The best part of winter is a storm that times itself perfectly for a day off. This one did all it could. 5-10 inches, followed by sleet and freezing rain, started last evening and lasting all day long today.
Now, technically, it isn’t a snow day – we only delayed opening. But I have to work on Saturday, so instead of leaving early on Friday to make up those hours, i am staying home today. I did about an hour’s worth of work, and am calling it a day. I think that will fill my week’s hours.
Which is good, because work has just been overwhelmingly crazy the past few weeks. so busy that I haven’t been able to face getting on the computer to write to you. I hope it changes soon. I think it will, because we are going to be hiring someone to work with me! Ad goes in the paper in a week or two. That will mean a bit more work at first, but then it should all be easier.
So even though work has kept me busy and tired, I have managed to spin most days for a few minutes. I was able to finish the Oliver Twist yarn, and am happy with the result.
Though it isn’t my favorite color, it goes so beautifully with the Aegean I spun earlier that I know I am going to love working with it.
Plus, I had this amazing win with it! I have never before split my fiber so perfectly and spun it so evenly that the two bobbins came out this close. I was pretty happy. Almost excited, even.
Of course, that means I have nothing on the frankenbobbin yet for this year. I did cast on a cowl with last year’s frankenyarn, and I think I will be able to make something like mitts with the thinner second skein of yarn from that experiment.
Finished knitting the Nymphalidae, but that is soaking so I can’t show that to you yet. Maybe next month when I post again. 🙂 Hopefully it won’t be that long.
The Japanese Sampler Scarf MKAL started, and I am about halfway through the first clue. I really love the yarn, the pattern and the resulting scarf. The next clue comes out in April, so I have time to finish this one.
Still working on Durrow, but the progress is almost imperceptible, so I will spare you et another photo of a half done square.
And Mom’s brown cardigan continues to move slowly along. Almost to the body ribbing, then there will be sleeves and button bands to do. I don’t give it the love it deserves, because well, it’s brown. It doesn’t excite me. But she does love brown, and I love her, so I keep plugging away at it.
I did finish my blue socks! Yea, I finished something! And immediately cast on the next pair, so there are still socks on the needles. No photo yet of the new ones, but the foot of the first one is almost done. I have worn the new blues a few times, and they are really soft and warm, I love them. They are a new to me yarn, in BFL wool and nylon. I think they will wear well.
The only other new thing is what’s on the wheel now. It is a bag of polwarth and “soffsilk” that I got at the Whorls and Purls party destash. I have never spun fiber with colored bits in it before, it is quite fun.
In other news, the truck is in the shop getting a face lift, and they gave A a beautiful BLUE 2018 Tacoma. Just like her red one, but no snow tires. EEK. So she is home today, too. We are having a quiet day in front of the fire. Later I will go upstairs and block that shawl, work on warping the loom. The day will fly.