Every Day a Little Better

How I Felt..and This is My Thing

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The end of October already? How did that happen? It was summer and then it snowed. Seriously, we had two inches of snow three days ago. I’m excited about my new helmet and goggles, but I’m not ready to snap on my skis yet! Then it got warm and the snow melted away. And now it’s colder again. The thermometer is bipolar. I have so many little projects going right now that it’s hard to worry about the weather, though.

This dress is just off of my sewing machine. I knitted the 50% Alpaca/50% Acrylic on my standard gauge knitting machine a while ago. Now, with cooler weather I decided I had to finish it right now. So I did. Now where will I wear it?

It’s quite plain, but I wanted it that way so I had an excuse to wear scarves or jewelry with it easily. Scarves, I have a few made up. Apparently, my mirror needs a good dusting.

Now that my mid-gauge machine is free, I need to make a black sweater set. Right now. I already have the patterns out. The camisole is quick. So I’ll make another, this time without all the mistakes. 

On my LK100, I’ve been making thick warm super-scarves. I had bought some vivid red by the pound at a mill outlet. The yarn was a mess and I spent more time detangling and splicing broken ends than I did knitting. Another for my daughter is almost complete,missing only one end of fringes.

And now, a manly man scarf is in production. But it hasn’t been all knitting. Pillows,slippers,  t-shirts, cards. And 11 liters of apple cider is blipping away in its carboy. We picked and juiced the apples, and are waiting impatiently for the best part. Cabbages are waiting to be made into saurkraut.

And, wonder how I felt? Here’s how. 

Alpaca fiber is being turned into felt, that will be made into slippers. Looks a bit like roadkill at this point. I can’t let the dog near it. 

This thing actually kinda works.

This is my thing. Or these are my things? I’ll ask the question again, as asked of me (in a roundabout way). What is your thing?

 

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