Friends, I am going to do it -- I'm going to hit my Stash Dash goal! Yesterday I finished spinning the singles from the Finnsheep roving, and last night I used my ball winder to wind a center-pull ball. Today's mission is to ply, which I'll be doing from both ends of the ball. And as soon as I'm done, I'll skein and wash it and hang it to dry outside so I can measure the length and confirm that I have met my goal. I will of course be sharing the finished skein on Sunday (or sooner, if you follow me on Instagram).
Yesterday we had dinner with my brother- and sister-in-law and my nephew, who is now walking and getting into everything. He's also very drooly:
I knew we'd be sitting outside and talking for a while, so I cast on a new pair of socks. These will be for my mother-in-law for the winter holidays:
The yarn is Fibernymph Dye Works Mountain Tweed, which is a superwash BFL/nylon blend. This colorway is Love Notes, which was one of Lisa's Valentine's Day colorways. It's a four-stripe colorway, with three shades of pink separated by gray, and it's the first time I've knit with this fingering-weight tweed base. I really like how it's working up, and it's also nice to have a sock on the needles again. I may or may not have some other FDW sock yarn on its way to me from Lisa's shop update last weekend, so I expect more socks on the needles in the weeks and months to come.
We don't have any big plans for the weekend (really, who does these days anyway?), but I am looking forward to taking a week off from work next week. Due to the pandemic, my employer has temporarily suspended the accrual limits on vacation time, and as I rarely take time off, I've got a lot of it. It looks very unlikely that we'll be making our annual trip to Florida this year, so I figured I might as well take some of that vacation time now. Rainbow starts school on September 1, so next week is about mother/daughter fun time. One item on our to-do list is making her more masks for school, and we've ordered some fun fabric choices, including this one that we splurged on at Spoonflower (you can get it here, if you're so inclined):
If we all have to wear masks, we might as well do it in style, right?
Have a great end to your week! I'll be back on Sunday to do my victory lap.