I don’t know what to say.
My wool diet suffered a rather severe setback in February.
I think I’m just gonna declare amnesty, and tell you that I really really really really really really really really really will do better in March.
(It shouldn’t be hard to do better in March, considering how miserably poorly I did in February, but…you know…AMNESTY!)
Looky here. It’s not like I wasn’t spinning…
That there is most of what got spun over the course of the month. I forgot about the Hay Sunrise on Cheviot for this picture, so you can just imagine it snuggled in there, one cake of it already half of a half of a sock.
All told, 32 ounces of wool got spun up in February. Not as much as in January, but there were no singles this month, and much of what was spun was spun pretty darned fine. There’s 2,169 yards of finished yarns to add to the stash of handspun.
Considering all that, I think it’s a nice accomplishment that the stash of yarnz only grew by 37 yards. That’s on account of finishing the Elizabeth Cardigan, a pair of socks and a hat all within the short 28 days of the month, I suppose. Oh, and not buying any yarn.
As far as the healthy goals go…well, I didn’t do as well as I’d like, but I was sick half the month, and that makes things more challenging. Still, I lost 1.3 pounds this month. Not too bad for a slacker. (And no, I don’t care if it’s slow. Slow = more lasting, in my experience.)
Now, let’s talk March, shall we!
Health-wise, I need to get back on track with tracking. I’ve sort of fallen off there over the past couple of weeks, and it’s really the No. 1 key to keeping me aware of the energy-in side of the equation.
On the energy-out side of the equation, I’m pretty sure my little avatar on the Electronic Device of Shaming has fallen asleep, so I’d better get back on board with that. And now that I’ve kicked this cold…and this stomach bug…and this sinus infection… I can start walking more regularly again. It won’t hurt that spring is approaching. Doesn’t look like it today, but I’ve seen the signs…
Knitting-wise, I’ve got a few things rolling along now:
That’s my main project right now. The Peruvian Central shawl in handspun BFL from Greenwood Fiberworks. I’m around halfway done with it now, and it’s rolling along nicely. The stripes are dreamy. (Aren’t stripes always?)
Then there’ll be these Hay Sunrise socks. I know, I know. I cast on something new. I couldn’t resist. I want these to wear with Elizabeth. And yes, it’s a bad early-morning picture, but that morning, the sock-in-progress demanded that I listen to The Spelunkers, which I found odd and worthy of recording for posterity’s sake. Or something.
This here is going to be an Aperitif vest. Do not remind me what I said about seams just a short while ago. It was already on the needles and…well…practice makes perfect? Maybe?
As far as the spinning goes, here’s the pile I created for March:
There’s more than 4 pounds there. So I’m not pretending I’m gonna finish anything like all of it, but it’s a fun pile to pick from.
How was your February? Glad to see its backside? Yep. Me, too.
Happy March, Friends!