Friday, July 15, 2011
Finished Snowflake Stocking and Cool Thoughts...
I finished the Ann Norling Snowflake Stocking by Maurya McBride Wednesday night. Amanda, it is 6 1/2 x 19 inches and a nice soft, squishy 100% wool knit.
I was pleasantly surprised when I went to block it that the whole house did not end up smelling like a herd of wet sheep (for non-knitters, when you finish a project, you wet it and then shape it to dry in a process called blocking)! I have to admit, that the first time I wet a wool project and it reeked of sheep, I was most disturbed. LOL!
This yarn is a Nature Spun worsted weight. Ash is the colorway and it says it is permanently moth proofed! Maybe the moth proofing process takes some of the sheepy smell out!! Anyway, I like whatever made it smell less sheepy when wet.
I picked up more supplies (another skein of Ash plus a Pomegranite and Limestone) for another one or two yesterday. =) A quick and fun knit.
The temperatures continue to be brutal. We are on a very long string of days where the temps are above 100 degrees; June broke our records. Fortunately, we were blessed with a bit of rain last night... though that led to a power outage until 2:30 in the morning. I do love having electricity!
We made it a whole week without having to call our speed-dial buddies, Maddox Air Conditioning, for one of The Old Girls. But, our luck ran out yesterday. I should own stock in capacitors. LOL! I am ready for this heat to break just a little.
So, I'm thinking cool thoughts and sending out wishes for a cool, beautiful weekend to all.
I'm adding this to Sneak Peek Fridays at the other side of me.
at Ann's On Sutton Place
and Friday Favorites At Whistle Stop Cafe.
Blessings ~ tanna