It's Thursday again, and the start of a new month. Monday it still felt like summer, and then overnight a front came through to bring us some much-needed rain. It's left cooler temperatures in its wake, along with a lot of leaves on the ground, and I'm excited about fall -- true knitting season! I'm joining up with Carole and friends today with three projects I'm getting ready to start in the coming days.
1. Socks for my mother
So far I've gotten holiday gift socks done for my mother-in-law and my two sisters-in-law, so it's my mother's turn next. I bought this skein of Emma's Yarn Practically Perfect Sock at least a year ago, probably more, and I've been thinking that it'd be perfect for my mother for a while. Thankfully it wasn't buried in the stash and I was able to find it easily, so now I just have to wind it to get it ready to go.
2. A hat for Rainbow
These skeins have been wound for a week, but it's a good thing that I hadn't yet cast on because they'll work perfectly for a Pigskin Party challenge for this month to use two yarns held together. I'm planning to make a slouchy hat with these, using the slub base on its own for the brim and then joining in the mohair/silk for the body of the hat. Rainbow can be a bit sensitive to itch, so I figured using the merino/nylon on its own for the part that will be rubbing against her skin would be the best bet.
3. At long last, a Hitchhiker
I'm embarrassed by how long this skein of handspun has been wound and been sitting with the printed pattern next to my computer; I don't know how long it's been precisely, but it's been long enough to gather a layer of dust that I had to clean off. I've been so inspired by Bonny's series of Hitchhikers over the past year or so that I really wanted to finally make one for myself, and I even put it on my 20 in 2020 list, so as we enter the last quarter of the year, it's now or never!
I'm off to get started. I'll see you back here on Sunday with at least one new skein of handspun!