This morning it was cold enough to wear hand knit socks, scarf and mittens. We woke up Sunday to about 3”of snow and 13 degrees out. Never got any warmer all day. Some yards had an inch of snow, some had 3 foot drifts. I’d planned on warping the Baby Wolf, that was until I got a suggestion from Rodger at Overabundance to try maybe dark brown to go with my purple/lavender handspun. The warp now on the board will be chained and I’ll be ordering hopefully some chocolate Imperial Ranch Stock yarn.
Today is cold too with wind chills down to 10 below. Snowing and 20 mph winds. I know, I know, this is nothing compared to what some of you get but cold for here. Seattle and Portland got snow too.
I never did mention what I bought on Saturday. Stash enhancement? No? Does it count if it is only going to be used as warp? I’m fuzzy on that ruling but pretty sure it doesn’t count. Just like handspun and roving doesn’t count. I mostly bought neutrals except for 4 different colors of Elemental Affects to be incorporated into a warp.
I’m really liking my newest handspun socks I’m working on. Soft, squishy and colors so fun that I had to do 2×2 rib all the way to the heel flap just to show it off. This boys and girls is why I’ve switched over to only knitting socks from my own hand spun. I’ll have to check again but I think I am down to just a few more commercial sock yarns. And all but one I’ll probably incorporate into weavings. That leaves 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Special Edition Sock from September 2007 in Cherries Jubilee. Knit up it looks like Brach`s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes Candy. OK except for the green part. Maybe there was green on the wrapper? I never cared for them cause I don’t like coconut except in Ambrosia salad or Almond Joy bars.
So a holiday contest to win those last two skeins of Lorna’s Laces and some other goodies. Tell me in your comment to this post what your very favorite holiday candy or candy tradition is and I will use either Ruby or Rufus to choose the winning entry (or a random number generator if the cats are napping). I’ll take entries until the beginning of the celebration of Saturnalia (December 21 at 4:04 am PST (12:04 UT)