24" of snow. So far. I know you may be from a part of the world where this is nothing, but I am in Albuquerque. Records of all time are being set. Cars don't move at all. It is so quiet here. No one owns shovels. Our street hasn't been plowed yet since before the holidays started and the BIG one is due on Monday. Not even sure the city owns plows.
Good time to hunker down with my knitting and spinning and a ton of movies.
Before and after today's snow - another 10" or so.
The strange thing is that the Eco wool suggested a 10.5 needle and I used #4 double pointed for these. I do knit a little loosely, so a #5 would work for most people. I just love this wool. I thought it might blow up a bit in the washing, but the cables are firm and not a bit floppy. Actually, this makes such a splendid sock yarn that I think I will knit several other pairs in different designs using this yarn. Big skeins and cheap - my favorite combo.
I have been working on a new modular jacket. I am apprehensive about joining the strips. The basic plan is based on De Colores from Ginger Luter's Module Magic. She uses a knitted bind-off to join, like you would if you were making reinforced shoulder joins. But I don't care for the ridge it creates at this point. Any suggestions?
This is Polworth from Rovings spun to bring out the color changes. I plyed it into a fake boucle, one ply thin and one ply thick. The strips are unblocked, but wonderfully soft.