit scrunched on the blockers because the blockers aren't really big enough for man socks. Need to add bigger blockers to the shopping list.
Did I tell all y'all that I'm working on a Box of Sox project for my best guy friend? Because I am and that means it's all socks all the time over here. This and my wheel issues are a big part of why I'm struggling with the blogging. Oh, and the head full of allergies that are trying to kill me. I think it's the fall air and smoke combo that's getting me. I don't remember last year being this bad. Then again, last year was bad for other reasons.