Sorry about that!
I’ve fallen in to a bit of a midwinter low, not at all helped by the miserable weather (no daylight for taking inspiring blog photos), and knitting under pressure on the never-ending New Lanark jumper. I told the recipient it would probably take a couple of weeks, and it’s already taken a month. I feel like I’m starting to get somewhere with it now though, and I’m on to the second sleeve.
There have been a few brief periods of knitting/spinning fun. Firstly I test dyed a 50g leftover piece of white shetland/silk with a new colourway. I’m spinning this up in to heavy laceweight singles to knit in to one of the scarves from VLT (finally!).
I finished spinning and plying the scarpantoni sock yarn. I didn’t get as much yardage out of this as I had hoped, 277 metres, but I think it should still be enough for socks. Once the evil jumper is complete I can work on the pattern.
I’ve been trying to cheer myself up by watching and listening to Glee (series and soundtrack), Twilight & New Moon (audio book & twilight film) and found out that I’ve been accepted to exhibit/stallhold at Woolfest in June.
I’m going to go and attempt to knit like the wind on this jumper, and hopefully normal blogging service should resume shortly.