Why hello out there. Happy New Year. Yes, I’m still alive.
We moved into a new house in October, so there was a long while there where every bit of creative energy I had was spent on setting it up. We’ve made good progress though, and I can turn to some knitting and spinning again.
Last weekend was my birthday (my first 29th birthday) so I treated myself to some nice relaxing spinning. I chose a Gale’s Art 50/50 merino/silk blend, which I got at Rhinebeck 2010. I had started it some months ago, and the bright, tropical colors were a perfect antidote to a very cold winter weekend.
Before spinning it, I split it in half lengthwise, then split one half into many smaller strips.
As a result of how I split up the roving, of course, one bobbin had much shorter color repeats than the other. I really like what that does to the finished yarn (as you’ll see soon).
Despite not having spun since August, I’m delighted with how it turned out. It’s the 13th yarn I’ve finished, so I guess it was lucky.
As soon as the twist was set and the yarn was dry, I cast on for Baktus.
I love the way the finished yarn shifts from green-dominated to blue-dominated because of the long repeats on one of the bobbins. It’s snowing again today, but I don’t mind.