Someone once asked me why I make socks when it’s so much easier to go to the store and buy a pair. I replied, “Because I can.” This week I have been making cotton socks for the family. Each member got their own completed pair of socks today. Almost everyone picked out their own color combo too. A few pairs, I just winged it with what colors I thought they would like.
It’s kind of funny, really, because I recently read a blog post over at Granny Miller’s Blog and was excited because I finally felt like there was something I was doing right. So, therefore, I do….because I can.
The weather is finally getting to me. Having lived in the “desert” for the last 5 years I had grown accustomed to heat, sun, wind, and dry air. Now living in a climate of near constant rain, seeing the sun peak out for a few moments is a treat. Yesterday I started washing fleeces to spin up.
After washing, I am used to being able to set them outside for a few hours, and the fiber is all fluffy and dry and ready to go. Not so here. After a day and a half it is still quite damp, and I have a fan blowing on them to help speed up the process. And, as I sit looking outside right this moment….sigh…it’s raining again. I think I shall go find a project that will keep me busy.