Per usual, time has gotten away from me again. Busy, busy, busy!
As luck would have it though, I have a little extra time on my hands this week* so it's UPDATE TIME. :)
Firstly - how is it that it is Thanksgiving next week? Already? I'm still trying to process that information. Why does it always feel like it creeps up unawares??? I should probably, like, shop for a turkey this week or something, eh? 0_o
Also, my Tyk & Tynd** scarf is fini.
I started out pretty iffy on whether or not it would truly be a 'unisex' scarf but, now that it is done, the husband seems as likely as not to fight me to the death to wear it. Heh. He likes it, he really really likes it! It's very.......WOOLY, for lack of a better word, and warm but not thick - you can knot it up very easily. Super wearable and ridiculously easy pattern. I would make a dozen more if it wasn't sooooooooooooooooo much knitting and so much wear-n-tear on the hands.
Sandy blew away any semblance of a 'indian summer' round these parts and it's been cold cold cold so.........time to get the WOOLIES out! I've been going through them and giving them all a good washing in wool wash so they are soft and poufy again. I *should* do that at the END of the season, before I store them, but it always seems like drudgery to do it then. Come fall, I want to start wearing them so badly that it's no longer a chore and something I look forward to doing. So figure THAT one out. lol
(Still have a couple more scarves to sort out.)
I sure need more yarn like I need, well, I just don't need any more yarn. 'Nuff said.But we went to the New England Fiber Festival up in MA a couple weeks ago and I fell 'prey' to this lovely batch of tweedy-ness from a local CT dyer, Tucker Woods Farm. Better that than what I REALLY wanted to buy - which was an Alpaca or two. As in, a REAL LIVE Alpaca***. For as low as $500! I stuck to just yarn though. Not sure the cats would appreciate me bringing home a herd animal. :)
*My glass torch is broken or clogged or something. The husband did it but, obviously, he didn't mean it and I'm trying not to be bitter. TRYING. *twitch* Am currently unemployed until a new one arrives but, on the upside, I'm free free free this week!
**What does Tyk & Tynd read to you? I couldn't make heads or tails out of the phrase until I heard the seller say THICK & THIN. Thick & Thin = Tyk & Tynd. *blink*
***This particular show has a big barn-like area with a ton of fibery animals to buy. Alpacas, sheep, Angora rabbits, etc. Pretty sure I saw some goats too. It's pretty crazy. Animal store in the front of the expo, fiber sellers in the back half.