Whew! It’s been a week. I travelled back east to visit my parents, whom I haven’t seen in TWO years! It was lovely to spend some time with them but the travel wiped me out and honestly, I did not enjoy being on the flights which were absolutely packed to the gills. I wore my mask all day which makes a long day for a x-country flight, but I also washed/disinfected my hands like crazy and of course was vaccinated and have had my booster shot. I wish I could have said the same for everyone in the airports and on the flights, but I am at least home and hoping to get into the holiday spirit now that the travel portion of the month is over.
I have two non-YOP pieces I worked on over the last week. First up, I started a new pair of socks for my travel project. These are Helen Stewart’s Vapour Socks and I’m knitting them with a skein of Peepaloo Fields Sock in the color Arden, which is a soft grayish purple speckled color. These have a pretty lace pattern up the front of the sock, but easy stockinette on the reverse. I cruised along and got the leg knit and the heel turned during my trip.
I also decided to take along my Dust of Snow advent project in my carry-on. My folks and I were going to walk around the harbor and visit a small holiday craft fair outside on Saturday, but it was cold and blustery and they decided we’d stay home so I had an opportunity to stay caught up on this one. I’m halfway through the miniskeins which I’ve been unwrapping, one per day, and the matching knitting for this fun pattern. I LOVE how warm and soft it is already and I’m looking forward to having it to wear for the end of the year.
These lovely grayed/muted colors are some of my favorites and the light halo from the undyed mohair/silk just accentuates them even further. I can definitely see myself knitting another version of this fun design in the future too.
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The yarn shades are really dreamy. I am happy to hear you were able to visit with your parents.
They really are and YES! I was glad to be able to see them IRL. Zoom is nice but not the same.
These are great projects! I also did some air travel lately, and I was shocked at how little tolerance I have now for being around other people. Wearing my mask all day didn’t bother me, but the other travelers did.
I look forward to seeing what the rest of your advent miniskeins look like!
Exactly what you said. I am officially peopled out. (Also my mum is very extroverted and loves to talk so while I love her to the moon, 3 days of that with my extreme introvert self = no talking for a week to recharge.) I’m excited to open those mini packages every day!
Oh, I hear that! My mom is also an extrovert, and I love her but I need a break sometimes too. (A few years ago, my sister, my niece, and I all hid in a back bedroom during Thanksgiving for some Introvert Escape Time. They found us and made us come be social again.)
Such lovely projects Anne, especially that shawl…I’m totally smitten by it! How wonderful you were able to see your parents and spend time with them.
Thank you! I’m loving working on it – maybe not a great project for July heat but perfect for a chilly December. 🙂 It WAS wonderful. Two years is a long time!