I am home, safe, warm, and sick. Well, okay, I'm recovering from being sick.
And I was suddenly faced with 2 weeks of time that I had not previously had at my disposal. Found time, as it were.
After my little adventure in Vancouver, I flew home to -35 degree temperatures and a fabulous head cold that laid me flat out for three or four days. Then, just as I was feeling better, that nasty little virus came back for another swing at me. I did little to nothing for my first week of found time, except for sleep.
I have, however, been checking my emails and Facebook, and I do have to send warm thanks to everyone who wrote or checked-in. Your support and understanding has been amazing, and I know that things will work out in the end.
Having said that, this has become my new theme song:
I am up and about again, and as my sinuses dry up, I have been spinning.
I finished up the stunning sock yarn that I started from fibre dyed by the incomparable Sarah Wilson (theytoldmesew on Etsy), in colors specially chosen for me...
...3-ply BFL/silk blend, 6 tpi, and 18 wpi. It is being knit into a lacy sock that plays with the almost luminescent quality of the yarn.
Then I finished up the second bobbin of bison/Merino/silk/qiviut blend from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts and plied it up...
...2-ply, 5 tpi, 20 wpi, and as cushy and as soft as you would expect from the blend of lovely soft things that went into it.
Then, for no apparent reason, I decided I needed some woollen Cormo...
...2-ply, 5 tpi, 12 wpi, cushy and soft, too.
There is now some baby alpaca/silk/cashmere on the wheel, because once I started spinning I didn't want to stop!
Except, of course, to cast on a second lace shawl. Because one set of insane little charts is not quite enough to drive me mad. Actually, the aforementioned Sarah Wilson asked me a simple question about Swallowtail, and I had to cast it on to work the answer through...and I just kept going.
I haven't just sat and spun for ages, let alone knit not one, but two shawls.
It's a good thing I found all this time laying around. Better use it up quick before someone else comes along and claims it.