Last night my stagnating Adamas shawl, Son's homespun scarf on handmade needles (he did all the making), and David's coming-along-beautifully Irish Hiking Scarf all had the great pleasure of meeting a new knit: a lively sock on a great set of needles.
The needles were in the capable hands of none other than Sara, in the area for a conference and kind enough to come up to Takoma Park for a little yarn shopping at Now & Then and dinner at Middle Eastern Cuisine. (Try the okra dish!)
Sara and I knew we had a lot in common even before she arrived--but we just kept discovering more. Her post today has a great list of some of them (including a link to my book).
Thanks for the great evening, Sara!
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And, in spinning news, I made my first cabled yarn.
After spinning up the extra bit of beautiful peachy fiber that Mama-E sent...
...I decided to ply it with some of the singles spun up from Moth Heaven's contribution to my fiber stash.
And then I plied the two double-plies together in the opposite direction, creating this lovely subtly-tweedy cabled yarn:
What I should make? Any suggestions?