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.