10/52 : 2017

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The week started with snow, added a bit more snow over the next few days and then turned to rain. The one “nice” day when I wanted to get out and get some fresh air and go for a walk, I turned into a giant sneeze machine and blew my nose all day. It was exhausting. I guess the springtime allergens are starting or I don’t know. It was weird. I’m fine now.

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I’ve been hard at work on my socks. I’m heading down the second foot (this photo was taken a few days ago before the blessed heel-turn). The end is in sight! This is the best part of knitting socks, beside the excitement of casting on. Almost there!

I’ve been sitting at my wheel for a few hours every day and it’s been so relaxing. I don’t know why I go for such long breaks in between spinning because I absolutely love the process of making yarn.

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I may have started a new project this week too. That is one reason why I really want to get these socks finished, so I don’t have the guilt of eleventy-one projects going on at once. Not that that has ever stopped me from casting on something new.

This new one involves the baby alpaca I bought in Peru last year. I think it will be perfect for all the random colours I bought. I’ll have more to show and share next week.

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And I finished Becky’s Brain Hat… finally! Oh my that was a slog, but I love how it came out. It’s very warm and cushy.

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I used my hand dyed worsted for the hat and Knit Picks chroma for the brain. It’s pretty symmetrical at the front, the back not as much, but I think that will be just fine.

And finally, my favourite flowers. Tulips and Helebores. Even in the snow, the hellebores are hardy little flowers. Spring is coming!


2 thoughts on “10/52 : 2017

  1. I love your socks! And you are so right about the spinning. I find it so relaxing too. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for all that baby alpaca!!

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