Sorry, I'm a little punchy- much to do today (including writing chapter of the YA I'm working on), and much to do tomorrow, before we take off Wednesday for a week in SoCal. I'll blog the trip, of course.
But in the meantime, I'm maintaining my vow to buy no yarn or fiber until I make a dent in what I already own. To wit:
This yarn became
These socks, which are
heavy boot socks for winter, which is coming, today's high temps and sticky air and *enhanced* tornado watch notwithstanding. I had to try a couple of times to get the right stitch count and gauge- I ended up using size 6 needles and 40 sts. The socks didn't eat up all of the yarn, however. I still had enough left to knit
most of this hat. The lighter stripes on the crown came from a pair of thinner handspun yarns that I held together.
So now I have 2 more partial balls of yarn to use up. But I'm gaining on it, I tell you. Gaining.