I'm back in business. Of course the laptop couldn't be fixed and I gave serious thought to not replacing it, But I did. We travel and neither one of us likes being off line for long. And it's getting to the point now that we go on vacation we do the same things we do at home, just in a different location.
But I have been busy. I finished washing all but one of the fleeces. I've decided I'm going to have that one done by a local fiber processing source. This particular fleece is a Romney and it's a gorgeous white. It's also huge. I laid it out on a a drop cloth that was 8 x 10 and it practically covered the cloth.
Even though I don't usually knit socks, I've started socks for the little people in our lives. I really need a small project to carry along. I hate sitting and doing nothing. The next couple of hand knit projects require deep thought!!
The kids want sweaters but they'll be done on the knitting machine. It will give me the chance to really learn how to use them. Their moms all work, so I'm not giving them sweaters that need special care. I'm having trouble finding suitable colors for boys in sportweight yarn. Also, don't you think $60 is a bit much for a child's sweater? I keep telling myself that Mom can hand it down to GS#2, but still. I don't have a problem spending more than that for an adult sweater, but then it's wool and will be hand washed.
And finally a finished object. Well almost, it still has to be blocked. It's the Holden Shawlette. My first shawl. Knitting shawls seem to be addictive. I spent last night trying to pick out my next one!