I owe ya'll a bunch of things. My promises aren't empty, just running on fumes at the moment. There's so much to do. We're getting it done, but it feels like we're moving through water.
I'm *this* close to finishing my step-mother-in-law's socks. If I'd pay attention, I'd have finished them already instead of unknitting a few rows. B is going to London for work for a couple of days, and in that time I hope to crank out Ogee. The movers come Thursday, so I need to block it before then.
Anyway, I thought ya'll wouldn't mind if I just showed you obscene photos of the Wollmeise that arrived the other day. These skeins are more stunning than the last. The package took my breath away.
From left to right you see: Frosch (frog), Campari Orange, and Gewitterhimmel (thunderstorm sky).
I will of course make socks with these, but I'm also thinking that I might make a pair of mittens with one skein, probably the blue. And don't you know that some color work in the orange and green would really pop against the blue! I swoon just thinking about it.
Here's another shot to wet your palette.
I also picked up a skein of Merino Lambswool in Kräuterbeet. This will be a hat or scarf of something. This might also be my airplane knitting since I'm leery of taking metal needles on the plane.
Pack 'em Up, Move 'em On Out
Also before Thursday I need to decide what yarn and needles I'm going to take with me in my check luggage and what will be relegated to the slow boat. Our household goods will arrive at the end of October. My plan is take as much as I can, but I know I can't take it all.
Do yarn cakes take up less space?