Between bouts of Montezuma’s revenge this week, I was able to finish the softest scarf ever. The white in it is angora rabbit and the black is a very soft wool which I spun a few years ago. It finished at 8.5 x 48″. On a #12 needle, I cast on 30 stitches and knit every row. I will not bother to block it as its intended use is to keep me warm during the cold months when I go to the barns to care for animals.
Yes, I can get up there. Grandma Moses started her painting at 76. I bought my sheep as a business at 76. I think I have a good model to follow. So now when the sun shines again, I’ll take a driving lesson on the new machine. There is so much it can do, that I would never have been able to do without it. I’m a happy camper today.
My sprained ankle is not healing very fast, probably because I don’t stay off it, plus there is this knee the doctor would like to replace that has been troublesome, so other than feeding animals, I spent time knitting, which keeps my leg out of trouble. This is yarn that I spun maybe 30 years ago. Black wool and white bunny, then plied together. It is extremely soft and cuddly. There is enough left to make a scarf for barn duty when lambs arrive and it is freezing out there. I have about 24″ knit, using a large needle and garter stitch, which goes fast.