this and that.

I’m sitting here, coffee in hand, looking through the photos I took yesterday, and there is not much of a theme. It seems that I did a little bit of everything yesterday, so please excuse this post’s lack of focus.

First up, a few more pictures of the silk, which is now dry and in skein form. (Still no good rhymes for tussah, I’m afraid.)

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silkskein3

silkskein2

Swoon.

Next, a few shots of Mara, blocked and dry. (Hmm, maybe there is a theme?)

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It was incredibly hot and humid yesterday (see below photo of Boh), but I couldn’t help wrapping Mara around my shoulders and snapping a few pictures in my (dirty) mirror.

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I also baked brownies:

brownies

Finished a vanilla sock:

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Made some progress on my Milkweed Shawl:

milkweed prog

Oh, and tried crack, in the form of Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino. I’ve been hearing about this stuff on numerous podcasts (The Manic Purl, Gives Good Knit, and The Knitmore Girls), and after attaining a sock weight 3-ply yarn, I decided to go ahead and order a little bit to give it a try.

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Late last night, I told myself I would just split this lovely superwash merino in the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds colorway nto 4 oz. chunks, and then divide one of those halves into 3 parts in preparation for spinning more 3-ply sock yarn.

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And then I sat down at the wheel.  This stuff is awesome.

That’s all I’ve got today. Happy Friday!

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6 thoughts on “this and that.

  1. I’m jealous – what a productive spinning/knitting day. And so far the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds yarn is bea-u-tiful.
    – katie

  2. Busy, busy! I love Mara — it turned out great. I’m thinking about breaking out some of my special stash of Sundara Silky Merino for one…

  3. I love, love, luv the silk! And everyone knows: nothing goes better with brownies than a vanilla sock! Happy spinning this weekend. Hope it cools off enough for you to try out that lovely shawl sometime soon.

  4. I can’t get enough of the Tussah skein. It is just beautiful.
    The Lucy in the Sky will make fantastic socks!

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