It’s been QUITE a week folks. Large event went well but had enough hitches to make me an anxious mess. I am glad it’s over. So yesterday I was thinking about how I get to leave work early today, and will get my hair done, and then get some photos of knitting to show off. But….we’ve got copious amounts of rain that is supposed to stick around all day. By copious I mean a true spring storm, it’s so windy that the pouring rain is hitting our windows sideways here at work and making a deafening racket. Upon arrival to work this morning I had to roll my jeans up to my knees, and my umbrella just turned inside out so it was useless. Perhaps spring has arrived? I won’t hold my breath, I think we will still get snow in the upcoming weeks.
I can talk knitting though. My handspun jaina sweater is coming right along. I finished the first collar this week. It was right during the event time and I was struggling to pick up stitches for the second collar layer, because my brain was shot. So I put it down. No, that’s not true, I put it on. Unblocked, with ends hanging off it all over, I put it on for the rest of the evening because it was so soft and warm and scrumptious. And I started something else.
Way back when I had the mental energy for interesting spinning, I made these. One is a handspun single with those cocoons on it, and the other is a 2 ply. I decided to knit these up into an “easy” shawlette. I started with the singles, so I’ve got this fun garter stitch with pops of weird thick cocoons. I am loving it so far. Can’t wait to show it to you!
With the second section being a plain 2 ply I think it’ll make a very interesting scarf!
And with that, I am off to enjoy a lovely half day out of the office. In beautiful weather. Not. But, a half day is a half day and I’ll take it!