The holidays sucked away all my blogging time, but that doesn't mean I haven't spinning and knitting away. Now I find that I'm woefully behind on documenting my projects, so it seems easiest to to it in one fell swoop.
I love love love how this yarn came out. It was always meant to be a gift for a friend, but I will admit that I gave it away with a certain amount of reluctance.
Then I finished up the twin of the handspun yarn that was one of the prizes in my birthday giveaway.
This yarn met with a sad fate while I was reskeining it. Somehow I managed to turn part of it into an enormous tangle. After spending nearly two hours trying to sort out the mess—it's handspun after all—I decided I would have to cut out the worst of it (about five yards of irretrievably tangled mess). So this skein has something that no other skein of my handspun has ever had—a knot. Sigh. Oh well, it' s still pretty.
Crown Mountain Farms has had some great sales in the past few months, and as a result, my bin of CMF fiber is overflowing. In an attempt to make room, I've been spinning up a lot of it.
And believe it or not, I have been doing a fair amount of knitting too. When I finished my my Christmas knitting a week before the big day, I decided that was enough time to knit one or two things to put in the Professor's stocking. I made him a hat first.
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash, color 865
Since the hat only took a couple of evenings, I cast on for a pair of socks as well.
I really like how these socks came out, although they are quite fraternal in color. One sock leans more red, and the other more green. Really though, who is going to be looking that closely at his feet?
And finally, I've been working on a little something for myself.