Well how the heck are ya? It's been a while! I have been neglectful and I apologize. Other stuff going on, we all need to take breaks now and then, right?
The good news is that I filled up the gas tank this morning for under $35! Yes, gas in Minneapolis is down to $2.29/gallon and even though it's still ridiculous, I'm glad all the oil barons have paid for all of their new toys so they could give us poor schlubs a price break.
The bad news is that it is snowing here. It's 33' and snowing. Snowing. October 26.
OK, shake it off.
I have been busy, apparently making socks, socks, and more socks.
Just finished these:
These are knit with Lisa'sHardtwist Merino Petite in the Mahogany colorway. You have got to get some of this yarn! I love it like crazy! The pattern is Charade. The rich brown was sapped out of the pictures - you can see the background in the other pics is beige and in this one it's white. Go figure. The pictures were taken maybe a minute apart and I stood in the same place. I don't understand it.
A blurry close up with cat hair:
And here are some more socks - stripy ones are Opal cotton and the navy ones are one of the Blue Moon Raven STR colors (lost the label, sorry):
Enough socks? Good, because I can't show you the last pair. I split a Blue Moon Sheep 2 Shoe kit with my friend Mel and we're maybe going to do a team post about our exciting experience of our SKAL (Spin & Knit ALong). It really was fun to be working on the exact same project with someone with no idea how the other person's project was turning out.
And here's my big fall project, coming along nicely...
This is Flyingdales/Fylingdales from A Fine Fleece by Lisa Lloyd. I'm using Blackwater Abbey yarn in Rust, even though the picture doesn't look very rusty. The body is knit in one piece to the armholes, and I'm done with the back (shown) and almost done with the first front. It makes the snow a little easier to take.