This really has been a nice weekend – yesterday morning I got in some spinning time, and this morning Larry and all the boys went golfing. So I have the house to myself, and its just so quiet and peaceful. Ahhhh…
I finally finished the stockinette socks I was working on….these took forever, probably because I’ve been really focused on knitting Soleil. Anyway, here they are:
Yarn: Knit Picks Memories – Pansy
Pattern: Ann Norling Basic Sock Pattern
Needle: US #1 DPN
As I said, I did some spinning yesterday morning. I’m finishing up some merino blend I’ve been spinning for a while – just a bit more to spin, and I’m ready to ply. But I didn’t work on that – I switched bobbins and started on the Crown Mountain roving I bought. Its roving for their Sock Hop yarn, and the colorway is Say a Little Prayer. I love this stuff! Very soft, and great to spin.
Here is the roving:
And here’s what I’ve spun (forvive the blur – I didn’t want to take it off the wheel)
I listened to a couple of podcasts while I was spinning, and Pixie Purls mentioned a tank top she finished. It sounded nice so I checked out the pattern – love it! Its called Scatter and its from Saunshine. I did buy the pattern, and will add it into the project list – probably not until next summer. She has a couple of patterns for sale, and some free, so check it out.
I started Jenny Craig this week; I needed something drastic to get me moving on losing weight. So I decided that I’m not going to make myself any sweaters until I lose the weight – I refuse to make any to fit my current size as I will not be this size anymore! I was going to start the KnitPicks fair isle cardigan soon, but definitely don’t want to do that if it won’t fit me in a few months. So I’ll limit myself to socks or shawls for me, but most likely will focus on making stuff for Larry and the kids.
I’m clipping along on Soleil – just divided it for the front and back. That means I have about 7-8 inches to go on each side – so I’m planning on doing nothing but it and finishing it this week. I do love it – I just may make another one down the road.
Have a great day!