No New Year’s post this year – no real “resolutions” to make. I’m already in the middle of trying to get rid of some serious hip/back pain so there was no real reason to vow to get healthier. How about a day without pain? I’ll take that in a heartbeat, which logically means getting healthier and more active anyway. As soon as I can walk without pain, I’ll get right on that!! LOL
The holidays around here were great – lots of family time, The Boy had a blast, and I had three extra days off due to a lovely “blizzard” (I’m using that term loosely) that hit the weekend before the week of Christmas. Did that make sense? Basically, my county was planning on holding classes until December 23rd, which is crap, so Mother Nature did us all a favor. We’ll see what the county says at the end of the year, though!!
During that week off, I made a trip up to my favorite LYS to rent an Ashford Traveler to test out. It’s been entertaining me immensely, and I don’t want to give it back on Friday, which is when my original rental was supposed to be up. I think I’ll keep it for another two weeks, unless the shop wants it back. I’d already said that I had to pay off my one major credit card before buying a new wheel (and I doubt that’s going to happen in the next two weeks). I may have to re-evaluate at the end of that time, because I really, really don’t want to return it – I’m liking it that much! Here’s what I’ve been spinning:
Some core-spun fiber in a colorway called “Butterscotch Sky” from Spincerely Yours I spun this for my contribution to the Handspun Revolution. If you’re a spinner, you should spin, too. Then you can have your work dispayed in an art museum, too. A little party conversation pick-me-up, if nothing else, right?? LOL
I spun that small skein for the art show, and in preparation to spin the rest. I’ll keep the rest for myself, thank you very much!! It’s very, very pretty, and core-spinning just seemed the right thing to do with it!
And here’s 125 yards of a BFL/scrap blend. The idea was that The Boy and I would work on this together – he’d card the scraps for me to spin with the BFL. I think he made 2 rolags. The rest was all me, while I tested out the borrowed wheel.
The brown that you see on the left is the merino top I had made from the fleece my sister and I shared from MDS&W, and the far right is a dyed corriedale blend. Lovely, but way overspun as I tested out the wheel.
Told you I’d been having fun with it!!
On New Year’s Eve, the family and a friend spent time Wii-ing it up, and in between Dream Snowboard and Ice-skaing, I worked on finishing my Vine Yoke Cardigan. I love it, and have barely taken it off since washing and blocking it!!