While I personally am fine, Sofee, well you know her allergies! She is in the middle of the worst of it. Poor little girl. Her eyes are really bothering her this year. We have a new ointment, but basically she needs to stop rubbing them. We are balancing drugs and barrier clothing items with full-attention/lap time. We'll get through this again...... I'm just hoping for early (and frequent) frosts!
She could be a poster child.....poor little girl!
On the knitting front, finished are the "Deep in the Woods" mittens. They've been on my Ravelry page for a couple of weeks, so sorry if this is redundant for many of you. I made a few changes, which can be found on my Ravelry page. Basically they are knit as pattern is written. I really like them!
I started a plain vanilla sock. Opal yarns can hardly make "vanilla" socks! Pretty wild! This colorway is one from the rain forest collection of a couple of years ago. Stash yarn. It's a project that I can take and run with. Mindless knitting - hmmmm - that seems to be what I need these days.
I am nearing completion on another pair of "Knotty" gloves. These are out of a skein of Cherry Tree Hill - stash yarn that is several years old. Love them. They fit a bit tighter than the reddish pair I recently completed. Same needle size and stitch count, just a slightly different yarn weight.
The post-lady has been VERY nice to me this past week or so.
This Schauht Lazy Kate came to me on Friday of this week. My WooleeWinder bobbins are just a smidge longer than the stock Lendrum bobbins, and would bind up on the Lendrum Kate. I decided that I would prefer a horizontal kate, and decided to go with this model. I have yet to use it, but hopefully I will like it immensely!
I decided it was about time that I figure out what I should be doing, so DH actually, purchased these DVD's for me. I am a "spin by the seat of your pants" type of gal. I do what feels right.....and for the most part I have been pretty happy with the outcome. But the recent sale on these DVD's - well, I decided that perhaps it was time to see how things are "supposed" to be done. LOL..... (Lots of Luck) with that! I'll be trying to break bad habits from now on......
And speaking of: This fiber was especially dyed for me by JulieSpins. I wanted to spin some light to dark transitional yarn. Love this fiber. She named the colorway "Teddy Bear", which is a perfect name!
With a little bit of manipulation, it has been spun into a nice hank of yarn. It's not been sett yet, so not really ready for it's debut shot. Also, only half has been spun at this point. I need to find the perfect pattern.
And, a new sock book: I pre-ordered this one. I have knit many of Stephanie's designs and find them both beautiful and challenging. Little dpns have been dancing in my brain since this beauty arrived!
That's about all I guess. BG will start his little "pre" pre-school this week. Only 1 hour each day (Tues/Thurs) a gradual adjustment. We have been talking about school and reading books about going to school for the last several weeks. He keeps zeroing in on the "school bus" aspect of school. Sadly, I am his school bus. Hope he's not too disappointed with that. I'm very excited for him.....I think he's going to love it! I'll keep you posted.