Wow, did it ever rain this morning. Buckets, I tell you.
And the rain is a harbinger of colder weather, which is in the process of rolling in tonight. I couldn’t be happier. I like normal November temperatures in November. Call me crazy.
I knit happily on my second Van Dyke Lace sock last night and made some very good progress. Here you go:
There were several questions about how well sportweight socks fit in your shoes. Well, it really depends on how loose your shoes are.
But seriously, my sportweight socks are about the same thickness as cotton crew socks I wear with athletic shoes, so they fit well in those types of shoes. Also in my Birkie clogs. They would not fit in the dress shoes I wear to work, nor would I expect them to.
Cathy-Cate correctly identified the colorway of the roving I showed in yesterday’s entry. It is indeed “Good Vibrations.” I may try to do a little spinning this weekend, but I’ve got lots of other things on my plate. We’ll see how it goes.
I haven’t really tried to spin since I started having serious back issues last summer. Well, when Sheri and Janice were here a couple of weeks ago, I sat down at the wheel for 5 minutes for a spinning demonstration. And while we were at Graves Mountain, I did a bit of spinning on Alice‘s single-treadle Ashford. I did start having some back pain while doing that, but I think it was because I was treadling with one foot. When I tried both feet on the treadle, it felt better. All my wheels have been double-treadle, so I have no experience spinning on a single-treadle.
By the way, did I mention that the only wheel I currently own is my Lendrum? I’ve been trying to downsize lately, so my other wheels have gone to new happy homes where they will be loved and used.
But while we were at Graves Mountain, Alice (I think it was Alice) mentioned the new Kromski portable and how much she liked it when she tried it, so now of course I’m tempted. I keep telling myself that I barely spin anymore so I don’t need another wheel.
I don’t need another wheel. I don’t need another wheel. I don’t need another wheel.
Lucy weighs just under 8 pounds and my limit for lifting things is 10 pounds, so fortunately, I’ve been able to lift Lucy as much as I want!
Lucy is so easy to please. A cozy cushion, a lamp for heat, her Momma and/or Daddy nearby, and she’s one content little kitty.