Even though work can be a pocket of hell, there are moments and days worth living for. They are usually called “the weekend”. And this weekend Summer is here, and life feels good.
At last I finished warping my loom with the singles I handspun. This will be an interesting experiment, since I will be using singles for both the warp and weft. So far, just a few snags, but nothing insurmountable. The plan is to use the huck pattern, and I threw 6 picks of plainweave to hem the edge and use as an outline. I may throw in a few more picks for good measure.
When I am in my post-surgery mode, I will only be able to knit, read, or watch TV for a few days, so I am starting to plan my knitting project. I totally gave up on the Birch shawl pattern that I started with the alpaca/linen blend. After 5 starts that pattern is one of the worst I have ever tried to follow. I ripped it all out. So I will change course and knit another ruffle scarf in linen for the summer. I also want to knit a pair of mitts and also a pair of socks. It will be fun finding time for all of that! But next Sunday my knitting group meets so I will have incentive to get at least one of the projects up and running for our session.
There are five of us and the beauty of it is that it is the five of us. A lot of the informal groups end up having about 15-20 people on the e-mail list, and sometimes people show up and most times they don’t. I don’t feel comfortable in that environment. Although the spinning group is in that category, today’s meeting had four of us, and it was a very fun time. Picked figs off the tree, looked at Italian pictures from a fiber-theme trip, and spun and chatted.