Thank you for coming and reading! I have been thinking that you might have gone away since I have not been here, or have been here so very seldom. So happy to see that you keep visiting me.
Last night I stayed up very late - it was wee hours before I went to bed. I was little bit worried and just had to stay up to see what was happening down by the lake. The ice had cleared away from my shores earlier but in the evening the wind started to pick up and I saw how the ice began to move and slowly come closer. The rain was steady and kept drumming the roof and even though it felt very good to stay inside and listen to the sounds, I was getting more and more worried of my trees by the lake. The water is very high at the moment, higher than it has been for years and I was worried if the ice would start pushing against the trees and would do serious damage. So far it looks good, but I am still little bit concerned. Keep your fingers crossed so that my old companions by the lake can take up the pressure of the ice.
You were wondering about the heels in my last socks... it is the afterthought heel called "thumb-joint-hat-top-heel" from Lara Need's Sock Architecture book. I am not sure about the toe... I was going to try out different heels and toes from her brilliant book, but sort of got tired and most likely ended up doing a variation of her toe construction. I recommend her book, it is quite interesting.
While I stayed up late last night and waited for the wind to quiet down, I blocked this cowl. It is similar to the last one I made, I do love this crochet stitch and could keep making new cowls with the very same stitch but with different yarns. I would love to try some light and soft silk mohair...
I wonder if you remember when I made Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from wool.
This is all for now, wool with you,