Thanks for all the commiseration with my sock machine woes of the last post. Thanks also to those of you that pointed out the Houdini Socks. I’ve only glanced at the article/pattern so far, but it looks promising. I never would have seen it otherwise, so thank you!

I have yet to touch the sock machine again since last weekend. I know they say the older you get the faster the time goes, but I never thought it could be *this* true. I have no idea where the weekend went. We were cleaning for Thanksgiving, we went shopping, I did some dyeing (which I hope to show you soon) and then all of the sudden I was getting up for work! Huh?!? Guess it’s just going to be that kind of end of the year around these parts.

So it looks like this will be a post of many random things. I hope you’re ready because here it goes!

Random thing the first. My Dad went to Argentina recently by way of Chile. I asked him to bring me home an alpaca.

alpaca patch

He got close. ;)

Random thing the second. I finally got to wear my Annemor Gloves that I finished in the spring.

Finally got to wear them!

I’m usually far from the “matchy matchy” type but by sheer coincidence these happen to match the headband I made as my first Fair Isle project back when the first knitting olympics happened. And both these match my winter coat. HWJF tells me I’m cute. I’ll take his word for it.

Random thing the third. In between everything else I’ve got going on I’ve been working on cleaning the mohair fleece I bought at Rhinebeck.

mohair locks

I wish y’all had “Feel-o-blog” or something. It is taking quite a bit of doing to get these suckers clean but when they are? Soft and fluffy and just amazingly awesome. I can’t wait to start carding these into some sock yarn batts for the shop and myself!

Random thing the fourth. I had a local MLA chapter meeting last week and since my other knitting has too much patterning going on I decided to work a bit on my plain old stockinette socks.

I shouldn't be knitting this sock but I am.

Only the toe was done when the meeting started. I love being productive while listening to people speak, but part of me really wishes I’d been working on Christmas knitting. We will be having our Christmas with my parents early this year and I’ve only got about three weeks left to knit! EEEK!

And finally, random thing the last. I finished up another spinning order.

strawberry rhubarb yarn

Approximately 700 yards of fingering weight two ply merino yarn.

strawberry rhubarb yarn closeup

Strawberry Rhubarb Colorway. Squishy goodness. I really hope some of the folks that have been getting yarn for me will share what they’re making with it. I’m so anxious to see!

That’s about it from here. Happy Monday y’all. Think I’ll go watch me some football with the boy. :)

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7 Responses to “Many random thoughts”
  1. Eklectika says:

    Oh…I LOVE the colors of the stockinette sock you’re working on!!!

  2. Risa says:

    All excellent randomness!

  3. Ina says:

    Lovely randomness! Your dad has good taste – I’d love the chance to play with guanaco fiber… and then there’s vicuna. ;)

  4. Karen says:

    Well that’s certainly easier to take care of than a real alpaca! :)

    I love the gloves and headband together!

    Beautiful spinning, as always.

  5. Cookie says:

    You are freakin’ adorable.


  6. Kim says:

    Lots of random goodness. Time is speeding by and although my X-mas knitting list is short & simple, the way time goes it will be here tomorrow. Love the colorway of your plain stockinette socks. that must have been a long meeting to get so much done!

  7. Daniele says:

    I can just imagine how those mohair locks feel. And sock yarn from them…awh….. I’ll have to have some for sure. And the gloves are fantastic.

    Three weeks of knitting time? I hadn’t thought of that. What am I doing on the computer?!?!?

    Happy Thanksgiving Jessica, to you and the boy!

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