At this point, Mr. Man and I are working way, way too hard these days – he definitely more than me. Right now, he’s got a presentation to design and he’s tossing toys to the cats as a distraction.
I’ve got a pile up of writing projects and an upcoming vacation, so I’ve got to clear my desk. Mr. Man has a presentation to do on vacation (he’s presenting at a conference and I’m playing tourist for a couple of days, then we get to play together). Anyway, this means he’s incredibly busy too. My poor guy … he needs a vacation.
Last night, I started leaving through the Nicky Epstein book, Knitting on the Edge, and I kept thinking how cool it would be to have these as wrist warmers with a ruffle that fell over the knuckles of my hand.
I’ll keep thinking on those and let you know when I try to design them. They should be great fun. Anyway, I took a timeout and finished up my fingerless gloves.
Then, I spent some time winding some yarn made of 100% sugar cane? No kidding, that’s what the label says. It’s Arucania Ruca solid in a pale purple-grey and it’s incredibly soft. It’s also splitty if the gauge swatch is any indicator. I’m going to attempt the Saroyan scarf with beads.
I was very disappointed in the second skein as it was badly skeined (is that a word? spell checker says no, so I’ll explain). The skein was tangled and I kept having to stop winding and manually weave the working yarn cake through the tangles. It was a mess!
Ugh! Once I got it going, however, it wound up finally.
… and then I had two lovely yarn cakes.
Max was pleased. He likes to watch the swift go ’round and ’round.
In the afternoon, I went out to the deck to add a little water to the rosemary and basil pot I’m hiding from the squirrels and this looked up at me!
Seriously? My mom says my life is complicated … I’m beginning to think she may be right. It’s certainly a little surreal at times.