My family recently returned from a vacation to Washington, D.C. Although there are many things to share about our trip, this post will be related to my fiber.
First, just before I left, I won this gorgeous skein of hand spun yarn from Sharon of Knot-Cha-Cha! I can’t tell you how excited it was to receive this beauty upon my return! I admire hand spun yarns since it requires a skill I have yet to learn. I don’t think I have ever possessed something so uniquely beautiful! Any suggestions as to what to make with it (115 yds)? Check out Knot-Cha-Cha Etsy shop for beautiful hand made accessories. I love this Parrot Green Beaded Beret!
As we set out from Cleveland, I had three projects tucked away in bags. I pulled out the second Swirl sock and happily knit along until we reached Pennsylvania and I noticed a hole.
Now the swirl sock is not a hard pattern: yo, knit 2. But I am not very good at fixing mistakes in anything with holes! I tried to drop down and fix my mistake but did not succeed. So I ripped back, fiddled for an hour and was back on track. I merrily continued my knitting until I was getting ready for the heel – somewhere within an hour or so of DC. That’s when I realized I had knit the one leg two inches longer than the other! Sigh….my knitting remained until the return trip because it now became a project that I could not easily pick up and knit.
Luckily, we hit some traffic on the way out of DC, so I was able to focus on fixing the problem, knitting the heel, which seems so easy in this pattern, and finish! These are for Annie. I do love socks for trip knitting!
Finally, on our last day, my husband, Annie and I headed to the Textile Museum to see an exhibit on the revolutionary designs of Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Marian Mahler. The fabrics were amazing! The link above will bring you to the photos of some of them. Check them out!
Sounds like you’ve had a great vacation!
What weight is the handspun you recieved? This pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blackberry-cowl) is written for 10 ply, but I think it could translate well into a lighter weight 🙂
What a nice vacation. Washington DC and that area is one part of the country I have never visited and would like to.
Those socks were worth all of the trouble, they look really good.
Can’t wait to see the bunny knit with the Blue Sky organic cotton. I knit my first cable project with that yarn (a headband that I never finished) and liked it very much.
The socks are adorable – love the pink! And that bunny is ridiculously sweet – I can’t WAIT to see that! (let me know how difficult the pattern is…) 🙂
wow… I love all the places you were able to visit! The sock are adorable, I love hand knit socks!!! I’m glad you had a great trip!
Jane, What about the pattern Kink in the recent Knitty. It was written for small amts of handspun. Kink is a collar/scarf. The yarn is pretty. I would love to see those socks someday. Really cute. Cindy