A neighbour rang last night and encouraged me to go and look at the moon. ‘There’s a huge ring around it tonight – I know you like looking out for these things!’ She was right, there was a large ring around the moon. Measuring it with my big torch (if you can do such things), its diameter was two torches wide. It was a very bright moon as well.
This morning the weather is back to 40mph gusting winds and showers. I put the horses out as it’s not too cold and got everything ready for them to come back in later, as I’ll be nipping home to do that during an afternoon of website updating and development. Part of that has been knitting a tension square (gasp) in preparation for knitting some handspun socks. As you’ve probably gathered I like to avoid tension squares – I always used to think they used up some of the precious wool.
Anyway last night I started a sock cuff on 3mm needles with my 2-ply Jacob yarn and rapidly decided that a) it would happily fit a Clydesdale’s leg and b) that the tension was too loose. So I ripped that out (I’d only done about 3 rounds) and cast on for a tension square. I started with the 3mm needles just to confirm my loose tension theory, then after about an inch changed to 2.75mm needles. It makes a much better fabric, and it’s so soft, I can’t wait to get these socks on to my cold feet. 🙂