Tuesday was my birthday – I won’t say how old I am – other than to say that I’m now one year closer to the big 4-0. 😦 I certainly don’t feel like I’m in my (late!) 30’s! But, man, I’m really happy with my birthday present – finally a Democratic Nominee!!!!!! Yipee!!! I’m so fired up and ready to go, ya’ll!
I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the Lake Ice Heather color. I ended up using 7 skeins plus a little bit from an 8th skein. The finishing row took about 4 hours to do – and I ended up with over 500 stitches on the needles! Once it was blocked it was about 48 inches wide.
And then you end up with a beautiful lace blanket:
And I started a pair of Pirate Socks (pattern is Jack Sparrow’s Favorite Socks):
I’m using Chameleon Colorworks Bambino in the Midnight colorway, and Knit Picks Gloss for the heels, toes and fair isle bit. I am loving the Bambino (wool/bamboo blend) – it has a lovely sheen to it and feels so silky – goes well with the gloss yarn, since that’s a wool/silk blend.
And here’s some spinning I’ve done – a fingering weight yarn with a long color change (I was actually going for laceweight to do a Swallowtail Shawl with it, but it ended up a little too thick, at 330 yards):
It’s Gale’s Art BBFL Roving in Ocean Blues colorway.
I’m in the process of spinning up another batch much more thinly – Gale’s Art BBFL Roving in “Stormy Seas” colorway:
This batch is going well – I think it’ll end up a nice lace weight once I ply it.
Well, I’ll stop there for now! Ta-Ta!
(Edited to add: Update on my FIL – they’ve determined the stage of cancer – it’s Stage 3a. He’s starting Chemo within the week. His doctor is very optimistic, and says that it’s curable. Please continue to keep him in you thoughts!)