That was me leaping off the fiber/yarn good girl wagon with great joy and abandon.
Two Loop! batts, top right and bottom left. They’re for a spin along in the Ravelry group. The Blackberry bump (bottom) even has sparkle. It goes on the wheel next. Top left and bottom right are braids from Fiber Optic. Bottom right is for a spin along with The Knit Girllls. Top left is just a color I absolutely could not resist – I’ve been looking for it for a long time. It’s Polwarth and silk, bottom right is Merino and silk.
I’ve been a monogamous knitter this week, working on the Baby H blanket. I figure I’ve got about two more full rounds and it will be a good size. Then a wash and off it goes to the new owner.
I’ve spun pretty much all day today. I did have to take a break because it’s hard to operate the wheel when your lap looks like this.
Yesterday when he did that I just gave in, turned around, laid down on the couch and took a nap with him. I had taken some Benadryl and we slept for about 2 hours. Today he didn’t stay quite as long.
I finished the Gale’s SSK multi.
And then I plied it all up.
Got about 720 yards. I’m thinking it’s about a DK, but it has to finish drying before I check it. Polwarth blooms quite a bit when it gets bathed, so pre-bath measurement won’t do me much good.
I’m actually pretty impressed with this yarn. It’s very even. The colors worked really well together, and it was perfectly balanced even before soaking. As soon as I hit post I’m going to get it out of the sink, squish it, and hang it up to dry.
This has been a quiet, reflective weekend around here. Everyone knows by now of the horrible news from Connecticut on Friday. Yesterday was a year since my Dad died, and today is two years since Jim’s Mom died. I’ve done quite a bit of looking back. Tomorrow it’s eyes and heart forward again. We celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary, Mom’s birthday is next week, Christmas a few days later, my birthday four days after that, then Vegas about 3 weeks after that. Spring and summer travel plans are firming up, and it’s going to be fun. Hard things help me appreciate the good things more. There’s lots of good.