I don't really enjoy making lace. So after about 6 or 8 rows I had messed it up. Yes it's a simple lace pattern and yes I messed it up. :-/ Maybe I should take a class one day... I think lace can be truly beautiful and I would like to do it well. But for now, I changed the lace panel to garter stitch.
After a couple of more false starts, I think (hope) I'm on my way. ;-)
At the end of March I stopped by the Interweave Yarn Fest. I was in search of supplies for my loom. I found those and also came out with a little roving and yarn... only one of each, so I really do mean "a little." :-)
For someone who prefers natural colors, I find it interesting that when I do buy yarn, it is often a pop of color. I suppose it makes sense since I can spin my own yarn and I'm not too interested in becoming a dyer. ;-)
Yoth Yarns is a relatively new brand with great presentation. I loved the industrial feeling of their display furniture and color palette. Which made the few non-steel-like colors really pop out.
The orange made me think of Hubba, so I brought home one skein of "Little Brother," a fingering weight of squooshy Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon.
I thought I might make him a hat, but he said he preferred socks.... so I wound the skein into a cake, weighed it and then broke the cake into two... 50g each.
I considered trying two-at-a-time socks but given the fact that I have yet to be affected by SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) and I had a trip coming up, I decided that one at a time would be easier to handle on the airplane.
I am using US#2 (2.75mm) and the Sock It To Me pattern. So far I have worked both socks to the end of the foot and am into the second gusset.
My husband and I returned to Colorado in 2009 to live a simpler life.
Right now the goal of simple means we are busy. Busy fixing up our farm, raising Alpacas and Tibetan Mastiffs, racing wheelchairs, testing software and building Alpacamundo.
This blog is about these and the other things going on in my head. I hope you find it interesting, useful and inspiring.