Did you have a merry and bright? Did you have a happy joy?
I hope so.
Me? Well, it was hectic. We did a lot of things in not a lot of days, and I foolishly spent too much time with people without taking enough time to be alone, so…I’m a bit on edge today.
But this morning, there was the pre-dawn alone time again. And there was non-gift knitting. And there was spinning for the sheer delight of spinning. And it was good.
And at lunch today, there was a lonely, chilly walk in the wind. I didn’t wear enough woolly things (I misplaced my favorite mitts!), but once I got moving, I was warm enough to keep moving.
And the rest of the week promises more of the same. Then the Little Bird and I will pack up the car for one more Christmas with my parents and at least two of my sisters.
So I can’t show you the Christmas knitting quite yet. But I promise it’s cool.
In the meantime, how about some finished handspun?
I’d long coveted this colorway over at Spunky Eclectic, but I could never quite decide which fiber base I wanted it on. When the shop update hit and I saw it on a 50/50 Merino-silk blend, falling down for it was pretty effortless.
That’s 4 ounces of 50/50 Merino-Silk in the colorway Joshua Tree.
It’s a subtle color. Little bits of pinky rose and bronzey green. And the spinning, though a bit trickier than a straight-up wool, because of the silk content, was an absolute delight. I aimed for thin, because anything with this amount of silk in it seems to demand to be knit into something shawl-like or lacy.
Then just a simple two-ply to wrap it up:
And we have yarn, friends!
545 yards of something on the border of heavy laceweight or light fingering weight two-ply. The color is subtle. And perfect. And the yarn is silky smooth and soft as soft can be. Mmmmmm.
Happy Spinning, and Happy Holidays, Friends!