Wednesday, January 13, 2010

not a lot going on

I haven't had much to post about lately. I'm not sure where time has gone since Christmas. The days just seem to melt away.

I did manage to get some carding done. Using the electric carder doesn't save any time but it sure saves wear and tear on my shoulder and neck. I'm quite attached to this machine already. I finished up blending the merino/silk and BFL fibers. I love this stuff; it's like playing with cotton candy.

I started knitting a pair of socks for a dear friend who was newly diagnosed with cancer. I wanted him to have nice warm socks for his chemo therapy. He wound up in the hospital a lot sooner than anyone expected and started to receive chemo. I knew that I wouldn't get his socks done in time so Dan volunteered his new socks. Their sock sizes are very similar so that's what we did.

I cable-plied and dyed some more BFL for another new pair of socks for Dan. This time he's getting more colorful ones.
I took the yarn photo in the sunroom yesterday. We are having spring-like weather in January this week. The snow is thawing during the day although it freezes again in the evening, making for slippery roads and sidewalks. It's lovely to have the balmy temperatures this time of year, a little respite from our usual cold winters.


Monika said...

Your batts do look lovely. Sorry to hear about your friend.
I can't believe we are having +2C instead of -20C right now! I don't want the little snow we have to melt already!!!
It's supposed to be like that for another whole week!

Jody said...

I was just thinking today that it looked more like March then the middle of January!
I got my Polwarth fleece yesterday.It's pretty but the tips are sunbleached and I am not so crazy about that. Otherwise it's soft and crimpy. I believe that Rovings fleeces are coated so they would be nicer. I also got my kid I will have to spend my weekend washing everything. (ugh my neck and back!)

Lovs2Knit said...

Beautiful batts! Sorry to hear about your friend. The socks will be a comfort during chemo.

We've been having spring like weather here to. It's a nice change from the freezing temps we normally have but the melting snow is causing flooding and making a huge mess.