And then there is this..
The color here is almost right( well on my monitor!) —but it's hard to see the lovely subtle shade and hues in this near solid.. a blend of merino and angora—its as soft as a cloud-and the lovely blue of a summers sky. It really does have hand spun look—smooth and even, but not uniform in color or spin.
A totally unexpected gift! Some one who knew I wanted to get to Rhinebeck (and didn’t) and bought it for me. It has such a lovely hand, I’d be knitting it this moment if I knew what it wanted to be—It’s already whispered lace—but what lace, and what shape the lace will take are still secret.
The socks? 4 inches (of about 8) of the leg are done—most afternoons I get another 6 to 8 rounds worked. Some days more, some days—like weekends—less! I am thinking of continuing the pattern stitch on the heel flap.
Yesterday I bought pretty pair of brown suede maryjanes- one of these new almost back less shoes (the back of the heel of the shoe is about ½ inch deep)—great for showing off fancy footwear!
Tonight—(knit night with LICknits,) I think I’ll work on finishing (weaving in the ends, etc) on the Penny for Your Thoughts caplet—and then block it (one day soon)