I slept just over nine and a half amazing hours last night and now I'm getting shit done.
I feel like I'm always playing catch up on the blog and can't quite seem to find my way out of that. I always have something to say and I say a lot of it on Twitter, but feel like I should be taking those ideas over here to a better space where I can express my ideas more fully except I don't have the time for that kind of reflective writing. Or, when I do, I'm just too damned tired because I have a mentally demanding job and the brain just tells me that I need knitting, or running or TV or just stupid Two Dots on the iPad instead (omg can I please just get the last level and make it end?)
Enough of that, now let's look at something pretty. I finished my Rickenbacker Shawl and I'm so happy with it. I made this out of handspun and I spun the yarn so it would stripe and it all went so well. The shawl is a tad small but that was all the yarn I had so I have no complaints.
I would also knit this pattern again--super easy and really fun.
And I finished my Rhinebeck Sweater: Brandied Orange (aka Brandied Cherry). This was a fun knit. It didn't come out quite as I imagined it in my head, but I love it all the same. I had this idea it would look great with a skirt and well it doesn't. But it is a perfect cozy on the couch, skinny jeans sweater and I'm wearing it a bunch for casual wear. The Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted is divinely soft (though it does pill) and I'll be wearing it a lot.
It did stretch a bit funny in the photo, but I was also in the car for 10 hours coming home from Rhinebeck so I'm a bit rumpled.
I should say more about Rhinebeck, but that deserves a post of it's own. Instead I'll show you what I knit on the annual pilgrammage.
Smile and Wave. I needed a new portable project and didn't feel like knitting socks. So I grabbed a skein of Indigodragonfly Mergoat sock in Obviously You're from District One and got knitting. I LOVE the colours and the planned pooling.
While Emma is modelling, so far these are mine. I might make the next pair a bit shorter for variety--these are in heavy rotation for biking to work right now--just a little extra warmth for the morning.
Well, that's a start. Now I need to get some stuff done around the house and I'm going to bake bread because it's November and snow flurries have already happened and today is about woolies and soup and warm fresh bread.