There lots of road time during the recent vaycay to and from the National Parks, and therefore, it follows, some knitting was done.
Started on the way to Yellowstone and finished as of today...
Twirly Skirt, by Barefoot Knits from Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic and Cotton Classic II (lower tier).
Modified to knit in the round, so miles and miles of knitting, and totally appropriate for certain times and mind-killing at others. Also enclosed the elastic casing as I went, and used three rows of garter stitch instead of turning up a hem. I used a stretchy 'knit two stitches, then knit those tog, knit another st, knit those two together, etc."cast off. I don't know what the technical term is for that one. Maybe someone can help me out. Anyway. Made for a flippy hem. I hope to give to Grandbebe Girl tomorrow and get a photo of her wearing it. It is turned out very, very cute. I have two more planned for the other grandbebe girls.
Current projects being concentrated on…
Green Socks, using the Elongated Cord Rib, from Sensational Knitted Socks (rav link) by Charlene Schurch (I love this book!) from Lonesome Stone Mountain Feat. Making these shortie socks because of the amount of yarn I have available, and because…I mostly just like shortie socks. One is done, one is past the gusset. And like every sock I have made using this book, and the suggestions set out by this book, the socks fit like a dream.
Hiking Socks 2, by KyleAnn Williams (Walking in the Maize Socks), from Fortissima Socka (no photo yet). One is past the gusset.
Also on the spinning front…the Jacob (from the Estes Park Wool Market 2 years ago) is almost completely plied. I carded it by shade, and spun it into singles mostly white here and grey there. I am plying it together, grey and white to make sort of a tweedy look. I may dye it. I may not. Then again, I might…I love having a good plan to stick to.
Next to spin, I think the rose-grey alpaca….or the CVM/Corriedale….or maybe something already prepared. Now wouldn’t that be unusual?!