Where the heck did January go? As I am trying to get back into the blogging saddle, I keep wanting to talk about…everything that has gone on since I last posted and, as it has been just this side of seemingly forever, it is a monumental task that overwhelms me and I don’t post anything. So here I am, telling you about my day today and my right now:
Craft Lit, one of my long-standing favourite podcasts is going to be starting the reading and analysis of “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell. In the excitement building, Heather is having give-aways, in the form of raffles, every day from the site and in posting about it here, I get another entry into the drawing!
I am drinking my butter coffee again and I swear that it gives me more energy in the single cup than multiple ones of my traditional coffee (with 2T of Coffeemate) does. I feel more awake and nearly jittery and while I DON’T like the ‘jittery’, I do love the energy and the ‘must move now’ feeling that goes with it.
I frogged a shawl that I was designing and using my hand-spun yarn for because I found a pattern that I love very much and think that it will be perfect for this particular colourway. First the yarn: It was was the October 2012 colourway from Into The Whirled club and was inspired by this photo:
The softness of the merino and the shine of the silk made this lovely to work with. I kept the braid intact and spun end to end and then N-plyed it to keep the colour progression intact and LOVE the way it feels and came out. I have had this finished yarn for ages and have been wondering what I was to make with it. And then I found this perfect pattern. The pattern is called “Song of the Sea“(Rav link) by Louise Zass-Bangham who blogs over at Inspiration Knits and who wrote about this pattern in this blog post. I plan on starting this very soon, maybe even today!
I have multiple spinning projects and, like always, multiple socks on the go and I’ll update you with those projects one at a time over the next few days.
Its good to be back.