The Mother Nature does not seem to be able to make up her mind whether or not she should have another laundry day. She did a good soaking yesterday (or the day before... ) but obviously did not quite finish the job since she has been rinsing again and again. I am fine with whatever she pleases to do and enjoy these quiet tones. I appreciate the gray after all this grass green which is not one of my favorite colors. While writing the steady drumming on the roof started again. The heavy rain has flushed the spouts which is good and saves some work - although usually late fall we will need to check the spouts anyway and no matter how rainy the summer has been, there is still plenty of stuff from the trees that needs to be removed. These grays serve a beautiful background for this red and happy Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn (the red is S84 with one end coming from the outside of the ball and the other from the inside even though it looks like two different colors; the white part S269 likewise): twined mittens on the way. I will post more pictures of the mittens when I get them finished, that is when the embroidery is done.
So this past week was all about mittens and some socks too. I have few balls of yarn in my sock yarn pile that make me wonder what I have been thinking when bringing them home... I will try to look at them as challenges and so have swatched up a bit. I am almost sure both of these will be undone soonest but at least now I have them memorized and they are spinning around my head and hopefully some day they will pop up from my brain with good and perfect patterns with them.
I dislike the green spots and for a while thought about doing something like k2tog-yarn over when ever they occurred or then just simply purling them always. I tried both and did not like the outcome. So for the time being, I let them rest, although I find myself thinking of them quite a lot.
Few times a year I seem to need to do some twined knitting. I love the slow process there, it is more like embroidering to me than actual knitting. I stop and think and admire the cloth more often than when knitting the usual way. Normally I go through a skein without stopping and thinking too much. And twined knitting takes me also to my wheel, there are so few z-spun yarns around that there is actually a need to spin.
I have been in Ravelry (as lenealve) for a long time and have tried to update my projects there dutifully but only now have I discovered its beauty. Last week I thought that I will go and see socks and mittens in Ravelry and ooh boy, what a treasure trove! Now whenever there has been a moment to spare, I have been there. There is so much inspiration and I have come across lots of good knitting and new knitters, it is almost too good to be true. I am grateful to be a knitter today.
Wool with You,
Ps. I finished my Flutter Scarf with crochet. I think I added one pattern repeat to the width, because these lace scarfs come thin and long with wear, one extra repeat there might turn out to be a good move even though it feels a bit bulky now when it has not been used.