Slowly but surely (and I think it’s more slowly) I am making some UFO progress. I’ve been trying to get the 2nd sock done in the Colinette yarn. This yarn is really wonderful and if you haven’t tried it you should. It has just the right amount of stretch for socks and is great to work with. I’m about to turn the heel and I’ve been trying to carve out a few uninterrupted minutes to do this. I know from past sock experience that if I put it down in mid-heel and lose my place I might as well never have started.
At the same time (you can never have too many projects going on at once!) I’m making great strides on a pair of fingerless gloves for hubby. These actually have fingers that will be open on the ends so I guess they aren’t technically fingerless gloves but you get the idea. This is the first time I’ve made gloves and although they’re not hard to make, I have to say thank you to all the you tube videos I’ve watched to get from one finger to the next. (What did we ever do before you tube?) I’m making these out of Expresso’s yarn and I’m using size 2 DPN’s and one strand of yarn. I found the pattern on Ravelry and it was archived so it took quite awhile to load…I got a number of rows done on the socks while I was waiting…felt proud of my multi-tasking skills!
Now that I’m living on the east coast my calendar has big stars, arrows, highlights, you name it on the weekend of May 5-6. I am SO looking forward to attending the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival for the first time. Every year I would say…well maybe next year I can fly out there and go but this year I only live about an hour drive away so I will be thoroughly enjoying every second from the time the doors open until they kick me out! I’m sure I’ll be making some purchases as well! I feel like a kid at Christmas….I’m counting down the minutes!