mopey dopey sunday
It kind of feels like a slow motion Sunday - it's so dreary out, the rain is steadily hitting the windows. Kind of perfect a pre-fall day in my mind's eye. It was still dark at 7 am, nice to enjoy the peace of the house before enjoying the Peace of The House. But now, it's time for cleaning and laundry, kind of lazy in between. Wash the dishes, rest, throw in another load of whites, rest, sweep the floor, rest...can you guess my meaning of perfect? It's between the chores - rest, that is what Sunday is for. Soon knitting and football shall commence.
So my newest knitting is another start on my Harvest Sock Swap. I tried the Jaywalker twice using Wollmeise Turkis and Karneol - both times, different needle sizes, still pooling. So I wound that back up in favor of some Yarn Pirate Punkin Head - I love this yarn. I generally find YP to be a bit thin - but it is a generous weight for the Jay - for the many cast on stitches - perfect on my size #1. I love the ever-subtle striping and the aptly "harvest" colors of raspberry, mocha and bitterswet. I'm pretty excited that the yarn and sock pattern have finally come together - I hope my pals loves it too - would it be wrong to include a note suggesting she return it if she doesn't? *giggle*
And then I just wanted to share my new acquisition. My yarn diet is not lost, promise. I just had to have this skein of handspun - I was trolling etsy.com and saw Funky Carolina's spinning combined with Hello Yarn's fiber - Pretty Posies - I figured this was a marriage made in heaven. I have been so wanting to see some handspun in person. I am thinking sweet little hat for winter - I found one that could be a great source of inspiration, then I lost it (WAIT! Here it is!)...I'll probably just end up with plain stockinette to appreciate my first go at handspun, though suggestions would be delightful.
I have lofty goals this week - I hope to wrap up my Jaywalker, cast on my other Firestarter, get out my Clapotis and knit on, since I will need to it soon for the Wisconsin weather and wind up this yarn for my hat-to-be. Kind of makes me need to rest, just pondering it all.