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!
We visited Colorful Yarns in Centennial, Colorado when we visited our daughter last month and I bought some souvenir yarn all in fingering weight.
Two hand-dyed in the Denver area and one from Texas.
Knerd String is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. I loved the greens and purples in the Mr. Greensleeves colorway. As this is 100% wool, it will become a shawl of some sort.
Andromeda‘s Grumpy Gus is a special colorway created just for the Colorful Yarns shop. This hank of blues and greens will become socks or a shawl in a yet-to-be-determined pattern.
I had to have the grey and touch of purple Chasing Rabbits Fern yarn in Tarnish hand-dyed in Amarillo, Texas.
I’m a sucker for greys and other neutral colors though I also like color…it just depends on my mood and the project on which I’m working.
Do you buy souvenir yarn, fabric or other things on your travels?
We back last week from visiting our daughter and family in Colorado so I’ll be telling you a bit about our trip over the next few days.
Last year I took my daughter the girls (they are 10 years old) out for pedicures when we visited them so we decided to do that again this year.
My one granddaughter got a skeleton on her big toe and I got a pumpkin.
My daughter picked a beautiful autumn color and no nail art but the other grand got a ghost one her big toe.
I want to make this an annual event when we visit.