So much for posting "tomorrow"… Ahem. Got too busy, as usual!
Wool Expo was last weekend. I was in the woolcraft tent on both Saturday and Sunday and had a great time. On Saturday there were lots of people coming to look at the display and there were other stalls selling a variety of wool and other crafty bits. I ogled some spun recycled silk throwers waste yarn, but thought it was to impractical for anything I’d want to make. In the end I bought some undyed Mulberry silk noil 10/1 yarn (all the dyed skeins were in horrible colours in my opinion) for which I have some ideas. I had barely any time to knit the kid mohair lace scarf in between raffle ticket sales and handing out information on the spinning and weaving group.
Sunday was quieter, but I got no knitting done at all because I had to separate and fold all the handspun, handknitted rug raffle tickets for the draw in the afternoon. We have been selling tickets since February, and I spent both the last two market Sundays selling tickets in the mall. In the end it was won by a lady from the Central Coast, and I found out today the final tally was over $900 raised! So it was well worth all the time and effort put in.
On Sunday night I finally reached the end of the ball of kid mohair, finishing the lace scarf. I washed it on Monday after school and started wearing it on Wednesday. It’s a bit longer than anticipated as it relaxed on washing, but it is absolutely lovely to wear. Pictures soon…
So I’m finally back to knitting the blue socks I started last October. I thought I was going to have to frog back to before the heel because the foot was too long, but on looking at it again I decided that it wasn’t that bad, and continued on. It’s grown a few centimetres already.