Okay, so the 2 pounds of Shetland Moorit arrived so I am working on carding it into rolags to spin up for my Hap. I was feeling under the weather a bit so in between my knitting, crocheting, laundry and dishwasher loads, I curled up in bed to look over past issues of Spin-Off Magazine. While paging through I happened across a pattern for little wrist cuffs as well as ankle cuffs. Each of these take a bit over 100 yards of fiber, well I have all sorts of little scraps so I decided to go for it. In December I purchased the international box from Camaj Fiber Arts Spinning Boxes, she was selling off past boxes. There were some very pretty fibers based on Korea and Norway/Finland that I decided to spin into a little skein.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. However, it is only 78 yards. Yes, not even enough for one of the patterns. Oh well, I have more little samples (I have already started) so I will be incorporating two mini batts, and three more random colored combed tops that look like they will fit the bill. I am already almost half way through spinning this batch, it already looks like more singles than the last attempt.
The patterns are from Spin Off Winter 2007 pages 46-47 titled “Anklettos and Wristlettos: Fringe Benefits” by Phreadde Davis.
Hopefully once I have this yarn spun, plied, set, and dried, I will not be either bored with this idea, working on the hap, or ready for more installments from Jimmy Beans Wool. I will admit to a small amount of introspection, I am aware that I have been keeping myself too busy to really take the time to miss my Mom. February tends to stink since we lost Dad near the end, I have already found myself crying for no apparent reason simply because it hit me hard that she isn’t around. Oh well, back to distractions!