I hope your summer is going well. Today we got the most lovely rain throughout the day - I kept seeing glimpses out the windows at work, views of elegantly tall tree trunks quite at home in the heavy rainfall, the wet grass a dark green under the cloudy skies--just lovely. The kind of weather I just want to watch.
This week has been an especially fun week for knitting, as I have finished work each day to come home for supper, only to head out to the park for a public reading of C.S. Lewis's Prince Caspian.
The rain required us to take things indoors tonight, but spirits were not dampened. The nightly music is all related to the British Isles, but tonight included a song performed on the harp! Aaand, I managed to finish my sparkly fish hat! One down!
Last night I also tried making eyes for the other fish hat, but they came out poorly. Back in time out.
I also recently finished a spinning project I began a while ago. My friend Aaron is ever the spinning enabler, and he sent me this fiber he carded as a birthday gift. I tried my hand at a sort of long-draw technique, and now it's finished!
|Finished up at Twist near New Hope, PA during their monthly Spin-In! |
Did you know Elizabeth Zimmermann lived in New Hope at one point?
I had seen Aaron post photos of this fiber when he was carding it, and I loved it then. It had so much potential. Now that it's in yarn form, I'm still in love, and can't wait to knit it up so I can take it with me. I know I may turn some heads when I accessorize with a shawl, but I don't think people will understand if I accessorized with a skein ... though must say, I love its current state.