“One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Well, back to better thoughts, right? I agree with Professor Dumbledore. Socks make a great gift and thank you to all who have supported my alpaca sock venture this year. It was an interesting year. It was the first batch made entirely of our and my friend Diane’s fiber with no dyes added. I did dye a few of the yarns before they were knitted into socks and that yielded a better result. Finding mills to spin the fiber into the correct spin, weight and blend, in Pa was a challenge and then to have it sent to the Pa located sock mill that would accept small batch runs was also a challenge. I think it was good that we had limited quantities this year because you told me what you liked and didn’t like, and what you want in length, color and type. That’s gold! I need to know that and REALLY appreciate the honestly and candor about what certain things worked or didn’t. The next run will be even better. We’ve got several spinning mills at work on the yarn.
Then there were those alpaca ornaments. Purely a fluke and it turned out to be a fun and popular project. I have big ideas for them in the New Year. Here are the last few that I made.
Then I watched an interesting 60 Minutes after that sad Steelers game about Wine and the Weather. That’s for tomorrow. More revelations!
Yesterday I went to church because it WAS Sunday, after all. Our Rector has been working overtime. He’s a great sermonizer and I’ll bet once a week is hard, but having Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and then Sunday and 2 services each on 2 of those days HAD to be exhausting to write a sermon for. God bless him and thank God we have him. I needed to hear yesterday’s. It was about “putting on” peace, kindness, patience and hope. It was about what you wear. Here’s a link. It’s worth the listen. I’m also glad I went because I didn’t realize it was the week our flower donation appeared and I’m glad to share that they were given for special families and friends. ❤️🙏🏻.
Have a blessed day!