It's that time of year again- the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (during which the population of the state increases by about 50%) begins this weekend. Since Sturgis is a good 300 miles east, you'd think that we would not be affected. You would be wrong. We live on one North/South Interstate Highway, and very near the confluence of an East/West highway, and the roar of engines is constant, as real bikers make their pilgrimage to Mecca (play-bikers drive pretty pickup trucks with their matching bikes on matching trailers, and then only ride the last 50 miles or so- there are lots of them driving through as well). Sunup to sundown- it's motorcycles all day.
But I can knit and spin to the sound of Harleys. It's sort of comforting. I made another Bulky Handspun Christmas Hat yesterday- since I'm enamored with mitered squares lately, I tried some on a hat. It turned out well, though I didn't have enough white yarn to make all of the squares bi-colored. I think this hat needs a big red button somewhere.
And I am nearly done with the cuffs of the mitered-square leftover socks. Just one more 6-square row to complete, and then it's on to the insteps (4 rows of 3 squares). These are going to be amusing socks.
I finished spinning the rainbow dyed Shetland roving, and will ply it today, no doubt to the roar of engines.