Posted by: Moggle | December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Solstice

I love plenty of things about living in England but one thing I don’t like is the short winter days. 

So I tend to get more excited about the arrival of the solstice than I do about Christmas itself – especially being so far from my family.  I will be very glad to see the days get longer from now on – it was a bit hard to tell this week because it was overcast the whole time.

I worked right up until yesterday (Christmas Eve) although we did get to go home a couple of hours earlier. I don’t go back till Tuesday 30th, so I have another 4 days off after today!

Christmas has been pretty good to me knitting and spinning-wise. As well as the sliding hook flyer and the spindle from Mr M, my Aunt sent me some fibre – Tasmanian Alpaca and wool.


She also sent me the latest Jo Sharp pattern magazine. This pattern in particular caught my eye:


It’s a cardigan that also reverses as a shrug. My mind is still boggling a bit about how it’s done. It also uses a variety of Ms Sharp’s yarns between sport weight and Aran which would come to about £50, so I’m trying to have a think about substitutes. I wonder if I could work some handspun in there. 

I finished spinning up the NDS roving earlier today.


I’m going to ply it this afternoon. 

Merry Christmas to you all!



  1. Merry Christmas to you too Moggle. Some great presents there!

  2. What’s the cardi/bolero pattern called? Is it on Ravelry?

    I love the look of the ‘ready to be plied’ yarn.

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