Tomorrow, we are off to Virginia for the rest of the week. I'm looking forward to relaxing, knitting, reading, hiking, eating, and seeing old friends. The cooler weather will be appreciated, too.
This week, I've managed to finish two more projects, hereby presented in the form of the two worst photos I've taken in a while. There's no sun today, thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne, so it's inside photos only. Unfortunately, my good camera's battery is charging for the trip, so I'm left with the pocket digital. After seeing the scarf photo, I'm reminded that I need to dig out the manual and figure out once and for all how to change the f/stop (if that's even possible.) Anyway. The first project is the mistake rib scarf, knit from Blue Sky Alpacas 50/50 silk/alpaca. It's beautifully light and soft, I just need to spend a bit more time on blocking when I get home next week.
I also finished another Christmas gift for my mom, a Sally Melville "Shape-It Scarf," done with Trendsetter Dune, and interesting mix of mohair, acrylic, and metal. I didn't think I'd like this fiber, but it knits up very soft and drapy. This is the fourth one of these scarves I've made, so obviously I really like them - I just need to do one for myself now. Fast to knit, it can be done in almost any bulky yarn, and is fun to wear a lot of different ways. The true color of this one is actually very rich and dark, with subtle forest greens and greys, with dashes of dark purple. Not what you see here, unfortunately.
For the trip, I'm packing a skein of Morehouse Merino Ultrasoft yarn to make some wristwarmers, a pair of already started socks, and the kits for two snake scarves and hats for my niece and nephew (also from Morehouse Merino.) I'm trying to be disciplined and get the Christmas knitting done so I'm not in a panic at the last minute. I'm not a good enough knitter for that!
'm hoping to have internet access while we are at The Homestead, so if I have something interesting to post, I will. Otherwise, I'll be back on Monday week. Happy knitting, everyone!