A busy fall is behind me now and I have returned to a more normal schedule at home. We (Tactile) went to California Wool & Fiber Festival and Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in September; SOAR, Color Fiber Festival, and the Yolo Mill-In in October; and then a trunk show at Knit One One and a slew of classes to teach in November. While I love it all, it is nice to have time to knit and spin again.
The Viking scarf is nearing completion. There is just the last bit that is 100% purple.
I like it now that it has progressed into the strongly purple range. No more reluctance about giving it to my friend the Minnesota Vikings fan.
I have been teaching a sock class at Knit One One. It is a toe-up short row heel sock on 2 circulars. Not my usual style.
I am using Tactile Superwash Merino Fingering sock yarn in the Birch colorway. This is just before casting off. This is my first time knitting the birch colorway and I am loving it.
I am not a huge fan of knitting on 2 circulars though I did get into a groove and it is nice to finish both socks at the same time. My tension is a little less even too. This need a washing and blocking. Then some proper pictures that show the colorway accurantely.
Last, but certainly not least, I have started a shawl:
I am using Tactile Alpaca Lace in the Tangerine colorway. I adore orange. This one never got to the store. My
excuse reasoning is that we need knit samples to show off the yarn. Right?
I am trying to battle my startitis disease by starting at the most tedious point. I knit over 9 feet (3 meters!) of edging and then picked up stitches to knit up to the back of the neck. Every right side row gets 4 stitches shorter! Yay!
I am creating my own design. The pattern stitches are from various sources modified to work together.
Here is the border pattern (a bit washed out in this photo).
Next time I will show you the lovely fleeces I have acquired recently.