There's no other way to explain it. I mean, how did it get to be November 29th? I would swear I posted yesterday, but the evidence points to something entirely different. And as a loyal CSI viewer, I must respect the evidence.
On reflection, I think I can reconstruct the activities of the intervening days.
- I finished a cabled hat out of KnitPicks Andean Silk. This yarn is wonderful to work with!
- I got my shipment of yarns for the Sashiko Jacket from Schoolhouse Press. They are perched prettily in a basket in the living room. After I cut out the sloper and marked increases/decreases, I cast on and knit one row--then I was forced to halt by the unpleasant realization that I had not thought through what hem treatment I wanted to use. Meanwhile, take a look at this if you like the concept of sashiko patchwork. This book is going on my Christmas list!
- We had a quiet Thanksgiving celebration at home--Gingko flew down from Seattle, and the three of us had the full traditional feast, scaled down a bit. Although we usually observe Buy Nothing Day on the day after Thanksgiving, this year we took BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) into San Francisco to watch the crowds and enjoy the holiday decorations. I now admit to you that we purchased 1 pair of pants and 2 tins of chocolate goodies. Thus is the economy fueled. We wandered through Saks Fifth Avenue to see how the other half lives--J was amazed at the prices they were asking for scarves and hats! He has always been supportive of my work, but I could tell that his respect has grown! He's probably also trying to figure out how I could sell my things for these prices...
- I worked a few days at Deep Color. I have been dyeing rovings in a style I call agate dyeing (I first called it blotchy dyeing, but Claudia felt that didn't convey the correct image!). I am totally pleased that these rovings sell out pretty quickly because I have a great time making them. What is interesting is that I rarely see the finished product, which is disturbing to my scientific mind but is probably a really good thing in terms of loosening up my artistic impulses.
- Oh, and I worked a bit at my paying job and cleaned the house somewhat. We won't dwell on this aspect of life.
I so appreciated the comments about Fair Isle knitting projects. I'd like to return to that subject in the next post. I'm making no promises as to when that will be, however!