I had started this Ludlow Shawl back when the weather was cold and put it away to work on socks. I was looking for something in one of the baskets in the living room and found this project. Since I’m working on UFO’s it’s perfect. This is some of my hand-spun yarn and it’s all Polwarth. The purple has a bit of bamboo in it. I’m planning on using the creamy beige for the border. The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn but these yarns are more of a sport weight so the shawl will be a bit larger which is fine with me.
I did my load of socks earlier and they are all hanging up on blockers to dry. I put each pair in a small mesh bag of it’s own and did a small load on hand wash in the washer. I have eight pairs of sock blockers and was considering whether to buy a couple of more sets but decided this is plenty. I can wear a clean pair every day for a week and do a load and still have a few pairs in the drawer. No sense in going overboard.
Close up of the Malabrigo socks.
I have potatoes baking in the oven and we’ll have loaded baked potatoes for dinner in a little while. It’s beginning to smell really good in the house! I’ve got green onions, broccoli, cheddar cheese to grate, and some Marzetti’s Ranch Dip instead of sour cream for toppings.
Brad is out of the shower and I need to start a load of his shirts in the washer before I forget it. Then I’ll work on the shawl while we watch TV this evening.
Have a blessed Thursday evening, ya’ll.