We had a wonderful Christmas, full of family and friends and food. I took a few days off work this year, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I’ve been knitting and spinning, making soap and shopping, watching movies and ignoring the mess in the house.
I haven’t spun in ages. Months, anyway. My oldest son gave me a couple ounces of yak fiber for Christmas, and I didn’t want to ruin it getting back into the groove of spinning, so Thursday night I packed up my wheel and headed to Knit Night for a bit of public spinning to remind myself how it went. Three of us had our wheels, and we didn’t lack for interested passersby. I got a full hank spun up, and then plied it on Friday. Ended up with 180 yards of lovely squishy wool (about 110 grams). I’m very happy with how it came out; only a couple of over-spun spots and the rainbow colors came together cheerfully.
(Fiber: Dicentra Designs)
I also spent time sewing – working on my daughter’s long-overdue quilt. It’s coming along; have a third of the center fully pieced now.
Speaking of my daughter, she got watercolor paints for Christmas, and I am super impressed with her artistic skills! She started a picture of an owl and I can’t get over the details in the eyes – all from watercolors.