NOTE: This was scheduled for posting on Friday but my tablet refused to upload the pix. So here it is on Sunday night!
I have gone on a work/play retreat of sorts. I brought knitting, a spinning wheel, a cross stitch project, and some writing I needed to attend to. On the way here, I accomplished nothing because I had a bout of food poisoning from a restaurant dinner the evening before. I'll not name the restaurant here, but I'll privately disclose the name if you feel you need to know. Let's just say that pre-cooked chicken and long-standing salad greens are not a safe food handling strategy.
By Monday I felt fine though. It's Friday now and I have finished :
Over half of the pound of fiber is spun. There's 8 oz. of dyed superwash and 8 oz. of a blue violet superwash wool, and I'm plying them together for a subtly striped DK yarn. I'll be washing skeins today so I can start another Garden Cardigan (pattern on Ravelry) and work on it during the drive home. Yes, Doug, it's purple and, no, you can't have it. ;-)
The pair of socks I've been picking away at for 6 months. Knit from Cakewalk yarn (sadly now out of business), they are wonderfully soft and comfy.
I've started a pair of mittens to wear while walking on chilly fall and winter mornings. Pattern 23 from Charlene Scurch's Mostly Mittens. Which is not included in the revised edition if you went looking for it. There's plenty of other patterns in the revised edition that are wonderful too! This is an old Flat Feet sock blank that I dug out of the stash and a ball of Regia 4 fadig in natural. I think they'll work well with my pink Ergonomic Earwarmer.
I also had quiet hours to work on a couple of proposals for magazine submissions and to revamp my spinning classes to fit into 1-hour segments. All in all, a very productive week, with no self-imposed deadlines or household requirements to meet. What a pleasurable week....