FO: Gris de lin

Week one of Pre-kindergarten is gone. As we start week two, the tears are still present. I know this will pass but is still painful to see my baby having trouble adjusting to the new environment. As with other difficult times, knitting is my therapy. Having an FO makes everything better. 

This cowl is, in my humble opinion, adorable!

Mods & sanity checks:
  • Cast on 84 stitches as I used DK instead of the recommended fingering weight yarn
  • Placed a stitch maker after every 12 stitches
  • Put in a safe line after every pattern repeat (12 rows)

I would knit this pattern again in a blink. Perhaps modify it to be an infinite scarf!?!

Have a great week. Keep your wool close; stop to smell the roses.

And there is some handspun to show

These past weeks, I spun a lot in spite of not being in any Tour de Fleece team and having to  juggle many balls "in real life".  Glad to report that I did not drop any big ball.

Two weeks ago we said farewell to the daycare that had been my daughter's second home for the past three years. I cried a bit (ok, more than that) as it was too hard to move on from such a wonderful place and people. My daughter  is managing changes better than me. She said her goodbyes and quickly moved on to enjoying her first summer camp. She is also looking forward to attending a new school! I would love to cruise the world with her same innocence, curiosity and strength. 

So, all that spinning resulted in something good. I have two new additions to the stash--both are in the very light fingering weight. The first skein is close to 450 yards. I don't know what the content of the fiber or the vendor is. This was a gift from by best friend who doesn't know understand a thing about spinning but knows it makes me happy.

The second is a skein is from Malabrigo Merino (Nube) top in the Mostaza colorway. I got 522 yards of 4 oz (113g) fiber. I see a shawl in our future. 

Thanks for stopping by. Keep your wool close and have a great week!

New York and some knitting

I can't believe a couple weeks had passed since my last post. Traveling and a cold got my attention while I was missing in action.

Manhattan doesn’t get old for us. We recently spent five fabulous days in the city. Favorite experiences:
From Purl Soho: Manos del Uruguay Fino in Rosewater and Madelinetosh Merino DK in Calligraphy  I cannot put into words how much I like these yarns. Trust me!

In Progress is a cowl that I am loving so much that it isn't easy to put it down. The free pattern was written by  Cailliau Berangere. 

What have you been working on?