It's become a Sunday morning tradition around here.
I didn't plan for it to, but it sort of has. Since Sunday is the only day I don't have to get up and rush off somewhere -- not having to be at church until 10:30 in stead of at work at 7:00-- I've taken to putting on a t-shirt and some shorts, fixing myself a cup of coffee, and spending a few early morning moments alone in my flower garden.
It's kind of nice having those few quiet moments with the flowers before I begin to get ready for church.
This afternoon, when I got home from church, the internet was down. I had to stick one of those weird plastic round things into that slot on the player thing. Heh, remember when that was cutting edge technology?
While I was watching a movie on one of those weird plastic round things, I finished up my Rose Marl scarf.
I really like the way it turned out. I like the colors and the resulting fabric. I used Patons Kroy for this, but I've got some more sock yarn around here. Lots more.
I also finished this hat. The yarn is some Red Heart Blacklight that Beverly gave me.
I'm not sure what I was thinking when I cast on 96 stitches. It's definitely teenager/adult sized. I had just enough yarn left over to warp the loom.
I'm using solid black Red Heart for the weft. It's turning out kinda cool, doncha think?
Speaking of, I'd bought a whole bunch of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn on clearance a few years ago. That was before I discovered that it isn't good for socks at all. The sock gets very thin and wears out very quickly. So I stopped using it for socks. I've knit scarves from some, and a couple of hats as well. I think it'll be good for scarves, since they don't get washed very often, the way socks need to be.
I went in and dug out all I had left. That I could find, at least. I thought I'd had more than this.
The one on the far right is Supersocke, and the other four are Sockittome Select. I want to weave scarves with them, but the thing is, I'm not sure how variegated yarns will work if I use them for both warp and weft. Will it pool, plaid, or just turn into a muddy mess? I guess we'll find out. I think I'll start with this one, since the color changes a bit more subtle than the other ones.
It's called Winterberry. If it turns out to be a mess, well, then we'll just have to knit scarves with the others.
I just roll with the flow. Or something.