Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sock Weather

It's been chilly. I had to dig out a pair of socks this morning and my feet can't be happier.

Last week I washed my hats and this week I am working my way through my sweaters and shawls.

I got a huge surprise when I washed this too big cotton sweater and threw it in the dryer out of laziness. It shrunk enough to finally fit. It's only about 15 years old and I had never really worn it because it was ginormous. Now it's like I have a new sweater. Cool.

I also got another surprise when I washed my really old Swallowtail. I never really liked it but I think it was because I had not blocked it right. I had been too afraid in my early lace days to really open it up because it was made of handspun that I was sure would break. It spent an afternoon out in the little bit of sunshine I have left in the yard. This is a dreary time of year here in the woods.

Now it's quite spectacular. Look at that. I can actually see those nupps.

 I also washed my 2012 Holden that I wore last year to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Fest. Hopefully, I'll be going again this year which means I will be frolicking among fiber and fiber bearing critters this coming Sunday. Fingers crossed. My track record for going anywhere or doing anything I want to do has been pitiful for the past six months or so. I won't mention any names but there's an old man that better keep his blankety blank arse in his wheelchair between now and then if he knows what's good for him-and I'm not kidding.


  1. Wow, the cotton card I is beautiful! So are your shawls...nice work results from your happy feet!

  2. Thanks for the comment on the blog post. I really had no idea how large it was. That's part of the problem. I just spin and get what I get! I love your shawls. I think I might just try Swallowtail next. Don't know if I'm brave enough to spin for it though. Here's hoping the old main behaves!

  3. It warmed up here! I'm back in sandals!

  4. You better get there!!!
    I love your shawl and I wish my disaster cottons would shrink….