Our company left this morning on the early plane; it was very good to have them visit, and I was sorry their stay was so short (and in such a tempermental season – spring in Alaska is not always the prettiest time…) Unfortunately, my mother-in-law contracted some horrid coughing bug just before she arrived (You! Yes, you, the man coughing on the plane without covering your mouth! I have a bone to pick with you…) I immediately followed suit, so she and I played a lovely chorus of honking every evening… I’m still recovering (slowly.)
I do have some spinning and knitting to show off. Before you ask, the first Pomatomus sock is still slogging along, I’ve knit only three more rows on Rusted Root, and I haven’t even touched the Starlight wrap. (It’s rude to absorb oneself in reading charts when one has company!)
I did finish the picot cuff socks for Thing 2; they are fraternally matching, as I was afraid of running out of yarn, but I’m sure they will be very cute on 5 year-old feet.
I also started a new pair of socks using some Socks That Rock yarn, colorway G-Rocks. As it started knitting up, I commented that it’s a little too pink for my taste, but my sister-in-law quickly told me she knew of a perfect home…
This is a 50/50 superwash merino/tencel blend that I dyed up a few months ago. I divided the roving into thirds by weight using my scale, then spun three bobbins of very fine singles.
Plied together off the lazy-kate, it made a perfect three-ply sock yarn. I got ~365 yards, and I’m so incredibly pleased with this yarn. It is destined to become a gift for a very dear friend here in town, who has encouraged (read: generously patronized) my fledgling spinning/dyeing efforts, and who is as much of a sock-knitting aficionado as I am.
It will be a little hard to part with this yarn, as I feel it is my best effort yet, but I suppose I can always make some more…