thanks for your votes on naming the tulip sock; opinions are about evenly split, so i’m still thinking. i only knit about an inch or so more on it in the car—after driving halfway, i worked mostly on a small secret project.
the night before we left i did get one new scarf on the needles. this is the mountain meadow wool merino fingering weight, a creamy soft singles that has the texture of handspun. i looked for a stitch pattern that would show off the rustic texture to advantage—i like patterns that have some garter stitch for that.
i also worked on the maze sweater a bit. the ribbing is done now, but i left that project home—not a good traveling project for a 2-night trip.
so here we are in maryland—james lives in a true man cave; not enough sunlight for good photos. and then there’s champ
who will sit up like a human with her leg on the armrest when we’re all talking. hilarious.
more on them later—i want to show you a cool photo i took in the car just before we got off the highway. the weather was actually really nice all the way here but we ran into a few clouds and showers a little before the end. we were passing by the exit for the fairgrounds where the wool show is held, marveling at the number of livestock trailers and i saw this
oh yeah, baby.
ok, time to shower and get ready to go—lots of wool and people to see today.