It's too damn hot here and back east there's too much damn rain. what gives?
I've done some more dyeing:
And some swatching of my dyed yarn. I want to make a sweater and have to figure out what gauge.
Sometimes I feel insecure about homeschooling, is my kid really learning anything? Then he comes up with analyses like this one and I relax. Another author I had him read this year is John McPhee. We saw him last night at the Seattle Library; he spoke about writing and read a passage from his newest book. A fascinating writer and funny in person
I knit on a sock while we listened to him. Afterwards, while filing out, a woman asked me what I was knitting. A sock, I said. She said she couldn't figure it out, it looked like a sock, but she wasn't sure. How hard is must be to count stitches on such small needles, she said. (dk weight yarn on US2s, plain stockinette sock, no stitch counting needed.) Then the kicker, she asked if I was going to knit two of them. Uh, yeah, I said. Wouldn't be very useful to only knit one.
Speaking of socks, here's a photo of The Nerd's giant kureyon sock. And yes, he is only going to knit one.