When the sky shows bit of blue I run out the back door and capture the moment. This spring, the blue doesn't stick around very long, and we're left with rain and/or gray. Today, the rain is constant, the gray dark. However, spring is in the air, as the infamous lake stink, a sure sign, is filling our nostrils. lovely
When stuck inside, due to weather's inconsiderate nature, I turn to my favorite fibery passions. This past year sock knitting desire has waned and so, only slowly, does a sock appear. Pyromania has been a favorable companion, when sock mojo makes a call and, finally, I have made my way through half a pair.
The sock fits perfectly and feels like heaven on my foot, which means, by fall of this year, there will be a full pair. (I now deem the weather unsuitable for socks, unless it snows, as it surely will, but lets move on.) The lovely yarn is Pandora, a bamboo blend of the highest order. (I also realize I am a Woolen Rabbit junky, which is not a bad thing.) Only yarn of the highest quality is suited to wearing on the feet and I am a sock yarn snob. Besides, how can you not love the subtle shading of color, the beauty of the dye job. Kim is offering her first ever yarn club and I am over the moon with happiness.
Because the weekend was gray and drear I took some time to spin my wheel. Look, the fiber isn't blue! (As yet.) On the bobbin of my lovely Corina is the first color of a Trio Set from the Cupcake Fiber Co. Spinning with this fiber is an incredible and heavenly experience. I may be spinning this for several months before all three colors of the Trio are finished but, it will happen. (If you're quick you may be able to buy some of Cookie's handspun Cupcake skeins.) oolala
I am quite excited about the new edition of the Ennea Collective as Anne's Chrrach Stole and Ballycastle Tam give me the push I need to get some spinning done. I would feel quite accomplished if I could knit something of substance from my handspun. Ennea not only has the patterns, it also gives direction on how to spin for the project. I need to make it happen.