Unbelievable how fast this week flew by. Today we've got Tomato Salad on the menu. This lovely fiber was dyed by FatCatKnits. I've seen this colorway spun up on FatCatKnits forum, and fell in love with it. I like fiber, which can be spun into gradiating yarns, like this one.
fiber: Falkland, 4oz
yarn: navajo plied, 2 skeins, total of 250yds, I think it's DK weight yarn
I loved spinning this fiber, and how the yarn turned out. I hope you like it too, because you can find it here in my shop. One more thing about the shop. I know that shipping costs seem high, but we refund excess shipping costs, once we know what the actual costs are.
This week I had no time to spin, because I had to crank out a pair of socks as a birthday present.
My fifth pair of burning stripes socks. I had no time to block them. They are not the most prettiest socks ever, but mashine washable, and warm. Made with Patons Kroy FX, I used 2.75mm needles, which made it go real fast. I started October 2 and finished October 5. This used to be a normal pace for knitting a pair of socks, but it was hard work to get them done. I still have a little SSS going on. Anyway. I'm back knitting the second sock of my faceted rib socks. They look gorgeous, and I can't wait for them to be done, and on my feet!
After some bad vibes with the reno guys (not the actual workers, they are great!), we had the head honcho over yesterday, and we walked through the house, and made a list of what still has to be done. It was all just little things, and we worked out the big things in the kitchen. Phew!
This means, they will finish the railing today. Then we have a break until next week Thursday, when they will finally install the counter top, and the back splash tiles. The appliances will be installed, except for the oven and microwave. A couple of the cabinet doors were scratched, which will be replaced. The replacement doors, and the cabinet where the oven, and the microwave will be (this one turned out totally wrong), will take another couple of weeks or three to arrive.
Meanwhile we'll have to get a duct cleaning crew in, and everything can get cleaned up nicely. I guess we'll be moving furniture and stuff back in, little by little. We probably need to hire movers, since my son threw his back out by lifting and dragging most of the stuff, when we cleared out the house, and has now a bad back, which a nice chiropractor is trying to bend back into shape.
Alright, that's it for today. Oh, yeah, the pool is going to be closed today as well. The pups were still swimming with pleasure up until yesterday, and will be very disappointed next time they are out in the back yard.
Have a nice weekend everyone!