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!