I like to wind yarn into balls myself. That way I can see if there are any knots of other anomalies in the hank.
I wound the Grumpy Gus yarn into a ball before I left for Colorado. I was ready to cast on for the THSS II Sailing School Sock while the grands were in school this morning and was surprised by a sick ball of yarn.
I don’t remember winding so tightly but I evidently did.
It will probably take me the next three hours to get it fixed then the grands will be home from school.
Again. It’s not such a long story and the details are unimportant. I’m leaving on a jet plane…. to Colorado to take care of our grandchildren, granddogs (and grand chickens) for a few days. Nothing serious happened, just a glitch and I’m so happy that I get to see them all so soon!
Mr. Aitch can’t go as we are in the midst of some home maintenance issues and someone has to stay home.
The grands will be in school Thursday and Friday, I just have to get them there and back home again. We will have a great time on Saturday and Sunday. Mom and Dad will be home Sunday evening and I’ll be back in West, by God, Virginia on Monday.
It will be a whirlwind trip and I’ll be taking two knitting projects with me: Scrubby Sparkle and the fifth pattern in The Handmade Sock Society II. I’ll be using the Grumpy Gus yarn I bought last month to knit Sailing School Socks!
My SIL asked me to knit a cardigan/poncho/ruana for her. We decided on a wool/acrylic blend.
This pattern as a very loose starting off point. She wants a solid neutral grey. I know the yarn weights are very different but I’m going to wing it.
Let the fun begin!
The fourth pair of socks in The Handmade Sock Society II, Cornish Cream Tea, are finished and ready to be gifted. These were done before our vacation but I didn’t have time to post about them.
I’ve enjoyed all of the socks in this series so far and the fifth pattern was released about two weeks ago.
The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in a tonal color called Thunderhead. I love all the subtle shades of greys.
For some reason, the number of rows knitted between the end of the gusset and beginning of the toe decreases just wasn’t long enough to fit my foot as with the other three pairs of socks. Same needle size, same brand and weight of yarn. Perhaps the pattern down the front of the leg and foot doesn’t stretch as much as the previous ones.
But my SIL will love them!