A big thank you to Maureen for sending me some of her wonderful roving. I received it yesterday and I can't wait to start my first pair of thrum mitts with it. Maureen warned me they are addicting, so I'm preparing myself for the possibility of becoming a thrum addict, but there are worse things in life.
Maureen also sent along this fantastic postcard with the Old Man of the Mountain on it.
What a magnificent sight! Unfortunately, he succumbed to erosion and fell off. Poor fella.
I still haven't had the heart to finish my Field of Flowers shawl. I tried to take a pic of the snag, but it's been so gloomy here that it's impossible...and I can't stick that in the scanner, unfortunately...yes, I tried. So, I will most likely finish off the edging and deal with the snag during blocking.
While I've been thinking about what I'm going to do with the shawl, I've started to work on these, my Camelot socks.
I'm really enjoying making these. There is nothing like a Lucy Neatby pattern to cheer a girl up. Yes, I'm a big Lucy Neatby fan.
I'm using Kroy sock yarn for these. That's what I spent some of my birthday money on at Romni...sock yarn! [snort] You'd think I'd buy some alpaca or something exotic...nope, I buy sock yarn, like I don't have enough of it, as it is. [insert eye-rolling here]
The recommended yarn is Koigu, but, I'm sorry, I can't bring myself to use Koigu for socks. It must feel heavenly on the feet, but, there isn't any nylon content in it for strength. If I made a pair, they would sit in my drawer because I wouldn't want to wear them out. But, I'm happy with the Kroy...I do think I would pick a slightly lighter green, but this was my only choice at the time.
Also, to answer the question as to how I post multiple pics in one post...well, I just send all the pics through Hello. So if I have 3 pics, I'll end up with 3 posts. Then, I'll copy and paste two of the pics into one post through Blogger and delete the posts and work from just one post. Yuck, what a horrible explanation, but I hope you get the jist of it.
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