Retirement is becoming very real this week. I had a wonderful luncheon and visit with some other teacher retirees on Tuesday when it was a Professional Development day. We knew exactly what meetings others were suffering through! Yesterday when the kids went back to school was even better. The bus went by, the neighbourhood cleared out, and I sat in my pj's with coffee in hand and enjoyed every second. Dusty puppy was a little confused. He's learned that the bus means I leave and he automatically heads for his crate. But, this time I stayed! Joy and more joy! And, today I went shopping in the middle of the afternoon. Fewer people around. I loved it!
I've been dyeing up a storm with so many natural dye plants ready for harvesting at this time of year. And, I've been finishing projects.
The precious Socks That Rock yarn from last Christmas have been knit into a Christmas present for this year.
Knit with 3 mm needles, the yarn is Socks That Rock Silkie, 81% Superwash Merino, 19% Silk, colorway Black Magic. The pattern is the free Socks on a Plane. It's a basic toe-up pattern with simple cables on the sides.
My Corinne sweater is also finished and ready for fall.
I knit the medium size and probably should have knit the small. It's a little too full, but wearable. The yarn is also a little wild! Very colourful! It's knit with Bernat Mosaic and even though it's an acrylic yarn (gasp, gasp), I love the yarn.
I'm hoping the rain holds off and I can finish up some of my dyeing tomorrow. More coreopsis is in one pot soaking while another holds acorns. So much fun!