After work on Wednesday, Don met Barb for a drink down at the new Bistro on Monroe. She was nice enough to give him a ride home afterwards, and came in for a short visit. She, too, is a fiber person, and does read my blog, so wanted to see first hand what I had been doing.
Here she is with my basket of socks. There are a few pair using commercial yarn, but most were from my hand spun.
Construction continues on the new house down on Cross and Briar Hill. The windows and doors have now been installed. There probably will not be too much work that will be noticeable from now on, except when the exterior siding is attached (not that I know what that will be), due to most work being in the buildings interior.
I find the house to be very interesting and think it very cool. I love all of the glass.....so much light will be allowed in. The large open area in the wall is covered nightly, so I do not know if it will be a large opening when completed, using a garage door, as in the house plan when the lot was originally for sale, or if it will be solid. Right now, it allows convenient access for the contractors to bring materials or equipment in and out.
Thought I would show an update of the nylon/wool 2 ply as I was plying it. Using the dark wool single, along with the lighter nylon single, created a "barber pole" effect. I think it will create a nice texture when knit up, plus be quite a strong yarn for a pair of socks.