I'm caught in some sort of mitten madness here!!! Is it an attention deficit disorder? The need for instant gratification? Desire to use up bits and pieces of stash yarn? Or perhaps a little bit of all of the above? Whatever it is..... it continues!
The latest finished set are these:
I am knitting a pair of Mystery mittens for the Rav group "I Make Mittens". First clue is finished, and the 2nd clue should arrive in the morning. I'm pretty excited about these, as I am using handspun, and not quite sure how they will turn out. Chatter on the group's board has been fun also.
Speaking of handspun, I have been spinning some plain off-white fiber, with super results! I first spun a supply for the mystery mittens, and then went to town on the rest of the fiber. It's a bag that I purchased this spring at the Adel wool festival. It was sold as "Brown Sheep Mill Ends", so the fiber content is not known to me. I was not sure that it would spin up into nice yarn, but the price was right, and it felt nice to the touch. I'm thrilled with the outcome.
One more hand-covering project. This time, not from stash, and not mittens actually. Fingerless Mitts, rather, knit from a skein of MarigoldJen's Merino,Cashmere, Nylon blended fingering weight yarn. I have a recipient in mind, hoping to finish them soon.
This weekend, the hubs and I hit the road for a little road trip up to Minnesota. He's been housebound, and getting a little "buggy". He recently had another surgical procedure on his shoulder. Third operation in as many years. Needless to say - we are hoping for the best this time. We are vacationers in the fall, and these surgeries have put a damper on our travels. Perhaps next year we will be able to wander further. But for this past weekend, we went up to Big Island Rendevouz. We have enjoyed this crazy festival several times..... this time was again a fun time. Among the vendors, I found a potter, where I purchased this sheep mug.
And, I'll end with post with a little grandmotherly bragging. BG1 had his first school conference last week. His mom tells me that he's currently reading at an "E" level - achieving a "D" level is the goal by the completion of kindergarten. I knew that he seems to have just taken off in the reading department - but this just solidified my suspicions. I assumed he was brilliant ;) - now I know it's true! (All you grandmums out there are smiling!!! ;) )
And BG2 - here's what happens in a month's time....
We were discussing how fast the kids were growing up the other day, and speculating what we would all be doing in 10 years. (BG1 with a learner's permit - behind the wheel of a car) that sort of thing - when BG1 asked if I would still be knitting. One can only hope, my little man! One can only hope...