A while back, before the latest Covid lock down, my daughter gave me 7 balls of sock yarn, suggesting that we trade. She'd give me the yarn and I'd give her back socks. I don't think I'd have made this trade with anyone else, but since she's my daughter, I didn't mind.
It had been several years since I'd knit socks, so I had to relearn the steps. It wasn't difficult, but I did have to restart several socks, a couple of times because I'd forgotten how the yarns worked. Kroy is a sturdy and easy to knit yarn, but it's not as fine as most sock yarns, and I needed to change my stitches and gauge.
The bright unicorn fart yarn wasn't in the original back of yarns. Instead there was a bright red yarn, but it was wool, rayon and nylon. I didn't really like the rayon aspect, so I switched it out for the stripey yarn. At first, I was going to make them for me, but the more I thought about the rayon sock yarn, the more I said nope...just not happening. So my daughter got the fun striped socks.
I also used this project to experiment with different heels. I did the German Short Row heel. Ick. It didn't fit me at all when I tried it on. I also had to use markers to keep track of my stitches, which became a royal pain in the butt. My next heel type was the square heel. That was one sweet heel to knit. It was easy to knit, looked fine but also didn't fit me at all. I ended up doing the round heel that I normally use on the final pair of socks. It fit me just fine. Nice to note though, that they all fit my daughter just fine.
I was doing some rug hooking but having a wool rug on your lap when it's 30C outside and no AC inside, just isn't doable. If I had a gripper strip hooking frame on a stand, or a Cheticamp style frame, then hooking could happen. However I use a small, plastic hoop. It isn't big enough to be supported and ends up flopping the whole rug on my lap. It's just too warm right now, with this unseasonably early heat wave!
I have spun and plied some lovely Merino. It's another skein of white yarn, so I haven't yet photographed it. I'm beginning to wish I had some dyed roving to play with, just for a change.
Woad plants are happy. Japanese Indigo is very happy. I have Weld plants again this year which makes me happy! Yay!