Thursday, September 11, 2014

September

Capricious is done and blocked and looks great on me..now, just to get some photos.
The weather has been cool in the mornings and evening, but nice hot summer weather during the day. Arms might be a bit snug again so I might have to re-block those with towels inside. The i-cord edge still rolls a bit even after blocking, but I don't have my silk pins handy, that was just from soaking and laying out.

My mind is brimming with ideas, so I've started to just wind yarn to play a bit for the next little while. I want to just knit for me (which I've been doing the whole way along) but also to just knit some of my own ideas rather than knitting ideas from others. I might revisit this..but for now, it's what I want to do.

As someone in my group mentioned as well..I've gone away from the churn of 12 projects in 2012..I think it was actually 14 in 2014..which means you either push yourself to be crazy and put a lot of strain on your hands and arms by trying to knit faster, or you end up knitting a lot of simple projects like hats and shawls..or you have way too much time on your hands and you're doing knitting to the exclusivity of all else.

I volunteered to take care of the newsletter for my guild - Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild.
There was a bit of finagling to get my formatting to work in Word, but it was fun to put together. Also busy with the home stuff that occurs for me in fall. I'm settling in again as well to my life and just being flexible around events and spending time where I like.

I also started dreaming about travel again - I'd like to go to Italy in the next 3 years...and perhaps France..someday a Mediterranean cruise.

Herakles Socks

I'm currently knitting plain socks toe-up Yarn for Toe of Sock: Sanguine Gryphon Yellow Dung Fly from a 10g mini (sport weight) Yarn...