The way it is
In lieu of a Saturday Sky photograph today, I present Saturday Snow... because that's just the way it is... and continues to be... it is snowing as we speak.
I also present snow-on-hydrangea (because it was there) and cashmere.
That almost-half of a 2x3 or 3x4 (I don't remember now) ribbed cashmere-silk scarf has been marinating for quite some time, and it's a shame. I recall working on it at and around Rhinebeck... 2006. Not only is it fabulous, ultra-super-soft yarn -- Alchemy Monarch -- it was also a gift from someone special. It came to mind recently when I was reading The Knitter's Book of Yarn and saw that the Butterfly Moebius Wrap uses the exactly same stuff in exactly the amount I have! Well, I pulled out the ribbed scarf -- which is so soft and, really, it looks great -- worked a few stitches, and agreed with myself that I just really can't hack ribbing in such a strong dose... which somewhat explains the long marination period.
Last night, after an evening of pizza and snuggling with babies, I didn't have enough time to wash and pin-out Oblique (that's happening today!). I did have enough time to rip the cashmere, re-wind it on the swift, wash it and hang it up to dry. I'll wind it up today -- and suddenly, I have a new next project.
Out of the mouths of babes: My sister Ann told me that she was wearing a run-of-the mill, everyday sweater one day las tweek and Mack, who is always told that "Aunt Vicki knit this" when a handknit is slipped over his head, asked, "Did Aunt Vicki knit that for you?"