Hot & Cold
July 17, 2021
July has been a funny month. First, it’s really cold and rainy - on July 5, we actually turned the heat on! Then, it’s hot and humid, making it really hard to knit much.
I finished my version of the Fireworks pullover, but I did NOT try it on. It’s upstairs ready to block now. My version has less fireworks and more plain stockinette because it was too hot to think:
I started spinning 44g of hand dyed fiber that I found. I think it’s dyed by Linda Dyak years ago. I’m not sure where the rest went, but I found 44g of it.
It’s so pretty. Not sure what I will do with it, but something will occur to me I am sure.
Speaking of spinning, I used some of the red that I dyed and spun to make a hat:
It’s quite fulfilling to knit something with my handspun. I love making every single stitch!
Right now I am knitting a pair of mittens that I knit once before. I made them in blue before, but this time I am knitting them in Harrisville’s New England Shetland in the color Grass. The pattern I’m using is Green Autumn by Jared Flood. I remember that I loved knitting them before, around 2008 I think it was, and so far they continue to make me happy.
But, I am only on the cuff. It may get worse as I go on! Or get even better! We’ll see.
Have a good day happily knitting and spinning, and stay cool or warm as required.