I got a request to knit sweaters. Believe it or not from a 6 year old!!! And her 4 year old brother did not want to be left out, lol. The multi color sweater is for the oldest, note I chose different more pastel colors than the sweater on the pattern shows (on the left). The yarn for the sweater on the right is not shown in the picture because our “new” JoAnn’s store (YEA!! we got a bigger JoAnn’s store) was out of the blue the 4 year old picked out ;). It’s a beautiful royal blue in the same yarn. I do use acrylic yarn for children so the upkeep is more in line with a busy working mom :). I will be starting those very soon, because the 6 year old will be keeping track of how far along “her” sweater is. She reminded me that it was starting to get cold, LOL.
At the moment I’m trying to finish plying the teal singles I have on the Baynes spinning wheel (crosses her fingers that the band will hold fast) and then begin spinning the Polypay roving that I had processed from the lamb’s fleece a friend gave me. I think her daughter is also keeping track of how far along I am for her scarf. LOL I better be getting my bottom end in gear!!!! 😛 I will knit on the 2 children’s sweaters while I spin (tho not exactly at the same time :P). Sometimes I feel more like knitting and sometimes I feel more like spinning, nice to have two projects going so I can do what I want when I feel like it. 🙂
The end of summer and fall here has been so wonderful and cool. I know winter is coming, but I will try to make a few “warmer” memories to get me through those very cold dreary winter months here in IA, that seem to go on forever, while I anticipate the beautiful green spring again :).