Yep it’s FOOTBALL season again!!! I am excited to see how “The Boys” will do this year. They were pretty decent last year, a controversial call did them in at the end of the year. They have lost their first pre-season game, but it’s just that pre-season :). GO COWBOYS!!!
This is some beautiful sock yarn from SpinningStreak ‘s Etsy shop (she’s in England). She has some gorgeous yarns. I saw this yarn and tho the shipping from overseas is not cheap, this yarn was talking to me. I have a friend who recently lost her sister and I wanted to so something special for her and I knew this yarn was it. The comfort shawl I have decided to make is called Ethereal Shawl . It’s very basic and simple but because it’s a light weight yarn on large needles it will look light and airy, and should knit up quickly. I’ll post a picture when I am done. She also sent it in a really lovely organza drawstring bag.
I have been watching some family little ones this summer and have been very busy and haven’t had a lot of time to knit, but here are some things I did work on this summer. A comfort shawl for a friend who had to have a defibrillator put in in case she has a heart attack, she’s really young for this kinda of thing :(. I don’t add the fringe when I make them, but that is just my preference. I like having something easy to work on, keeps my hands busy and keeps me grounded when I feel overwhelmed or stressed out and the dishcloths are perfect for that. The one on the left is called In-Thirds-knit-cloth by Michelle Crimm . It’s a free pattern from Ravelry, easy and very pretty. I love using the Sugar’n Cream cotton Stripes for this cloth, sooooo pretty. I made another one that I already gave to a friend and so I put the left over skein so you could see the lovely colors she got :). The dish (or face) cloth on the left is the old standby Grandmother’s Favorite dishcloth .
I packaged up and sent off the Polypay fleece my friend gave me earlier this year. Because I still have roving from the last fleece she gave me and I wanted to get a couple of hats for her husband and son out relatively quickly before it gets cold , I opted this year to have them process it into sport weight yarn. Cost me almost double but when I get it back in 5 to 6 weeks it will be ready to dye and knit :). It should be about 3 lbs of yarn. I always err on the side of caution when I skirt the fleeces and skirt it more severely because the sheep are not covered and I left too much ugly stuff in the first time and the roving was still full of stuff and noils because I also did not remove the short lengths from the longer back fiber. I don’t want to ruin nice roving because I didn’t skirt it enough. Her husband and son each will have a hat made from the fiber of their own sheep. Should help to keep them warm on their farm ;).