This little one is home with strep throat today - happy Spring!
n e s t superwash merino roving in Truffula Trees
Look at this beauty. Kind of makes you want to spin, right? Well, that is what I am hoping. I have had a super long hiatus from my wheel and need to decide what to do - keep the wheel as an expensive piece of modern art, actually spin on it OR sell it. It's such a tough choice. I really love how handspun yarn looks, and I think I have even spun some worthy yarns - yet - it is tough to take time out before actually knitting to spin. I saw nest fiber studio over at Ravelry, and it was love on sight. Jennifer has such a gift for saturated, jewel tones. Now, to spin or not to spin, that is the question. In any case, the roving makes for a gorgeous boa.
In other news - I have been knitting, and knitting in circles. I have successfully avoided complicated, thoughtful WIP's the past few weeks. After starting several sock mysteries and the Color Affection Shawl (of boredom), I just needed to get away to some total TV knitting. I have knit three pairs of stockinette socks on a row - well, I am on my 6th sock right now - adding a garter heel to jazz up the monotony and trying my hand at short row heels for something different. I kind of like the squooshy-ness of the garter. The pattern in the Handspun Show Off pattern, which I think works nicely to show up the super variegated-ness of this yarn.
All Things Heather in an unknown colorway
Using yarn that has been in my stash one month short of 5 years feels pretty darned good too. I am pretty sure All Things Heather isn't even available anymore, which makes this like a classic or something. It's been fun to knit - I imagine icees and cotton candy as I knit around to each new color.
Lastly, is anyone watching Game of Thrones on HBO this season? It is not too late, the second episode just aired. It is like total debauchery with a story...