Well hello there! That last week and a half just flew by in a haze of various people being sick and not enough sleep. I’m still here, knitting & spinning when I can.
I’ve started spinning a new little bag of North Ronaldsay from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. I knew right away that I was going to enjoy this one.
It’s a little like Shetland and I’m able to spin it quite fine. This will most likely be a 2 ply laceweight yarn. Even though I’ve only got 2 oz to spin, it’ll take some time to get through it at my current pace.
I am knitting, but it all seems to be things for later. This glowing thing on the couch is going to be a shawl:
This is the start of a hat I’ve had charted out for months:
And this is what I’m contemplating doing during the Olympics:
It’s a lovely kit from Deb at Sheeps Ahoy with all the yarn I need to make the Scatness Tam. And I already had Colours of Shetland by Kate Davies, which is the source of the pattern. Given that Kate’s Sheep Heid is my go-to hat this winter (and last winter), it couldn’t hurt to make another of her hats.
And then I happened to notice how some of the colours matched the handspun shawl I was wearing around the house to keep off the chill:
No wonder I want this hat!