For the past few days I've wrapped up projects and thought more about what to make next. I've woven in ends, blocked, sewn on buttons--all the stuff I really don't like about knitting (I think that is why I like socks, because I'm fine with wearing socks with no ends woven in. I'm a rebel like that).
Yesterday I also finished the second sleeve for the Tucker sweater so I can put that all together today and show you pictures next week. But there was also one of my favorite things:
THE WINDING OF THE YARN!!
The Winding of the Yarn is so much better than the weaving in of ends and such--there's such happy anticipation and excitement built in (although even more than TWofY I love starting a project using yarn that comes in balls). But anyway--I wound yarn:
On the right is some Mountain Colors wool that is probably not superwash but pretty soft and I'll make some cozy socks for Tim.
In the center is possibly everyone's favorite workhorse yarn, Cascade 220, which will be a hat for Tim. It has already begun:
-Ducks won an amazing game versus #7 Stanford
-I'm reading "Just One Damn Thing After Another" by Jodi Taylor--it is part of a time-traveling series that is pretty light hearted except when it isn't--have you read any of those?
-Yesterday's big errand included shopping for greeting cards. Research shows that the time we spend shopping for greeting cards is way out of whack relative to the amount they cost. I had to buy birthday cards for two people, a baby card, and then just went ahead and bought some 'Peace on Earth' Unicef cards while I was at it. Bam.