Too Many Things To Discuss
I read a lot of blogs...but I have to admit, when I'm going through my standard list (see sidebar), and I find a blog with a big ole block of text, I usually either skim briefly or go to the next one.
With That Being Said...
...today's blog has a lot of stuff, but it will be mostly pictures.
Having finished the afghan, I also finished the Noro Kureyon socks (even though my picture still shows a couple more rounds to go.
I'm planning on washing them to see if the Kureyon sock yarn will bloom a little bit.
I also started a new sock.
Obviously, it's a top-down sock, and I'm using the leftover laceweight alpaca from Briar Rose Fibers. I'm making this sock on US0000 needles. Each round is 112 stitches, so this pair of socks may take me quite a while.
I have also decided to start a new sweater, but I haven't even swatched for it yet, so I'll post pictures on the next blog entry.
Fiber to Scarf Exchange
For those who don't know, Ted organized a Fiber to Scarf exchange. A week or so ago, I got back what originally started as merino roving, but Michael had turned it into this.
He made a lovely center-cable scarf on a garter background. He was able to keep a wonderful differentiation in colors and make a lofty and soft yarn and resulting scarf. I'm quite pleased, and trying to keep Thaddeus from claiming this scarf as his.
Thaddeus and I went out foraging for mushrooms a couple weeks ago and found a bunch of one of my favorite mushrooms.
This rather large cluster of mushrooms is technically known as grifola frondosa, but is also know as ram's head (giving it a slight knitting reference...no?), or hen of the woods or maitake in Japan. It's an incredibly tasty mushroom that keeps it texture very well during cooking.