You can bet I am not twiddling my thumbs or sitting around and spinning my wheels. I am spinning ONE wheel, Emmylou, my sweet spinning wheel. Smith knows how hard it is for me to get along with January and so, he bought me "Happy Lights". One is set up near my knitting chair and the other beside my spinning chair. It puts a smile on my face to have that bright light shinning on me. Let's hope it helps all through January.
The Sanguine Gryphon merino silk spun up beautifully and might be one of my best yarns yet. The complementary colors changed considerably in the plying and now show a deep, rich blend of hues. The yarn is soft and nicely round (as a 3 ply should be), but has a sheen and "crunch" of silk. It makes me very happy that another 4 oz. (in another colorway) is in my stash and should spin up into some heavenly sock yarn.
One of the SnB grrls, Katherine (blog free but on Ravlery) has been knitting Flutter with some of her Wooly Wonka handspun. (You should check out her best FO of the year!) She's been working on Flutter durning Sunday SnB and that has put the idea in my head to spin for my own. In my (considerable) fiber stash is a cormo/angora blend, color Seashell. Spinning a fine weight is taking extra effort and time, but I do think it's going to be lovely and it will certainly keep my hands entertained until January 1st.